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Polished Edge: William Forsythe of ‘The Mob Doctor’ on Fox
Q: You’ve played mobsters, notably Al Capone. Is this an abiding interest?
A: I am a history person. I knew a lot about what he had done. I was able to talk to 60 to 100 people who knew him.
Q: You character, Constantine, is a don in Chicago, where the mob is not unknown. Are you getting any reaction to the character since you’re shooting there?
A: In Chicago, on the south side, they are all still there. There all kinds of people whose families are part of that world. ... It’s Chicago. It just exists all around. Guys come out of the woodwork to meet me.
Q: Were you excited about returning to episodic TV?
A: I didn’t want to go back to TV ever again. I did nine episodes of “John Doe.” I died of boredom. I was living up in Canada and working one day an episode. ... You go in waves as an actor. Freedom is important to me. As an actor, you walk in there. My favorite is the antihero; I love them. If I were in the ’30s, I would never have left Warner Bros.
Q: You seem like such a true New Yorker; have you lived in Los Angeles, and did you like it?
A: I love L.A., but it was time to go. There was a sadness I can’t explain. I was so unhappy, and that turns off your creativity.
Q: What’s going on with your Jake LaMotta movie?
A: I came off that movie and felt like the rest of my life will be a vacation. It shot in 20 days.
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