PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 23:  Chace Crawford attends the "The Boys - Season 3" special screening at Le Grand Rex on May 23, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images )
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The Boys' Writers Won't Deny Playing Favorites With The Deep
“The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke revealed that The Deep is one of the writing team's favorite characters, primarily for how naturally boyish and charming Chace Crawford's acting for the character is. "The Deep is one of our very favorite characters to write for, and that's solely because of Chace," he said. "Honestly, he's such a gifted physical comedian."
Crawford’s character tends to remain oblivious to what's happening around him, only focusing on how he's feeling or thinking. This carries over into the show — giving The Deep a pep in his step in virtually every scene, as he fails to realize or care how deadly serious everyone else is around him, making his character seem even more amusing.
The uncomfortable but overconfident way that Crawford carries himself, is why The Deep is still a hilarious character — despite all the awful things he’s done on the show. He seems like the perfect comic relief character, a bumbling clown that you can't help but feel bad for because of how reprehensible he really is.