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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 11:08 AM

'Go deeper, go darker': on location with the stars of Top of the Lake

Source: The Guardian

Gwendoline Christie watched Top of the Lake four times before she finally summoned the courage to email the director, Jane Campion, pleading to be cast in the sequel. But first, she ran a draft past a friend: “If you read this and think I sound like an idiot, I won’t send it to Jane and we’ll never speak of it again,” she said.

The fact that I’ve come to meet Christie and her co-stars on the show’s Bondi beach set is proof that the email was sent, and that Campion liked what she read. The director remembers Christie describing herself as an unusual actress “because I’m very tall”. It was precisely what Campion was looking for: “Somebody who’s a real challenge, almost too tall, too big, to be a woman. I like to play with those stereotypes of what a woman should be or shouldn’t be.”

The Game of Thrones star was immediately cast as Miranda Hilmarson, the eager new sidekick for Elisabeth Moss’s detective senior-constable Robin Griffin. Christie wasn’t the only big name to ask to be involved. Nicole Kidman visited Campion and Gerard Lee, who co-wrote both seasons, in 2015 with a similar request, and was undeterred even when offered a small role. This stellar acting trio – Kidman, Moss and Christie – goes a long way to explaining the excitement brewing about the series’s second instalment.

Top of the Lake: China Girl sees Griffin swap the bucolic New Zealand town of the first season for Australia’s rocky eastern coastline and sleazy inner-city in a tale of Asian sex-slavery, and communication breakdowns between mothers and children.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/26/top-of-the-lake-on-location-with-the-stars-elisabeth-moss-gwendoline-christie-nicole-kidman-jane-campion?CMP=twt_gu

I am assuming that it will make it's way to Netflix like the first season did. If you haven't seen the first season, it is definitely worth the watch:

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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:30 PM

1. I watched the first one and it was a suspenseful nail biter.

Looking forward to the sequel!

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:17 PM

2. Top of the Lake: China Girl is now streaming on Hulu.

Just an FYI.

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