‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2 Interview: Titus Welliver and Mimi Rogers

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch and Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch and Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

Currently available on Freevee in its entirety is the second season of ‘Bosch: Legacy,’ which is a follow up series to Prime Video’s ‘Bosch’ and based on the popular novels by author Michael Connelly (‘The Lincoln Lawyer’).

Moviefone recently had the pleasure of speaking with Titus Welliver and Mimi Rogers about their work on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2, what playing Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and Honey “Money” Chandler has been like for both of them, respectively, how Harry’s relationship with Maddie has grown over the years and how that was jeopardized by the season 2 cliffhanger, Honey’s relationship with Maddie, shooting her final scene with the late Lance Reddick, his importance to the franchise, and what fans can expect from season 3.

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

Moviefone: To begin with, Titus, Harry Bosch has really become your signature character and you will forever be recognized for this role. At this point in your career, what does it mean to you to be on a long-lasting series like this and have the chance to bring Michael Connelly’s popular literary character alive on screen?

Titus Welliver: Look, it’s an absolute dream come true. I mean, I always thought that if I was going to do a series, I would really hope that it offered the sustenance that would carry me through, and the writers have delivered that in spades. I get to work with incredible actors. I mean, I’ve got Mimi and Madison Lintz, Denise Sanchez and Stephen Chang, but over the years, it’s been a revolving door of great guest actors. I’ll do it for another 30 years if they’ll have me. I mean, Mimi joked earlier she was saying, “We’re going to do Bosch and Chandler at the retirement home, which will be called ‘Bosch: Sedentary.’” But it never gets old, and there’s always new stuff to find. Although he’s so clearly defined in the books, there’s those little movements of evolution for Harry. There’s never something where you go, “Oh, he’s a different guy.” He’s the same guy, but he’s always in a state of forward movement. They do a great job of throwing avenues for me to take Harry down, and it’s endlessly rewarding.

Mimi Rogers as Honey "Money" Chandler on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Mimi, what has it been like for you to have this opportunity to explore Honey Chandler over all these seasons and get to work with Titus and Michael Connelly on this franchise?

Mimi Rogers: Well, it really is a dream come true. It’s not often as an actor that you have the luxury of playing a character over such a long period of time. It’s really through that that you can continue to evolve and find new elements and new areas of creativity. Again, like I said, it’s very rare to have an opportunity to play a character for this long, and I’ve been doing this a long time. This is probably my favorite character and my favorite job, my favorite situation of all time. It’s Michael Connelly’s amazing books. It’s working with Titus. It’s working in LA. We don’t have to leave home. It’s a character, for a woman of a certain age, who’s not a grandmother or a mother or an aunt or a girlfriend, or an ex-wife. She’s Honey Chandler. She’s a fully-fledged character who’s professional and dynamic and intelligent and strong. Seriously, what could be better?

Related Article: Author and Producer Michael Connelly Talks ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2

Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Titus, from the original series all the way to ‘Legacy,’ we’ve really watched Maddie Bosch grow up in front of our eyes. She’s been through so much in this past season alone with her abduction at the beginning and Harry’s betrayal of her at the end. Can you talk about how that relationship has grown and changed, working with Maddison Lintz, and where that relationship might go in season 3?

TW: Well, originally that character was going to kind of come into play maybe for a couple of episodes, and then seeing the chemistry that Madison and I had together, but also the idea of, Harry’s always this kind of isolated lone wolf character. But now if you create a relationship or Harry can be gotten to because he has a vulnerability and an exposure that didn’t exist before because she’s been living away from him, and he didn’t raise her. So, then you bring her into his life and she’s right at that age moving into a teenager, and then there’s that rocky thing. Harry did not have the skillset. He doesn’t know anything about parenting, so it’s all sort of improvised. Then you move it to the place of her as a young adult. Working with Madison, for me, is that you, the audience, have watched her grow up on this show, I’ve had the experience of being able to watch her mature and spread her wings as an artist, going from a child to a young woman. From the beginning, I was always very protective, and I remain the same way. Even though now she’s a grown woman, there’s a cocoon that exists. There’s a sphere, a bubble that is only for Madison and me to exist in that when we’re doing those scenes. We don’t over-rehearse things. We know who these characters are now. We know the dynamics and the relationship, but what we do is we just create a place that’s sacrosanct and it works well. Look, sometimes art imitates life. I know that when Madison started dating, I kept saying, “Oh, when am I going to meet…” She said, “I’m never bringing him to the set. That’s not going to happen because I know that you’ll do something.” I said, “No, what am I going to do? Don’t be ridiculous.” But to be able to witness that as a fellow traveler, it’s incredibly rewarding. I think in this season, we had an ability to move that relationship to the highest stakes emotionally, both individually and together, and it carries through. I think when after you’re dealing with what’s going on in real time in the first two episodes, and then there’s the aftermath and/or the recovery, so even though time has passed, you really do clearly see the thread there as to what’s going on. It’s just the gift that keeps on giving, truly.

Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Mimi, Honey has really become a surrogate mother for Maddie in a way and was pivotal in Harry’s search for her at the beginning of the season. Can you talk about how her relationship to Maddie has really brought Harry and Honey closer together throughout the years?

MR: I mean, it’s interesting because in some odd way, we’re kind of a family unit, and particularly during the time Maddie was working for me in the law office. Between that and then both of us having been targeted by Carl Rogers and what we went through, she and I share a very strong bond, and I think it was a tremendous opportunity for us to see a different side of Chandler’s character. But she cares very much for this young woman in kind of a maternal way. She and Harry have been through all sorts of different phases of their relationship. But this is another way that they’re connected because as you see in the first two episodes, and particularly in the second episode, Honey will do anything. Maddie, she’s not my child, it’s different than what Bosch has but on the next level, she’ll do anything to protect Madison. She’ll do anything to help, and she cares very deeply. So, I love when they intersperse through the series moments where Chandler and Maddie just get to hang out together. Even when she was moving out, I was joking like, “Well, I live in this big house. Why don’t you just have her move in with me? We’ll be roommates.” But it’s been terrific.

Mimi Rogers as Honey "Money" Chandler and Lance Reddick as Irvin Irving on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Lance Reddick as Irvin Irving on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Season 2 of ‘Bosch: Legacy’ was dedicated to the late Lance Reddick, who makes his final ‘Bosch’ appearance in the finale. Mimi, you shared that scene with Lance, what was it like working with him on that day?

MR: Well, that’s one of the few times that Lance, and I had the opportunity to work together, certainly one-on-one, so I hadn’t had the opportunity to get to know him as well as everybody else. Just a gentle giant, just the sweetest guy ever. It came as a terrible shock to all of us, his passing. We had a lovely time shooting that scene. He’s such an imposing figure when you look at him on screen and then when you know him, when you see him in life, he was just a gentle, giant, kind of shy, and just very sweet.

Lance Reddick as Irvin Irving on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

Lance Reddick as Irvin Irving on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Titus, do you have any memories of working with Lance on the series that you could share, and can you talk about his importance to the ‘Bosch’ universe?

TW: Well, Lance and I have been friends over 20 something years, so we knew each other long before we ever did ‘Bosch’ together. I remember having to have a nudging conversation with him because he, at first, didn’t want to sign on to play another cop, to which I just said, “Look, you don’t understand. This is going to be something completely different and look at who is involved and who’s writing and who’s producing. Look at the source material.” Thank God he made the decision to come on and do the show. I mean, the character of Irving, I feel like Irving and the city of Los Angeles were these two bookends with Harry in the middle of it. We saw Irving, he was a very political animal. He’d been a righteous cop, but we also found out later that he had played around with evidence in the Preston Borders case, and Harry called him out on that. Irving, he was a very smart guy. He was a good cop. I think certainly the season where Bosch and Irving team up to find who killed his son, for Lance and me, that was great. We were both always giggling about the fact that, “Oh, all we ever do is he comes in, and he goes, ‘BOSCH.'” We were like, “Look, let’s put them together.” The scene in which he discovers his son in the supermarket, to me, is probably one of the most heartbreaking scenes and depictions of that kind of loss. It blew me away. I mean, I watched it repeatedly. It’s very, very hard to talk about him without it being emotional. He was not my friend; he was my brother. I loved and adored him. We were very close. His departure was a shock. It was a body blow, and it has left a wound in many people’s hearts that I don’t think will ever heal. It will heal in the abstract sense of that. But I miss him terribly. When that scene came up with, he and Mimi. In the end, I cried like a baby, as I’m sure many people did, certainly the people that knew him and loved him. I don’t know, it’s kind of inexplicable. I’m inarticulate in being able to express the magnitude of respect and love that I had for him. I mean, pound for pound, one of the greatest actors of our generation, without question. I miss him. I miss him, terribly.

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

MF: Finally, I understand that season 3 will begin shooting early next year. What can you tell the fans to tease them about the upcoming season?

TW: Well, honestly, we really don’t know because everything kind of collided at the beginning of the writers’ room opening back up again, then the next thing, boom, we were back after the strike. We have a sense of what the framework is, but we really don’t know anything. I mean, obviously we closed on a cliffhanger, so it wasn’t closed, and that’s up for interpretation and extrapolation, I think, in the audience’s mind between now and when it comes out. Mimi and I and everybody else are certainly curious about what’s going to happen there. But what I can assure you is the conversations that I have with the writers and the producers is on the level of excitement, which it always is. We’re like little kids hoping for a new bike, and Mimi and I and Madison and everyone involved, we get new bikes every year, so we’re excited. But I could make something up, but then you won’t be my friend anymore, so I’m not going to do that.

Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler and Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

What is the plot of ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2?

Continuing where ‘Bosch’ season 7 left off, ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 1 saw Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) retiring from the LAPD and working as a private investigator for defense attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers). Harry begins investigating businessman Carl Rogers (Michael Rose), who previously hired a hitman to kill Chandler in the final season of ‘Bosch.’ Meanwhile, Bosch’s daughter, Maddie (Madison Lintz), navigates her first days as a patrol officer with the LAPD, working from Hollywood Station, where her father used to be assigned.

The first season of ‘Bosch: Legacy’ ended with Maddie being kidnapped by a serial rapist that she was investigating, and season 2 begins with Bosch and his former partner Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) leading the manhunt to find Maddie. The rest of the season is based on Connelly’s book, ‘The Crossing,’ and ties up loose ends from both series.

Who is in the cast of ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2?

Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch and Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler on 'Bosch: Legacy' season 2.

(L to R) Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch and Mimi Rogers as Honey “Money” Chandler on ‘Bosch: Legacy’ season 2. Credit: Tyler Golden/Amazon Freevee. Copyright: Amazon Freevee.

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