Olivia Vi­nall

OF ‘QUEENS OF MYS­TERY’

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On Tv - BY GE­ORGE DICKIE

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.

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