‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver Talked Scene That Kept Cracking Him Up

by Kati Michelle

Entering the seventh season of the show with 70 episodes under its belt already, “Bosch” broke an Amazon record. The TV-MA-rated series became the longest-running Amazon original in history, which is no small feat. And, sure, the show can get a little grim at times typically taking the form of a drama. But according to the titular star, Titus Welliver (Harry Bosch), things are a little different on set when the cameras stop rolling.

The “Bosch” star opened up about the work atmosphere in a recent interview admitting that the cast likes to goof off every now and then. Although it’s a good way to let off some steam, it also makes the job a little harder sometimes. Welliver remembers one scene from the show, in particular, which made it almost impossible not to break character. This is what kept him cracking up.

‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver Says Keeping a Straight Face in the Most Difficult of Times is What ‘Acting’ is Really About

Earlier this year, Welliver made an appearance on one of the most well-known late-night talk shows out there, “Late Night with Seth Myers.” The host introduced him by playing a clip from “Bosch” that showed Welliver acting opposite Lance Reddick. You could cut the tension in the scene with a knife.

To paint the full picture, imagine Reddick’s stone-cold commanding chief character in a power struggle with Titus Welliver’s Harry Bosch character. Then again, maybe “power struggle” isn’t the right choice of words here. Reddick’s character slammed his foot down (metaphorically) calling Welliver a m———– and telling him to exit the room.

After the clip finishes playing, Titus tells Seth Myers that it was one of the hardest scenes to film because he couldn’t keep it together. It took several takes to film because he kept cracking up, but eventually, the “Bosch” star pulled it together. And at the end of the day, he says that’s what acting is really about.

Titus Welliver Reveals Which Film Has Inspired Him the Most

Best-selling author Don Winslow posed a question to his Twitter followers earlier this week. He asked, “What is the movie that INSPIRED you the MOST?” Nearly two thousand replies found the tweet since it was posted, including a reply from our favorite “Bosch” guy.

Titus Welliver first responded to Director Terry Kinney applauding his “Scarecrow” choice. The film stars big names like Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, for reference. Welliver then offered up his own answer, “Pocket Money.” Welliver didn’t elaborate much about the choice other than naming two leads in the flick: Paul Newman and Lee Marvin.