Top of the Lake: China Girl star Alice Englert, daughter of creator Jane Campion, discusses the adolescent angst her character Mary faces in the series, the respectful relationship she had on set with David Dencik (Puss) and the inspiration she felt working with Elisabeth Moss (Robin Griffin) and Nicole Kidman (Julia).
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Top of the Lake: China Girl star Elisabeth Moss discusses the return to her Emmy-winning role as Detective Robin Griffin, why Jane Campion is like no other director and the surprising new female friendship Robin forms with her work partner Miranda Hilmarson (Gwendoline Christie).
“Top of the Lake: China Girl” creator Jane Campion discusses what inspired her to continue Robin Griffin’s story, the “sharp focus” Elisabeth Moss contributes to her role and why she was eager to cast Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie.
Top of the Lake: China Girl star David Dencik discusses the Dostoyevskian character that helped inspire his role as Puss, the “moody” and “disgusting” room in which his character lives and Puss’s relationship with Rob Griffin’s (Elisabeth Moss) biological daughter Mary (Alice Englert).
Top of the Lake: China Girl star Ewen Leslie introduces his character Pyke’s journey, discusses his audition with creator Jane Campion and divulges his love for her films.
Top of the Lake: China Girl star Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) discusses how her letter to Jane Campion scored her a role in the show, how she and Jane built the “impulsive, strange” character of Miranda Hilmarson and what it was like working with the “sensational” Elisabeth Moss.