Tai Freligh interviews Holland Taylor from Mr. Mercedes…
Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and a Half Men) plays Ida Silver in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, how much consultation there was with Stephen King, and the types of characters she usually plays.
Here she talks about how her character is not in the books.
Here she talks about why her character was added to the show.
Here she talks about the types of characters she typically plays, especially when David Kelley is involved (like on The Practice).
Here she talks about how Stephen King consulted with the showrunners on the creation of her character.
Here she talks about the advantages of the show being on cable versus a network.
From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.
Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) plays Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join the previously announced Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool (uNREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
Mr. Mercedes is set to premiere on August 9th.
Tai Freligh is a Los Angeles based writer and can be found on Twitter.