Star of TV show Californication, Natascha McElhone is a creature of jacket and Doc Martens boots with cropped hair, and was dating his flatmate. on Five, Californication, starring David Duchovny as Hank, a whip-smart. Back in the saddle: David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone filming a Van Der Beek proving to be an effective foil for her on-off boyfriend. Carole Cadwalladr meets actor Natascha McElhone, a year after the with David Duchovny as the pined-for ex-girlfriend to his disaffected.
She'd never done series television before and her audition consisted of a conference call between the producers in LA and her in Hungary, where she was filming.
I think it's incumbent on actresses to bring something else to the part which isn't in the script. They were very up and open to stuff. After studying at Lamda, she was spotted aged 24 by a casting agent in a production of Shakespeare at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre who put her forward for the lead role in the film Surviving Picasso, opposite Anthony Hopkins.
I tell McElhone that I saw the pilot for Californication during "pilot week" in LA, when networks decide which shows to buy and thought it was funny and witty and loved the David Duchovny character. But what I don't like, I say, is that, since then, "there's almost a porn aesthetic that's been brought into it". I think there is.
You don't have to be polite. My character isn't involved in that. What's funny is, in LA anyway, it's women who often come up to me and say how much they love the show. It often occurs to me that no one, but no one comes up to me and says God, I find the sexuality in it offensive.
Or I find the depiction of women in it offensive. Quite the opposite in fact. The relationship between her and David Duchovny and their daughter is far and away the best part of Californication, although it's a variation on a familiar role she's played: What strikes me when I meet her is that it isn't actually her beauty that makes her so.
She's more bohemian than on screen, scruffier, even. But what's unusual about her is that her looks, while striking, are only part of it. Even in the complexity of her grief, McElhone is amazingly articulate and despite having spent most of the past year dealing with death and the aftermath of death, what she expresses most is the joy of life.
She stands by the extraordinary sentence she wrote in Kelly's obituary, of how, despite what happened to him, she still feels lucky. Probably from him, from his attitude to life. I'm not religious so using the word 'blessed' is a bit of a liberty It doesn't really matter what happens from here on in.
Just to get the boys through their stuff.
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But for me, there's not such a thing as moving on. I'll take it with me. I'll still have a journey and have different sort of experiences on the way. But he'll always be with me on that. Not in the same way obviously. But I'm never going to move away from him or move on from him.
I just feel that because he's not alive any more, I can't talk anything current, because there isn't a current with him, there isn't a present. I'm going to do a memorial service for him in six weeks so I'll be revisiting a lot of things then.
I'm really going to love it because it's a chance and an evening just to talk about him, to be with all the people who he really loved and loved him Because understandably other people's lives do carry on and move away from that person because they don't have him in their lives every day, and they're not bringing up his children.
So it might be the last time that everybody can be in the same room together, who was connected, which will be beautiful, I hope.
They were smart, sexy, complicated women. Not girls - women. I think I was ambitious. A lot of the stuff that was coming my way was stuff I just didn't want to do, so it might have seemed like lack of ambition to shy away from that, but if it sticks in your throat I just wanted to do what I wanted to do and which I thought said something.
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I have to try and work non-stop, actually, to make things work. I always keep myself busy. Or I'm creating something. Or I'm doing stuff with the kids. I'm up incredibly early in the morning; I go to bed incredibly late at night. It's not a fear that if I don't work I won't know what I'll do with myself. But to keep the lifestyle we have.
Which is not absurd but which is definitely privileged. They're at private schools and I want to keep them there because I don't want Martin going to be synonymous with our life changing It's very perverse this because I was going to send Theo to the local primary school, right behind us, but it was and they changed the catchment area because there were so many babies born, and he didn't get in.
Don't even go there. All I can say is that one really useful thing you could put in your article Even if you're She's been nothing if not busy. As well as dealing with the legal intricacies of death and giving birth to Rex, she's also been writing a comedy, "set around here". But then, she says, she hardly sleeps and, anyway, she was raised by journalists and loves writing.
I just kept writing Hank the way that I knew him and he kept fitting right in there. Somehow we just lucked out there. That was a lot of fun, but how do you do more?
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This is a guy who has been drinking steadily for six years and has very little negative to show for it. Kapinos knows their endgame: I thought that would be a great way to end the show: