Danny McBride was in Austin, Texas this week, not for SXSW (though I imagine there are at least seven indie-pop bands named after Kenny Powers quotes), but to attend the Texas Film Awards, where he, along with Luke Wilson and Priscilla Presley, gave accolades to the likes of Robert Rodriguez and Amber Heard. But that’s not what I wanted to ask him about. Like any good American on the Internet, all I can think about True Detective, so I was curious for McBride’s thoughts on #TrueDetectiveSeason2, and who both he and K.P. would want as the next Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey (note: he did not say Kenny Powers and Stevie Janowski). So I asked him about it last night during a red carpet event at Austin Studios.
Who would you want to see in season two of True Detective?
Well, I already know who it’s going to be. I got the inside scoop at HBO. *laughs*
Can we get a hint?
Nope. *laughs like Satan himself*
OK, well, then who do you think Kenny Powers would want?
Nell Carter and Sherman Hemsley, that’s who he’d want to see. You’d watch that, right? All CG.
Robert Rodriguez is being honored tonight. Describe your perfect exploitation movie.
It’d involve naked girls and murder, probably. And maybe we’ll throw a PI in there, too.