'Briarpatch' actor Kim Dickens says playing a cop in the upcoming crime thriller is her most confident role ever
Kimberly Jan Dickens, an American actress who debuted with a supporting role in the comedy film 'Palookaville' in 1995, has since then had lead roles in many entertainment pieces. Her lead roles include 'Truth or Consequences, N.M.' (1997), 'Zero Effect' and 'Mercury Rising' (both 1998). She also has had supporting roles in 'Hollow Man' (2000), 'House of Sand and Fog' (2003), 'The Blind Side' (2009), 'Gone Girl' (2014), and 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' (2016).
She has also played roles on television such as 'Deadwood' (2004–2006; 2019), 'Treme' (2010–2013), and 'House of Cards' (2015–2017). Most recently, she is known for her role as Madison Clark in 'Fear the Walking Dead' — an AMC horror drama series.
On a much more recent note, Dickens joined the cast of USA Network's crime thriller anthology 'Briarpatch', as a series regular.
The series is based on an intensely skilled investigator Allegra Dill played by Rosaria Dawson, who works for a senator in Washington, DC. When her sister, who is 10 years younger than her and a homicide detective, is killed by a car bomb, Dill returns to her hometown in Texas, which is corrupt to say in the least. She then goes on an adventure with nothing going as planned as she begins the search for the murderer.
Dickens plays the role of chief of police Eve Raytek, whose goal is to find who killed Allegra’s sister — a bold character described as a 'firecracker'. Having played roles in the detective area before, Dickens shares the quirks of her character with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
When asked about her character and how similar or different it was to the ones she had played in the past, Dickens said, "You know, this character is very different. Well, I'm back in law enforcement, so we'll say that I was in law enforcement before solving crimes, but she's different because she's probably the most confident character I've ever played — the most comfortable with being herself. Shameless, in a way. She is fiery. She is tough. She's booth stompin' and she's beer-drinkin'. She's the boss. She's very alpha," said Dickens. "She was really, really fun to play."
'Briarpatch' will air on the USA Network on February 6, 2020, at 10/9 C.