Throughout his career, John Lithgow has repeatedly taken on unpredictable roles, to the point that it has become part of the calling card. From the lead role in “3rd Rock,” replacing Christopher Walken as the crazed villain in “Cliffhanger,” playing Winston Churchill in “The Crown” and his numerous roles in Shakespeare productions, Lithgow has never deceived himself. And, towards the end of his career, his four episodes of “Perry Mason” have allowed him to voice many of his own thoughts and fears about his particular place in life.
In one interview with Mumtaj Begum, The 77-year-old reflects on his recent roles as “old men” and how it forced him to explore, “age changes and age-related fears and afraid of growing old and losing its viability.” But while you might think that an actor with such a diverse career would find that limiting, he actually finds it the opposite, saying, “career is more interesting now.” ever.” He added:
“EB Jonathan is a man who used to be on top of the world. He’s had all these relationships, he’s won lawsuits, he’s let people down, and he hasn’t been like that for many years. five. He really needs this [Dodson] and when it turned into a big case, he felt like he hit a big case. And then when it started going wrong, and when he realized that he couldn’t even bring the simplest thing to his customers, his despair and panic was another thing. other fun to play. It’s just that it’s very, very rich […] those are very, very high emotions of fear and panic as we get older. Unfortunately, I’m starting to approach that fear myself, so why not put it to good use.”