‘Midnight, Texas’ Actor Yul Vázquez Reflects On Montgomery Clift’s Legacy

Yul Vázquez stars in the eagerly anticipated Midnight, Texas which is a work based on the work of author Charlaine Harris (True Blood). In the following post Vazquez, who plays Rev. Emilio Sheehan in the series, discusses the diversity behind the town of Midnight and elaborates how Montgomery Clift (my favorite actor bar none) has influenced his acting journey.

Midnight, Texas
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Dylan Bruce as Bobo, Parisa Fitz-Henley as Fiji, Peter Mensah as Lemuel, Arielle Kebbel as Olivia, Sarah Ramos as Creek, Francois Arnaud as Manfred, Yul Vázquez as Rev. Sheehan, Jason Lewis as Joe — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

“Midnight, Texas is a place where everyone is welcome and it’s a chosen family,” said Vázquez, who delivered a memorable performance last year in The Infiltrator. “People’s differences are what makes the town great. And as long as people don’t make trouble, everything is fine. People are trying to protect the fabric of that and the integrity of the town.”

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Whether it’s his work in the underrated features Raintree County (a Civil War epic that’s a must see) and The Misfits or his most popular films (From Here To Eternity, Red River), Clift managed to bring a natural vulnerability to his roles.  Vázquez, who cities Clift’s performance in Judgment as Nuremberg as his personal favorite, explains why he considers Clift the GOAT of actors:

Co-starring Arielle Kebbel and Jason Lewis, Midnight, Texas premieres tonight on NBC (10/9c).

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