KF: Carter Shaw, your character in Dark Blue, is complex. How did you prepare for this role? Did you shadow or work with any police officers?

DM: It's just one of those roles where you have to had lived life to play it. I've graduated into that role in many ways. I had to kind of live my entire life to play Carter, otherwise I would have been faking it. I also hung out with cops, and that was great for me because I got to go on drive-alongs. I got to hang with undercover cops. I got to talk to them, but more importantly, I got to observe their behavior. With undercover cops, it's what they don't tell you, because it's all about them hiding. They're spending their entire existence hiding from people. So I thought that was they were hiding from me when I tried to talk to them.


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