Timothy Olyphant talks I Am Number Four

Feb 18, 2011 at 2:29 p.m. ET

This is a great time to be Timothy Olyphant as his latest film hits the big screen, I Am Number Four and his TV hit Justified is also back on the small screen. Olyphant sat down with us for an exclusive video interview to discuss I Am Number Four, his exploding career and how the love audiences are giving Justified is one of his life’s greatest blessings.

Timothy Olyphant has enjoyed a varied career on both TV and in film. In 2010, he was seen in the horror instant-classic, The Crazies, and his recent credits include Hitman, Live Free: Die Hard, A Perfect Getaway and The Girl Next Door.

Timothy Olyphant in I Am Number Four

No stranger to television, besides his stunning turn on Justified, how could audiences forget his roles in Sex and the City, The Officeand Deadwood?

In I Am Number Four, Olyphant plays Henri opposite Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron and Callan McAuliffe. Henri is charged with protecting Pettyfer's character, an alien who has escaped his planet's destruction to live on earth. The Mog, who destroyed their planet, is scouring the earth searching for the nine supernatural children rocketed off the planet as the species' only hope before it was destroyed.

The nine must be killed in order and as the film begins, One, Two and Three have been murdered. Pettyfer's Number Four is next and if Olyphant's Henri has any say in the matter, the killing stops with Number Three.

Olyphant sat down with SheKnows for a video interview to discuss the finer points of protecting Number Four and his thoughts on the diverse career that has made him a very familiar face to audiences all over the world.

Timothy Olyphant exclusive video interview