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Complex: How has the response been to the show so far in general?
Holt McCallany:Lights Out

That’s similar to when Mickey Rourke said that the wrestling community loved The Wrestler, and that those were the most important reviews for him.
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As an actor, was that a difficult thing to grasp?
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It seems like this is the perfect project for you, then. Was this a tough role to land? How was the audition process?
Holt McCallany:Laughs.

Did that make it ten times harder for you?
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Some of the best shows on TV have similar stories, with previously overlooked actors like Jon Hamm on Mad Men and Andrew Lincoln on The Walking Dead.
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Why not?
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How much input do you have with the character?
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What kinds of ideas did you bring to the table in that department?
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You really are the perfect guy for this show; some actors might’ve gone in there and expected the stunt team to figure all of those details out for them.
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Are you a fan of any specific boxing movies?
Holt McCallany:RockyRaging BullBody and SoulThe Set-UpHard Times

Have you had a chance to see The Fighter yet?
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How’d the fight choreography measure up in the film to you?
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Another movie that’s currently dominating the awards circuit is The Social Network, directed by David Fincher. You’ve actually worked with Fincher twice in the past, in Alien 3 (1992) and Fight Club (1999).
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One last project we have to mention is a little poorly received 1987 B-movie called Creepshow 2, in which you played a young Indian thug who gets scalped by a killer cigar store statue. Do you look back on that one with fond memories?
Holt McCallany:Laughs.
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And who said Hollywood executives weren’t creative!
Holt McCallany:Laughs.Laughs.Creepshow 2

Every actor has one of those films on their resumé that they wish people wouldn’t see, so don’t sweat it. Besides, you’ve come a long way from Creepshow 2 to Lights Out. That’s got to feel pretty good, right?
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