Published On: Tue, Jun 25th, 2013

Walton Goggins explains the Boyd Crowder role as ‘Justified’ season 5 set for 2014

Walton Goggins may be a staple on FX’s hit show Justified opposite Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens, but talking with the New Zealand Herald, Goggins recounts how Boyd changed from a small role to a main character.

The dysfunctional pair: Boyd and Raylan

The dysfunctional pair: Boyd and Raylan

“Boyd was only supposed to be in the series for a short while,” says Goggins. “But one of the greatest things about a character like Boyd – and this doesn’t happen very often in television – is that you have a character who was supposed to die and there’s a series of events where he ends up living. For me, we could go anywhere with Boyd. Me and Graham [Yost, the screenwriter] really got to talk about Boyd and how he could participate in the show and bring something to it that would have been missing otherwise…And that is just exciting.”

Boyd Crowder is always knee deep in low level crime, but the Lincoln actor doesn’t mind Boyd’s niche.

“Boyd is there as a service to Raylan Givens and that story, and I have no problem being number two to the likes of Timothy Olyphant. He is an extraordinary actor but I think our strength lies in exploring both sides of the coin. In some ways, Raylan needs Boyd, he needs that history and that connection with a person who is as smart as him.”

At times the good guys are bad and the bad guys do good.

“What is so interesting about the potential in that structure, that dysfunctional friendship, is that, weirdly enough, they are kind of mirroring each other,” says Goggins. “At some point these histories and the mirroring of these relationships they’ve been having independently with people are going to come together in a way that will be very surprising.”

Check out the full interview here

On March 28, 2013, FX renewed Justified for a fifth season, scheduled to premiere in January 2014.

UPDATE: Original post had Walter instead of Walton in the title, article – BBJ, The Dispatch

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  1. Donna says:

    I “found” Justified late…but late is so much better than never! I love this show and have gobbled up 4 seasons of episodes. I can’t wait for more Boyd Crowder! Walton Goggins is amazing in the role.

  2. blog riley | BADASS: JUSTIFIED VS BREAKING BAD says:

    […] Walton Goggins explains the Boyd Crowder role as ‘Justified’ season 5 set for 2014 […]

  3. Yvonne McTear says:

    Good article but it’s Walton NOT Walter

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