Last week we welcomed you with arms wide open into the magical, mystical world of the Cody brothers and their Godfather-esque matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin). Assuming the uninitiated are now fully on board, we’ll spare you the preamble on why you should be watching Animal Kingdom—a slick series about five pseudo-related smokeshows doing illegal stuff and showing off their indented side tushes—and just get you cheek to cheek with the fellas. Because we do frisky stuff like that here.
To see what makes them tick, we asked each of the guys the same five questions via email:
1. In real life I’m most like ______ Cody because:
2. The Most Cody-esque thing I’ve ever done was:
3. The Cody I’d least like to see in a darkened alley is:
4. The most Smurf-esque woman my life is:
5. A woman who ______ is sexy.
They all played ball, of course, but little did they know we would get all Tiger Beat on their asses. Because we do risky stuff like that here. JTT, who?
Even More Speedman: “In real life I’m most like Pope, I guess,” Speedman says, “because my mental stability is in question on an almost daily basis.” Oh, and this: “A woman who can cut through all the bullshit, mine or otherwise, is sexy.”
Even More Robson: “In real life I’m probably most like Craig Cody, because I went through a phase in life where I would get myself into some questionable situations.” That said, Robson shows respect where it’s due: “My mum and my little sister are pretty badass, but I would have to give the Smurf award to my grandmother, who started life as an orphan in the Ukraine during the war and was smuggled through Eastern Europe into Germany to survive before ending up in France.”
Even More Weary: “The Most Cody-esque thing I’ve ever done is rob, like, ten of those red lollipops from a bank,” Weary jokes. “Turns out they’re free.” You know what isn’t free? A killer sense of humor. Wait….
Even More Cole: The British import says he’s most like his character, orphaned high schooler J, because he’s “calm and clinical in tough situations.” The Cody bro he’d be most nervous to encounter in a dark alley? Ben Robson’s Craig. “He’s too big.” And there you have it.
Even More Hatosy: Hatosy, who ironically played a police detective on five seasons of Southland, likes to stay close to his character—arguably too close. “In real life I’m most like Pope Cody because I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m fiercely loyal,” he says. “Oh, and I like to stare at people’s feet while they sleep. What?” Told you.