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Michiel Huisman, flight attendant, talks play dead – fitshopee

As an actor, Michiel Huisman has had the opportunity to take on a variety of roles, from fantasy drama to Game of thrones to the romantic reverie of Adeline’s age and the horror of The Haunting of Hill House. But playing Alex Sokolov in The stewardess – the optional HBO Max series, produced by and starring Kaley Cuoco as flight attendant Cassie – the Dutch actor can demonstrate new comedic muscle as a mysterious man in a one-night stand that went horribly wrong. Here, he discusses becoming the hallucination of the good guy who haunts Cassie.

DEADLINE: You are almost as if you are the Greek choir in The stewardess – you challenge the character of Kaley and fill in the blanks for the audience. Is that what attracted you to the role?

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MICHEL HUISMAN: There were a lot of things that attracted me. First of all, I had never done comedy before, so this was something I wanted to dip my toes into for a long time because I really love watching comedy. And I also think as an actor it’s just fun to work on lighter stuff sometimes, you know? And so, it seemed like a great opportunity to do it and face it against someone like Kaley who’s really comfortable in the genre. But then I remember reading the first episode and thinking, “Wait, how am I… what’s going to happen here?” How the hell am I going to play a character who dies halfway through the first episode? Such a bizarre thing, and the surrealism of his return after his death. But really, it’s not like he’s risen from the dead. It’s really in his head, and I really liked it. And I think when you say it’s like the Greek chorus, it’s kind of weirdly kind of like Cassie is talking to herself, but it’s me, you see? So, I thought that was super cool and that it would be a challenge for me.

DEADLINE: This is not just any comedy either, it is a dark comedy and it is necessary to have that right tone.

HUISMAN: Absolutely yes. And that was, I think, one of the biggest challenges in putting on the show. I think this is such an important thing, in which I only play a small part. It’s really about writing, realizing you know? And I’m glad we managed to do it.

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DEADLINE: You’ve been wanting to do comedy for a while – what did you learn from that experience?

HUISMAN: I think I learned a lot to be more rhythm sensitive. Maybe it’s also something that comes with the territory of doing something that’s a little more in the comedic world. You know, like I just need to open up my senses a little bit more to the rhythm of a scene and the rhythm of a line. I felt, especially at the beginning, that Kaley really understood this and knew how to conduct a scene. And I was like limping, and I hope it got a little better at some point. Because yes, the characters probably say a little more what they think on the show. In The stewardess, they think aloud and reflect on a lot of things that I worked on before the characters internalized things more. And so, it took a bit of adjustment, I think, for my part.

DEADLINE: Viewers are really taken in trying to figure out what happened with Cassie that night – how are we going to see that play out now in season two now that the mystery has been solved?

HUISMAN: I can’t really talk about it, but I also think I represent part of Cassie’s trauma. And in this first season, she has to, or tries to, come to terms with this trauma. And I think Season 2 will move away from that a bit, and it’s going to be a new adventure, without wanting to spoil anything.

DEADLINE: This is also what makes it such a remarkable series – it’s more than a thriller; it’s the biggest story in Cassie’s own life.

HUISMAN: Yes. And it’s a real big story and a pretty heavy story. So it comes back to what you mentioned earlier, the tone of the show, it’s also what I thought was a challenge to keep it light and funny, but to deal with such heavy topics, you know? And my murder is by far not the heaviest.

DEADLINE: So will you, or your hallucination, be back for the second season?

HUISMAN: They want me to be incredibly vague about this. I respect that these writers want to stay nice and vague and then surprise their audience.

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DEADLINE: Production was halted by the pandemic, so what was it like coming back to complete filming?

HUISMAN: When we came back to complete the last three episodes, it must have been around September of last year, and the only time we could pretend things were relatively normal was when the cameras were rolling, because Kaley and I could take our face mask and be within six feet. So that was strange. You would forget everything. And then after the camera stopped rolling, you would look over it and realize, “Oh, we’re still in a pandemic. Everyone is wearing crazy amounts of PPE. It was a bit surreal. It’s so funny. So Kaley, she’s a tennis player, she used to play tennis when she was a kid and she’s really good at sports and stuff and a fanatic she wants to win. And me too. And I love ping pong. So I told her about ping-pong a few times, and she said, “I’m going to beat you. Let’s play. I’m gonna beat you. “And I’m like,” Dude, I’m taking classes. You know, I’m going to a place where I have classes and stuff. You’re not gonna win. So on her birthday, j called my teacher over. He came to our studio in Brooklyn and gave him a lesson. And we had set up a ping-pong table and so we were always doing, between scenes, our lines while playing. And then one day, sure, you know, there she goes, “let’s play a game.” I’m like, “Really? Come on. We should just stay nice and friendly. And I also really thought,” You know, I go beat her, like, ‘You’re good, but you’re not ready.’ Before I know it, it’s 8-5 for her. I start to focus a little more, I tense up and I make the rookie mistake, so she wins. And she puts down a paddle and she says : “It’s done. I’m done. We don’t play anymore. And I continue to annoy her to play again. Then the pandemic struck. After the pandemic, we were no longer allowed to use the ping-pong table. You know what she gave me as a wrapping gift? She bought me a very nice Tiffany whiskey decanter. Beautiful. And she had it engraved. He said, ” Do you remember when I beat you at ping pong? My love, Kaley.

DEADLINE: Oh man, you’re never gonna experience this.

HUISMAN: Yes. I have to live with this forever. She also posted on her social media that she had won. So I get texts from friends like, “What happened? She’ll never want to play with me again.

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