OF ‘QUEENS OF MYSTERY’
Does putting on the wig for “Queens of Mystery” help turn you into your character of Mattie? Definitely the whole style and aesthetic of the show is really particular and individual, so I think that it creates the world really well. And Ian (Emes), the director of the first and the third episodes, had such a particular eye for it, so he has a lot of influences from “The Avengers” and Emily and Wes Anderson films. So I think aesthetically it’s very different and that really helped to create the characters in the world. What have been your favorite mystery shows over the years? When I was young I have to say, I really loved “Poirot.” ... I grew up in Belgium for many years, and because he always says he’s a bloody little Belgian I thought when I was young ... “Yes, that’s me! I want to do mysteries, they’re great!” And also, “Jonathan Creek” ... and “Pushing Daisies.” I mean, that’s very different, with the whole narration side. And we’ve seen that in things like “Desperate Housewives” in a different way, but getting that insight into that kind of character who you’re not sure who they are and that extra voice and the layers that have been written into it is something very particular to this mystery series. But yeah, there are lots that I’ve loved.