'The Romanoffs' star Cara Buono reveals she was going to say yes even before she read the script

Cara Buono stars in the next installement of Amazon Prime's 'The Romanoffs: Bright and High Circle' along with Diane Lane, Ron Livingston and Andrew Rannells.


                            'The Romanoffs' star Cara Buono reveals she was going to say yes even before she read the script

Amazon Prime's  'The Romanoffs' is all set for its next installment this weekend and quite like the last four, there's very little we know about 'Bright and High Circle'. It revolves around the legend of the Romanoffs, the alleged descendants of the Russian imperial family. This chapter in the 8 part anthology show will deal with "a trusted friend under suspicion tests the loyalties of a tightly-knit community", the official synopsis tells us.

Thankfully, actress Cara Buono, who's starring in this chapter revealed a little more. "You know, I was so excited to get a call from Matt Weiner that there was a role for me in his follow up to 'Mad Men', "said the actress in an interview with TV Insider. "Every episode is connected by the theme that there’s a person who thinks they’re a descendant of the Romanoffs. I play this character named Debbie who’s a friend of Diane Lane’s and there’s a rumor that gets started in their small community that kind of threatens all of our relationships." Is she the friend who starts the fire? We'll just have to wait and see.

Cara Buono attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Cara Buono attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The installment stars Diane Lane as Katherine Ford, Ron Livingston as Alex Myers, Andrew Rannells as David Patton, Cara Buono as Debbie Newman and Nicole Ari Parker as Cheryl Gowans. Buono added that she's incredibly excited to be working with the cast. In fact, she said that she had made up her mind even before she knew what the story was. "I am a huge fan of Diane Lane, she’s just such a gorgeous actress, and Andrew Rannells is in it who I’m a huge fan of from Book of Mormon. I'd also just jump at the chance to work with Matt Weiner," she said before adding, "Having been in 'Mad Men' and been such a huge fan of 'Mad Men' and have that wonderful writing to act from, I just knew that there would be an opportunity to have some rich writing to be part of. So I was going to sign on even before reading a script."

Buono has worked with the writer and director on a couple of occasions before. Her role of Faye Miller in 'Mad Men' earned her two nominations - a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She starred in 10 episodes of the show as a psychologist and freelance consultant who provides market research for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Her character was bold and unafraid and was deemed as the epitome of a modern woman by Peggy Olson. "We worked on 'The Sopranos' and then 'Mad Men' and now 'The Romanoffs' and we got to know each other on 'The Sopranos'. There’s nothing currently in the future that I know of but yeah, I would work on anything with Matt," she said. 

'The Romanoffs: Bright and High Circle' airs on Friday, November 2nd on Amazon Prime Video.