Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A session with Joelle Carter who plays Ava on FX’s hit series, Justified [Wednesdays, 10/9C]. She spoke about Ava’s survival instincts and her burgeoning relationship with Walt Goggins’ Boyd Crowder – a relationship that is unique because, in the series premiere, she had just killed her abusive husband, who was Boyd’s brother.
Just as Justified is a unique series, Carter is a unique woman, with an interesting take on her part in the series.
FX’s hit, Justified [Tuesdays, 10/8C], features a classic hero – filtered through Elmore Leonard’s unique style – in Raylan Givens. I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with the series’ star, Timothy Olyphant and, as you will see, he’s tough to put one over on. Like Givens, he calls ‘em like he sees ‘em.
Warning – Olyphant does use occasional strong language.
The story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens marks the first time that Elmore Leonard’s work has worked on television. Thanks to cable network FX, the series has been allowed to depict the quirkiness, humor and unexpected bursts violence of Leonard’s work – as well as his crackling dialogue. The first season DVD includes some excellent bonus material that goes into detail about that was done, making it well worth investigating if you’re a fan of great crime fiction and TV.
In a teleconference Q&A session at the beginning of this first season of FX’s Justified [Tuesdays, 10/9C], I had the opportunity to ask Walton Goggins, who plays Boyd Crowder, a couple of questions and found him to be articulate and witty. As a result, I requested an opportunity for a bit of one-on-one time with Goggins and the result was a lot of fun.
Walton Goggins seems to have made a career out of playing characters that have a genial, smart surface but a lurking violence/craziness. In FX’s Justified [Thursdays, 10/9C], he has a recurring role as Boyd Crowder, one-time miner with now U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens [Timothy Olyphant].
Shortly before the series premiered, I took part in a teleconference Q&A with Mr. Goggins – who promptly proceeded to inadvertently spoil a key sequence in the premiere. Rather than edit the Q&A, throughout which said spoiler has a significant presence, I decided to post it after premiere had had an opportunity to be viewed by the largest part of its potential audience. So, if you still haven’t seen the premiere of Justified, be aware that beyond the jump there are spoilers!