Gone but never forgotten. Ray Liotta’s co-star on his last completed project, black birdSharing memories of the late actor.
ET’s Will Marfuggi spoke on the carpet with the stars of the new Apple TV+ drama series at the show’s premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and he opened up about his memories of the famous actor.
Taron Egerton, who is serving time in prison as a convicted criminal in the series, recalled sharing scenes with Liotta, who plays his father.
The 32-year-old Welsh actor — who also served as an executive producer on the series — recalled Liotta’s “passion” for the script and the on-screen relationship they shared on the show.
“I just fell in love with him immediately,” Egerton remembered. “We developed a very, very, very close relationship, and I had a very special time filming those scenes. I’m so happy with how they turned out.”
The show, inspired by true events, tells the story of Jimmy Keene (played by Egerton), who is sentenced to 10 years in prison for various criminal activities, but is then given a lucky choice: either he takes his minimum-security In exchange for a reduced sentence, he could serve a full sentence or enter a maximum-security prison to befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Houser).
Houser walked the red carpet wearing a T-shirt featuring Liotta’s character field of dreamsAnd it shows how big a fan he was of Liotta’s amazing body of work.
Houser shared, “So many great performances he left behind. It was great to meet him, he was really generous and funny.” “Ray is one of those people — he can’t be Ray. He’s funny sometimes without knowing it. It was a real pleasure to be in his presence for a short amount of time.”
Greg Kinnear, who played a criminal investigator in the series, recalled how he had become a fan of Liotta even before his career began.
“Before I was an actor I saw a movie by Jonathan Demme, something wild“It turned out to be one of my favorite movies,” Kinnear shared with ET. “Ray Liotta was a force of nature in that movie, I’ve seen him my whole career. It was such a thrill that he was in it.”
While Kinnear and Liotta didn’t share any scenes in the project, they did admit that they made sure their paths crossed at least a few times to give them the opportunity to meet and chat.
He shared, “We had a lovely conversation, he gave me some advice on where to live when I was doing a play in New York, he was just a cute guy.” “His legacy will live on through so many great performances. And I don’t say this because it’s his last whole thing, but he really is the gangbuster in it.”
Sepideh Mophie, who stars as one of the agents who work alongside Egerton’s character in going undercover in a maximum security prison, recalls meeting Liotta at a party before production began, and How he “seemed unlike anything I had seen of him. Characters.”
“He was shy, he was reserved. He seemed very sensitive,” she reflected. “To be honest, he was the cutest guy, he was the kind of person you’d want to have drinks with and I used to see him on set and he was so committed, he was so relentless.”
black bird Premieres July 8 on AppleTV+.
Liotta – perhaps best known for portraying real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese Goodfellas, among Several other famous roles – died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming dangerous water, on 26 May. He was 67 years old.
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