CALGARY, ALBERTA. Patrick Wilson has had a long day on the set of FX's "Fargo."
It's early April and the "Watchmen" and "Angels in America" has been trudging from location to location in the maroon-accented uniform that makes up his regular "Fargo" attire.
He began the morning nearly an hour outside of Calgary at the Waffle Hut. A wholly assembled restaurant, the Waffle Hut is the setting for the gory homicide that sets "Fargo" Season 2 in motion and Wilson and co-star Ted Danson were doing a few scheduled reshoots on a key scene from the October premiere. Over and over again they enter the diner and discover several bodies, each surrounded by spreading pools of blood.
Between shots, the key corpses get up and wander around the set, conversing with the crew and getting their wounds tuned up to a sanguine shiny. Wilson and Danson, meanwhile, begin working their way through a series of interviews with assembled reporters, a lengthy process.
It's nearly 12 hours later that I finally sit down with Wilson on a bus outside of a different location for a scene that's late enough in the season that no details can be revealed. Wilson's Lou Solverson, 25 years younger than the role played by Keith Carradine, has been investigating crimes in 1979, but the actor has investigating the new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakened," which dropped during the day. It was a long day for Wilson, but at least he had his priorities straight when it came to killing time.
That's why this may be the only "Fargo" interview you read this week that reveals how many times Patrick Wilson watched the "Star Wars" teaser. We also talked about how Vietnam impacted Lou Solverson and the audacity that comes from "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley.
We didn't talk about Wilson's Minnesota accent or his experience with the first season of "Fargo," but that's because we talked about those things on a rainy Park City balcony during the Sundance Film Festival in January. Watch that chat above in drizzle-capturing video form.
Check out the full Patrick Wilson Q&A below and the "Fargo" Season 2 premiere on Monday, October 12.