Walton Goggins Plays Widowed Father Of 2 Girls In ‘The Unicorn’

Walton Goggins Plays Widowed Father Of 2 Girls In ‘The Unicorn’


IN STORES NOVEMBER 8. CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR THAT. SUZANNE: THERE’S A NEW CBS COMEDY ABOUT A MAN EMBRACING HIS NEW NORMAL AFTER THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE. HEY, HEY, WAIT MY PROFILE IS GETTING RESPONSES. LIKE SIX OF THEM, SEVEN, EIGHT. SHUT UP. IS IT SUPPOSED TO WORK THIS QUICKLY? DeMARCO: “THE UNICORN” IS ABOUT WADE WHO FOUND HIMSELF TO BE A HOT COMMODITY WITH WOMEN GIVING HIM THIS UNICORN STATUS AND WE ARE JOINED NOW BY WALTON GOGGINS WHO PLAYS THE LEAD CHARACTER, WADE. GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. SUZANNE: GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. GOOD MORNING YOU ALL. DeMARCO: TELL US ABOUT UNICORN AND HOW IT SETS UP THE PREMISE OF THE SHOW. IT’S A STORY ABOUT A GUY WHO LOST HIS WIFE TO CANCER AND HE HAS TWO DAUGHTERS AND HE HAS TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE AGAIN IN HIS COMMUNITY KIND OF COMES AROUND TO HELP HIM DO THAT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE FINDS HIMSELF AS YOU SAID A HOT COMMODITY IN THE DATING WORLD. IT’S NOT A SHOW ABOUT DATING AT ALL, THOUGH. ULTIMATELY, IT’S A SHOW ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO LIVE AGAIN AND THE ABSURDITY OF THAT EXPERIENCE. ITS KIND IN EARNEST AND IT’S FROM THE HEART AND IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD. I’M REALLY PROUD OF IT AND I’M REALLY EXCITED FOR PEOPLE TO SEE IT. DeMARCO: JUST NICE. SUZANNE: I LOVE THE PREMISE FOR THE SHOW BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I’M A HUGE FAN GIRL. ARE LOVE YOU AND ALL OF YOUR MOVIE SO SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE ON CBS. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE INSPIRATION FOR THE SHOW BECAUSE IT’S BASED ON A REAL PERSON. IT IS, THE BEST FRIEND OF THE WRITERS AND THE PRODUCER PEYTON REED, A GUY NAME COOPER AND HE LOST HIS WIFE TO HAS TWO TEENAGE DAUGHTERS AND THESE THREE PEOPLE, THE WRITERS AND PRODUCER OF THE SHOW WERE KIND OF THERE FOR HIM AND CIRCLED THE WAGONS AND THEY SAW HIM GO THROUGH THIS EXTREMELY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE, BUT THEY ALSO SAW HOW ABSURD IT WAS AND HOW CRAZY IT IS AT TIMES THE WAY THAT ANY GREATER CHALLENGE AND ALL OF OUR LIVES IS AND A COUPLE OF YEARS KIND OF INTO IT GRADY TURNED IT TO THEM AND SAID GUYS, DO YOU THINK IT WOULD MAKE A GOOD SHOW, I MEAN, THIS IS CRAZY WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH AND THEY SAID YES, WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO SAY THAT. AND WE THINK IT WOULD HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THAT’S REALLY KIND OF WHY I AM HERE. I THINK WE ALL GO THROUGH STRUGGLES, I MEAN, THAT’S WHAT UNIFIES HUMANITY AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT WE NEED PEOPLE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE AGAIN. WE NEED EACH OTHER AND THE MESSAGE FROM THE SHOW IS SO PERSONAL TO ME. IT MEANS IS SO MUCH TO ME AND I HAD A CAREER WHERE I HAVE GOTTEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THINGS THAT I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT AND THIS IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST. I’M JUST SO EXCITED. DeMARCO: SPEAKING OF YOUR CAREER SUZANNE TOUCHED ON THIS. FOR SOMEONE KNOWN FOR DIVERSE ROLES, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THIS ROLE IN A BROADCAST TV COMEDY THAT SAID I GOT TO DO THIS SHOW? YOU KNOW, I’M 48 YEARS OLD AND I MARRIED WITH A SON AND THIS PERSON IS CLOSER TO ME AS A PERSON THAN ANY OTHER CHARACTER I HAVE A PLAYED AND IT SCARED ME TOO DEATH, BUT I FELT LIKE I’M TIRED OF CYNICISM. I THINK THERE IS A PLACE AND THAT PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING THAT IS KIND AND HONEST AND THAT’S FROM THE HEARTS AND THAT’S TALKING ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND IT’S NOT SO DISSIMILAR FROM AN EXPERIENCE I HAD. I FELT LIKE WALTON, YOU CAN DO THIS AND IF WE CAN DO IT AND PULL IT OFF AND WALK THE LINE, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING GOOD IN THIS WORLD AND I’M HOPEFULLY THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE TRY TO DO AT LEAST. DeMARCO: FORTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD. WHAT TYPE OF MOISTURIZER DO YOU USE? YOU LOOK REALLY GOOD. LOOK, MAN, I LIVE IN LA. DeMARCO: .-DOT HELPS.

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  1. Sorry Walt I can't even look at you anymore and take you seriously after you played Venus Van Damme on Sons of Anarchy

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