Catherine Zeta-Jones was already a fan of “Prodigal Son,” so when the prospect got here to hitch the present, she jumped in, drawn to the prospect of working alongside Michael Sheen.
The Welsh actors had been born in cities about an hour aside and advanced in comparable circles throughout their youth with out ever realizing one another. She was born in Swansea and Sheen was born in Newport seven months aside.
“All of us have these mutual associates, however we have by no means crossed paths. My mother and pa know his dad, ”she mentioned on a Tv Critics Affiliation digital panel. “It’s bizarre. It was, after all, an enormous draw for me.
Zeta-Jones joined Fox’s “Prodigal Son” this season. Beforehand, the Oscar winner had visitor episodes and appeared in TV motion pictures and mini-series, however by no means in an everyday sequence function.
She performs Dr Vivian Capshaw and Alan Cumming seems in two episodes as an conceited Europol agent.
“It is a household drama with a twist of hazard, and it is a darkish household,” Zeta-Jones mentioned. “I am drawn to some form of darkish matter.”
Sheen’s presence elevated Zeta-Jones’ consolation degree to return to a set the place the forged and crew had already been collectively for a season. He performs an incarcerated serial killer surgeon.
“As quickly as Lou yelled ‘Reduce’ Michael and I received into inside jokes, impressions of Tommy Cooper,” she mentioned, referring to the British comic.
Phillips mentioned, “She got here as a group participant, she got here to play. It was clear.
Zeta-Jones informed her agent that she needed to hitch the present the identical day she was watching “The View”.
“Whoopi Goldberg simply randomly offers her this superb form of thumbs up, and I am like, ‘Yeah, that is what I am speaking about,” ”she mentioned. “It was like a seal of approval out of nowhere.”
The second season of the present is at the moment airing on Fox, and the primary season is airing on HBO Max.