How great is Justified? The hit FX show has one of the best casts’ on television and with Season 4, it just keeps gets better and better.
I’ve liked Goggins for a long time. The guy is such a good actor and watching his work on the show and in recent films like Django Unchained and Lincoln is always a treat. Plus, he’s always been forthcoming about his life as an actor and how at times it’s been difficult and that honesty is so refreshing.
Goggins recently participated in a conference call last week and as usual, getting to talk with him was a blast. In the interview below, he talks about working with the cast on Justified, acting and what he learned from Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained.
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Walton Goggins Talks ‘Justified’ and Career Beginnings: “I never subscribed to the notion that I needed to be starving to be an artist”
At the end of the day, Walton Goggins knows he’s lucky. He has a choice role on FX’s Justified and has had the spare time to pop up in award-winning movies like Django Unchained and Lincoln.
“Yeah, I have good management and a lot of kind people on Justified who try to accommodate these other things,” he said in an interview with HollywoodandFine.com. “It’s so nice to leave Harlan County and go into other worlds that come along. To go into the world of Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg is kind of mind-bending.”
Goggins is certainly enjoying his time playing Boyd Crowder on Justified—a role that was supposed to be killed off in the first season. “I love my day job with Boyd Crowder and the relationships on that show,” the 41-year-old said. “I’m very grateful for this season.” Read more
Q & A: Timothy Olyphant talks ‘Justified’, Good Writing and Why His Character Doesn’t Have an Accent
Timothy Olyphant is one of those actors who I love to watch. Whether he’s playing a good guy or a bad guy, I just plain enjoy his work; you never really know what his characters are going to do and his choices are always interesting.
Olyphant is back for season 4 of FX’s Justified where he plays Deputy US Marshall Raylan Givens and if you’ve watched the first couple episodes of the new season, you know that we’re going to be in for a great ride.
In this recent conference call Q & A, Olyphant, who also serves as the co-executive producer on the show, talks about the season, working on the show and why Raylan doesn’t have much of an accent.
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Q & A: Justified’s Walton Goggins: Boyd is “mysterious to me as well. I’m trying to make sense of it a word at a time”
On the FX show, Justified, Walton Goggins plays the mysterious Boyd Crowder, friend and adversary to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant).
Just how mysterious is Crowder? Goggins doesn’t even know where the character is going. “I’m trying to make sense of it a word at a time,” he says.
In this interview, Goggins talks about how Crowder has grown, if he likes to know what is going to happen to his character and more!
In the first season your character was the antagonist, but in the second season, we’re almost pulling for him. I’m curious what you think about the transition your character makes between seasons and if you feel that he’s become a more sympathetic character.
Walton Goggins: I think that Boyd is continually changing. I think that from the pilot to episode two was a big swing in a completely different direction. Then from Season One to Season Two is an even bigger swing. I think that if you look at the trajectory of Boyd Crowder and you think about kind of this Svengali, kind of this showman in the pilot episode. Then this near-death experience and this religious conversion and the ambiguous kind of nature of that conversion, only to be revealed at the end of Season One that he did truly believe in God.
It’s really interesting to me because I didn’t really know who he was. It’s still a mystery to me. I’m still kind of figuring it out every single day. This season, at the beginning, I think what Graham and the writers and myself tried to do is to take a man who lived in the extremes only to thread a needle, to come out the other side and maybe find a man in balance. What will a Boyd Crowder in balance look like? I don’t know.
Q & A: Justified’s Timothy Olyphant: “I’m not looking for answers when I show up to the set. I’m just… asking questions over and over”
I think Timothy Olyphant is immensely watchable in anything he does.
He can take the most under-written character and turn it into something unique. And he can take a terrific character and make that even better. Deadwood, Damages, Live Free or Die Hard and now, Justified are just some of the examples I’m talking about.
As ‘US Marshal Raylan Givens’ in Justified, he told me he can’t take full credit for his great work. He just say’s the words and tries to bring the character to life, he said.
I talked to him in a conference call about his work on the show, what his producing credit means and how some actors kind of stink – those are my words not his!
Justified airs on Wednesdays at 10pm on FX
For the full interview, click the audio link above or download from iTunes
You’ve decided to take a departure from your past work on film to shoot this television show and it really has a feel of a film. How do you enjoy building character over the time in television versus building a character for a short film in that capacity?
Timothy Olyphant: Well, the fun of it is in a film you more or less know the beginning, middle, or an end and you might have some wiggle room in there, but this really is a journey, you know, and I’ve been very fortunate to be kind of allowed in on a part of that process. So, that is one of the real challenge here for me that I’ve really enjoyed, which is – you know, it’s – I don’t think of it as building a character. I just think of it, you know, we’re just telling a story and I don’t know how it’s going to end, and that’s kind of the fun of it.
But for me, you know, at the end of the day this – it – the same things apply. You know, I’m still trying to scene to scene figure out what it is I’m doing and basic rules still apply. And you’re just – I think, you know, the tremendous upside here is that it’s such a great character, and it’s really tough to get your hands on a great character.
What have you learned about Raylan from filming this recent season?
Timothy Olyphant: What have I learned about Raylan from the second season? He’s not any taller than he used to be. I’m not sure. You know, I’m terrible at that. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m just trying to figure out what to do next, but he seems like he’s got a — as usual — he’s got a lot problems.
Q & A: Hugh Dancy Talks ‘Hannibal’, What Led Him to the Role and the Challenges of Making the Character His Own
In case you were wondering, NBC’s Hannibal is really good.
The show, from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), is based on characters from Thomas Harris’s novels (Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon) and gives it the prequel treatment. It tells the story of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s got a… unique way of thinking. That thinking gives him the ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. But when the killer he’s hunting is too twisted for even him, he enlists the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), and the two form an unlikely partnership.
I saw Hugh Dancy when he was starring in Venus in Fur on Broadway and holy crap he was fantastic. He and Nina Arianda were on-stage for 90 minutes and they could have gone on for 90 more, that’s how much I loved it. He’s equally as good here as Will Graham. He’s sedate and almost House-like in his portrayal and his version of the character absolutely works in this new world of Hannibal.
Dancy and Bryan Fuller held a conference call recently where they talked about the challenges of bringing Hannibal to TV, how Hugh deals with the dark subject matter, what led him to the role and the challenges of making the character his own.
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Walton Goggins: “An actor that tells you that they have real choices between material is, for the most part, lying”
Walton Goggins is best known for playing bad guys, like Justified’s Boyd Crowder and The Shield’s Shane Vendrell, but the actor doesn’t want everyone to think he’s some sort of criminal.
“Well, hopefully I don’t have to prove it, because I don’t think I’m a terrible person. So hopefully it just takes a couple of minutes talking to me to see that I’m not that guy,” the actor said.
Goggins (with arguably one of the best names in show biz right now) is currently appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Although Goggins hadn’t worked with the famous director before, he developed a method in order to get acquainted with Tarantino’s set.
“Whenever you show up on a set where you haven’t been from the beginning—at least myself—I’m kind of quiet,” Goggins told Interview. “I just watch the politics and how everything unfolds. It’s kind of like going to a new high school. You want to see who everyone is before you introduce yourself, really, to kind of make friends. I think any smart person does that in social situations. So I just kind of watched, and listened.” Read more
”Game of Thrones”
Outstanding Actress In A Drama
Winner: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
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Betty Draper isn’t often in the discussion when the topic turns to “favorite Mad Men character,” but actress January Jones makes a pretty good case for why her character appears to be so cold-hearted on AMC’s hit period drama, which returns for it fifth season this Sunday, March 25.
“I find myself defending her a lot more often, just because people are pretty hard on her lately,” the 34-year-old said in a recent interview. “All of her actions are justified. Her husband’s cheating on her, and then she finds out that he’s not who he says he is. That probably warrants a divorce.”
Viewers did witness Betty’s ex-husband, advertising executive and series protagonist Don Draper, stray from his marital vows multiple times throughout the ‘60s drama’s first four seasons, but what about that episode where she slaps her 12-year-old daughter? Read more
G.I. Joe: Retaliation: The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, RZA, Joseph Mazzello, Elodie Yung, and Walton Goggins
Director: Jon M. Chu
In Theaters: June 29th, 2012 Read more