Your character wants to become a lobster because he'll live for 100 years. Share the feeling?
I wouldn't mind living for 100 years.
Really? What would you want to see?
I don't know, whatever year 87 provides for me.
What will they think of Minority Report in 100 years?
It's kind of a bit dated already! No, no, but shit's just moving very quickly. Retinal scans and tube stations and shit. Things are happening very fast.
Is that scary for you?
Now a moment of reflection. It's been a year since you jumped to HBO for True Detective. How was that experience, in retrospect?
I loved it. I did, I loved that character. I loved playing Ray Velcoro. I really, really did. I could have kept going with it for a while. I know the receipt of it was sketchy. The first year was so strong, across the board, and it was such a shock to people. It came out of nowhere, seemingly, so the expectation was high and also the expectation of disappointment was present and all that kind of stuff. But I loved, from the inside, telling that story. I loved it.
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Matt Patches is Thrillist’s Entertainment Editor. He previously wrote for Grantland, Esquire.com, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. He would become a polar bear. Find him on Twitter @misterpatches.