In the first season of intense murder mystery filled with intense murder mysteries. poker face does not shy away from serious adult matters From full-face nudity of men and threesomes to head-scratching murders. (Literally) The show has proven its willingness to portray vile, sexual, and horrific content. In fact, part of what makes the show alluring is its dark yet humorous tone.
But certain aspects of the finale, which premiered Thursday at Peacock, feel a little different—perhaps more lighthearted than the show’s earlier adult content. Yes, this references a purple plastic ring shaped like a penis. in the back of his head at the end The one that glows in black light and helps solve the final murder of Season 1 is shocking.
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While fleeing the scene of a murder case She was accused of doing it. Amateur detective Charlie Kale (Natasha Lyon) attends a massive bachelor party in Vegas. Charlie accidentally ends up with a purple phallic ring on her finger. As she stumbles across the disgusting and disgusting party bus. She carries a blatantly prominent accessory throughout the rest of the episode as she attempts to solve her alleged murder.
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but poker face The ending was more than a small glowing ring. Just one band—even if it steals the show. It’s the culmination of Cliff Legrand’s (Benjamin Bratt) epic chase as he captures Charlie and drags her back to Sterling Frost. Unlike the other seasons, this finale isn’t really in form. It’s the same old “Murder of the Week”, that is, there are murders. But the leak reveals more of Charlie’s backstory than we’ve seen before. It includes a brief introduction to her sister Emily. Played by Clare Duval, Lyon’s longtime friend.
Since Beatrix Hasp, the show’s new villain, (voiced by Rhea Pearlman on the phone) to which big celeb she wants to see in season 2. Cheers, unboxing it all. poker face Fans need to know about the killer ending. (again, literally)
How did you get involved with the show?
My memory is Natasha asking if I’m still ready to do (television). I said yes. My directing education came from working on a set. I’m still where I want to be (Do more) … Of course, it really depends on the “who.” I’m fortunate enough to be very selective about the “who” and the “what” for myself. I believe she was the one who started it. And after that, I had a one-on-one Zoom with Rian (Johnson, the creator of the series).
Before the call, I believed his name was “Ryan Johnson” and I assumed he was Scandinavian or Nordic. I was so confused when he didn’t have an accent. But I told him when I received the call that “I think I’m making weird faces. Because my brain can’t answer the call Part of my consciousness caught you not ‘Ryan’ but she was actually Ryan.”
How did he present the show to you?
“Murder of the Week” and Colombo. At least that’s what stuck with me. I grew up watching ColomboSo he didn’t have to say much. Just say “ColomboPeter Falk” and I will join America (Center) weekly murder shows like Murder She Wrote and Colombo is very important in my home.
Did you know from the start that you would direct the ending?
Yes and no. When we started talking about it. It’s a question. That’s where we started. I mostly do one episode. I love the temporary accommodation on the island. i am a craftsman I’ve traveled enough to understand the culture and be able to have a restaurant equivalent in the language—I know how to order food in this language. then i go
I really have room for one person. We tried to find out if there was room to do more. Then we get to the finale which is very exciting. I’ve never directed the ending of any show (before), I’ve done the finale quite a few times. But this is my first final scene.
What was your favorite part of filming the finale?
Always an actor Although I know Natasha on social media and worked together once. But it’s a short film. things.it is next to that but it is not The thing. have played with her longer. Seeing how your mind works, how weak, oh my god, you are. so Fragile. I don’t know about her.
Besides, Benjamin Bratt, to me, Benjamin Bratt is like someone who falls in love. I don’t know if it’s appropriate for me to say that. He was beautiful. In my late teens, early twenties, he was on law and order. To me, that’s “TV Hunk Man.” TV Hunk Man suddenly comes into real life and it’s the one who’s waiting for your thoughts. And you will have to go back and forth with them. That’s pretty intense, and Simon Helberg! I’ve been a fan since he’s been working. serious man.
You mentioned meeting him. But what was it like working with Rian Johnson?
Having Rian on the line is pretty cool. He wasn’t on set. But he’s in L.A. This is his script. He writes it (I’m intimidated by it), directs his work and tries to fulfill what he envisions while also bringing himself into it. I was invited to this so I could bring myself there. How do you satisfy writers? But also to satisfy yourself?
What part of yourself did you bring? poker face?
I’d say it’s your decision, not mine. You have viewed all That’s what you’re more likely to do — or more. I’m more interested in your answers than my own.
This episode is unique in the sense that it doesn’t follow that. poker face‘s It’s about Charlie’s season-long arc. How does it feel to jump into that story?
All episodes are standalone. have connective tissue who is actually Natasha and Benjamin in the shadows chasing All in all, overall, there’s a bit more spirituality now. There was a little more than a tragedy. It’s a chance to meet her. The person you spend nine episodes with is the person you get so little of the ingredients. But much like Peter Falk in Colombo. You meet the world—you don’t always have to meet them. They only give you so much
In this episode, meeting with her older sister Clea (DuVall), who is also a gift to co-worker. It’s another side of Charlie that we haven’t touched yet. Also (we) have seen her run in deficits. You (usually) know she’s going to win. There was a feeling that she was going to win, but here, in the end, how will the victory turn out? When you get this part of her personal life
Cleary and Natasha have worked together before. How does it feel to be attending their reunion?
It was great. I remember when we were talking about casting. What’s totally different about Rian and Natasha is that they’ll name the craziest actors. And then you’re like, “Okay?” and they’re like, “Wait, call!” Like, oh, totally. You can tell you watched the show.
Some items need you more. and some items need less I try to do what I work only on what I really need. if they want me They want me to be involved. want my voice Want me to put ideas on stage and have them follow through? That’s one of the ideas I have. I know that Chloë (Sevigny) is already on the show. I want to bring her someone who feels like an older sister. Or at least someone on the outside feels like a sister.
It’s hard to turn left here. But I really want to talk about glowing penis rings. Do you have a few people on set?
untrue! They are very expensive to do. Props like this—specific props. The items you make molds for them—are often quite expensive. There are people who especially protect them.
I believe there are two, maybe three, but no more. There are two identical And if my memories help me It’s the same one out of three. Because there is a child that we are close to in one episode of (episode), so it exists in the world of children.
“We want it to be right—and to glow somehow.”
How did working with such explicit props become such an important part of the story?
I’m thinking about the number of messages and the number of emails sent out about the language used to describe the way we want it to look. There will be these jokes And I’ll take screenshots, for example, send them to (Directors Guild of America) why do we use this language? (Laughter)
But this is part of the work. The Dick Ring was written to be a part of it. We must be able to laugh at it and enjoy it. Because the way we talk is very intense. We want it to be right—and to glow somehow.
I’m actually the same way about using the word, how do I use the phrase ‘dick ring’ in a professional interview?
I hope my words are in this article. To make my mother feel very good about the way she raised me.
Did you ever collaborate with Rhea Perlman, voicing the sinister Beatrix Hasp over the phone?
I didn’t! I’m not all in my cut The Voice is one of the assistant editors. There was a long list of who could be. But this is one of those ideas that will be baked until later. I didn’t even know it was Rhea Pearlman, I just heard from you. Thriller!
Who will be your dream guest for season 2?
Don Cheadle. I have a cast list. I want Don Cheadle, William H. Macy if you’re making a new one. ColomboThe beauty of the show is the guest stars. I think of John Cassavetes episodes and Leonard Nimoy episodes all the time. There’s a good chance to see these (actors), mostly theatrical. Got to flex my muscles in this little drama
Do you want to come back for season 2?
I know it has been renewed. And I’m really excited, of course! I would love to play with them again. I remember Natasha saying this when I was on set. that he wanted a group of people—especially the director—to come back and be part of the family that made the show. If it works I will love it.
(Tag to translate)Natasha Lyonne