From Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis follows folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), who is struggling to make it in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Relying on friends for a couch to sleep on and scrounging for whatever work he can find, Llewyn attempts to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, many of which are of his own making, while never really catching a break. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Adam Driver, Stark Sands and Max Casella.
At the film’s press day, actor John Goodman (who plays the rather eccentric Roland Turner) spoke at this roundtable interview about how this role was presented to him, finding the cadence and personification of his character, how important the costume was, what his ongoing relationship with the Coen brothers has meant to him, what the experience of working with the Coens is like, having been on the same page with them since his audition for Raising Arizona, and what his own pre-success years looked like. Check out what he had to say after the jump.