Big Reveals? Um, No. But, Dallas Roberts Talks 'Dead'
Posted November 9, 2012
Dallas Roberts may become the 2011 Jessica Chastain of Sunday evening television. The character actor, who has appeared in films such as 3:10 to Yuma, television shows like The L Word and Rubicon, and starred in various Broadway plays, is currently appearing on AMC's juggernaut The Walking Dead and recurring as Alicia's brother Owen on the CBS drama The Good Wife. Both shows air on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST, which begs the question, is there such a thing as too much Dallas Roberts?
The answer? No. "There is always just enough Dallas Roberts," the Houston native and Julliard-trained actor said in an interview yesterday. Jokes aside, the actor obviously feels fortunate to be on two of the most acclaimed shows on TV – even if they fall on the same night. But, let's focus on Walking Dead, shall we? The actor joined the cast of the series this season as the mysterious Milton – a man who dresses like a Southern pimp with banker glasses. I tried to pry some information about his character, who has appeared briefly for now, but you know how these things go. Everything's hush-hush on the producers' side, and then all of a sudden, bam so characters get killed off in brutal fashion. No one is safe on this show, and Roberts knows it. Let's get to it.
You're guest appearing on both Walking Dead and The Good Wife, which go head-to-head on Sunday nights at 9. Make a case for both shows why people should watch.
Dallas Roberts: If you're into a leather-jacketed crime fighter and his artificially intelligent robotic supercar, tune into The Good Wife. If, on the other hand, you prefer the misadventures of a freelance itinerant trucker and his simian sidekick, check out The Walking Dead. Or DVR them both and go talk to your family.
You've only made a brief appearance so far on Walking Dead – can you reveal anything about your character at all?
DR: He is lactose intolerant. That is a shocking reveal!
Can we expect to see more of you on the show? Spill the beans.
DR: I would imagine you will see me again on the show, but contractually I'm not allowed to give anything else away. I'm surprised you found out about the whole "Sundays at 9" thing, to be honest...
Booo! Give me something! Please?
DR: Bruce Willis is a ghost. Brad Pitt is Edward Norton's imaginary friend. Kevin Spacey's limp isn't real. James Earl Jones is Mark Hamill's father...
Well, have you read the graphic novel at all?
DR: I started the graphic novels, but then I decided to wait for Ted Turner to colorize them.
Do you know where all of this is going?
DR: Well, eventually the sun expands and engulfs the planet but before that? Syndication, I would imagine.
Well, you can tell me this: Are you nervous at all that your character is going to get killed off right when you're starting to really sink your teeth into the role?
DR: You know the show's producers do that. I see what you did with the "sink your teeth" thing. Very nice. A, B, C. A- always. B - be. C - nervous. Coffee is for nervous-ers. Second prize is a set of steak knives.
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