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Clea DuVall to Star in Key Ending Storyline of 'Poker Face'

[This story contains spoilers for Poker Face , the season 1 finale of “The Hook.” ]

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When reaching out Clea DuVall Regarding the key role of Poker Face, this is a simple The problem.

“She just texted me saying she wanted me to play this role, can I do it? I said, ‘Of course,'” in the Peacock series ‘s finale featured a hyphen telling The Hollywood Reporter.

Because of Poker Face Murder Mystery – On a week-long premise, the Rian Johnson-created series starring Leonor gets a star cameo, Because every week in the first season a new actor appears as a killer or a victim episodes. Each ambitious episode is set in a new location and features the character of Lyonne genius fugitive Charlie Cale Featuring new murders to solve.

But the finale brings the whole season full circle, as Charlie outsmarts the man who has been chasing her (played by Benjamin Bratt and Rumple Man), accumulating An even bigger enemy (voiced by Rhea Perlman) and prepares for season two by sending her back on her journey and on the run again. In the midst of it all, Poker Face delivers the most emotional punch when Charlie pulls in to seek the help of her estranged sister (played by DuVall).

This certainly isn’t the first time Duvall has played alongside Lyon. The duo, who have been best friends since the early days of their acting careers, co-star in 1296 LGBTQ cult comedy but I’m a cheerleader , later reunited with DuVall’s on screen Director’s debut 2023 of Intervention .

But, like the other Poker Face guest players, DuVall didn’t look beyond the context of her episodes to understand what her scene would be Fits larger poker face arcs. Now that she’s watched the season, DuVall talks to THR about her desire to explore more sisters in Relationship Season 2 , starring Lyonne as the friends grow from actress to filmmaker, and involved in some of her other projects and roles, including Family broken ,


, The Handmaid’s Tale and Happiest Season.

So when Natasha Lyonne reached out to play Charlie Kyle’s estranged sister Emily, it was a quick “yes”. [ Editor’s Note: Their scenes are filled with history and raise a lot of questions about the cause of this family rift. Emily said it was a gift from Charlie and her, and Charlie didn’t deny it . ] How do you feel after seeing how heavy the material is?

I really think it’s a great character, especially since Natasha and I have such a long, rich history that can Playing sisters — sisters with such a difficult past — and being able to draw inspiration from being friends for so long felt like a really fun place to be. Even though it’s darker, when you’re on screen with someone you have such a close personal relationship with, something happens that normally doesn’t happen.

Lots of hints about the sisters’ upbringing, but nothing specific about what happened. Did the two of you create a backstory?

We discussed it. Sometimes, as an actor, it’s nice to have something of your own involved. But there are elements related to their history that both she and I have considered and discussed.

Can you share any of these? According to Emily, has something to do with how Charlie caused their rift?

I don’t know if I can. I can’t say because there are things that will affect how things go and I don’t know if they would like to make such a decision. I think it’s now in the hands of the writers as to what backstory they want to use.

Looks like you should come back Season 2 …

I would love to come back. Natasha is such a fascinating character, and as a viewer, I wanted to know more about where she came from and her personal history. So I think they’re definitely going to make room for me to come back.

How long were you on set?

I was there for two or three days.

You talked about drawing inspiration from your friendships. What was it like making this film together? Are you serious or relaxed on set?

Very serious. Because some of the scenes are more emotional, it’s really just to make sure we keep our feet on the ground. For me at least, anyway, because I love Natasha, she brings out my goofy side – what she naturally brings out in me is kind of the opposite of what I need to do. So it’s really about staying focused and not giving it your all until the camera is on, so there’s an element of surprise to it. We’ve worked together a few times and I really like it because it feels so alive. Planning anything takes away because what happens spontaneously always feels like the kind of thing that, as an actor, you really want to have, which is loose and malleable, rather than this locked-down thing.

Poker Face Episode 110 Natasha Lyonne As Charlie Cale, Clea DuVall as Emily Cale. Peacock

You both have worn many hats during your careers by now. On Poker Face , Natasha is acting, writing and directing. How is it different to act together now?

Now that we all have experience behind the scenes, I think we understand what is required. At least, as far as I am concerned, I like to be involved, to serve the story, to support the other actors, not for me. Especially when you get to the finale of a series of TV shows where a lot of other stuff happens. They’re trying to land the plane, and it’s my job to come in and help them do that – not break into the scene and really make a big splash! Performance is now. Natasha was that moment. Really just being able to be there and make sure I give her and the show everything I need to wrap up this amazing season of TV.

this Poker FaceGuest Star I said you only have scripts for episodes. And you Came for this all-encompassing key ending. First, did you still watch the show after it aired?

Oh yes. I [can’t] wait for new episodes every week, I’m hooked.

Do you feel differently about your role now? See what Charlie has been through?

completely. I guess because our scene was more serious, I didn’t really feel for the whole tone. So it was really fun and surprising to see this show.

What disturbs me from your scene is that your character is so depressed she can’t even give Charlie a change of clothes. Can’t she just give her something to change up the sparkly dress while she goes on the run?

( laughing at s.) That didn’t show up!

Your presenters, Nora and Lilla Zuckerman, and told me that the cock ring was Rian Johnson’s idea. [Editor’s note: Johnson posted on Twitter About Design Rings ]. Does that set the stage for comedy on set?

I think Charlie lost it on the walk… I actually don’t remember [if she had it in our scene]. Also, we didn’t have a real cock ring for the baby. We don’t let kids play with real cock rings.

We touched on this a bit, but, you now have Family ruined and High School and your upcoming show day job ; Natasha also has Russian doll and her animal picture banner. From actor to creator, how has it been on this journey with you and Natasha?

Really cool. I never thought we’d go down this road when we were these little scrappy kids who were just starting out. I never thought we’d evolve into these grown women who can handle responsibilities like this. Of our upcoming cast members, we’re definitely the more eccentric, left-leaning girls. I guess that makes sense because being the weirdo sometimes is more about being out there and giving you room to explore other things.

Lyonne and DuVall are in but I’m the cheerleader. Everett

Have you ever wondered if making todayBut I’m a Cheerleader How would it be different?

If it was still Jamie [Babbitt, director], this movie would be made exactly the same because her vision is so strong and did an incredible job, but I think the reception for that movie would be very different now. As evidenced by the fact that so many kids are discovering it now, it seems to have taken on another life over the past few years as young people have discovered it, which is pretty cool. When it came out, it certainly didn’t elicit the same response.

What is the most important project you are working on right now? For example, how long do you want to do Housebroken (co-founded by DuVall) and do long-term project excitement?

I’d love to Housebroken go on forever. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great group of people. And I think this [coming third] season has been really good, we’ve really come a long way. So, I’m pretty excited about it coming out. I would love to go on to high school . I just think [it’s about] storytelling, which on the surface seems very specific, but is actually so relevant and universal. I didn’t watch a lot of movies and TV shows as a kid with characters that reminded me of me. However, I still have so much connection to the movies, really moved by them, and that’s what I want to dedicate myself to. So I think being able to create that same experience with characters that are lesser-known or less well-known on-screen, but still capture the universality of the human experience, those are stories that I’m really passionate about telling, whether it’s behind the camera Still in front of the camera.

There are some Veep alum on Housebroken. Showrunner David Mandel has said that it often feels like the world is begging for the show to return. Have you talked about this with your co-stars?

Unfortunately, with Housebroken, we don’t really get along in real life See. But we socialize and we do talk about it. We are all talking. We all loved it so much I think it will be done in a heartbeat. It was just the best experience, a group of people who really love the material and each other. It’s awesome, I can’t believe I can be a part of it.

1235342708 The Handmaid’s Tale will also return for the final season. Do you have a role there?

Actually I don’t know. I haven’t heard anything about the final season yet. Like not, just based on how things turned out. It feels like it’s over, but I don’t know either.

What do you think Ending your role with Emily (Alexis Bly) Del)?

Heartache, really heartache. But if she’s really serious, what she’s saying about getting to this place she’s left forever, in order to process her experience, is maybe what Emily needs too. Because a part of her might never come back [from Gilead] even though her body was there.

and, 1235309504 Happiest Season Sequel?

I don’t have any news about the sequel!

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Poker Face is now playing on Peacock.



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