Why Jeff Bridges Was Originally Against TV Series In His Career

Jeff Bridges spoke to Variety on several topics, including retirement and how he fought COVID and cancer. But he also revealed why he was so hesitant to work in television and what ultimately changed his mind. “Initially I resisted television. My father, Lloyd Bridges, had done several television shows, and I saw how he was a little frustrated with the speed with which the shows were shot, and how they couldn’t pay that much attention to detail, and and so on. But then I started watching all of this great content that’s coming out of the tube these days. And I thought, ‘This is something to explore,” and I’m glad I did because I wasn’t disappointed. There really was no difference in the making of the show than there was in the movies.”

The way shows are made in the modern era is very different from when his father, Lloyd Bridges, made shows like “Sea Hunt” and “The Lloyd Bridges Show” in the 1950s and 1960s in terms of approach, execution and budget. . The new, almost cinematic strategy adopted with television amid the streaming wars was enough to get Jeff Bridges to finally move on, and many would agree that his turn in the FX series worked well. Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com said, “It’s a bold and wise series, with Bridges’ knockout performance leading the way”, and The reading list called “The Old Man” “Best TV of the Year”.

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