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Actors brave bitter cold for ‘Fargo’ TV series

Actors brave bitter cold for ‘Fargo’ TV series

'FARGO:'From left, cast members Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks participate in the "Fargo" panel at the FX Winter TCA Press Tour, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Phil McCarten/Invision for FOX/AP Images

Actor Colin Hanks shivered through filming on new TV series “Fargo” after temperatures on location in Calgary, Canada plummeted to -30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The “King Kong” star reveals he had to cover his body with hand and foot warmers under layers upon layers of clothing just to keep him from freezing.

He explains, “I sort of got it down to a science. I would come into the trailer every morning, I would put on foot warmers that attached to your feet, and then I’d take two toe warmers and I’d sandwich the toes, and then I would take a large body warmer, about the size of my hand, and I would put them (all over my body), all over my long johns (long underwear).

“Then I would put on my costume, pants, shirt, jacket, and then a gigantic set coat… I looked like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (from Ghostbusters).”

And the weather became so cold on one occasion, production had to be shut down for the day.

Tom Hanks’ son adds, “We had to cancel filming one day because it was just too cold.”

Colin Hanks plays a police deputy in the new TV drama, which was inspired by the Coen Brothers’ cult 1996 movie of the same name.

Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman also play characters made famous in the film by Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy.

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