August 18th, Hulu premieres the first three episodes of its new and original limited series, Nine Perfect Strangers
. The series, based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty, takes places a health-and-wellness resort and tells the story of nine strangers who come for a ten-day retreat, hoping to be healed and transformed but meet the mysterious resort director, Masha (Nicole Kidman), and may get more than they bargained for.
Recently, cast members Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, and Kidman, who also serves as an executive producer on the project, as well as executive producers David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, and Jonathan Levine talked to the media during a panel as part of the TCAs.
Two of the cast members talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about what it was like laying in a grave during a scene when the characters were told by Masha to confront their mortality. Cannavale thought that it was a good exercise. “It’s certainly confronting. I mean, I know just speaking for myself, I think what she tells us to visualize is a pretty unorthodox method. But I don't know, in thinking about it, it’s pretty effective. I know for myself, I definitely try to think about all the things that she asks us to think about, and when you're surrounded like that by all that dirt, it’s extremely confronting.
“I will tell you that whenever we cut camera, every single person got out of those holes pretty quickly. We didn't like, hang out. Nobody brought me water in the hole. So, I think as a method, it’s not one I would have thought of and yet, I think it’s pretty confronting. That's all I can say, yeah.”