Today I was given the opportunity to join a conference call with the always iconic Lou Diamond Phillips. The Actor will be appearing in a guest role on NBC’s Blindspot. His character, Saúl Guerrero, is an important and enigmatic figure in the story, who might just have the answers to Jane’s many mysteries.
Mr. Phillips said this his first exposure to the series was from the initial advertisements, and that he was excited to watch the show before he was cast in it. He described his character as “one big worm, in a can of worms,” noting the importance of his character, while also acknowledging that there is more to the mystery than just himself. Mr. Phillips promised a lot of action from his character, action he performs while handcuffed. Though Phillips was unable to reveal the number of episodes he appears in, he was able to confirm that it is more than 1.
Describing his character as a fun villain, Phillips stated, “I love playing bad guys, because the gloves come off, and there are no rules.” The Actor does not play Villains that often. When asked about whether or not he lets his children watch his villainous roles, Phillips said that it depended on the role itself. He mentioned the role he played on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, the role of a child molesting serial killer. That is a role he does not want his children to see. His role on Blindspot, which he said had an “off the cuff cavalier quality,” however, he will allow.
Asked about other shows he is a fan of, Lou Diamond Phillips said that, unfortunately, he has been very busy, and is trying desperately to catch up on the few shows he is really addicted to. Shows he watches include The Goode Wife, Ray Donovan, Gotham, and The Walking Dead. He made a special point in acknowledging how big a fan of The Walking Dead, he is. As a fan of both The Walking Dead, and Loud Diamond Phillips, how cool would it be to see the Actor on the undead mega-hit.
Besides his mysterious role on the Blindspot, Lou fielded many questions about his other series Longmire, and his upcoming movie, The 33, about the 2010 Chilean mining disaster. The 33 has a lot of Oscar buzz, and Phillips himself was calling in while on the road promoting the film. Longmire, on the other hand, has recently received a lot of criticism for having a limited demographic. Phillips refutes that conception being reported in the media as both inaccurate, and irresponsible. The series, which had a lot of love in the conference call, was recently renewed for a 5th season. Phillips feels that the recently released 4th season, is their best yet.
Throughout the call, Lou Diamond Phillips was friendly, personable, and professional. We at TVENthusiast thank him for his time. His guest role as Saúl Guerrero, on Blindspot, begins tonight on NBC. Season 4 of Longmire just released on Netflix. The 33 opens in limited release on Friday, November 13th. The busy Actor will soon appear as infamous Serial Killer Richard Ramirez in The Night Stalker, and as Mick in the financially troubled independent film Tao of Surfing.
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