Michael was definitely one of our favorite characters on the show, and quite possibly, on all of television — and it looks like it was the same for Brett.
“I was shocked. I was really shocked,” Brett says of Michael’s death. “You know when actors are like, ‘I felt like Michael, this character that I played, was such a big part of me’? I always thought that was wishy-washy and I was like, ‘Eh, shut up.’ But … I get it.”
He adds, “It makes so much sense. Michael does feel like a huge part of me and having to kill him off was very difficult for me to do. I felt like he was a friend of mine, or something. It was very weird.”
Brett also spoke about what he’ll miss about Michael the most — and it’s going to make your heart break even more: “The love he has for Jane.”
“The amount of love he has for Jane, and how sincere he was in that relationship. I’m going to miss that Michael and Jane relationship because I thought it was a really beautifully written relationship…I also like the fun stuff with Rogelio,” Brett added.
“I liked the comedic moments that I got to do [and] the detective stuff was fun too. It was just tough to memorize the large amounts of dialogue like cracking the case. That was tough for me because there was a lot of exposition and terminology and names like Mutter and Sin Rostro, [and] you’d only have a day. But the action part was fun.”
If you missed it, Brett will be back for some episodes in the future.
I have had such an incredible time on this show. It was one of the biggest moments of my life. Playing Michael has been a life changing experience, and I'm so thankful for it. I appreciate all my fans support, and all the beautiful tweets and comments about my characters journey. This cast and crew, writers and directors, I will never forget. You guys are truly incredible people. And I'm so glad I got to meet you, grow with you and have you all in my life. Most giving, generous group I've ever encountered. I will love you all forever. Truly. @jaimecamil @hereisgina @ivonnecollofficial @andreanavedo @yaelgrobglas @justinbaldoni @azietesfai @yaritafrita @meganketch @bridgetregan @bradsilberling @melaniemayron Michael. You felt like a part of me, and I always thought it was nuts when actors said that. But I get it. You will always be in my heart. Lots of love everybody.?? and thank you for this experience Jennie Urman. So grateful.