Co-Stars Mary McCormack and Chris Bauer Discuss Their Roles in Heels, Premiering on STARZ, Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Co-Stars Mary McCormack (Howard Stern’s Private Parts, In Plain Sight, The Kids Are Alright), and Chris Bauer (True Blood, The Wire, American Crime Story) Discuss Their Roles in Heels, Premiering on STARZ, Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Co-Stars Mary McCormack and Chris Bauer play Willie and Wild Bill Hancock in the soon to be smash hit, Heels, premiering on STARZ. Willie and Wild Bill have had their ups and downs, including a tumultuous romantic relationship that continues to interfere in their personal and professional lives.
McCormack and Bauer discuss their roles in Heels, their inspiration for their characters and what the draw to professional wrestling is for so many people. Bauer even discusses how various professional wrestling legends like Ric Flair and Michael P.S. Hayes influenced Wild Bill Hancock as well as his fall from grace.
Heels is a Greek tragedy set in the Duffy Wrestling League (DWL), a small town promotion set in Georgia where brothers Jake Space (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig) have to entirely different visions in preserving their father’s legacy through the performance art that is professional wrestling.
This eight, one-hour season takes us through the ups and downs of the industry, from the indie scene to the major leagues and back again.
The first four episodes of Heels blew me away and with a special appearance by a professional wrestler, who people are jonesing to see step back in the ring like a drug addict going through withdrawal, Heels is going make everyone take notice of what it is like to live in the shadow of a father that set the standard for your industry in your region.
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Follow Chris Bauer on Twitter @realchrisbauer.
Heels premieres on STARZ, Sunday, August 15, 2021.