Clea DuVall Needs a Larger ‘However I am a Cheerleader’ Reunion in Season 2
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Poker Face, Season 1, Episode 10, “The Hook.”]
Poker Face has come to its Season 1 conclusion, and the sequence continues to peel again layers of Charlie’s (Natasha Lyonne) life.
The character with a knack for detecting BS was compelled to reunite with a couple of particular person from her previous within the episode titled, “The Hook.” Whereas one included Sterling Frost Sr. (Ron Perlman), viewers received a glimpse into Charlie’s previous with the introduction of her sister Emily, performed by Lyonne’s good friend and former But I’m a Cheerleader costar Clea DuVall.
Sneaking into Emily’s home as she flees authorities, Charlie is compelled to reckon with the implications of her long-term absence in Emily’s life.
Though Charlie’s innocence in Sterling’s loss of life is confirmed to the authorities that search her, she winds up again on the run because the mob household Cliff collaborated with to kill Sterling need their very own revenge. Nonetheless, the door is seemingly open for one more household reunion between Charlie and her sister Emily. Under, DuVall opens up about hopes for a return in Season 2, and shares which visitor star she’d prefer to see signal on for Season 2.
How was this chance first launched to you and what drew you to the position of Emily Cale?
Clea DuVall: Nicely, Natasha texted me and he or she stated, “Do you wanna come do that position on Poker Face?” I used to be doing put up[-production] on a present referred to as Excessive College on the time, so I used to be very busy. I used to be like, “I don’t know if I can.” And , there was by no means a world the place I wasn’t gonna do it as a result of getting the chance to work with Natasha… she is one in all my favourite individuals to work with. She had despatched over the script and it was simply so good. I bear in mind when Natasha first informed me in regards to the present that Rian created for her, and it simply gave the impression of such a enjoyable thought, however then getting to truly learn the script and see what that they had been doing, it was so enjoyable and thrilling.
You’ve acted with Natasha earlier than, however what was it like attending to see her in a inventive position behind-the-scenes of Poker Face?
It was actually cool. I by no means received to go to her when she was making Russian Doll, so, this was the primary time actually seeing her in that behind-the-scenes position and he or she wears it very properly. She has such a giant mind that may actually maintain total worlds within it. And seeing the best way she was in a position to juggle all the things was actually. I used to be so happy with her.
As Emily, you and Charlie have a difficult relationship. How a lot of their historical past as sisters was outlined earlier than filming?
It was simply written as is. Natasha and I had a few conversations in regards to the backstory and what sure issues meant. We actually each went into it with our personal tackle what the historical past was, very similar to with actual households the place everyone has their very own tackle occasions.
Is there hope that Emily will return since Poker Face has been renewed for Season 2?
I imply, I believe as an viewers member, I wanna know extra about Charlie and the place she got here from, like her private historical past. So I believe it will definitely make sense to have extra Emily concerned in that.
There’s clear resentment in the direction of Charlie on Emily’s aspect of issues. Is it extra about Charlie simply being an absent member of the family, or is it about one thing extra particular she’s accomplished up to now inside the household?
I believe it’s each. I believe the truth that Charlie will not be round is actually hurtful to Emily. As contentious as their relationship is, as a lot as Emily is like Charlie’s solely household, Charlie is Emily’s solely household. There’s a part of Emily that has needed to study to stay with out, and having Charlie simply present up once more begins this cycle of, how lengthy is she gonna be right here now? After which understanding that after she’s gone, there’s gonna be items to choose up proper in her wake.
Regardless of her anger, Emily nonetheless helps Charlie escape authorities. Is that only a gesture of real human decency or is it deeper?
Yeah, I believe it positively comes from a spot of affection and desirous to be to assist. It’s like wanting to assist Charlie whereas nonetheless preserving herself. Giving Charlie the sneakers is as a lot as she will do. She is aware of that if she opens up anymore, she’s gonna like fall down a rabbit gap and it’s gonna be unhealthy. So it’s actually simply making an attempt to like Charlie as a lot as she will. As a lot of it’s protected to do.
Emily begs Charlie to depart and by no means come again, and he or she seems to go on the run as soon as extra earlier than the ultimate moments play out. Do you hope Charlie returns to create some extra chaos, or for Emily’s sake, keep away?
I believe a little bit bit extra chaos can be enjoyable. However most likely for the protection of Emily and her childhood, [it wouldn’t be good].
This present has so many fantastic stars concerned. Looking forward to the longer term, are there any visitor stars you’d prefer to see pop up in Season 2?
Yeah, I’d like to see Melanie Lynskey be a part of simply to get the However I’m a Cheerleader trifecta. I imply that what’s so cool about this present. It’s enjoyable to simply see all these individuals [onscreen]. I’m actually simply making an attempt to consider the people who we’ve recognized that might be enjoyable to get to play with [and it’s] Melanie.
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