Coming up on Poldark season 4 episode 3, you are going to see the arrival of a new adversary in Ross Poldark’s life in none other thank Monk Adderley. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for US readers!) This is a determined, quick-witted man who has a positive relationship already with some people Ross isn’t too find with. Basically, all of this is setting the stage for him and Ross to trade many barbs moving forward. With Aidan Turner’s character spending more time in London moving forward, it only makes sense that he find some new characters to clash with. Monk Adderley is one of these said characters. He’s going to also be the sort who embraces an argument and has no fear at all when it comes to taking Ross on.
So how does Max Bennett perceive this character? Speaking in a new interview with What’s On TV, the actor behind the role has the following to say:
“Winston Graham describes him in the novel as a wild, worthless rake. He’s a noted duellist and a noted lover. He’s also a great provocateur. Monk’s bored with his life so he likes to work out what people’s buttons are and push them, and Ross is one of those people.
“Monk’s not from money, he’s worked his way up to where he is, and he’s a successful military man. In fact, he’s of a similar background to Ross. He’s the dark reflection of Ross and they both recognise that in each other and there’s an innate animosity between them. George is always going to be the main rival but Monk certainly rubs Ross up the wrong way. And, yes, there might be a duel!”
Who doesn’t want to see a duel? Basically, it feels as though there are zero disadvantages to this character coming on board the series at this particular time. It also certainly would not hurt Poldark to have some different villains. While we understand that Ossie Whitworth is as evil as they come, he is hardly a sort of super-fun villain to watch given that he just has a tendency to be abusive and disgusting. Monk may also have his unseemly qualities, but at least he doesn’t seem to be that right now — let’s just see if that actually holds true when the series airs.
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