Fallout star's sweaty prosthetics made him question job as the Ghoul

Walton Goggins admits he was "freaking out" on set.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 07: Walton Goggins attends the
Walton Goggins at the Fallout launch party in Austin, Texas. (Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Prime Video)

Fallout star Walton Goggins questioned his decision to play the Ghoul while wearing sweaty facial prosthetics.

In Prime Video's imminent video game adaptation, the Quentin Tarantino regular (he's appeared in the director's films Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) steps into the desert boots of TV bounty hunter Cooper Howard, who survives nuclear armageddon only to become a noseless monstrosity.

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Ahead of the show's premiere next month, Goggins told The Guardian just how challenging it was to perform in his character's gruesome get-up.

"I didn't know how I would hold up, to be quite honest with you," he began.

Walton Goggins as The Ghoul in Fallout. (Prime Video)
He plays the semi-zombified Ghoul in Prime Video's upcoming show. (Prime Video)

"The very first day we were working, it was 106F [41C]. And all of a sudden, the sweat started building up. I couldn't stop it. [Co-creator] Jonathan Nolan asked me: 'Are you crying?' I said: 'No, I don't know what you're talking about.' And he touched my eye and water came pouring out of the piece, because there was a buildup of sweat inside."

Goggins went on to reveal: "I'm not one to complain, but I sat down on a log and literally said to myself: 'Man, you're getting too old for this s***. I don't know how I'm going to do nine months of this.' I was freaking out."

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Further along, the actor also contemplated the curse of video game adaptations, which had plagued the industry up until 2023's roaring success of The Last of Us.

"People will criticise and applaud any endeavour, no matter what it is," he said. "I don't live my life that way. As artists, we have a responsibility to do the best job that we were hired to do, right? And I can tell you that there was no stone left unturned to make this experience. I feel confident that people will like it."

Fallout premieres 11 April on Prime Video.

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