Even though he grew up on the other side of the globe, Taylor says it was in an area very similar to Wyoming, and he can relate to how such a place shapes the people who live there.
“Those kind of places engender something in people; they create a quality in people and the way they treat each other,” he says. “It’s languid; there’s room to breathe. I didn’t feel like it was something I hadn’t experienced. I’ve been around those kinds of people a lot.”
“Vic would go in guns blazing every time, and that’s how she handles things because it’s worked for her,” Sackhoff says. “Walt goes in and puts the gun down and walks in empty-handed and talks it out. Vic’s like, ‘Um, really? You’re going to talk about it? Can we shoot him? It would just make things so much easier; there’s less paperwork if we could just shoot him.’ “
It’s all a lot to take in for Johnson, who likens seeing his books turned into a TV series to “having one of your houseplants start talking to you.”
Overall Johnson says he’s very pleased with the results — and with the leading man.
“I think they did the right thing [casting him], because you look at Robert, and you get this feeling that you’ve seen him somewhere before. … It’s that fresh quality, that unknown quality that they were looking for, but he still settles right into the character just like a well-worn glove. He does a magnificent job.”
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