'Shades of Blue' is Ending, but Ray Liotta Doesn't Want It To

When you think of Emmy-winning actor Ray Liotta, chances are you think of his film work first, then maybe his numerous (and award-garnering) tv turns.

'Shades of Blue' is Ending, but Ray Liotta Doesn't Want It To

In a recent interview, the butcher-blue-eyed actor reflected on the difference film and television, as well as the upcoming end of his corrupted cop drama series Shades of Blue. He says he took the role initially because the character wasn't your typical cop:

"[I took the part] because the guy was bisexual. That's a very different kind of thing to do for television. I'm not on that team, but it was fun."

Working with Jennifer Lopez was an "opposing" factor, and her walking away from the series is something he's not happy about:

"The biggest [opposing] factor, to be really honest, was that I was little nervous about doing it with Jennifer Lopez. Luckily, Jenny from the Block came out, and she's actually really really good in it.

I'm really going to miss the character, and I think Jennifer's f***ed up for not wanting to do it. No, no — the only reason is because the dance show [reality competition series World of Dance], two hours, and the series [Shades of Blue] is a lot of work. It's really hard."

What's next on the horizon for Ray Liotta? Well, in his own words:

"I'm hungry to do another 13-episode type thing."

Shades of Blue season 3 (and series) finale will air on Sunday August 19th on NBC.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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