The actor dishes on filming, being vegan in Atlanta, his rare height, and his time on True Detective. Originally appeared on atlantamagazine.com.
Charles Halford, fresh off his high-visibility role as serial killer Reggie Ledoux in True Detective, is back as Chas Chandler in NBC’s new drama Constantine, based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer series. The show is filmed in Atlanta, and late this summer, we chatted with the co-star about life in “The Hollywood of the South.”
Do you guys explore the city much on your off-time, or are you mostly confined to the set?
I try to get out and take in some of the local haunts. I have a lighter schedule than Matt [Ryan], who plays Constantine, so I find myself trying to check out some of the hotspots from time to time.
What have your favorites been?
I’m a bit of a craft beer guy, so I’ve stopped at the Brick Store Pub over in Decatur, I’ve stopped in at Max Lager’s downtown, enjoyed that. We’ve frequented the Bookhouse up near Midtown. I’m still grasping all of the little areas, but we’ve been around, and so far I haven’t found a place that I don’t like.
How long are you going to be in Atlanta?
I think we’re scheduled up until December, potentially longer if the show gets picked up for more episodes. We’re in our first season – they’ve ordered 13 total – but that could balloon into a full season if everybody likes what we’re doing. Read more