Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Justified - Collider: Walton Goggins Interview

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COLLIDER: Walton Goggins Talks JUSTIFIED Season 3, Working with Daniel Day-Lewis on LINCOLN, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and More

by Christina Radish
January 25th, 2012

Walton Goggins is one of my absolute favorite actors, and people, on the planet. After playing the always riveting and often explosive Detective Shane Vendrell on The Shield, he went on to accomplish the impossible by topping that performance with his current one as the enigmatic Boyd Crowder on the FX drama series Justified, opposite Timothy Olyphant. And when he’s not on that show, he’s mixing it up with various roles in feature films, in genres that are all over the map.

While at the TCA Winter Press Tour, Collider got to sit down with the intriguing, fascinating and super-dedicated actor for this exclusive interview about the journey that Boyd Crowder will take in Season 3, how his character has finally accepted that this is his life and his making the most of it, what his relationship with Ava (Joelle Carter) has meant to him, and how great it’s been to develop the unique and unpredictable back-and-forth that Boyd has with Raylan Givens (Olyphant). He also talked about the experience of working with someone as dedicated as Daniel Day Lewis on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, how much fun he had on G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and how excited he is about working on Django Unchained with Quentin Tarantino, who he’s been a fan of for 20 years...


... Q: Will things between them [Raylan and Boyd] change a lot more this season, especially with the road Boyd is going down now?

GOGGINS: "Yeah. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For me, I’m keeping my friend close. For him, he’s keeping his enemy closer. They have such a complex relationship, that every time we get together, it’s different than any other time we’ve ever done it before. Hopefully, that won’t stop. I don’t think it will stop. If you have someone in a town like this that, at the end of the day, you can lean on, then you’re ahead of the game. I think that, underneath all of it, Raylan knows that he can lean on Boyd. There’s a line that Boyd wouldn’t cross. And, Boyd knows the same thing about Raylan. It’s like, “You may arrest me, but you’re going to arrest me in the right way. You may kill me, but you’re going to kill me in the right way.” That we know, and there’s a mutual respect and understanding of each other. That’s gold, for an actor. It is as complicated a relationship as I’ve ever had, on screen or off screen, getting to play this character with Tim’s Raylan. He’s such a good actor and so specific. It’s just wonderful. I’ve really become good friends with him. He’s a really wonderful guy..."

Justified season three airs Tuesday at 10/9C on FX.

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