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Published On: Wed, Jan 16th, 2013

Walton Goggins talks ‘Justified’ season 4, playing villains, ‘Django Unchained’ and Quentin Tarantino

Walton Goggins returned this month for season 4 of Justified as Boyd Crowder, but also is making press with his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which earned an Oscar nod for Best Picture.

Walton Goggins in Django Unchained photo

Walton Goggins in “Django Unchained”

Goggins spoke with CBM in an interview released Jan. 16 to talk about his many projects, beginning with what fans can expect during the new season of Justified.

“I can tell you that there is going to be a consolidation of power and that Boyd Crowder is going to wind up on top for a while. His love affair with Ava will grow deeper and his friendship with Raylan will be splintered in a way that may be irreparable.”

The Justified star explained his Django character.

“I play ‘Billy Crash’, who is Calvin Candie’s mandingo fight trainer extraordinaire. He is a person responsible for enforcing the nature of the slave establishment. He has a vested interest in keeping things the way that they are. He works alongside Sam Jackson’s character who is inside the house, so they’re the number two and number three people on the plantation. Most actors in this situation would try to pitch the redeeming qualities of the character they’re portraying and I would do that nine times out of ten too, but not in this case. I celebrated just as much as the audience when Billy Crash died.”

While the actor laughs, he has a string of roles playing the villain.

“I’m ready for a romantic comedy.”

Joking aside, Goggins talked about working with the Pulp Fiction director.

“His enthusiasm and his passion, regardless of his brilliance, is so infectious. It’s like, that’s enough to galvanise feelings within a person to do something or go somewhere they’ve never been before. Then you add to that the brilliance of him as an auteur and you just know that you’re going to be transported to a place you’ve never been before. It’s so much bigger than any one person with an experience like this. Quentin’s only made eight movies. There have only been those actors in those eight movies that have gotten to experience what I got to experience making this movie. You feel like you’re a part of a very special club.”

Heaping tons of praise for his Django co-stars and detailing some of the scene prepwork, Goggins will now look ahead.

Check out the entire interview here

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