Drawn to danger
Adelaide Clemens’ character Tawney forms a special bond with stepbrother- in- law Daniel ( Aden Young, below left) in product of the church being one of the only things that has provided her with some sense of community,” said Clemens, who is in the US filming the show’s second season.
“But she’s also a very intuitive human being and someone with a real thirst for knowledge.
“Whatever she can find to satisfy that, she really latches on to.
“When she meets Daniel, he opens up her world, challenges her and questions what she knows.”
There’s some kind of spark between the two and it’s clear Tawney is unfulfilled on some level in her marriage.
But Clemens views the relationship between Tawney and Daniel as more a meeting of minds and souls than any potential romance.
“For someone like Tawney, seeing Daniel freed from death row is almost like seeing someone given new life, almost like seeing Jesus rise again,” she said.
“She doesn’t have any intention of threatening her relationship with Ted but the connection she forms with Daniel and the conversations they have about spirituality or the bigger questions in life is something she doesn’t get from him.
“She never sets out to jeopardise her relationship or woo Daniel in any way, but she is drawn to him.
“It’s like her subconscious is being awakened or provoked.”
Rectify, SBS One, Thursday, 9.35pm.