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'Lone Star' Wolk: 'Bob is not a con man'

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Bob Allen in Lonestar

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James Wolk has revealed that he does not think of his character on new Fox drama Lone Star as a con man.

The actor told Collider that Bob Allen is a victim of circumstance, despite leading a double life.

"I have to think of him as a guy who wants to do the right thing," explained Wolk. "He was born into circumstances beyond him and given a life where, in order to succeed, he had to follow these rules that were set for him by his father."

He added: "[Bob is] kind of like Atlas, holding up the world. He's trying to live to the maximum, on all levels. He's playing with fire, but he has good intentions, even though he makes the wrong decisions. For me, when I saw the character, that's the way I approached it."

Wolk also explained that he had to fight to be cast in the role of Bob.

"It wasn't offered to me, by any means," he confirmed. "I read the script and I loved it, [but the part] was originally written as a little bit older. I went in and read for it, and the producers, director and I knew that the character was a little bit older than I am. After that, we all just felt that there was something there."

Lone Star premieres on Fox this Monday at 9/8c.

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