Exclusive Pure Fandom interview: Actor R. Marcos Taylor

If you’re like many of us here at Pure Fandom, you’re on the lookout for some awesome summer movies. Look no further than Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). Baby Driver is an action crime thriller that focuses on a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort). When Baby meets a girl (Lily James) and falls in love, he must contend with his past, including a mysterious former employer (Kevin Spacey).

R. Marcos Taylor is an actor known for his stunt work and for playing Suge Knight in the Academy-Award nominated movie Straight Outta Compton. In Baby Driver, Taylor plays Armie, a crooked police officer who sells illegal weapons—and also really loves the cello. I got the chance to ask him a little about the movie and his favorite parts of the experience.


CLAIRE CICERO OF PURE FANDOM: How would you describe Baby Driver?

Taylor: I would say it’s like a volcano about to erupt as soon as the credits start rolling.


What was it like working with Edgar Wright?

It was a blessing. I’m a big fan of his film Hot Fuzz. His films are entertaining, not too much or too little. Always right where they need to be.

Edgar Wright in Baby Driver


How would you describe your character in Baby Driver?

Armie is a mean guy, who wants most things done his way, but he can also be a little overly sensitive. Most of the time he sells guns and just wants to shoot people.


When you found out you got the role, what was your first reaction?

Happy and ready for work. I love what I do. I want to do it as much as possible.


How did your past stunt work fit into your experience on the movie?

Perfect, I did all my stunts. It’s what I’m the best at. I hope to do more, a lot more. The Stunt community is a family.

R. Marcos Taylor


What’s one thing that Baby Driver has that other movies this summer won’t have?



What was your favorite part of filming Baby Driver?

Working with Edgar Wright, the cast and crew, and my stunt acting heroes I grew up watching. Everything felt so natural, and I’ve made new friends from it. Unforgettable.


What are you a super fan of?

I’m a martial arts and action film geek. I listen to old school R&B, and ’80s and ’90s hip hop. For TV, I watch Sanford and Son, Frazier, and all the DC comic shows. I’m a Netflix guy!


Catch R. Marcos Taylor in ‘Baby Driver’ premiering on June 28th!


(Image credit: Wes Klain)


Claire Cicero

Claire Cicero is a college student and an aspiring entertainment journalist. Writing about things she loves makes her happier than Dean Winchester when he sees pie or Deadpool when he sees chimichangas (so, a lot). You can find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, scrolling through Marvel news, and waiting impatiently for the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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