In an interview with People, Prentice says he understood the responsibility and did an extensive amount of research to prepare for his role as the series’ villain, Bryce Walker.
I did a lot of research. I had a psychiatrist and a sexual assault expert on speed dial…Like most people, I think it’s very normal when you hear about a case of rape or sexual assault to immediately be angry at the person doing the rape, which of course I still am. And it’s an important thing. But I think it gave me deeper insight into what’s wrong and why these things are happening — having to force myself to get into the mind of these people and how they’re capable of doing what they do…I know Brian Yorkey talked in an interview that he wants Justice for Bryce, so I’m assuming that means justice is coming for Bryce…I’m assuming he’s going to get what’s coming to him, which is great. I think we all want that. I think we’re all on the same page when it comes to Bryce facing consequences for the first time in his life.