Kevin Dillon goes from ‘Entourage’ to motion star



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Actor Kevin Dillon has taken a detour from Johnny Drama, his comedic hanger-on “Entourage” character.

He’s presently starring with Bruce Willis in an upcoming motion film, “Wire Room.”

“It was my second time working with Bruce,” Dillon instructed CNN in a latest interview. “The first time around I didn’t have any scenes with him, which was a bummer. It was great to be in a movie with him, but this time around, I had a bunch of scenes with him. I’ve always been a gigantic Bruce Willis fan and to work with him is just a really great thing.”

Dillon stated the chance to work with Willis once more made “Wire Room” a straightforward sure.

“I chose it because the script is really good and because Bruce was doing it,” he stated, including, “I’m a huge fan, so that was a big plus for me, but it’s also gotta be on the page and it was on the page. I thought the script, it moved along really nicely.”

The film was shot final December, about three months earlier than Willis’s household introduced he can be stepping away from appearing as a result of his aphasia prognosis, which may influence cognitive talents.

Dillon stated the manufacturing moved rapidly, just like the tempo of the movie’s journey.

“It was a seven-day shoot. I worked five of those seven days, so I didn’t have a lot of time,” he stated. “I love the way it came out. I think it turned out really, really fun.”

Within the film, Dillon performs a federal agent who’s regulated to a desk job in a surveillance heart often known as the “wire room.” Willis performs a Homeland Safety agent who runs the room. The movie additionally stars Oliver Trevena, Cameron Douglas, and Shelby Cobb. Matt Eskandari directs.

Since showing within the comedy collection “Entourage,” which aired from 2004 till 2011, Dillon stated he’s been provided a number of “Johnny Drama type” roles, the affable, loyal older brother he performed on the present.

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“I love to do comedy. I love to do drama, action, like in this case. A lot of times lately it’s been drama, so it’s nice to do something a little different. But I’ll take, ‘em all. I love them all,” he stated.

As for his “Entourage” friends, Dillon retains in contact with the forged in addition to present creator Doug Ellin. Dillon and Ellin additionally host a weekly comedy podcast, “Victory the Podcast,” the place they discuss mirror on episodes of the hit HBO present. (CNN and HBO are each a part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

“Doug and I do the podcast. I’m tight with Jerry Ferarra and Kevin Connelly and all the guys,” he stated. “I love these guys.”

Subsequent up for Dillon is a collection he’s supposed to begin capturing quickly in Majorca.

“We’ll see if that happens, but that’s on the burner,” he stated.

For now he’s simply going to “enjoy what’s left of the summer.”

“I know it’s kind of over, but I’m gonna go back to New York, see the family, play some golf and just enjoy myself.”

“Wire Room is in theaters and on demand on Sept. 2.