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The Nevers' Ben Chaplin and Amy Manson on whether The Touched are villains or victims

It might seem like the big, bad villain of The Nevers is Maladie, she of quick knife and sadistic brain, but what if, instead, she’s just a product of a rough upbringing, poor health care, and an untimely brush with whatever sparked her powers? Is Maladie a villain, then, or a victim? It’s a question we posed to The Nevers’ Amy Manson, who plays Maladie, as well as to Ben Chaplin, who plays Detective Frank Mundi. We also asked Chaplin whether he thinks Mundi wishes he’d been touched, which he admits he hadn’t really thought about in that way before.

The Nevers airs Sunday nights on HBO.

Marah Eakin has been an editor at The A.V. Club for over 11 years. She covers everything from RuPaul's Drag Race to Marvel to children's books. She is a one-time Jeopardy! champion.

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