Created by Taylor Sheridan, Tulsa King
, which premiered yesterday on Paramount+ follows Dwight Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), a mafia capo, who after being released from prison after twenty-five years is exiled by his boss to Tulsa, Oklahoma. No longer having his mob family, he slowly builds a new “crew” from unlikely characters to establish a new empire in a place that is totally alien to him.
Even after having an established career like Stallone, there is still more to learn with acting, according to the performer. “[A]cting, it’s a real delicate balance,” Stallone told SciFi Vision during a recent interview. “…there's an analogy between a boxer and an actor. So, if you're in there with a good actor, like with a good boxer, you're going to show a lot more of your moves and skill. When you're there with a bad actor, it's not a very interesting fight. So, you find yourself trying to bring out the best of an actor; you try to write dialogue for him. That brings out his best side.”
Stallone continued that actors get better with experience because they learn how to relax and know their strong suits. “There's no such a thing as the ‘best actor,’ he explained. “People have always said, ‘Oh, Brando is the best actor,’ or ‘De Niro is the best actor.’ No one's the best actor. You're the best at a certain part, or you're playing a great character. You're really good at that. Some guys are incredible Shakespearean actors, but they won’t be very good at a Western, but they're great actors in their genre…So, this is my lane, and I'm very comfortable in it. And it's taken a long time, believe it or not, because you try to overcompensate at some things…As you get older, you start to settle down. Like a quarterback, you start to see the whole field.”