Thursday, June 13, 2013

Justified - Los Angeles Times: Timothy Olyphant Interview

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

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Contenders: Timothy Olyphant of 'Justified'

by Glenn Whipp
June 13, 2013

"Justified" just finished a typically terrific fourth season that featured the Detroit Mafia invading Kentucky, a marriage proposal from antihero Boyd Crowder to his love Ava and Patton Oswalt playing a constable who takes it (and takes it) on the chin before turning into an unlikely hero and saving the day. In the middle of this chaos, as always, stood Timothy Olyphant's Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, laid-back and laconic, glaring and growling, one of television's most fully realized lawmen. We caught up with Olyphant recently at his Westwood home to talk about the show's evolution...

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... Q: Raylan had to deal with his past this season, most notably when his dad, Arlo, died. Were you surprised that tough old bird finally bit the dust?

Timothy Olyphant: "I remember we shot a scene [earlier] where I told him, "You're going to die in prison, it's going to happen soon and I'll be thrilled when I hear the news." And we realized as we walked away from that scene: Don't we want to see that moment? And don't we want to find out if that's really how Raylan's going to feel? You're looking for the unexpected and yet the inevitable, that moment where people would go, "They killed Arlo! Arlo's dead!" Well, of course he is. What else was going to happen?

Justified season five premieres January 2014 on the FX Network.

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