Genevieve Angelson may have a strained relationship with her “Flack” co-star Anna Paquin on-screen, but behind the scenes, there’s nothing but love between the actresses.
“Anna is probably the actor that I’ve worked with onscreen that I have had the most deep connection with off-screen,” Angelson, who plays Paquin’s sister Ruth in the upcoming PopTV show, told Page Six in a recent interview.”She and I met and immediately got along, like a house on fire. The connection that she and I have is 100 percent real and I adore her, I adore her family and her children and her husband. We’ve stayed incredibly close.”
The 31-year-old actress added that working with Paquin onscreen took “no work.”
Unlike Paquin’s character Robyn, who thrives in chaos, Angelson’s character Ruth, a stay-at-home mom, strives for normalcy and control. Over the course of six episodes, Ruth slowly unravels, culminating in a very drunken night out on her birthday.
“We had the f–king best time,” Angelson says of filming alongside Paquin, Lydia Wilson and Marc Warren during a bar scene in Episode 3. “I have never had such a good time at a bar as I had shooting that with those people. The four of us actually just played ‘Never Have I Ever’ for hours and we lost our minds laughing. It was the best.”
For Angelson, who grew up in London, filming “Flack” was also a chance for her to get back to her roots.
“I had not been back since I was 10 years old,” she explained to us. “It was a very, very profound experience for me on and off screen because I’m doing this incredible work and then in my days off [I’m] reconnecting with my childhood nanny and you know seeing the garden where I used to play when I was a kid.”
During the 10 weeks she filmed in the UK, Angelson jetted off to Paris and spent time in the idyllic Cotswolds in England.
“It was honestly a dream, a total dream,” she said.
As for her character, Angelson told us, “I hope that [Ruth] finds a way to make meaning in her life that doesn’t involve trying to control everyone around her.”
Season 1 of “Flack” premieres on PopTV on Feb. 21 at 10 p.m.
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