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Polished Edge: Zach McGowan of ‘Shameless’ on Showtime
Q: Your character on “Shameless,” the dimwitted Jody, looks like a lot of fun to play. Is he?
A: He is very fun to play. And I know they say that bad guys are really fun to play, and actually they are a lot of fun to play, but a lot of times they can be very one-note. What I love about Jody is ... Jody can be convinced of anything, so there’s nothing off the table, and that’s what I think is really fun about it - to play somebody who’s not so sharp.
Q: That has to be challenging, too, no?
A: Yes and no. I think every part presents its own challenges, and I think in all of us there lives the many different characters, and that’s maybe one side of myself, a little bit. I don’t know really how to put it into words, but the truth is I think there is a little Jody in all of us, and I think if we all faced life a little bit more like Jody, we’d be a little happier.
Q: If you weren’t an actor, would you be interested in doing behind-the-scenes work like directing?
A: I’d love it. I think one day that’s something that I’ll definitely go after. Right now, my acting work is keeping me busy enough that it’s not something that I’m actively pursuing. But I do have a couple of projects that I would like to get involved with. You know, I’m many years into the business now, and a lot of actors, they go to the set and go in their trailer, and they’re gone. I like to sit and chat with the guys. I like to watch the directors and see what they’re doing. Directors certainly have the toughest job on set, I would say. They have a lot going on in their minds.
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