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Detective Shane Vendrell - The Shield (2002-2008)

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If I’m being completely honest, I would rather have the experience of unearthing a character over the course of seven years than be the lead in any film. There’s something so powerful about really understanding a person over that length of time. None of us really knew that was a possibility before The Sopranos. The Shield came on the air about eight months after The Sopranos, and they were some of the first shows to really get into the psyches of these characters over such a long period. Now we have Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Michael C. Hall in Dexter, Jon Hamm in Mad Men. So many actors get these opportunities now, and it’s just one of the greatest gifts. We all realise how lucky we are to have been in the right place at the right time. I’m having the same thing now with Boyd.

I miss these characters tremendously when they’ve gone. In some ways it’s very healing for me that Shane ended his life in The Shield, because I don’t spend my time wondering what he might be doing in the world today. It’s easier when that happens. I still have his leather jacket and his boots, and I’ll put them on from time to time, just to be close to him again. I imagine I’ll wear one of Boyd’s really cool sweater vests in the same way after Justified’s done!

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Was having a marathon of the Bourne trilogy the other week, and I just noticed Goggins plays one of Conklin's analysts in Identity. Small role, but still it was pretty cool to see him in that h, and I can't be the only one who'd love to see a longer cut of Django with all those scenes he mentioned and more. Won't ever happen, but still. More

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