True to his character on "Justified," Timothy Olyphant was a man of few words. At a Television Critics Association press conference for the third season, I tried asking Olyphant about Raylan’s abilities after being shot. Things got a bit more lively when I brought Walton Goggins into the conversation.
Crave Online: Can you talk about playing an injured Raylan this year and how long does that keep hindering him?
Timothy Olyphant: It's pretty much the same deal except for, in one or two scenes, I had to sit in the makeup trailer a little longer, but, otherwise, it's business as usual.
Crave Online: But in the first episode back, he has a tougher time getting around and handling himself in fights.
Timothy Olyphant: Yeah, he does.
Crave Online: Is that interesting or fun for you to play?
Timothy Olyphant: You know, the whole thing is fun, you know. It's just a great job, and as long as he's breathing, it's pretty fun.
Crave Online: For Walton too, how is Boyd and Raylan’s relationship this year?
Walton Goggins: It's as contentious and lovely as it's always been. I think one of the greatest things that happened this season for me is speaking to a writer and talking about a scene and saying, "You know, these guys, they really like each other." And the writer looked at me and said, "You know, when I had this conversation with Tim, Tim says, 'You know, these guys really hate each other.'"
And I think that's really interesting because I think that's where Tim kind of comes from, and it's certainly kind of where I come from, and never the twain shall meet, really. And I hope that they never do because I never really know what Tim is going to do, and, hopefully, he never really knows what I'm going to do.
Crave Online: Is this session the first time you and Tim have talked about that?
Timothy Olyphant: We haven't spoken about it.
Walton Goggins: We haven't really spoken about it, no.
Crave Online: Timothy, why do you think they hate each other?
Timothy Olyphant: I actually have no idea, but I'm always just doing whatever it takes to get some material that makes it keep going. The fact is it's just a pleasure working with Walt. It just never stops becoming entertaining, trying to figure out how to do the same scene over and over again in a new, fresh way with surprising results.