Sunday, January 16, 2011

Timothy Olyphant - Justified: Collider: Interview

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Timothy Olyphant Interview JUSTIFIED Season Two; Says He Is NOT Testing for ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

by Christina Radish Posted: January 16th, 2011

The popular FX drama Justified, based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, returns for a second season starting on February 9th. Fresh off the epic gun battle that concluded the first season, Season 2 finds Bo Crowder (M.C. Gainey) dead and the Crowder family’s criminal grip on Harlan County broken. Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) must now face off against the criminal organizations that are looking to fill the void, and he finds himself entangled, once again, with Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins).

During the FX portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, show star Timothy Olyphant talked about how good it feels to receive the praise of Elmore Leonard, who created this complex character, how much he enjoys everything about his work on Justified, his new title as a producer, and how much he thinks the series has grown in Season 2. He also talked about the experience of working on I Am Number Four, due out in theaters on February 18th, and said that contrary to previously announced reports, he is not testing for the lead role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...


... Were you a producer on Season 1, or is that new for Season 2?

OLYPHANT: No, I just pretended to be one. Now, they’ve created a monster. It’s really fun.

How has it changed things, now that you’re a producer?

OLYPHANT: There’s very little that I’m doing this year that I didn’t do last year. If anything, we just have a deeper understanding of one another, especially (executive producer/writer) Graham [Yost] and I, and the collaboration. We had an opportunity, this time, to spend some time together and have conversations, prior to the season beginning. He just knew what to expect, and vice versa, so it really helped. When I saw the first three episodes, I saw the result of that, and I’m very proud of it and pleased with it...

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