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Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman talk about their 'Fargo' roles
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman talk about their 'Fargo' roles

Billy Bob Thornton sits in a darkened corner inside the bar of the Sunset Marquis hotel, his right hand cupping not a drink (it's a bit early) but an iPhone showing the video image of his pal Martin Freeman. The stars of "Fargo," FX's mesmerizing riff on the Coen brothers' 1996 dark, absurdist classic, are catching up, talking about their moms, facial hair (Freeman's growing a beard for a play; the clean-shaven Thornton is sporting what he calls his "newborn pink rat look") and music, as the camera on Freeman's home office computer reveals a vast collection of vinyl, alphabetized ("Otherwise, it'd be years before I'd find that Jam...

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