Sunday, December 30, 2012

Justified - Los Angeles Times: Walton Goggins Interview

Source: Los Angeles Times [follow link for complete interview]


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Walton Goggins talks 'Django Unchained,' 'Justified'

The actor, returning as Boyd Crowder on 'Justified,' recently went from cowboy boots in 'Django Unchained' to high heels in a 'Sons of Anarchy' guest spot.

By Irene Lacher
December 30, 2012

Alabama-born Walton Goggins is best known for playing corrupt cop Shane Vendrell on "The Shield" and born-again ex-con Boyd Crowder on "Justified," which earned him an Emmy nomination; the crime drama returns for its fourth season Jan. 8. But Goggins also dispelled any preconceptions about his limits as an actor this year with divergent roles in the films "Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" as well as a recent guest spot on "Sons of Anarchy..."


... Q: What's coming up for Boyd on the new season of "Justified"?

Walton Goggins: "A whole lot of love is coming this season and a fair amount of acrimony with Mr. Givens, with Raylan [the deputy U.S. marshal played by Timothy Olyphant]. We might have a split that we can't come back from."

Q: What was your contribution to Boyd's evolution?

Walton Goggins: "It's been a real collaboration from the very beginning. Now I feel a kind of ownership over him, because I have so much invested in him and it's not just a job for me. It really is like an extension of my creative self."

Q: You helped him evolve from a white supremacist stereotype to something more layered.

Walton Goggins: "In the beginning, I said, "I'm not going to play a racist," and it was just for the pilot. I don't think that's who this guy is, and I'm going to encourage us to take him in the direction of making him smart and well read, a man who's self-taught and a lover of words. He was a messenger without a message, and he just needed people to follow him...

Justified season four premieres Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10/9C on FX.

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