With a series showcasing stolen identites and conning people out of everything they own, it shouldn't be too much of a shock that there's an actual imposter on the cast of Bravo's newest drama. On Imposters, Ezra Bloom (played by the dreamy Rob Heaps) is an innocent victim betrayed by the one person whom he should trust the most — his wife. But in real life, it's Rob who's not what he seems. How you ask?
Well, he's British! We'll pause now while you restart the series from the beginning to try and hear the accent. (You won't — he's Hugh Laurie on House level good).
Now that you're back, it turns out this wasn't exactly an easy illusion for Rob to pull off. In preparing for the role he said, "I tried to listen to podcasts, American podcasts. He's Jewish-American, my character, so I listened to some, there's a great podcast called You Made It Weird by Pete Holmes, which I got really into. He has lots of comedians on, some of them are Jewish comedians, so I listened to a lot of that just to get the feel of it, kind of the energy of the accent. And then just tried my best not to be taken out of it." And he definitely was not taken out of it. When we first heard Rob in the hallways of Bravo HQ we were stunned, betrayed — and pleasantly surprised. Who doesn't like an accent? We just hope we get to hear some of it get put to good use this season as he hunts down his runaway bride. Get your own taste of his beautiful British brogue in the video above.
A great accent isn't the only trick Rob does. He actually picked up magic during his time on the Imposters set. Really. Check it out below and remember to tune in to Imposters Tuesdays at 10/9c.