TEXAS RISING: Bill Paxton talks about playing Sam Houston – exclusive interview

Bill Paxton in TEXAS RISING | ©2015 History Channel

In the History Channel’s miniseries TEXAS RISING, Monday nights at 9 PM, the Alamo has fallen and Sam Houston, played by Bill Paxton, has to simultaneously hold off the Mexican Army and calm down his own men, who don’t understand why Houston won’t let them attack. Paxton has plenty of experience playing military types, from a Colonial Marine in James Cameron’s ALIENS to turncoat Agent John Garrett in an arc on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Other significant projects have included starring in five seasons of HBO’s BIG LOVE, as famous feuder Randall McCoy in History Channel’s HATFIELDS & McCOYS, a co-starring […]Read On »

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TEXAS RISING: Ray Liotta on new mini-series – Exclusive Interview

Ray Liotta in TEXAS RISING | ©2015 History Channel

History Channel’s miniseries TEXAS RISING, which begins Monday, May 25 at 9 PM, tells the story of the mid-1800s formation of the Texas Rangers. It combines historical figures, like Sam Houston (played by Bill Paxton) and Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Olivier Martinez), with fictional characters, including the bereaved and vengeful Lorca, who is played by Ray Liotta. Liotta won an Emmy for his 1994 guest turn on ER. A prolific film actor, the New Jersey native first made a name for himself in the Eighties with features including SOMETHING WILD, DOMINIC AND EUGENE and FIELD OF DREAMS, […]Read On »

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