I let myself get sucked into The Killing. How am I supposed to get anything done today when I can’t stop watching it. It’s especially fun to try to recognize what parts of Seattle they’re in.
I love one of its central characters. Rain. For the record? Rain is lying.
FUN FACT: When I interviewed Billy Campbell recently, he addressed this exact issue, saying that they make rain on the show because the real thing is such that it simply doesn’t show up on camera in the way they need it to.
By the way, he loves our rain too, and takes great pleasure in how well residents know it, and was smiling when he told me ”people from the Pacific Northwest are always stopping me to tell me ‘it doesn’t rain like that here!’” so don’t be afraid to rib him about it if you ever meet him out and about somewhere. He’s practically one of us now.
Billy Campbell’s back in Vancouver and loving every gray, rain- soaked minute of it. The actor has been a sporadic resident since 1998, and he’s currently in town filming the second season of The Killing, the AMC crime drama in which he stars as Darren Richmond, a cagey politician in a town riveted by the unsolved murder of a young girl. But Campbell’s no interloper. Not only does he own his own spectacular loft in Yaletown, he also boasts a laundry list of Vancouver bona fides, having hiked the notorious Grouse Grind, shredded nearby Cypress Mountain on a snowboard, jogged through Stanley Park, surfed the frigid waves off Vancouver Island, and “contemplated” the Sun Yat-Sen Gardens in Chinatown with the aid of a certain homegrown specialty. Most important, though, is his affection for the city’s notoriously bleak weather. “I wake up here and it’s gray and rainy, but I feel like it’s a sunny day,” he says, which might explain his good cheer as he takes us to his favorite spots for dining, drinking, and relaxing by a fire during a typically damp day in “Hollywood North.”
O hai, internet. I did this interview! Billy is rad as all fuck and we already have plans to go drinking again soon.
BTW, this particular pic was taken at The Diamond, by photographer Michelle Ford.