Clifton Collins Jr. And Molly Parker Talk About Their Work In Jockey [Exclusive Interview]

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva and Molly Parker as Ruth Wilkes in JOCKEY | Image by Adolpho Veloso. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Clifton Collins Jr. and Molly Parker are part of the new Sony Classics, Jockey. A story of what takes place behind the race track and how the life of a jockey can be very limited.

The Synopsis 

An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr. “Star Trek”), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker, “Dead Wood”), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider (Moises Arias, “Ender’s Games”), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva in JOCKEY.

With Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez in Clifton Collins Jr. bloodline it is no surprise to see what’s become of his successful career. With the difference in Collins Jr. who has broken barriers in getting out of the Latino stereotype roles. He has been in films like Traffic, The Last Castle, Capote, Star Trek, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Honey Boy among many others. The actor has also been part of major television series like HBO’s Ballers, Hulu’s Veronica Mars and the popular HBO series Westworld

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Molly Parker as Ruth Wilkes in JOCKEY.

Molly Parker’s acting career started in Canada before making a name for herself in the United States. She is known for films like Kissed, Trigger, The Wicker Man and HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie. Parker has become a regular on the small screen with hits like Deadwood, Dexter, Netflix’s House of Cards, Prime Video’s Goliath and earlier this year’s on another Netflix hit, Lost In Space. Next she will be seen in Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy and Netflix film Mothership alongside Halle Berry.

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva and Molly Parker as Ruth Wilkes in JOCKEY.

I had the opportunity to speak to Clifton Collins Jr. And Molly Parker via Zoom for the upcoming release of Jockey. Collins Jr. discussed a little bit about what attracted him to this project and getting to work with Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar again. Parker expressed how she felt about her character being written with her in mind and coming into a smaller set. 

Jockey will be in theaters December 29, 2021 in New York and Los Angeles. 

Source: LRMOnline, Sony Pictures


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