Portraying lovable cad Hoyt Rawlins on The CW's Walker spin-off Walker Independence is something that comes naturally for actor Matt Barr. It's a character the Texas native created a version of on the present-day Walker, so when the time came for a spin-off, and to catapult him to the 1800s-set Independence, the move seemed organic. "It kind of started early on when we were doing a Walker [episode]," he explained in an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "The writers came to me and sort of pitched the idea of doing this spinoff. So, it kind of was there from the beginning. We loved this character so much, it just felt like the planets had aligned, and the writers wrote him so well. I feel I heard his voice and knew how he danced, so early on we thought, 'Let's keep running with him since we killed him off in the Walker series.'
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