Jul 9, 2010

More reviews of Predators and mention by Joelle Carter

Jul 9, 2010

More reviews of Predators and mention by Joelle Carter

In another interview with the lovely Joelle Carter, they discussed Justified and Walton was brought up again and here is what was said:

Adam: The show is so well acted, including Walton Goggins’ portrayal of Boyd Crowder. He’s definitely one of the most believable villains on TV. Tell me about your scenes with him. And watching the series again on TV, what did you think of Boyd?

Joelle: I think I might love Boyd’s character as much as I love AVA … maybe? He is given such complex stuff to juggle and performs it with such ease. I feel like Walton finds the deep truth in his characters and plays them full-hearted and it is wonderful to watch and a privilege to be a part of a scene with him. I am a lucky girl.

Adam: In the end of season 1, we saw the showdown between Boyd, his dad, the drug circulations, and Raylan. And you were right in the middle of it. Tell me about the awesomely chaotic season finale.

Joelle: Well, let’s see – there were 15 shootings and 13 deaths. Don’t quote me, but I know it was something crazy like that. I was very happy not to receive any bullet holes or to have any graves dug for Ava. I was thrilled to be in the mix. The scene Tim, Walton and I shot when were trapped in the cabin was pretty intense. They rigged the whole cabin with small explosives to make it look like we were being sprayed with bullets. They basically had one take to get the shot. The three of us were told to cover our heads and close our eyes. I must say, there wasn’t a whole lot of acting required. As soon as the director yelled ‘action’, the room was torn apart and I dug my head in deep and didn’t look up till I heard ‘cut’. It was pretty exciting.

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Also thanks to Manya once again for bringing these Predators reviews to my attention. You can find those under the cut below. 🙂 Continue Reading →

Jul 7, 2010

TVGUide’s Emmy Nominations Predictions, Walton the dark horse?

Jul 7, 2010

TVGUide’s Emmy Nominations Predictions, Walton the dark horse?

TVGuide has posted their predicted list of whom they believe will get the nod and be put up for a Emmy. Joel McHale (Community) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) will be announcing the names of this year’s Emmy nominations Thursday live at 8:40 a.m. ET.

Timothy Olyphant, Walton’s co-star is also considered the “Dark Horse” in the Best Actor category as well.

Best Supporting Actor

Dark Horse: Walton Goggins, Justified: White supremacist Boyd Crowder was meant to be a fleeting character on the series, but Goggins and Timothy Olyphant’s adversarial chemistry kept him around

Jul 7, 2010

Latest critic reviews of Predators are in!

Jul 7, 2010

Latest critic reviews of Predators are in!

Here are some of the few reviews rolling in of Predators. Thanks to Manya for the heads up!

The cast in general is surprisingly solid, especially the ineffably cool Alice Braga and a memorable Walton Goggins, who earns most of the films laughs with some off-colour humour.

Source: Click Movies

Walton Goggins was a favorite of mine. He brought the laughs to the film through his deadpan comments and humour. I really enjoyed Stans.

Source: AvPGalaxy *Contains detailed spoilers, beware!

Jul 5, 2010

Walton talks about ‘Justified’, being from the South

Jul 5, 2010

Walton talks about ‘Justified’, being from the South

The 38-year-old, who grew up in Lithia Springs, not only boasts starring roles in the FX hit series “Justified” and the upcoming summer blockbuster “Predators,” but Goggins also got engaged to his girlfriend of five years, screenwriter Nadia Conners (“The 11th Hour”) while on vacation in Mexico last month.

Goggins portrays a serial killer on the other side of the hunt in “Predators”, which opens in theaters Friday.

Earlier this summer, Goggins and I sat down at the Laurel Canyon Country Store, nestled in a quiet hamlet between the Hollywood Hills and San Fernando Valley. Both patrons and the owner alike dropped by our table to say hello; all echoed the same sentiment: Walton is a great guy.

Q: You’ve found a favorite spot in Los Angeles where everyone seems to know you.

A: I think that people try to find a sense of community wherever they go. Coming from the South, I grew up where you could see your neighbors, but they were a fair distance away. A field separated me from my neighbors Kermit and Fanny. So, I grew up with space. Moving to a city with 12 million people it’s hard to find space. Laurel Canyon provides the perfect hybrid for me in this city as it is urban, but it feels very bucolic. It gives me a feeling of home.

Q: Everybody here seems to know you. Do you ever get tired of that?

A: No, everyone has different levels of celebrity and my celebrity is very familiar and familial. Mostly people that come up to me feel like they have the right to do so and it’s usually resulted in a really nice conversation. So, for me, it’s the perfect level of celebrity. People aren’t shy to tell you how they feel about your work, and when you’re working on screen, you’re often working in a vacuum, so it’s nice to have the feedback from people that follow your work. Continue Reading →

Jul 3, 2010

The Making of Predators, Casting the Human Predators

Jul 3, 2010

The Making of Predators, Casting the Human Predators

Walton Goggins was cast as tattoo-covered, feral Walter Stans, a serial killer who thinks of himself as a rock star. “Walt has an energy that allows him to be funny in one moment, terrifying in the next,” says Antal. “You’re laughing with him and then you’re afraid of him. Every time Walt was on camera, all I could see was the crew slowly coming behind the monitors to watch him play. You don’t need coffee if you have Walt Goggins.”

Antal had cast Goggins, but Rodriguez was at the time unfamiliar with the actor’s acclaimed work on “The Shield” and other projects. Additionally, the character as scripted was still a work in progress. “I thought we were going to have to overhaul the character and go in an entirely different direction,” Rodriguez remembers. “And it was a predicament because Nimrod had already hired Walt. So, I said let’s just fly him down so I can at least say to him face to face, ‘Look, I’m sorry, we’re just changing the part radically, I’m not happy with it.” And Walt was an incredible collaborator and talent. He was my kind of actor – willing to do whatever it took to make the part work. He just started trying different things right then and there, bouncing off the walls with energy. He basically recreated that entire character of Stans from the ground up right there in the room. He created a very original character.”

“Stans has spent sixteen years on death row,” explains Goggins. “The first images that he sees outside of a prison cell of an alien jungle are just a little over-stimulating for him. He fancies himself the only celebrity on this new planet of terror and thinks that people should be asking him for his autograph. He’s dark, but also I think rather funny and pessimistic.”

A San Quentin orange jumpsuit and multiple tattoos, including a Scorpion tattoo on his neck, helped Goggins get into character. He spent on average of an hour and half in the make-up chair on a daily basis to maintain the fake body art. “The tattoos made me feel very authentic. It’s been interesting walking around, both Hawaii and Austin, with them on. You get the help that you need in stores and restaurants. You don’t get the help that you want, people are not helping you out of kindness. They’re helping you out of fear,” laughs Goggins.

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Jul 2, 2010

Joelle Carter’s thoughts on Walton

Jul 2, 2010

Joelle Carter’s thoughts on Walton

TV Fanatic sat down with Joelle Carter who plays the headstrong Ava Crowder for a interview recently and though it’s brief she mentions not only Timothy but her impression of Walton as well. 🙂

TV Fanatic: How about Walton Goggins? He seems like he’d be a riot
Joelle Carter: He is funny, but he’s also one of the sweetest men you’ll ever meet.

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Jun 22, 2010

The Spoon Feed.com’s audio interview with Walton

Jun 22, 2010

The Spoon Feed.com’s audio interview with Walton

[audio:https://walton-goggins.net/media/audio/thespoonfeed_june21st2010.mp3]
When you consider the leading men in today’s roles, few manage to capture the true essence of their characters. We so often are subjected to a constant barrage of the same garbage-roles, written in the same garbage-manner — the underdog always wins, the bad guys always lose…

Well when is comes to Walton Goggins career in both TV and Film, none of the aforementioned statements ring true. This guy has made a career out of making small-roles huge.

The best example I could give is Goggins’ portrayal of Shane Vendrell in FX’s gritty cop-drama The Shield. From the start of the series, Shane serves as a sort of right-hand-man to the main character, Vic Mackey (played by Michael Chiklis). Over the course of the 7 seasons, Shane goes from being a dude with some cool scenes and a moderate amount of screen-time, to the ultimate show-stopper. Literally. If you are familiar with The Shield you know what I’m talking about. If you aren’t, let me just say that Goggins trumps his colleagues on screen — and this cast included Glenn Close, CCH Pounder, Forrest Whittaker, etc. When I expressed my admiration for his performance on The Shield, Goggins just humbly laughed and diverted the conversation towards his experiences on and off the set with the other cast members.

As much as I admired and continue to admire Mr. Goggins’ work, his professional rapport and approach to the industry is one that Hollywood can learn from. Every time we referenced one of his roles he has this expression of thankfulness that I have rarely seen. The “movie-star” sense of entitlement just doesn’t exist with this guy. What I mean to say is: THIS GUY IS JUST A NORMAL DUDE.

I think that has a great deal to do with his Southern upbringing. Goggins is a native Atlantean, though since moving to L.A. he says his tastes have gradually shifted from “pulled-pork to sushi.”

In the upcoming Predator sequel, aptly entitled Predators, Walton is playing “Stans,” a vicious, sociopathological serial killer. As with many of his other projects, Predators is made up of a stellar ensemble cast; a huge asset to Walton considering his style seems to be so in touch with the people around him.

Keep your eye on this guy — I’m promise you he is going to be the biggest character actor of the new generation in Hollywood. Microwave some popcorn, pop a squat in your favorite chair and get comfortable, Walton Goggins is the newest household name, and he’s here to stay.

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Jun 22, 2010

CSI “Empty Eyes” captures and Video!

Jun 22, 2010

CSI “Empty Eyes” captures and Video!

I’ve added 106 captures of Walton’s guest role on CSI’ Season 7 episode “Empty Eyes” from 2007. I’ve also added the video of his scenes only, which I have to say is really worth watching simply because of how greatly he portrays his character, though when does he not? However, if you watch toward the end he seems to have channeled a little bit of Michael C. Hall’s character from Dexter, which I personally loved. If you watch Dexter, you’ll see what I mean. 🙂

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Jun 21, 2010

Cowboys and Aliens lassos another: Walton Goggins joins cast

Jun 21, 2010

Cowboys and Aliens lassos another: Walton Goggins joins cast

It’s great being a character actor. You don’t have to go through the ups and downs of an A-list star or worry about your star distinguishing and being left for dead by Hollywood. If you make a name – or face – for yourself, you just keep on working…

Walton Goggins is a great case in point. The man’s been at it since the early 90s, appearing in over 50 movies and t.v. shows. He’s mostly been a “that guy”, but now he’s turning into “ohhhh THAT guy!”, which is perhaps the highest achievement for a character actor. Most recently, he’s had big turns in the t.v. shows “The Shield” and “Justified”, and he’s soon to be seen in Fox’s PREDATORS. Slowly but surely, he’s getting out there in bigger, cooler projects.

Goggins has just nabbed another plum role, this time in Jon Favreau’s COWBOYS AND ALIENS. It’s not been revealed just what role he’ll be tackling, but my first guess would be someone shady, as is his forte. Still, being on a set with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde (pictured below) must be so awesome, you probably wouldn’t mind being typecast. Typecasting can be a character actor’s best friend…

COWBOYS AND ALIENS opens in July 2011.

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Jun 21, 2010

Walton set to be in Cowboys and Aliens!

Jun 21, 2010

Walton set to be in Cowboys and Aliens!

After galvanizing the first season of the FX series Justified with a character that morphed from avowed enemy of Tim Olyphant’s federal Marshall Raylan Givens, into a not entirely trustworthy wingman, Walton Goggins will spend his hiatus time shooting at extraterrestrials. He’s joined the cast of the DreamWorks/Universal film Cowboys and Aliens, which shoots this summer with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig starring. Goggins, who’ll also be seen shortly in Fox’s Predators, will then hopefully reprise his Boyd Crowder character, since Justified was renewed for a second season.

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