Lance Reddick has a history of playing authority figures, hard-ass leaders. Lt Cedric Daniels on HBO’s The Wire. Chief Irvin Irving on Amazon Prime Video’s Bosch. Homeland Security agent Philip Broyles on JJ Abrams’ Fringe — all characters you don’t mess with. 

In the John Wick movies, Reddick, 56, plays a different kind of law enforcer. As Charon, The Continental Hotel’s mild-mannered concierge with the armour-piercing stare, he makes sure that no business is conducted at the assassin sanctuary.  

Speaking to 8 DAYS from LA over the phone, Reddick let us in how he flexed his action muscles in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.  (A week after our chat, the studio greenlit John Wick 4, due May 2021.) 

He also shares his experience working on Corporate, the boardroom comedy where he plays a sociopathic CEO. “Generally, I find people under 40 recognise me for Corporate,” Reddick adds. “And people over 40 tend to recognise me for Bosch.”

Warning: This interview contains some spoilers! 

  

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