When “True Detective” returns for its second episode on Sunday night (January 19), fans will not only get more of the pitch-black murder mystery and terrific performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but they’ll also witness Alexandra Daddario take on her most mature part to date.
Daddario is most recognised for her parts in the “Percy Jackson” series and the most recent “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” but on Sunday’s episode, “Seeing Things,” she takes on a “big challenge,” as she told MTV News.
Daddario plays Lisa Tragnetti, a young woman who has an affair with Detective Hart (Harrelson), and her role grows significantly in the second episode following a brief appearance in the first of eight episodes. Daddario discussed her decision to embark on the job and how she approached her intimate moments with Harrelson with MTV News.
“One of the things I liked about this part was that it presented me with a significant challenge, which I welcomed. It seemed like a fun challenge to me “Daddario remarked. “I genuinely wanted to be a part of the show, and I understood why the character needed to be nuanced and all of that…. It was all part of the nuance.”
On the day of the shoot, Daddario found solace in her co-star, whose experience helped her get through a potentially embarrassing situation.
“Woody has accomplished a great deal. He made everyone feel at ease in the circumstance “Daddario remarked. “There was nothing unpleasant about it in that regard. Before shooting the more intimate sequences, I tried not to think about it too much and just did it. [Harrelson] has already done it. Woody Harrelson is his name. Someone like him is the type of person with whom I’d feel most at ease.”
“Seeing Things” has only recently begun to portray the narrative of Lisa in the context of Hart’s life, and Daddario believes the relationship is causing problems.
“I believe she is dealing with a problem. Nobody is either nice or completely bad “Daddario had something to say about her character. “She’s probably bored, emotional volatile, and naive, to say the least. She’s definitely done something similar previously, but perhaps not precisely as it turned out. In Hart’s story, she plays this role. She is a thorn in his side.”