I’m not interested in the heroes or the villains. I’m interested in playing people.
I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time.
I like being able to be a man.
I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.
I don’t go to movies for redemption – if I want that, I’ll go to church!
For me, acting is play. It’s just play and it’s playing make believe really, really well.
I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I’m not a gun advocate, but that’s the way I grew up.
It’s really rare that you come across a Southern character that’s not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized.
I’m an enemy of exposition. I feel there’s no need to overstate.
I don’t care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who’s understandable and clear.
Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.
I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that’s about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that.
The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.
I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible.
About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.