Timothy Olyphant has a blast on ‘Justified’
Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net
The first season of “Justified” drew praise from television critics and audiences alike. Based on a character created by New York Times Best-Selling author Elmore Leonard, the FX original series explores a web of crime in rural Harlan County, Kentucky.
Michael Aaron Gallagher: “There are moments in the show that are unlike anything else you see on TV, whether it’s a grenade launcher blowing up a building, or the question of whether or not there was a bullet in Raylan’s gun when he points it at Boyd [Crowder]. What are some of the moments when you said this is great television?”
“It’s Art telling me I should get an Uzi and it’s walking into Mags’ store and asking her, ‘How’s business.’ You know for me, from an acting standpoint, it’s fun to be in a scene where me asking Mags, ‘How’s business,’ is both so conversational, small talk, and yet feels so loaded.”
“And I think that’s part of the brilliance of Elmore Leonard, and it’s very difficult to kind of replicate week after week. And I think our writers just do a fantastic job… it seems like small talk. It seems like he’s just kind of meandering, but really everything is kind of like a bullet, you know, headed towards… something very specific. And those moments are a blast, you know?”
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