Taylor Kitsch, who had a rough year in 2012 with the back-to-back missfires of Disney's John Carter and Universal's BATTLESHIP is now doing well for himself, with two critically acclaimed turns for HBO in The Normal Heart and True Detective season 2.
However, while Kitsch has been climbing back up since Peter Berg's Lone Survivor he has nothing bad to say about his past experience, and says he has no regrets in his career.
“People still want to talk about John Carter [as a flop], but I have no regrets,”Taylor told Parade. “I learned so much from that process. I’m going to have a lot of ups and downs in my career. I think you should, if you’re taking risks, and I’m not one to play it safe.”
The Friday Night Lights star, who recently got kicked out of the 20th Fox playground having Channing Tatum replace him as Gambit, came under fire as "box office poison" in 2012, being marked as one of the reasons the attempted kick-start at an in house Disney franchise failed; while others believe Disney burried the film to make room for Star Wars which it would aquire through a lucrative purchase of LucasFilm later that year.
The Canadian actor then told THR his thoughts on why televison has become such a star-studded medium recently, attracting the star-power that could only be found in the cineplexes just half a decade ago:
He remarked about how more actors are making the jump to prestige TV offerings, including fellow True Detective co-stars Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams. "Film scripts at that level are harder to find these days," Kitsch said. "I want to be able to elevate myself to the material."
In a series like True Detective, the TV format offers 8 hours or more to tell a story. “You get to see a full spectrum,” said Kitsch. “In 90 minutes or 2 hours in a film, you do find yourself not forcing, but pushing certain beats that may not be honest emotionally.”