Joel Kinnaman Sheds Light on His Role in 'Run All Night'

The actor plays Michael Conlan, a young man trying to steer clear of his hitman father.
2:53 | 03/13/15

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In the new action thriller "Run all night" Joel Kinnaman plays Michael con Lynn a young man who has done his best to steer the life his father has led but all of that changes one night when Michael finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time putting himself and his family in danger. They said you killed two cops. It's all over the news. Tell me you didn't do it. I picked up two clients today. Took them to Danny Maguire's house and he killed then. Shot them both and tried to kill me too because he saw me do it. Did you call the cops? It's not that simple. I know what these people are capable and now they're copping after us. Got to take the girls and go. We are so excited to have Joel Kinnaman with us this morning. It is such and intense and brilliant movie. It had to be fun playing. It was a lot of fun. Tell us a little about your character, Michael and why he was trying to be everything his father isn't. Yeah, I mean he grew up with, you know, a hit man alcoholic criminal as a dad that wasn't there and when he was there, it made the environment even more unsafe so he just made a decision that he was going to live a completely different life. His hit man father is played by none other than Liam Neeson. What drew you to the script? I imagine knowing Liam was going to be your father was a big plus. I mean, who doesn't want to have Liam as a dad? You know, even though he's a hit man and alcoholic, I'll take it. I'd rather be on that side of Liam. For sure. I've always been drawn to father and son stories. I always get moved by them and like everybody I know, all the guys that I grew up with, everybody has, you know, some kind of complicated relationship with their father during some point in their lives. There are so many brilliant actors in this movie. Liam Neeson ed Harris as well, common, nick Nolte. Nick Nolte. What was it like behind the scenes? I mean, I had a scene with nick and Liam, it's probably one of my absolute favorite days of my career even though I made a fool out of myself. How? Well, I was shooting -- it's like in the kitchen and a big fight between the two of them and nick is like leaning over the table and he's like screaming atl Liam and I'm talking to you and Liam grabs him by the collar and he's like I'm listening. My character is supposed to walk out and Liam is like, Mike, don't go but every time Liam turned around I was like standing there. Like I'm watching nick Nolte -- Like eating popcorn. Joel, I think you should be going. Okay. Then I do the same thing. Wow, these are amazing. We're so happy you decided to take a little time out and join us this morning. Thank you very much for being with us. Thank you. Pleasure to be here.

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