Sam Rockwell Talks Uncertain Future Of ‘Three Billboards’ Character

Spoilers for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.

Sam Rockwell is earning acclaim for his role as bigoted police officer Dixon in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, including a Best Supporting Actor win at the BAFTAs over the weekend, but the future for his character may not be as rosy.

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Speaking to Digital Spy, the actor discussed the shift in the film toward seeing the character as possibly sympathetic. “[I mean] he does get set on fire.”

Things aren’t so easy for Dixon, though, Rockwell admitted. “It was challenging. I think he has a lot to do at the end of the movie. And Mildred, they probably need a lot of therapy. That last scene, I don’t think they’re quite done.”

The film ends with Dixon and Frances McDormand’s character Mildred driving off together, and Rockwell has some ideas about what the very next scene might be.

“I think they probably went to the pub for some liquid courage and ended up making out. And just botched the whole killing thing,” he joked.

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Rockwell also talked about wearing a Time’s Up pin to the BAFTAs.

“Well, I think it’s important to represent this moment and try to listen if people are trying to be heard,” he explained. “I want to support that. I have a lot of amazing women in my life.”

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