What Longmire’s Robert Taylor Loved About Playing Walt & How He Did It His Way

Robert Taylor went on to reveal that the similarities he saw between his homeland and the show’s milieu informed his portrayal of Walt Longmire: “I was so happy when the role showed up. I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I know how to do this.’” Elsewhere in the interview, Taylor dropped a tantalizing prospect for fans of “Longmire” that, unfortunately, as of this writing, hasn’t panned out yet: “There have been formal talks about doing some ‘Longmire’ movies; I know that all of us would like to do it.”

Given Taylor’s obvious affection for the character, it’s not a surprise that he would be eager to return to the world of “Longmire” for some feature-length mysteries.

Taylor also went into a little detail about the way he managed to claim ownership of the character over the course of the series. “We were about the quiet people, and I love that. I wouldn’t do stuff that didn’t seem true,” he said. “Pretty early on I was left alone to do that. I let everyone know, that I know how to play this guy, and I’m going to do it my way. You can come along for the ride or not, I don’t care. And everybody did.”

Judging by Taylor’s performance in the role and the show’s popularity, that seems to have been the correct call.

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