Let’s just all agree: Holly Hunter is a badass. She’s won Emmys, a Golden Globe and — not to mention the hearts of fans. She’s given us comedy, drama, grit, sex appeal and intelligence in an astounding variety of roles. And that voice — oh, that voice. And of course Hunter filled an unforgettable role in the SundanceTV original series TOP OF THE LAKE. Let’s take a look at some of Hunter’s most remarkable roles in a career full of them.
1. TOP OF THE LAKE (2013)
In TOP OF THE LAKE, Hunter reunites with her Piano director, Jane Campion. “Jane asking me to do it was a big attraction,” Hunter told Vanity Fair about the role of GJ, a revered figure — whose long, straight gray hair oddly resembles Campion’s own — running a camp for women who are looking to escape and seek redemption. Eerie and transcendent, Hunter gives a mesmerizing performance.