One of the main characters in HBO's new series The Leftovers was modeled after Bill Belichick.

By SI Wire
September 13, 2014

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:

[Boston Globe h/t SB Nation]

-- Alex Suskind

You May Like