'Evil Dead' thesp promos DVD set, ribs fans
Matt Nix. Campbell is an SDCC icon best known for his role as Ash in the “Evil Dead” series, but in each role there is a little Bruce. “Ash is me on my worst, stupidist day. Axe is me right now,” said Campbell. “When I was told we would do a Sam Axe prequel, I thought, ‘Darker hair, less weight.’ And that’s how I prepped for the role. “I did two things tp prep for the show: jack and shit.” Jeffrey Donovan, who plays Michael Weston on the show, helmed the TV pic. But he wasn’t the first choice. “He moved up our list quickly,” said Campbell. “I think he was hurting people in back alleys.” FX presented a special clip called “The Fall of Jeffrey Donovan,” which showed the actor descend into madness while the cast fled to the embassy and sent text messages to the Fox legal department. All mocking aside, Campbell knows his bread and butter. “We would not be here if not for your support,” he said.