Ray Liotta on working with Jennifer Lopez, why he's only been in one Scorsese movie, and not believing the Woody Allen sexual misconduct allegations

Business Insider | 6/12/2018 | Jason Guerrasio
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Ray Liotta explains why he moved to TV. The final season of his show, "Shades of Blue," premieres on Sunday.

Liotta reveals the one thing about working opposite Jennifer Lopez on the show he wasn't fond of.

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The actor also admits being disappointed he wasn't asked to be in Martin Scorsese's next movie, "The Irishman."

Since being in "Goodfellas," there's only been one other Scorsese movie he was asked to be in — he reveals what it was and why he had to turn it down.

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Liotta also says he does not believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Woody Allen.

For close to 40 years, Ray Liotta has been a fixture in Hollywood. From his breakout role as psycho Ray Sinclair opposite Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels in the 1986 cult classic "Something Wild" (which earned him a Golden Globe nomination), to his legendary performance as mobster-turned-snitch Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," the actor has adapted to every sea change the industry has thrown at him.

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In the current superhero trend movie studios are obsessed with, Liotta has shifted to television where he's found success opposite Jennifer Lopez in the NBC cop drama, "Shades of Blue," where the two play dirty cops (the show's third and final season premieres Sunday).

Business Insider sat down with Liotta at a quiet restaurant in Lower Manhattan to talk about his shift to television; the one critique about working with Lopez; being disappointed he wasn't asked to be in Scorsese's next movie, "The Irishman;" and why he doesn't believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Woody Allen.

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Jason Guerrasio: You have said the reason you've gotten into TV is to hopefully score better movie role offers. "Shades of Blue" is going into its last season, did it work? Getting better offers?

Ray Liotta: Yeah. But also there's definitely been a change, a shift,...
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