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I didn’t realize the scope that HBO had or that TV had, because I hadn’t really worked in that medium before. I had such a positive experience on it; I wanted to get back to something like that again.
I was looking for something to do, but everything paled in comparison. MONAGHAN: was the first project that I felt like I could get into and go on the journey with and do it for a number of seasons if possible.
Putting you in a pen with a hog…MONAGHAN: I think they’re still doing it.
I think it was seen by so many people, and that’s what kind of surprised me.
MONAGHAN: I hadn’t thought about that in many years and then I was home a couple of years ago and I was looking through the photo albums, and my mother has a picture of me in cutoffs and a t-shirt with my best friend growing up. My dad was kind of snickering on the front porch swing, and my mom was like, “You hightail it and get into bed and we’ll talk about this in the morning.” Then I remember my mom waking me up at seven o’clock and I was so sick, I was so hung over. We didn’t have cell phones back then and my mom couldn’t reach me, and she was not happy.
GAD: Is that something innate in you—you want to go back and teach the hogs of rural Iowa a lesson? So I came home, I stumbled up the steps, and I tracked mud everywhere. I came home completely blitzed when I was about 16 and that did not go over well.
MONAGHAN: I didn’t and that was quite scary for me. I was like, “I just don’t see the bigger picture,” and my comfort level wasn’t there. They gave me somewhat of an outline, but it was really about that feeling that I had with them in the room and how they wanted to explore all of these different ideas and have it be centered around family so it was really grounded and relatable and then push it to the extreme in certain areas. Your sister defected from the Meyerist movement; you haven’t seen her since. Did you establish a detailed timeline or backstory? MONAGHAN: Those are little things that I discovered, and it was really hard to do research for it. I thought what would be interesting was to see Sarah very calm and cool and collected, and then when things go a little awry, a little off within their family, and all of those healing practices and those unburdening processes that she’s accustomed to using to get through situations aren’t working, we start to see her unravel.
Then once I knew that they were talking about someone like Aaron [Paul], that was amazing, because I love that dude beyond, beyond words. I had to really take it from more of an emotional perspective to see who this person is and who this person was going to become in terms of the research.
Despite being off-and-on, Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly eventually ended their years-long romance, and apparently it was because she cheated on him!
Actor Michelle Monaghan, however, has found a solution in the new Hulu drama centers around a cult—or, as the members insist on calling it, a movement —called Meyerism. GAD: We had our families and it was just a big playground. GAD: It’s like ] I’d always wanted to be an investigative journalist—that was my dream growing up. GAD: You’re that actor that everybody who hasn’t made it hates. MONAGHAN: I think I had a couple of things going for me: It wasn’t something that I’d always known I wanted to do, it really was something of a journey that I was on. I had older brothers that I grew up with too, so my thick skin was fully in place by the age of 10.
Between a director of the caliber of Cary Fukunaga, co-stars like Matthew Mc Conaughey and Woody Harrelson, and the modern gothic setting of the Louisiana bayou, it is not an easy task. I never thought, “Oh wow, the next logical step would be to go to drama school.” You went to drama school, right? Were you like Sofia Vergara is to Colombia to Iowa? I was the girl in your local Sunday paper and you didn’t even know it, Josh. I’ll work really hard.” And she said, “I believe you, let’s give it a shot.” That was it.
I felt it was a really unique world and had the potential to be really provocative and scary and mythological. I’m not religious now but I would say that I’m a very spiritual person and you’re always in search of answers.
I’m a huge fan of Jason Katims, so it helped me and it definitely changed me, because it just gave me a different perspective on working in that kind of medium. MONAGHAN: But he’s such a good person and we work very much the same creatively, so I just felt like it had all the pieces of the puzzle there. Normally I like to do something tangible to really understand the livelihood of this person or the culture that they live in, but I couldn’t with her, so it was more trying to discover her emotional journey. I really wanted to understand someone that could be so devout, so convicted and come from a place of complete and utter faith, that they would, no matter what, choose their faith over their family.