In a recent interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Hank Azaria, who plays James Cochran in season 2 of Ray Donovan, talked about his experience of working on the Showtime series.
Azaria's character is the head of the LA division of FBI and is on to Ray's (Liev Schreiber) criminal activities in the second season. While he poses to be a threat to Ray, Mickey (Jon Voight) and their entire crew, he is also willing to bargain with Ray to get to the bigger fish on the crime scene. In the interview when asked about if it it was awkward being the newcomer on the show and how .
Azaria didn't have super positive things to say about the atmosphere on the set, but then he corroborated that by saying that the nature of the show was such that it always commanded an air of seriousness. One can't be quite sure if Azaria was simply being funny about how the guys behaved like they did on the show, behind-the-scenes as well.
"They were aloof, they were standoffish," he joked while talking about the other cast members.
"It's so intense over there on many levels, always under the gun," he said, adding that there was "not a lot of happiness in the storylines."
The second season premiered on July 13.
The next episode of Ray Donovan will air on Sunday, Aug 2 at 8 pm ET/PT on Showtime.
Watch the interview with Azaria here: