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There’s a lot of death on Netflix’s new family drama “Bloodline” and two of the show’s stars — Ben Mendelsohn and Sissy Spacek — are right in the middle of the action. We chatted with both Emmy contenders at a special event hosted by Netflix Monday night at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Fans and Emmy voters watched a screening of “Part 12,” followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the cast and creators and a reception featuring make-your-own tacos and an open bar. Watch our exclusive red carpet chats below.
As black sheep of the family, Danny Rayburn, Mendelsohn revels in his character’s dark complexities, telling us, “I knew where they were going [with the story] in a general sense, but how they would get there we had no idea.” Pay special attention to Mendelsohn’s reaction when I ask whether he knew from the outset this would be a one-season role for him. Hmm … might we be seeing Danny pop up in future seasons of “Bloodline”?
Spacek’s matriarchal character, Sally Rayburn, loses both a husband and a son in the first season. So, is anybody really safe on this show? “[My death] comes later,” she jokes. As for working with this cast, Spacek notes, “I was [so] busy establishing relationships with all of my adult children. I remember the first time I met them, I walked in the room and I’m going, oh my God, they’re adults!”
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