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7 Questions with “THE RED ROAD” Star Julianne Nicholson

Article: 7 Questions with “THE RED ROAD” Star Julianne Nicholson

Julianne Nicholson, who plays troubled mom Jean Jensen, tells us why she’s particularly honored to have been the first person cast on the show, the scene she found hardest to shoot from Season 1, and what she hopes to do next (hint: It’s funnier than you might think).

Q: You were the first person cast for the series. How did that come about?

A: I was sent the script and I just fell in love with it. I went in and met with [show producers] Aaron [Guzikowski] and Bridget [Carpenter] and had a chat about it. I just made it very clear that I loved the show and would love to be part of it. I was so excited to be the first person cast. so often they cast the men first and cast the women to match the dudes. It was a great honor that it happened this way.

Q: What were the challenges in playing such a mentally fragile character? How did you prepare for the role?


“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

Article: “THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

In the small town of Walpole, New Jersey, a college student has gone missing in Lenape territory, creating tension between the two communities — the townsfolk and Native Americans. While local sheriff Harold Jensen investigates the student’s disappearance, his old rival Phillip Kopus, now an ex-con, returns to town. Meanwhile, Rachel (Harold’s older daughter) and Junior (a Lenape boy) are in the midst of a high school romance frowned upon by Jean, Rachel’s mother who — trying to track them down one night — injures a Lenape boy in a hit and run.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 1 (Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream)

Article: “THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 1 (Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream)

During a traditional Native American ceremonial dance in the woods, tribe member Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) watches as police officer Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) circulates a “missing person” flyer to the crowd. Jensen later questions locals about a missing NYU student.