A great way to go deeper into The Killing is to check out AMCtv.com’s exclusive interviews with members of the cast. This week, a look back at interviews with cast members who played members of the Larsen family. Below is a sampling of what the actors had to say about the challenges involved with playing their characters on the show — click on their names to read the full interview.
“Is there anything not strange about playing a deceased character? It’s interesting when you only have so much time that’s in your hands to tell your part of the story. Working with the space that I had was really challenging.” – Katie Findlay (Rosie Larsen, the murder victim)
“[To play Stan,] I consider the conflict and how do I humanize the conflict… That’s what acting is, bringing in the unscripted part.” – Brent Sexton (Stan Larsen, Rosie’s father)
“Playing Mitch, having to be immersed in this grief on a mortal level, has been devastating… Some days it’s about coming home and going over the next day’s work and there is no break, and that’s just a part of the job and you have to buckle up and cope with it.” – Michelle Forbes (Mitch Larsen, Rosie’s mother)
“There are some scenes that were definitely hard for me to shake after they said, “Cut.” I had a few times where I needed a few seconds to gather myself before going in and starting again.” – Jamie Anne Allman (Terry Marek, Rosie’s aunt)
“The hardest part was the tears, which they had to put on after every take. They had a little bottle of fake makeup tears which they put near my eyes, and I’d have to keep them from dripping off before the take started.” – Seth Isaac Johnson (Denny Larsen, Rosie’s little brother)Read More