POLISHED EDGE: Celebrity Q&A
Michael Clarke Duncan of ‘The Finder’ on Fox
Q: What made you want to make the leap into one-hour prime-time drama?
A: I’ve never done a one-hour drama. I’ve always come from the movie world. And I can’t help but mention (executive producer) Hart Hanson. He makes things possible. He is the nicest guy.
I was talking to Geoff (series star Geoff Stults) first, and he was talking about how enthusiastic Hart was. When I met him, I wanted to do his show right away. He made you feel that this part was exactly for you, and nobody could play it but you. Now whether that’s true or not, I don’t know, but he made me feel that way.
Q: Had you met Geoff before?
A: Geoff and I worked together eight years ago on a movie called “D.E.B.S.” The thing was, we worked nights, and one night, we could not stop laughing. The director had to separate us. Geoff was joking so much. He was saying some stupid stuff. I kept laughing, and finally the director said, “Michael, you’re over there. Geoff, you’re over there.”
Q: What’s the relationship between your character, Leo Knox, and Walter Sherman (Stults)?
A: I look out for him as a friend, adviser, bodyguard. I own this bar. Walter’s a genius, but he doesn’t have common sense. God doesn’t give you everything. He’s a genius, and he can find anything, but he doesn’t have common sense. He doesn’t have any social skills whatsoever - in real life, too. I think that’s why he got cast.