Bloodline’s Andrea Riseborough: why my Netflix debut made me nervous

The British actress talks about joining the cast for the second season of the Netflix thriller

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If you ever thought keeping on top of a complicated TV series must be hard, imagine joining one after an entire season’s worth of plot and machinations has been and gone.

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That’s the situation British actress Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, The Devil’s Whore) has found herself in after joining hit Netflix drama Bloodline for its second run.

“When you do a film, you kind of know what the trajectory’s gonna be – you start at the beginning, you finish at the end,” she told RadioTimes.com.

“With Bloodline, they’d already done one series, and I hadn’t really done anything series-like since I was younger, when I’d just left drama school,” added. “So I was a little nervous.”

However, she adds that making television that’s meant to be binge watched does feel more like a film than a regular television series.

“The way that people consume things is so different nowadays” she said. “For me it is anyway. 

“I mean, when House of Cards comes out I watch it in a day, and nothing else is happening.”

“You kind of end up making a 10-hour film. It’s like making Gandhi twice or something. Except without all the extras.”

You can watch our full interview with Andrea above.

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Bloodline season 2 is available on Netflix now