Jonathan Tucker has basketball on his mind.
The actor is reflecting on a magazine profile of lauded NBA player Stephen Curry, whose childlike essence may be a distraction, the article says, but is also his greatest asset. Tucker finds himself drawn to a quote from Curry’s coach: “When Stephen Curry is joyful, he is an assassin.”
“It’s a wonderful metaphor for actors,” says the 34-year-old actor known for roles on Parenthood, Hannibal and Justified, who went to his own joyous place while playing Jay Kulina on DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, which also stars Nick Jonas. The third and final 10-episode season premieres May 31.