Patriots Day Star John Goodman Broke Out His Boston Accent for Seth Meyers
John Goodman made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday to talk about his latest film 10 Cloverfield Lane.
While the chat mostly focused on his character’s dark turn in the Cloverfield sequel, as well as his experience shooting Kong: Skull Island in Vietnam, the actor briefly discussed his next big role in the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day.
Goodman admitted that he was initially hesitant to sign onto the project as he was looking to take a break once the King Kong reboot wrapped up. However, he was so impressed by the script that he just had to accept the part of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
“It’s a great script,” Goodman said. “I wasn’t going to work for a while because I was on Kong: Skull Island for most of my adult life.”
The topic of the Boston accent, of course, came up during the interview. Goodman said that he’ll definitely be looking to his co-star Mark Wahlberg for some help.
“I got to come up with a Boston accent,” Goodman said. “I don’t want to sound like the guy from Cheers, who would normally be my go-to guy and it’s a great accent.”
As pretty much the expert on the subject, the late night host was able to coax Goodman into giving a preview of his Boston accent.
“This sounds like a set-up,” the actor said before channeling his inner Bostonian while saying the word “sure.” Meyers was actually impressed with the snippet and called Goodman’s accent “really good.”
Check out more from Goodman’s chat with Meyers below.
Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and J.K. Simmons hits theaters in Boston on December 21.