Powers Boothe of ‘Deadwood’

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on May 5, 2012

When will we see Powers Boothe next? He was so good in Deadwood.
—Ben Arnold, Abilene, Texas

Boothe, 63, stars with Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger and Mare Winningham in the three-part Hatfields & McCoys, beginning May 28 on the History channel. “I love period pieces, the clothes, riding horses. This was a time when you had to take care of yourself. It’s the way I was raised,” says the native of Snyder, Texas. He describes his character, Wall Hatfield, as the level-headed older brother of his clan. “I’m the one Costner’s character kind of listens to for rationale. The irony of it, to me, is that what kicked off [the feud] was a pig.”