Every major Hollywood action thriller has a set of ingredients that turn them into perfect movies. There’s the determined hero, the charismatic side characters, the emotional core love interest and of course, the ever present baddies. Thugs and soldiers who work for the worst of the worst crawl out of the woodwork with guns blazing to challenge the hero and, inevitably, get struck down. But those are just actors, doing their part in a movie. In reality, things are different.

Pavel Kozlov is one of these “professional bad guys” who portrays killers and terrorists in TV thrillers and dramas. His Russian origin gives him an edge on the language and accent needed to portray one of the most quintessential bad-guy stereotypes. But off camera he’s a very different guy. Read more