RIDE TO SUC­CESS

Tay­lor Kitsch is an ac­tor in de­mand and one who is not afraid of the chal­lenge of repris­ing a role with his own style and per­for­mance

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY | TV - MICHELE MANELIS

Tay­lor Kitsch stole hearts in cult TV se­ries Fri­day Night Lights but his ride to Hol­ly­wood suc­cess wasn’t an easy one. As he switches gears to play a mo­tor­cy­cle cop along­side Colin Far­rell and Vince Vaughn in True De­tec­tive, he talks about his tran­si­tion from job­less ac­tor to man-in­de­mand.

It was a chal­lenge. But sea­son one is def­i­nitely its own en­tity and I think it re­ally set a prece­dent be­cause the ma­te­rial is so good. In sea­son two the ma­te­rial dic­tates the tone and our job was re­ally to be hon­est to those char­ac­ters.

I’m not re­ally wor­ried about how peo­ple are go­ing to take sea­son two. I’m do­ing what’s ex­pected of me and I’m not go­ing to waste energy on other peo­ple’s per­cep­tions. It’s up to me to em­power the char­ac­ter and breathe life into him and be­cause the ma­te­rial is as good as it is, it en­abled me to re­ally dive into it.

Tay­lor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh in

True De­tec­tive.

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