While Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) wages a war, Axe hates the brewing relationship between Wendy (Maggie Siff) and Nico Tanner (Frank Grillo) too. After this week's episode, we now know that Frank Grillo's Nico Tanner is really into two things: demolition, and Wendy Rhoades. A role that accelerated and consolidated Grillo’s profile and popularity was Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones in three movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame. Actor and producer Frank Grillo in New York in October 2018. I have a few of the Crossbones figurines kicking around the apartment, because that is probably the project I’ve done that my kids actually enjoy. So there is a bit of a struggle that takes place. She knows how to handle herself and is an amazing professional. I really loved it and I love the fans that came to me from that role. But this character wasn’t about that. “I liked the idea of not having to be physical and not having to do what I normally do. Frank Grillo On The Marvel Of ‘Billions’ And Becoming An Action Movie Mogul. We have already discussed it, and if asked we would certainly jump back in to do another season. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere on the network in 2020. Nevertheless, photoshoots are not necessarily his favorite part of the job. I have to ask, when he’s trying to woo Nico he brings him some artisan New York pizza. The majority of what you see me doing on camera, and the work that they show after, is a lot of me. You are usually playing the lead in your projects. I am mostly in the movies as Brock Rumlow. Guiding Light grad Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) opened up about joining hit show Billions in a chat with Inside Hook. He was supposed to be in the movies more, but the producers just decided to go another way, and that’s alright. It’s got to be in my wheelhouse, and that’s what Joe and I are constantly trying to do.”. They let me be a part of all of that, which I think is why the show is so great, that they let the actors really be a part of as much of the process as possible. When, as an actor who primarily does movies, you get an opportunity to join such a high-level TV show like Billions, you jump at the chance. So, I would do it in a heartbeat.”, “I would love for a meeting to help them develop it. Too many other things got in the way—like reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Game of Thrones series finale, a show that is… Billions is settling into another ridiculous groove, introducing Buff Artist Frank Grillo—the character’s name is Nico Tanner, but going forward he will be known here only as Buff Artist Frank Grillo—in the third episode doing some paintings for Axe on commission. I had a break in my schedule, and so I spoke to the showrunners, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who said, ‘Let’s do this. I just hoped they don’t think I was just trying to be a pain in the ass. I enjoyed the stare-downs with Damian. Now, a lot of people have come to us and said, ‘We want you to do this. I think Crossbones was on screen for something like eight or 12 minutes, and you would think that this character was in 75 different movies the way every day people come up to me all day and talk about Crossbones. She has done a lot of great work, like on Sons Of Anarchy with my buddy Charlie Hunnam. News, advice and insights for the most interesting man in the room. “We’ve got a movie coming out with Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts called Boss Level. I’m constantly adding to the tribe and once in a blue moon, not often, but somebody leaves the group. Frank Grillo on his roles in ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Billions’ The actor plays a MMA legend running a gym in “Kingdom,” which has gotten a second life streaming on Netflix. Frank Grillo recently joined InsideHook readers for an intimate live conversation hosted by contributor Charles Thorp. “I was already in my 40s. And awesome. Right off the bat Maggie and I had a great vibe. She is plenty used to being around high-testosterone guys, which I think lends itself to the character well. So what does the future hold for Grillo and Warparty? Some of the best people in the business are now working in television. I had to intellectualize what was going on, and that was far more gratifying. “I’ve done a bunch of movies with Jason Blum, and what his company has done absolutely inspired us. “We have two movies greenlit, one behind the other for the next six months. Guiding Light grad Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) opened up about joining hit show Billions in a chat with Inside Hook. I was immediately down. Watch Corey Stoll, Julianna Margulies, and Frank Grillo join the world of 'Billions' in exclusive season 5 trailer. “Does anyone like doing that stuff?” he asks me. “It’s a lot of repeat business. Playing an artist on the show is a new challenge for Grillo, but maneuvering through the realm of big business isn’t. Bouqs and 1-800Flowers Have You Covered With V-Day Discounts, Take 30% Off at J.Crew, Including Brand New Styles, Take $75 Off Patagonia's Recycled Cashmere, Never Take It Off, Bill Maher Talks Mutating Viruses and a Changing Climate on “Real Time”, 15 Lingerie Brands Men Should Know, None of Which Are Victoria's Secret, This Week's "SNL" Shows the Steamy Side of Real Estate. I’m taking pictures as if I was Captain America. You guys went through a lot of effort to involve real MMA fighters and coaches. We can pull it off in 30 days. Frank Grillo On The Marvel Of ‘Billions’ And Becoming An Action Movie Mogul Simon Thompson Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Frank Grillo on his roles in ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Billions’ August 9, 2020, 11:58 PM The actor plays a MMA legend running a gym in “Kingdom,” which has gotten a second life streaming on Netflix.