Published On: Mon, Mar 3rd, 2014

Jere Burns talks ‘Justified’ season 5, Wynn Duffy surviving and working with Walton Goggins

The hit FX show Justified is cruising along in its fifth season and star Jere Burns talked with Crave Online in a new interview about the show, his character

Jere Burns Justified photoBurns had to confess in the Crave interview that he’s surprised his character has lasted this long.

“I am. Although they made it clear in year three, “We want to keep Duffy around.” I’d complain about I don’t have enough to do, I want to be more in the forefront of the action. They’re like, “If you’re in the forefront of the action on our show, you get killed.” So I had a good indication. I was surprised when they made me a regular this year. I didn’t see that coming at all, but it’s been great. I’m really happy to be involved in the capacity that I’m involved in and I think it’ll ramp up a little for Duffy next year and then he’ll get killed towards the end of the season.”

Burns reflects on the early episodes of the show, Duffy going to Mexico, but really shifts gears to praise co-star Walton Goggins and their scenes together.

“It’s fun. Everybody in the show, the level of the work is so good and so high. The writing is so amazing that it’s kind of an actor’s dream, this show, with the writing based on Elmore’s characters and stories and executed by our amazing staff of writers. The guys I get to play with on the set in terms of the actors, it’s really a gift.”

The Breaking Bad actor explains the fluidity of the dialogue and reading it aloud.

“I think most good acting is spoken at a pace. We hear very quickly and I think one of the pitfalls we fall into sometimes, I know I have, maybe even this year on the show, is you start to milk the words because they’re so good. It doesn’t work. You just have to say ‘em. We can hear ‘em. We’ll hear you. You can’t talk too fast, most of us can’t talk too fast for you not to understand what we’re saying. There’s just a fluidity with his words, there’s a music to his words that I think often has to be played at a certain pace.”

Check out the full interview HERE as Burns even discusses Breaking Bad and that wonderful experience.



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