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‘Angelyne’ Cast Raves Over Emmy Rossum’s ‘Amazing’ Transformation

Martin Freeman and Emmy Rossum in ‘Angelyne.’ (Peacock)

Martin Freeman and Emmy Rossum in ‘Angelyne.’ (Peacock)

Martin Freeman and Emmy Rossum in ‘Angelyne.’ (Peacock)
HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with ‘Angelyne’ stars Martin Freeman, Lukas Gage, and Alex Karpovsky about Emmy Rossum’s change and then some.
Peacock’s new restricted series Angelyne investigates the genuinely wild and ludicrous existence of the Hollywood announcement sovereign. Emmy Rossum goes through a stunning change to play the mainstream society symbol of the LA scene. Stars Martin Freeman, Lukas Gage, and Alex Karpovksy spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife about Emmy’s transformation into the person.

“Indeed, for my purposes, it was phenomenal on the grounds that you were simply given a thing that is as near the person as humanly conceivable, I think, outwardly and execution wise,”

Martin said.

“So for my purposes, it resembled doing scenes with Angelyne. Perhaps it was somewhat more coordinated than doing scenes with Angelyne, I don’t have any idea, yet it was like being simply given this awesome person since it seemed to me like it is so close.”

Lukas conceded that he admires Emmy in the wake of watching Shameless and said

“it was truly simple for me to separate Emmy from Angelyne on the grounds that she was really something else entirely. It felt extremely independent.”

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Alex raved that Emmy’s transformation was


He noted that

“for an actor to be able to perform and emote through a really big, thick layer of latex or rubber or whatever and not overheat is also really, really, really hard to do. I feel you have to over-express yourself just to express yourself. To do that on a level that’s intuitive and reactionary and in the moment is extraordinarily challenging. Not to mention sitting in the makeup chair for 5 hours just to start your day, which would drive me crazy. So for all of those reasons, I think it’s truly spectacular.”

Alex Karpovsky
Alex Karpovsky in ‘Angelyne.’ (Peacock)

Martin, Lukas, and Alex play men Angelyne encounters throughout her life. Their characters become transfixed by Angelyne in their own way. Martin plays a billboard printer named Harold who helps Angelyne

“get her image out there. I think he’s beguiled by her self-confidence. Also, she has this way of speaking and this way of engaging with you and probably more particularly with men maybe because she knows how to play that game of just drawing you in.”

Alex stars as Jeff Glasner, a reporter looking to profile the mysterious woman who has captivated LA. Alex said that Jeff is intrigued

“by the fact that she’s able to maintain a sense of mystery about her.”

Lukas plays Max Allen, a young filmmaker who wants to make a documentary about Angelyne. For Max, Angelyne is somewhat of an inspiration to him.

“He’s not comfortable or confident in his skills yet. She says something in the series  I think to him, ‘Shyness equals fear, and fear is just false evidence appearing real.’ So for him, it’s getting over his timid ways and stepping out of his box in his comfort zone and to shine like Angelyne,”

Lukas told HollywoodLife.

Lukas Gage
Lukas Gage in ‘Angelyne.’ (Peacock)

All three actors didn’t know too much about Angelyne prior to signing on for the series.

“I wasn’t really familiar with her at all,”

Martin admitted. Alex grew up on the east coast, but he revealed that Angelyne started to

“seep into my awareness” when he spent time in LA. “And the more that I knew about her, the more I wanted to know about her,”

Alex said.

Lukas is from Southern California, so he had the most familiarity with Angelyne. However, he

“never really got to know her story”

until the Peacock series. Stream Angelyne on Peacock starting May 19.

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