Peacock’s Original Series “The Resort” – Interview by Rafy Mediavilla w/ actress Cristin Milioti & actor William Jackson Harper. Where we spoke about shooting in Puerto Rico., their characters mindset, and what people can expect from the story. Out Now!
A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior.
Well, I would say that we shot a lot in Monagas and Monagas is so beautiful but very difficult to shoot long days. And just because I don’t like so humid, there’s so many bugs. There’s like all those muddy hills that look so good on camera. But then our crew is like lifting giant equipment up there. And those days were definitely brutal. But then on weekends, we took a couple of hikes too, along on very hot days and swim around in the waterfall. And it was like, it doesn’t matter. It was the most beautiful. It was like really healing and beautiful. And I think my favorite part of being down there.
William Jackson Harper:
Well like yeah, shooting down here was one of the highlights of my life the things that we yeah it was it was magic and so like that was that was great. And, you know, like sitting there, like, Monagas was really tough. But there was also like we were on the beach a lot. You know, it’s there’s a lot of stuff that was pretty dope and also just kind of hanging out in San Juan like once we yeah, sort of got the lay of the land and figure out like where to go and what we liked. It was like a sneaky cool town to, to hang out and honestly, it’s like, I mean, it’s like we’re both New Yorkers and so there’s like there’s a lot of that attitude of San Juan feels similar to that. So it’s like some of that was kind of familiar with that.
Let’s talk about your character both of them are really different. While I see Emma all into solving this mystery, Noah is just for the better part of it just following her lead. What is Emma trying to prove with solving this mystery?
I think that what is interesting is that the way in which these two people approach this situation is also very reflective of the dynamic in their marriage that is very old and rooted in love. But that, I think, has reached a breaking point. And I think there’s a lot of like Noah feeling like he’s walking on eggshells around Emma and Emma getting mad that he’s doing that, but acting in a way that he has to like. And I think that sort of follows them through even how they. I don’t know, attempt to solve the disappearances of those kids.
And like, I think she is in such a place of pain and a place of regret, and they love each other so much, but they’re like holding on to something that is getting harder and harder to hold on to that. I think they just blindly throw themselves into this thing. Maybe not even realizing is that it’s a way to jump start things and obviously it doesn’t go as planned.
What can people expect from this this series that has a lot of stuff going on?
William Jackson Harper:
Oh, well, I mean, I feel like the wonderful thing about this show is that, like, you really never know what to expect. It’s just as soon as you get used to one mode of storytelling, it shifts to another thing and it stays weird. So I think it’s best to go in and just open to the experience, much like we and and then, you know, hopefully you wind up surprised.
I think that people can expect a lot of the unexpected and also like that, I think they have more in common with this story than they would suspect.
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