Timothy Hutton is back with more 'Leverage'
May 21st, 2011
11:17 AM ET

Timothy Hutton is back with more 'Leverage'

Timothy Hutton is about to be four seasons into playing a con man, but he says it hasn't made him a better bluffer in real life.

"No, no I don't think so," Hutton said laughing. "Fortunately so because I think if one tried to pull that in real life, it wouldn't work."

Hutton is back this summer with his TNT series "Leverage," in which he plays Nate Ford, the head of a merry band of thieves and grifters who use their skills for good. (TNT is owned by the same parent company as CNN.) Ford is complex and a bit of a dark character – an alcoholic who, when the series opened, had lost his job as an insurance investigator, his wife and his son.

Hutton, who won an Academy Award for another emotionally complex role in the film "Ordinary People," said the show is as much about relationships as it is about capers.

"I think what's happened in a general way is that he's accepted the 'Leverage' team as his family," Hutton said. "He barely has a relationship with himself, who he is or why he is the way that he is, but I think what's really saved him is his relationship with them."

Yes, "He's got a long way to go," Hutton added, "but we don't want him to get too together because then we wouldn't have a show."

With the economy as tough as it is now, does Hutton believe fans gravitate toward his dark comedy because of the theme of stealing from the wicked to aid those in trouble? Quite possibly, he said.

"I think a show like this would have worked on a lot of levels, 10, 15 or 20 years ago," Hutton said. "You open up the paper and see various accounts of people being ripped off and taken advantage of. With the theme of 'Leverage,' people are satisfied with watching the team expose the bad guys and there's a nice revenge factor."

The new season of  "Leverage" begins on June 26.

soundoff (33 Responses)
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    November 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ali Kat

    Leverage is my favorite shows and I cannot believe that more people don't watch it. I guess people aren't as exposed to it since its a cable show. But it also seems that reality shows and teenage drama is more popular right now.

    The Leverage cast and writers are a crack team. Even though its about thieves and grifters, it throws in a lot of good message. But the way it sneaks in comedy in the middle of drama and tense moments is my favorite aspect of the show.

    May 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. football fan

    It must be against blog rules to have a different opinion?

    May 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sean Pennis

    During the making of Falcon and Snowman I was in my experimental phase. I recall long nights of chugging down on Tims manHood. Him jerking his rod and slinging goober juice all over my face. MMM...I miss Tim.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. lurlene


    May 23, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. peter peter pumpkin eater

    @Peace you went away this weekend because you and the others kidnapped lloyd and beat him up. All kidding a side, we hope you enjoyed your weekend get away

    May 23, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Peace

    Hey Down With Lloyd, This is the real Peace. Just got home from a w/e away, WOW, I sure as "hail" missed a lot! Glad everything is under control, you obviously got my back, thanks for that ! Wonder who robbed my name this weekend, ya know, telling L. Christmas a bunch of crap! Anyways, hope all the regulars had a great w/e ! We survived the end of the world to post more comments! Check in w/ all of ya tomorrow! C-ya!

    May 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Benn

    🙂 He sounds like a sad camper 🙂

    May 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Down With Lloyd

    Well Peace had him over her knees and had a paddle to his a$$. Woo wee I never seen an a$$ so red and I think skin came off. Beautiful Vixen then took pliers to his b@lls and twisted it until his nuts were blue and purple, while she was doing that Sunshine Girl* had another pair of pliers and was pulling out his toes and finger nails. @N used a hammer on his feet and hands. Superhiro bite Lloyd's ear off and and pulled all his eyelashes out.B lo me is going to beat him with a big pipe next and we are going to slap him around for the rest of you.

    May 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Benn

    me too ! 😉

    May 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. stan ree

    : ) YAAAAAAAY ! : ) We hope everyone is having a happy and peaceful weekend : ) Please smack lloyd one for me : )

    May 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @Stan ree

    We kidnapped Floyd Christmas and we are kicking his a$$, that's what we are busy doing.

    May 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dan the man

    This show is awesome and anyone who thinks otherwise has no taste or intelligence.

    May 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. stan ree

    Noone be posting today. Where is everyone ?

    May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. stsn ree

    Its a pretty good show.

    May 22, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  19. Gail Duncan

    Always loved the concept of the show. It has great potential if the writers become more creative while spreading some truths about corporate corruption, the fight of the under dogs and how balance is needed/wanted. it is not a easy task to be entertaining and at the same time make you think as well as educate.

    May 22, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  20. Dudley

    ts equals tops or teeshirts ! you rock happy nekked gurls !

    May 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dudley

    yeah ! thingies and zoomers are quite wonderful.

    May 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dudley

    Dang. Guess i am still here. Since the rapture has passed will all the girls please take off their ts so we can see their happy thingies ? I mean the rapture has passed and we were all left behind. At least we should be able to see happy and wonderfil sights ! AI blogstress please whip out them zoomers !

    May 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. sunless

    get to that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    May 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dudley

    Yeah ! Thats what I think too !

    Is anyone doing anything special before 6pm tonight ? I cleaned house pretty good. Vavoomed and mopped. Maybe the end of the world thing will pass us on by.

    May 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Superhiro

    Robin Hood 2.0. Boring. Nice commercial/story.

    May 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  26. football fan

    The show sucks

    May 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Redhead

      You must not have watched it because it is a great show.

      May 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Says the person who apparently never watched the show, football fan. It's a great show that's got good acting, good story lines, and plenty of fans. What's the matter, doesn't remind you enough of some stupid show like "Kick-ass"?

      May 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Mad R@p3r

      Kick-ass wasn't a show. Also ass doesn't filter?!? Assassassassass

      May 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Actually.. hes right. The show sucks... now. It used to be GREAT. Ive watched it since day one and in the beginning it was amazing.. fantastic. Now, its just embarrasing. No joy at all in the writing. The actors seem like they are just going through the motions, all the edge has been taken out of the relationships, and especially Huttons issues with alcoholism had mostly vanished in a bizarre way.

      SO.. yeah. Sucks now. I hope they get some new writers and bring back the magic.

      May 22, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • InternetSpy

      Republican Candidate emerges!


      May 23, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Shampoo Boy

      Its like a remake of the old MatchGame 74 w/Gene Rayburn only the contestents and stars bahave as if they are in some Hollywood gay variety show. Hutton should change his name to Timothy Ho~Mo.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      this show is fantastic.........love all the characters

      May 23, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |

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