One of the main characters in HBO's new series The Leftovers is Patti, a silent cult leader with mysterious motives. In order to capture the intensity necessary to portray her, actress Ann Dowd decided to model her behavior after a similar stoic figure: Bill Belichick.
“After about the third episode or so, Patti kept reminding me of someone and I couldn’t figure out who it was," the Massachusetts native explained to The Boston Globe. "Finally it dawned on me that it was Bill Belichick, whom I watched countless times during Patriot games and always liked. And for these reasons: his stoicism, that he seems full of secrets, that he doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him.”
Yep, makes sense to me:
-- Alex Suskind