TIME Magazine Asks Dominic West / Jimmy McNulty About “The Wire” + Eminem – ‘Dr. West’ Skit (Animated Video)
Softball interview… I could do best-er. ;)
TIME: How tired are you of questions about Jimmy McNulty?
Dominic West: Well, I always like talking about The Wire because it was such a great experience for me and I’m so fond of what we did, but…. Actually, I was just talking to someone about this, because it’s the show’s tenth anniversary and I said that after ten years, it’s about time that I shut up about it. [Laughs]
Is it a concern that you might always be best remembered for McNulty?
No, no, that’s never a concern. I think it’s a great piece of work and I’m very proud to have been in it. It would be a problem if people only identified me as a Baltimore cop but I don’t think they do anymore. No, I’m proud. If that was written on my gravestone – that, and he was a good dad — it would do me fine.
The online magazine Slate recently dubbed The Wire as television’s modern classic; the show that’s most likely to endure. Do you agree?
Great! Of course I do. I don’t know, I don’t watch a lot of telly but its impact and people’s affection for it is certainly undiminished after ten years. Particularly in the UK, I still have people coming up to me. It seems to be enduring.
What’s next for you?
I start next week on the second season of the BBC series, The Hour. I do that all winter and then John Carter, which is a big Disney film, comes out. And I play the baddy in that.
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