Published On: Tue, Jan 28th, 2014

Walton Goggins talks ‘Justified’ season 5, Boyd Crowder ‘unraveling’ and life without Elmore Leonard

The FX hit show Justified rolls along in season 5 with the final season being set for season 6. Star Walton Goggins spoke with Collider about his character Boyd Crowder and life without the original author Elmore Leonard.

“I feel like for Boyd, it’s always been moving very slowly in that direction.  Boyd’s unraveling, for me, is a real straight shot to the show’s conclusion,” Goggins says of Crowder’s change during this show’s history.

Justified-walton-goggins-joelle-carter season 5 photo“It’s very tough to be a part of it, to see it, to witness it, and to feel the havoc that he’s wreaking in this world and the number of people that he has violently killed.  This is a man that’s only killed two people in four years – one person in the pilot and Devil.  That’s it.  It’s quite a bit more than that in Season 5.  And while I feel that his motivations for him – a person with a skewed moral compass – are justified and righteous, I think he’s going to come to a point where he’s going to look at all of it and see the futility and the ugliness of it, which is great to play.”

Crowder is juggling a world of chaos and problems just in the first few episodes of season 5.

“and he’s becoming sloppy.  He’s reacting, instead of being pro-active.  But at the end of the day, he’s a criminal.  He’s good at what he does and he’s good at covering his tracks, most of the time.  But I would be surprised if that is his undoing, so much as his love for Ava.  I don’t know.  We’ll see.”

He discusses Eva and the ultimate fate of Boyd before reflecting on Justified without Elmore Leonard, who has passed away.

“I think we’re a small piece of Elmore’s very, very long coat.  I would use the word motivation.  I am motivated, and I think Graham [Yost] and Tim [Olyphant, and all of the writers and actors on the show, are motivated to get it right or die trying.  So, with that comes a lot of work and a lot of conversations and second-guessing, before you make the final decision.  Then, you fucking go for it.  So, we are acutely aware that there is a large piece of our pie missing, but we’re very, very grateful to be mentioned in an article alongside Elmore Leonard.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Walter Goggins is quite a great character on the show, Justified. Hope we see him & Raylans team up sometime in the future. They work so well together.

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