With director John Hillcoat’s (Lawless) Triple 9 now in theaters, I recently sat down with Norman Reedus for an extended video interview. During our wide-ranging conversation he talked about working with the all-star cast, memorable moments from filming, collaborating with Hillcoat, filming in Atlanta, some of his diehard fans, how his acting process has changed during his career, what people would be surprised to learn about the making of The Walking Dead, and a lot more.
If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, Triple 9, scripted by Matt Cook, follows an interconnected web of thieves and corrupt officers who plan to murder a cop in order to draw attention away from the heist they’ll be pulling on the other side of town. The film features an all-star cast made up of Reedus, Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, KateWinslet, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer, and Norman Reedus.
Was it John Hillcoat or the all-star cast that made him want to join Triple 9?
- Was there one person in the cast he was excited to work with?
- On working with Hillcoat.
- On the shared locations with Triple 9 and The Walking Dead.
- Where did he take his fellow cast members in Atlanta?
- When was the last time he had to pay for a drink himself?
- On some of his diehard Walking Dead
- On what people might be surprised to learn about the behind-the-scenes happenings of a series like The Walking Dead.
- Has he changed his process for the show — in terms of learning story details — as it has progressed?
- How has his acting process changed since he began in the business?
- What projects is he getting ready to go do?