Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by Christina Hendricks? ‘Hap and Leonard’ star James Purefoy had nothing but nice things to say about working with the former ‘Mad Men’ star in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Click inside to watch!
James Purefoy, 51, had the pleasure of working with Christina Hendricks, 40, in the 6-part series Hap and Leonard, which will premiere on Sundance TV in March 2016. At the Sundance Film Festival, the actor likened the actress to one of the most luxurious vehicles ever made — and confessed that he’s just a junker!
“Christina Hendricks is like a Rolls Royce,” James Purefoy gushed about his co-star while talking to @hollywood‘s Charlie Berens. on Friday, Jan. 22 in Park City, Utah. “We’re like a couple of beaten up rusty old trucks. She purrs onto the set.” Aw, what a compliment!
James was fortunate enough to work alongside Christina in Hap and Leonard, which will premiere on Sundance TV on March 2 at 10/9c. However, he was happy to chat all about filming the show — including a terrifying tornado that interrupted filming — at the festival.
“We shot it in Louisiana. The show is set in east Texas. For an Englishman, I like my weather mild. I like a soft drizzle. What I don’t like is tornados on the very first day of our set. I mean, a massive tornado, which sent the sky black at 3 o’clock in the afternoon,” James shared. That sounds terrifying! Thankfully, James seemed to be able to laugh the weather scare off now that he’s survived it.
Here’s a synopsis of Hap and Leonard, from THR:
The six-episode series centers on a pair of best friends and martial arts experts who struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980 East Texas.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are YOU excited to see Hap and Leonard when it premieres on Wednesday, March 2 at 10/9c