“I believe he is still in good shape and very capable,” Johnson said of Nash. “I think he will be wiser and more attentive to all things.”
“He would have poured shit on you anyway,” he added, using a rougher term. “But he would have thought about it first and made sure it was coming from a good place.”
The decades since Vice first made Johnson a star in 1984 have given him a lot of material. In fact, they were legend – not all of which can be verified, and not all of them he remembers. He married Melanie Griffith (twice), set a world record in powerboat racing, and released two hit singles (one with his then girlfriend Barbra Streisand). There have been cases of drug abuse control, stories of women’s underwear literally pouring out of open windows. In the 80s it was Miami.
Along the way, Johnson had five children, including daughter Dakota (from the Fifty Shades franchise), who these days collects jokes from top-notch films herself. More recently, he has experienced a renaissance of sorts, going from a lead actor to a versatile character actor specializing in the winking, awkward, unreconstructed American man in films such as Machete (2010) and Django Unchained (2012). ), as well as on the TV show “Eastbound & Down” (2009-13).
When Johnson first took on the role of Nash Bridges, he was looking for a change. Despite the structural similarities between Bridges and Weiss, the two protagonists were very different. While Sonny tended to be jaded and stern, Nash was hilarious and hilarious, quick and edgy. Johnson appreciated the break.
“I had just filmed Miami Police for five years and the show and the character were getting darker and darker,” he said. “After a while, it was like how dark, desolate and hopeless we can make Sonny? And I said, “I won’t be like this anymore.”