Two new interviews & stills from Raising Hope 1×08

Two new interviews this week. A few snippets are below and you can follow the links to read the rest. The pictures are from Raising Hope 1×08, “The Sniffles,” which airs on November 8.

Garret Dillahunt,Raising Hope,Lucas Neff,ShannonWoodward

MG: Congratulations on Fox giving the show a full season order, what can we expect from the rest of the season?
GD: I am really happy about that. It is the kind of show that will build a following. People are going to want to buy the box set of this show. I am really happy that they recognized that and they are grooming us for a long life. We are shooting our Thanksgiving episode right now. We did a Halloween one. We also have a Christmas episode in the pipeline. It is not all baby jokes [laughs]. You really get to know this family. Everyone takes stage at one time or another. There are all kinds of stories to be told here. Keep tuning it and keep telling your friends. (…)

MG: What else do you have in the works?
GD: Well “Raising Hope” is taking up a lot of my time but I do have a couple of films. I actually just saw them at the Toronto Film Festival. I ended up doing “Hope” because I wanted something can could help me pay for my film career. The kind of movies I like, get drawn to and get offered are usally low budget affairs. Even though I love them, I also need to pay the rent. Thank God, I have found this incredible comedy. It could end up being the best job of my career. One of the films is called “Oliver Sherman” and the other is called “Amigo”. “Amigo” is a John Sayles film about the Philippine-American War. They are actually having a screening in LA on Nov.6th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. “Oliver Sherman” is with me and Donal Logue and Molly Parker. It is about a couple of veterans and dealing with coming home. I am really proud of that one. []

Garret Dillahunt,Martha Plimpton,Raising Hope

How does it feel to star on one of the few new shows this fall that has actually been successful?
The word of mouth seems really good on the show. It feels great, I feel proud. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a show that has been as universally praised. Even Deadwood was more of a cult following. (…)

Do you have any scenes that you’re particularly fond of?
Well, one of my favorite ones to work on — besides just about any scene from Deadwood — was my scene with Brad Pitt in Assassination of Jesse James. That was just a fun day.

That’s a film that continues to gain stature as the years progress.
It’s sort of enjoying retroactive respect. I think it’s beautiful and I think it will remain one of my favorite projects that I’ve ever been involved with as long as I live.

And what about a scene that you weren’t in?
You know one scene I always think about is in The Godfather, when Marlon Brando’s in the hospital. Al Pacino arrives there and enlists the help of the baker to protect his father. The two of them stand outside and the baker fiddles with a cigarette lighter, but Pacino’s hands are rock steady. That’s when we sort of realize that he can do this. []

Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton,Garret Dillahunt,Raising Hope