Criminal Defense Lawyer Plays Role of Killer in Award-Winning Independent Film
Posted Apr 10, 2012 9:43 AM CST
By Martha Neil
If criminal defense attorney Kevin Broughton was ordering his final meal on Earth, he'd want it to include frog legs.
But when asked to order on behalf of his character, a twisted Mississippi killer headed to execution in Old Oak, he opted for fried chicken, pork chops, black-eyed peas, cornbread and mashed potatoes. To be shown at the Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson over the weekend, the award-winning independent film stars Broughton in gray-and-white striped prison garb and leg irons, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
The attorney, who made his film debut last year in another award-winning short, Murderabilia, that was also shown at Crossroads, says there's not a lot of difference between the work he does as a lawyer and the work he does as an actor. However, if he had his druthers, he'd be earning a living behind the camera and hopes to figure out how to make that dream a reality.
He feels fortunate to have had a chance to appear in two films of such high quality and is ready to return to death row whenever the next opportunity presents itself.
"A running gag among people who know me is if you have a part for a convict, Kevin Broughton can do it," he tells the newspaper.
The Madison County Herald also has a story.