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Sterling Beaumon Goes From Playing Killer to Playing Killer-Rapist, at 15

Ned Eisenberg, Rita Wilson, Sterling Beaumon NBC photo by Will Hart

As if Sterling Beaumon hadn’t already proven he can play dark and demented with his guest star stint as a teenage serial killer on “Criminal Minds” last fall — the former young Ben Linus of “Lost” will be seen tomorrow night (5/11) on the season finale of “Law & Order: SVU” as a high school kid accused of a string of rapes and murders.  It’s titled “Delinquent.”  Indeed.

Beaumon differentiates between his serial killers.  “They definitely are troubled in some of the same ways, but this kid has other problems.  He’s drunk a lot of the time.”  He isn’t concerned about playing back-to-back killers.  “I love to play someone who is very different from myself,” explains the 15-year-old, who is currently busy on the music side of his career, recording songs for an upcoming album.  Still, he says he wouldn’t mind doing “a comedy or something more lighthearted.”

An extra attraction of his “Delinquent” role was that this hideous young man’s mother is played by none other than Mrs. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  “Oh, my gosh!  She is one of the nicest people on the face of the earth,” he enthuses.  “Being able to work with her was amazing — to hear her words of wisdom and hear about all these different things she’s done.”