'Sacred Lies' star Juliette Lewis decodes Harper's rough edges, says she loves playing multilayered characters
In an interview with MEA WorldWide, Lewis talks about her character who was introduced as an eccentric telemarketer who volunteers as an 'armchair detective'
'Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones' star Juliette Lewis's Harper is a multi-layered character. Harper was introduced as an eccentric, isolated telemarketer who volunteers as an "armchair detective" for a Jane Doe website dedicated to closing cold cases involving missing and unidentified people. Now, she chooses to obsessively immerse herself in finding the lost – especially those who no one else is looking for.
In an interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) on the show's red carpet. Lewis decoded her character in-depth.
"My character, she's really rough around the edges," Lewis explained. "But her traumatic past is what makes her single-mindedly obsessed on giving the dignity back to unnamed, murdered victims. And it's really beautiful because she has all these layers to her and we learn about all the characters throughout each episode. And then all the storylines culminate right around (episodes) five, six and seven. It's really satisfying this show, the way Raelle Tucker, our creator, set it up and she ultimately wants people to feel good by the end," she said.
Lewis also added she doesn't do anything typical. "I'm always looking to do something totally different and new with every project. So I'd say it falls in line. You just dream of really multilayered rich characters and good storytelling, but this genre is... I'm always fascinated by it, like every episode where it can leave you on a cliffhanger."
You can watch the complete interview here:
Episodes 1-3 of 'Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones' is available for streaming on Facebook Watch.