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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:13 pm Reply with quote
Thousandaire Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 1053

Pretty good interview, too.

"It was an inadvertent, almost accidental thing," Watson says with a laugh. "I've never been interested in acting, and I've never been an actor. But I became friends with Ethan and Joel Coen a number of years ago. When I'm in New York they come out to my shows."

The Coens initially asked Watson to audition for their 2016 film "Hail, Caesar!" Although Watson didn't get that role, the sibling filmmakers told him they did want to cast him in their next film. In "Buster Scruggs," he plays a cowboy.

"They dressed me up in some cool cowboy duds," Watson says. "I learned how to twirl a six-shooter, and I got good at riding a horse."

"That's the whole principle of the Medicine Show ... you put your trust in the medicine, and you don't get beat up."
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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:11 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6567 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Wow! That's crazy. Great for him! That's pretty dang huge

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