Why ‘American Assassin’ Star Taylor Kitsch Loves Playing the Villain

Why ‘American Assassin’ Star Taylor Kitsch Loves Playing the Villain
It’s good to be bad, Taylor Kitsch admitted at Tuesday’s premiere of CBS Films-Lionsgate’s action-thriller “American Assassin” at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

“Somebody has to be the villain and I love being that bad guy,” mused Kitsch at the poolside after-party at the Hollywood Roosevelt. “The scary part for me is that my character Ghost is so matter-of-fact about it all.” Kitsch portrays an American planning an attack on the U.S.

"I really did enjoy being the villain" – Taylor Kitsch at "American Assassin" premiere party pic.twitter.com/p6htuze4ZC

— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 13, 2017

The studios opted to forego the red carpet and donate those funds instead to the “Hand in Hand” hurricane relief telethon, also held on Tuesday night. According to a CBS spokesperson, $10,000 was raised for the cause.

Kitsch also said he was particularly pleased to star opposite Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien. “Keaton
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