Lions and Wolves and Acting – Oh My! 

Star of NBC’s Hit Primetime Show, “The Irrational” Unveils What’s Behind a Television Procedural
Actor Molly Kunz: Solving Crimes with Logic and Behavior

Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2024): Listeners of Hollywood at Home are treated to a deep dive into an exclusive conversation with versatile actor Molly Kunz. Renowned for her captivating performances in the NBC primetime hit, “The Irrational,” The Wolf and the Lion, and Widows, Kunz shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes and personal insights that illuminate the intricacies of her craft.

Listeners are invited to explore the distinctive essence of “The Irrational” as Kunz sheds light on its departure from conventional procedurals. Delving into the psyche of characters and dissecting the motives behind their actions, Kunz unveils the series’ unique allure for those intrigued by human behavior.

Reflecting on her journey to securing roles, Kunz reveals the whirlwind casting process for “The Irrational,” recounting a nerve-wracking audition experience that swiftly led to her landing the part. Candid revelations offer a glimpse into the unpredictable nature of the industry.

Stepping into the wild realm of The Wolf and the Lion, Kunz shares the challenges and rewards of working alongside live apex predators, providing a rare look into the dynamics of training a wolf for the screen. Additionally, she reminisces about the vibrant camaraderie on the set of “Doubt,” where spontaneous bursts of song and dance with co-star Laverne Cox added an extra layer of joy to the filming experience.

Tune in for a captivating dialogue with Molly Kunz on Hollywood at Home, where every anecdote unravels a new facet of the actor’s journey and the profound moments that shape her artistry.

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Molly Kunz: 

“The Irrational” is not your typical procedural: “I think it’s for people who love human behavior; who love learning more about the world and why people do the things they do. It’s not a typical procedural in the sense that it’s not about what the crime is, so much as why the crime was committed and the motive behind it.”

It was a quick turnaround to securing her role on “The Irrational”: “It was a self-tape, and it was maybe 90 seconds. It was bizarre. Even the callback was a Zoom with the showrunner and the EPs and castings. I think I just did the scene once, and it was incredibly short. They were like, ‘Okay, great, that’s all we need.’ And I was like, ‘Do you need to see it again?’ And they’re like, ‘Nope, thanks for your time.’ And I hung up and I was like, ‘Oh no, I bombed it.’ But that was it. They just knew, I guess.”

On the difficulties of working with animals on the set of The Wolf and the Lion: “It was sort of like working with child actors; they have multiples. We had two lions and four wolves. They could only film for a couple hours, and they always filmed at a certain time of day. If they didn’t want to go to set, they never had to. That’s really why it took so long to shoot the movie. We took nearly two years.”

On working with Colin Farrell and Steve McQueen in Widows: We had Steve McQueen directing that film, and he’s a fantastic director. There’s a scene where I’m kind of yelling at Colin [Farrell] in the car and really cussing him out – he’s an idiot, and it’s an enormous shift in the power dynamic for those characters. Steve actually pulled me aside in between takes and he said, ‘Next take, I want you to improvise; I trust you. Just really hand him his ass on a platter. I know that you can just tear him to shreds, and really don’t be afraid of him. You deserve to be here just as much as he does.’ And I think it was incredible to have someone say that to you explicitly, and someone you respect so much. Everyone on that set made me feel welcome and like I was part of the group, which was extraordinary.”

Working with Laverne Cox in “Doubt”: “She would sing and dance in between takes. She’d just bust out into song while they’re doing another lighting setup and start doing high kicks, and that was just so fun and joyful, and I loved seeing it. I’d never seen anyone do that and I loved seeing how free she felt.”

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