(CBS Native)– Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge are two of the very best actors in Hollywood and so they return to TV collectively on Sunday night time for season two of the Showtime drama “City on a Hill.” Bacon performs FBI veteran Jackie Rohr and Hodge performs Assistant DA Decourcy Ward. The 2 kind an attention-grabbing bond as they work collectively to take down a household of armed robbers within the Boston space.
CBS Native caught up with Bacon and Hodge for an interview about season two, how conversations within the nation of racial injustice have impacted the present and why Boston within the Nineties is endlessly fascinating.
“I keep in mind after I obtained the pilot script and the very first thing was a stable web page and a half of monologue. I noticed that this was only a man [Jackie Rohr] that loves to listen to himself speak,” stated Bacon, in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “Typically you get these elements which might be extremely difficult as a result of it’s a person of few phrases. I’ve finished a bunch of these the place you actually should suppose rather a lot. This man simply can’t shut up. I discover that actually fascinating. It makes me take into consideration what’s the gap he’s attempting to fill by all this BS that’s continually spilling out of him. Additionally, he’s somebody that actually spends plenty of time not telling the reality. I like enjoying this character.”
“For me, it’s the exploration of understanding what Boston is and the town and his [Decourcy’s] place in it,” stated Hodge. “He got here with a mission and he’s nonetheless attempting to determine learn how to accomplish that mission. What makes the town work, the individuals work, his job atmosphere work. It’s a tasking problem, working as an Assistant District Legal professional in a system the place you see the options that should be achieved, but additionally see the issues. He’s actually attempting to determine who he’s as a person.”
Season two premieres Sunday at 10pm EST/PST on Showtime. Whereas the collection takes place in Boston through the Nineties, plenty of the identical points with reference to race are nonetheless be dealing handled in 2021.
“It’s an attention-grabbing time to be making the present that has rather a lot to do with race and corruption,” stated Bacon. “It couldn’t assist however inform the writers room by way of the methods they strategy this. You may’t take a look at this present as a interval and say isn’t it humorous that that they had all of that racism and corruption again then. That’s simply not the deal. It’s turn into so painfully apparent within the final 12 months. Let’s put it this manner, painfully apparent to some individuals and a few individuals have been residing with it for lots of of years.”
“What it means for me to be in a present like that is that it’s a possibility,” stated Hodge. “I’m lucky and actually fortunate to have been hooked up to tasks and form of carved out a pathway that speaks to my voice personally. I can step into the sneakers on display screen that talk to the sneakers that I stroll each day on the sidewalk. This isn’t a far-fetched actuality for me.”
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