Nieuws: Clayne Crawford over seizoen 2 van Lethal Weapon
Ik heb Lethal Weapon heel wat shit gegeven voor dat ik er ook maar één aflevering van gezien had, en wat blijkt: het is een verdomd leuke en erg coole serie die je gewoon moet volgen. Het tweede seizoen is in Amerika in volle gang en daarom had de website Collider een interview met Clayne Crawford die in de serie de rol van Martin Briggs speelt, en daar van kan je hier onder alvast een stukje lezen.
Collider: Coming off of Rectify, which you did such beautiful work on, but that also was very heavy subject matter, did you have any idea what you wanted to do next? Did you have a specific type of project in mind, or were you just totally open to reading everything, when Lethal Weapon came along?
CLAYNE CRAWFORD: No, but it’s funny how life works. I was watching the National Championship game and my buddy was in a movie with Ben Foster and Chris Pine, and there was a trailer during the game. I said, “Damn, how great to be in something where your buddies are watching a sporting event and you pop up on the screen! I wanna do something like that!” My wife went, “No, you don’t!” And I was like, “Yeah, I do! It would be cool to be in something where shit is blowing up and I’m chasing bad guys, in the middle of a football game. That would be sweet!” And then, she said, “Are you wanting to work, right after Rectify?!” We hadn’t shot the final season. It was January and I was getting ready to start the final season in April, and I was like, “No, I’ll shoot the final season and then take a year off.” We had talked about going to London and maybe living there for a year, and I was thinking about doing theater. I wanted to just get away and wait until the perfect piece of material came across my desk.
And then, two months later, Fox started calling. I was in Alabama on my phone going, “Get out of here! I don’t even want to know what the project is. I’m not interested in network TV.” They were quite persistent and said, “It’s a really high profile project. I think you should just be aware of it because it’s life changing.” I was like, “There’s no such thing! We’re making movies. It’s not a cure for cancer. Just stop calling me about it!” And then, two weeks later, they called me at midnight and were like, “Look, Peter Roth wants you to come sit in his office, look him in the eye and tell him why you’re not interested.” I didn’t want to tell the head of Warner Bros. that I didn’t want to do his show. And then, they told me that it was Lethal Weapon and that Damon Wayans was playing Murtaugh, and I was like, “You’re crazy, and Damon is crazy! None of us should be talking about this right now!” So, I jumped on the plane and [went out to L.A.], and I read the script on the plane and I had that moment of being a 12-year-old boy, who just wants to play cowboys and superheroes. I was like, “This is a cowboy superhero!” I called my wife and said, “Look, I think I’m gonna say yes, but there’s no way it will make it past three episodes.” And here I am.