Watch: Keith Carradine gets real (and absurd) in ‘Fargo’

Keith Carradine was skeptical about the idea of a TV adaptation of the Coen brothers’ 1996 Oscar-winner feature film “Fargo.” “My first thought was, how are they gonna do that? That’s a big task,” he told Gold Derby during the New York City premiere of the FX anthology series, which debuts tonight. “And then I read what Noah Hawley had written and I thought, ‘Well, obviously they got the right guy for the job.’”

Carradine plays Lou Solverson, an ex-cop and the father of Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman), who investigates a string of murders, and he relished the experience: “Most of the time on the set we’re playing the kind of stuff that actors long to play, and it just makes us giddy … Because you get to play something that is both real and absurd. The mixing of those two sensibilities — it’s as much fun as I’ve had in a long time.”

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“Fargo” currently ranks second in our editors’ and users’ combined predictions for Best Miniseries. Will Carradine also be nominated for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor? Watch our red carpet interview and make your Emmy predictions below:

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