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Chris Rock On His ‘Fargo’ Mob Boss Character: “It’s Tony Soprano-Esque”

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The fourth season of Fargo begins April 19.

Chris Rock has offered some details on his Fargo character.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rock spoke on his character Loy Cannon, who will make his debut in the fourth season of Fargo. The actor said that the role is “the best part I’ve ever done and, honestly, probably the best part I’ll ever have,” before offering additional details on the character.

“He’s a businessman, he’s a deacon at his church, he’s a loving father and husband, he owns a bank, and he’s also a criminal,” Rock explained. “He fixes fights and runs numbers and prostitution. He’s always on edge. It’s Tony Soprano-esque.”

Rock also discussed making rewrites with writer and showrunner Noah Hawley in regards to Cannon.

“I’d be talking as a guy who’s lived this and kind of knows Loy Cannon,” Rock said. “In the 1950s, my dad was 17 and my granddad was 30. So I know these guys a little bit.”

“I’d be talking as a guy who’s lived this and kind of knows Loy Cannon,” the comedian added. “In the 1950s, my dad was 17 and my granddad was 30. So I know these guys a little bit.”

The fourth season of Fargo begins April 19. Aside from his appearance on Fargo, Rock is also serving as a writer and executive producer on the Saw reboot Spiral. The film, which drops May 15, released its first trailer last month.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Elijah C. Watson

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