EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Knoxville talks WALKING TALL!

"Not everybody gets a second chance to redeem themselves..."
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WALKING TALL


Question: Ray’s a little bit of a different character for you was it a conscious decision to take role like this or just timing?

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: Oh, yeah, playing an ex-junkie, that’s a big mix, you know, toss up for me. What was the question? I’m hung over.

Question: What was the appeal of this role, why did you take that part?

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: I don’t know. I thought I could, could portray this character in a certain manner. Plus, shoot in Vancouver, all summer, you know. It’s all about location.

Question: We were taking about Ray.

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: Right. Oh yes. Right.

Question: One of the great things about relationship between Chris and Ray is that Chris is to Ray a second chance. Not everybody gets a second chance to redeem themselves.

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: And thank God the writers wrote that in. ‘Cause where would the movie be without that little back-story?

Question: What about the physicality of the role. Ray has a pretty big fight scene coming up at the Vaughn house, and it’s choreographed. Do you like that?

JOHNNY KNOXVILLE: Yeah. They had a stunt guy standing by to do the stunts. And I just didn’t think it made much sense for him to do the stunts. Unless it’s something technical that I can’t do, I would just go ahead and do it. It just seems, little better that way.

Walking Tall was released April 2nd, 2004 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Ashley Scott, Khleo Thomas, John Beasley, Barbara Tarbuck. The film is directed by Kevin Bray.


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