Jon Voight Shows Off Dance Moves, Discusses "Changing Himself Physically" for 'Ray Donovan' Role
"When I wasn’t on screen doing something outrageous, I was being talked about. So it was an important character and I had to find a way to do it."
Jon Voight shared how the role of Ray Donovan's father, Mickey, came to him during The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Drama Actor Roundtable, calling the script very "spare."
"When I wasn’t onscreen doing something outrageous, I was being talked about. So it was an important character and I had to find a way to do it." On playing Mickey Donovan he says, "I knew I’d have to change myself physically in every way."
Voight went further to explain his process when selecting roles in his career today. "I understood why they sent it to me, because it was a character who had some danger to him and some charm as well."
He praised the cast and creatives on Ray Donovan, noting Liev Schreiber as one of the people he had always wanted to work with in this capacity.
The actor joined Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), David Oyelowo (Nightingale), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Timothy Hutton (American Crime) and Clive Owen (The Knick) for the Roundtable, where some the year's hottest television actors discussed their current roles and dramatic process.
The full Drama Actor Roundtable aired on Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. EST on Sundance TV. Tune in this Sunday for the next episode.
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