Elizabeth Perkins’ performances in Big, The Flintstones, Weeds, This is Us, and Curb Your Enthusiasm have always been memorable. And it looks like there’s no slowing down for this incredible talent – and we’re thrilled. Next up she’s starring alongside Amy Adams in the HBO drama Sharp Objects premiering July 7th. Then she’s back to work on a new project, Are You Sleeping, co-starring Aaron Paul and Lizzy Caplan. Tune in and catch up with this funny, one of a kind, beautiful lady.
Tina Turnbow: Congratulations on joining the cast of the Octavia Spencer’s TV thriller “Are You Sleeping.” Can you share any thoughts that come to mind about this exciting upcoming project?
Elizabeth Perkins: It’s an amazing group of actors that Nichelle Tramble Spellman has put together for this show…Ocativa, Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan. The opportunity to work with such talent doesn’t come along very often and it’s the kind of work, script and creator, that an actor always thinks, “Wow. If I could work with these people…it would be the personification of greatness.” And I’m doing it.
My character is striking—a woman who has suffered through unimaginable loss and yet continues to fight for truth everyday. Plus, to have Hello Sunshine & Reese Witherspoon producing with Peter Chernin – we are in extraordinary hands. It feels like I’ve landed in a beautiful utopia. It doesn’t get any better. Grateful. Continue reading