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Elizabeth went to the TCA Summer Tour a while ago to promote Manhunt: The Unabomber, and you see pictures in the gallery.


Kim


Elizabeth gave an interview to Moviefone about Manhunt: The Unabomber, and you can read some of it here on the site.

What did you see in “Manhunt: Unabomber” that tripped your radar and said, “I think this is a project I want to be a part of?”

Well, the true crime stuff, I confess to being obsessed with! Any of those kinds of shows I get really sort of sucked into, and I thought the writing was really good and illuminated just a lot of stuff that I didn’t know about.

When I was growing up it wasn’t interesting to me, the Unabomber. I was young, so I learned a lot about it, and just how they caught him I thought was really interesting, and they were able to tell that story but also get into the domestic lives of these people, which made the whole thing feel very real and more high stakes in the way that it was at the time.

What was the thing that you learned about Ted Kaczinski that most surprised you? Because this is as high concept of a criminal as there ever was, what was the eyebrow-raiser about him or his story?

I was really fascinated by the brother aspect, with David’s relationship to Ted, and the fact that David -– and his wife actually, the wife of David Kaczynski -– really recognized his way of speaking in the manifesto that was published. She spoke to David Kaczynski and had to convince him, and then he had to convince himself, and take the step to turning his brother in. That was something I didn’t know about.

You really established yourself with some standout roles on television and then you went into one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. And now you’re back here in TV, where TV’s evolved into almost long-form movie-like quality. Tell me a little bit about that experience to be right in the thick of it during this significant evolution of how we watch our entertainment.

I just think we’re so lucky. At least as an actor and as someone who loves to watch, I just think it’s so much better. [Television is] so much better than the majority of movies I think, just from my taste. I know it’s hard to get people to go out and see movies, and I get why.

Are you drawn to darker material? Is that the stuff that you tend to want to be in?

I always was when I was younger, and I definitely am, but I think sometimes it’s just my face! It seems sad or serious or something, because in my real life, I would love to do comedy. I got to do a little bit of comedy on “Easy,” the Netflix thing, and some things here and there, but people just don’t see me, unless they know me, they don’t see me as a funny person.

They see me as someone who can cry and be dramatic, but I’m happy to do it. What more interests me, whether it’s funny or serious is just telling the truth and trying to be as honest as possible, whether that’s comedy or drama, whatever it is, I just want to tell a story that feels real to me. That’s always what’s the most funny, or the most moving or the most interesting to me, the moment-to-moment sort of reality.

What does it mean to you to sort of know that because of your “Twilight” experience, there’s always going to be a certain fanbase that’s going to check out whatever you do? They love you in those movies and they’ll say, “Oh, she’s in this? I’ll watch that.” Is that a cool extra to have as an actor?

It sure is. I’m very grateful to have done “Twilight,” first of all because it was just an incredible experience, and to touch -– touch sounds so weird, but to be able to reach that many people all over the world. I mean, that just doesn’t happen very often.

What was it like for you to step off that ride and look at what was next? Was it an unusual experience?

It was unusual. It was hard. It was hard trying to get jobs after that. I had some long stretches where I didn’t work very much. I was really trying to find my way back into feeling like an actress again, because when you do a big movie like “Twilight” a lot of times you don’t really do much acting. A lot of times you’re just getting your hair and makeup done, and you’re standing in front of a green screen, or you’re running through a forest. It’s all part of your job, and so lucky and grateful to be doing it, but it’s not like going and doing a play at Lincoln Center where you’re really being challenged as an actress.

I bet. What are you looking forward to? After these current projects wrap, what do you think’s next on this horizon?

Well, I don’t know. There’s some things, like, bubbling up, some more very exciting things, but I can’t really talk about it yet, but I just feel lucky. It’s funny because sometimes people don’t realize how truly hard it is to get an acting job, no matter where you’re at in your career, and every time I actually get a job, it feels like a miracle of some sort.


Kim


Elizabeth has been a busy girl! Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter we know Elizabeth is reuniting with Henry Thomas in Netflix’s Haunting Hill House!

Ordered straight to series, the 10-episode project is described as a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel and centers on four people living in an 80-year-old mansion.

Congratulations, Liz!


Kim


Have you watched Elizabeth in Manhunt: The Unabomber yet? If not you can watch the first 3 episodes online here!


Kim


I have added a promotional photo of Elizabeth in Manhunt: The Unabomber.

If any of you find more photos from this shoot please send them to me and I will credit you!


Kim


I have added old and new photos to the gallery!

I was excited to see these old photos of Elizabeth with the cast of The Babylon Line and you can even read a interview they did here!


Kim


Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter we know Elizabeth has joined the cast of Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

The eight-episode first installment of the anthology series is described as a “gripping in-depth dramatization” of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s.

Reaser will portray Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich, who is assigned to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. She has to fight the machismo politics of the DA’s office to keep control of the case.

Congradulations, Elizabeth on your new role!


Kim


Thanks to Deadline we know that Manhunt: The Unabomber will premiere on August 1st!

Will you be watching?


Kim


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth has joined the TV show Manhunt: The Unabomer.

Manhunt: The Unabomer, formerly titled Manifesto, is an eight-episode series centered on the hunt for Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), who terrified the nation with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Reaser will play the role of Ellie, the wife of Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), the FBI agent who deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Kaczynski.

Congratulations, Elizabeth! PS: I will have screencaptures of Elizabeth in Ouija on the site soon!


Kim


I have added pictures of Elizabeth in The Babylon Line to the gallery so be sure to take a look!


Kim