OF ‘AMERICAN GODS’ ON STARZ
You had a lot of screen time with your costar Ricky Whittle in Season 1. How would you describe your working relationship with him?
Well, we work very well together. I think we work well together. We’re not so much together in Series 2, which is good because you’ve got to get to know the other characters, because he’s got to intermingle with people. I think it’s episode six, our relationship sort of turns and we do an episode together. It’s quite exciting and it’s sort of a throwback to the ‘30s and to present day. Yeah, I think we’ve done some great stuff this year. Looking forward to people watching.
How did you like working with Cloris Leachman on “Gods”?
You know, it’s like Cloris is a force of nature . ... And when the director said, “Now, Cloris ...,” I said, “You think you’re going to direct Cloris? I suggest you just let us talk and do our thing.” I said, “Especially, I’ll let Cloris do her thing.” Because Cloris looked at the director like “What the f...? What, is he going to tell me something to do?” ... So it was a delight to have her back again . ... She’s an iconic person to have in the show and playing Zorya Vechernaya. She’s great. And we had a little spark together, I was told.
You have a number of projects coming out over the next few months, including a “Deadwood” movie, a “Hellboy” reboot and a “John Wick” sequel. Which had to make for a very busy schedule for you, no?
Yeah, I was flat out from like last March until December. I’d done “Hellboy” the end of the year before but no, we did the projects “John Wick” and then (“American Gods”) and then ‘Deadwood.“It’s lovely. It was busy. It was good, though.