The co-stars of Ray Liotta remembered the actor and shared his memories at the premiere of his last completed project, Black Birds.
Ray Liotta, best remembered for his performance as the lead in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime thriller, tragically passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic at the age of 67.
On the red carpet at the Black Bird’s debut in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the actors of the new Apple TV+ drama series talked out about their memories of the legendary actor.
Taron Egerton, who portrays a convicted felon serving time in jail in the series, remembers filming sequences with Liotta, who plays his father. “I just kind of fell in love with him immediately. We developed a very, very, very close connection, and I had a very special time filming those scenes. I’m very pleased with how they turned out.”
Paul Walter Houser who plays a suspected serial killer Larry Hall in the series, appeared at the red carpet wearing a T-shirt picturing Liotta’s character from Field of Dreams, and expressed his admiration for Liotta’s incredible past work.
“So many great performances he left behind. Getting to meet him was super cool, he was really generous and funny. Ray’s just one of those guys, he just can’t not be Ray. He’s sort of funny without knowing he’s funny sometimes. It was a real joy to be in his presence that short time.”
Sepideh Moafi, who plays one of the agents who works with Egerton’s character, recalled meeting Liotta at a pre-production event.
“He was shy, he was reserved. He seemed so sensitive. Honestly he was the sweetest man, he was the kind of person you wanted to have a drink with and I would watch him on set and he was so committed, he was so relentless.”
Based on a true event, Black Bird is a dark, scary psychological thriller. When Jimmy Keene, a high school football hero and police officer’s son, is sentenced to ten years in a minimum-security prison, he is given the opportunity of a lifetime: befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall, or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no chance of parole.
Black Bird arrives on Apple TV+ on July 8.