There is a new interview with Garret at FresnoBee.com. Hit the link to read it.
Here is what he says about Justified:
Dillahunt plays a mysterious stranger in town who’s buying up parcels of land. While he’s reluctant to reveal any of the plot, Dillahunt admits that he’s “a certain part of an antagonist force.”
He’s an old pal of the show’s star, Timothy Olyphant. “Tim and I worked together in ‘Deadwood’ 10 years ago. We’d run into each other and he’s been saying, ‘I keep trying to get you on the show,’ but we shot at exactly the same times and it never worked out. But when my show (“Raising Hope”) ended I sent him a text, ‘Hey, I’m available.’ He said, ‘Hang on.'”
Dillahunt thinks their symbiotic experience working on “Deadwood” spoiled them. “We try to bend other projects to that sort of environment which is very creative and very unique,” he says. “He’s done that on ‘Justified’ with the help of an incredible group of writers. They don’t settle for good enough.”
And FX has released a new teaser for season 6 (the region-free version is from Spoiler TV), which premieres on January 20. That’s next Tuesday (10 pm, FX).
A new interview with Garret showed up at The PC Principle today. It’s a nice, long one. Hit the link to read it.
Pop Culture Principle: Can you tell us the premise for Hand of God?
Garret Dillahunt – On its surface it is somewhat of a vengeance tale, but underneath I think it’s about what are the reasons people find to do the dark things that they do.
Pop Culture Principle: When you read the script for the pilot, what made you want to be part of the project?
Garret Dillahunt – I didn’t know who I was going to play yet. There were some conflicting things about what role I was going to play. So, I just got to read the story which is sometimes nice because you are not blinded by your own character. I thought the interrogation scene with the judge, the daughter-in-law and the cop was very unusual, unique and oddly believable. That scene made me really uncomfortable and I loved what was going to be required of that actress for that scene. Also, the final scene was a big surprise to me in the fact that he was right. You are thinking they have the wrong guy and then you are totally conflicted because they have the right guy, but is that the way to handle the situation. I really liked the fact that I didn’t see that one coming.
I know that ending may be sticking point for some people because people may thing we are trying to tell them that God is real or that we may be justifying religious terrorism. We aren’t doing either and it is just a story. It’s not an indictment of or championing any kind of religion. It’s just the way these people found a way to justify what they do. – The PC Principle
TheaterMania has a new interview with Garret. You can read it here.
How did Conviction get onto your radar?
Sarah Paulson and I share an agent, so when she was cast in the play it came to my attention. I haven’t done a play in about three years, and I had been sort of keeping my eye out for something that would pique my interest. I read it and it really stuck with me. I liked the dialogue a lot, and I liked how natural it felt. Plus, I wanted to work with Sarah in an actual scene together! And I’ve heard nothing but great things about Bay Street and the Sag Harbor community.
What is the biggest challenge in playing Tom Hodges, someone who may or may not be a pretty awful person?
It’s tricky ground because [the play is] about someone who preys on children. Probably the hardest part of playing Tom is to not make any judgments about him while I play him. I have to see his point of view. I’m trying to maintain some level of affection for someone who might do something like this. But the play shows how you’re one mistake away from ruining anything. — More at TheaterMania.com
There is a new interview with Garret and Sarah Paulson over at Dan’s Papers. Go check it out.
Conviction opens on May 27. You can still get tickets here.
The Daily Quirk has posted another video interview from Tribeca. I can’t embed it, so go here to watch it.