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Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013

‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Jack Huston discusses co-starring in ‘Strangers on a Train,’ love of stage

Jack Huston has won over fans as the disfigured hitman Richard Harrow on HBO’s hit show Boardwalk Empire. Now Huston turns his sights to the stage with his co-starring role in Strangers on a Train.

Jack Huston as Charles Bruno on 'Boardwalk Empire'

Jack Huston as Charles Bruno on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Huston begins defending the decision to Broadway.com in lieu of Empire role and his appearance in the new film American Hustle.

“God, my first love was always the theater! All I did growing up was play after play after play. Once I started working professionally, I got more into TV and film, and it felt like doing a play had to be something that was going to grab me—as [Strangers on a Train] has! This is the play I’ve been waiting for.”

Huston reflected on reuniting with Laurence Fox.

“I was Laurence’s understudy in 2002 in Peter Hall’s revival of Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Strand Theatre. I was 18, and it was my first job out of school, so I basically did everything: stage management, helping with the scene changes, running around backstage. Laurence’s grandfather died during the run, so I got to go on a couple of times. I remember him thinking, “I can’t not be there for the show” and me replying that actually he had to go say goodbye to his grandfather.”

Huston plays Charles Bruno and details his nature.

“He’s a very troubled human being in that he comes from a nice if rather sheltered background and then meets this guy on a train and starts pouring forth a great many rather large ideas, many of which aren’t entirely ethical [laughs]. I think he’s one of the great characters in that he’s utterly fueled with passion at all times.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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