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"They offered me the role, and I just felt there would be someone else who could do it better," he tells MovieWeb. "I was flattered, and I took a look at the series. It held interest for me, but I just didn't feel like I was the guy for it."
"I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show," continues the "Winter's Bone" co-star. "There are going to be sponsors. No matter how good the show is, if there are commercials, it's going to be a different show, to me. That's just my personal feeling."
Yeah, it was nice of them to ask, and it's a good show, but, again, I just didn't feel I was the guy. They came to me and sent me the graphic novel and the first two seasons. I took a look at them, and just didn't feel like it was for me."
We respectfully disagree, but we're looking forward to seeing what David Morrissey does with the role.