HBO is putting finishing touches on the cast for the second season of True Detective irbyspencerramblinahead of the Friday table read. I have learned that Kelly Reilly (Black Box) is finalizing a deal for a regular role, while Michael Irby (Almost Human), Abigail Spencer (Suits) and Leven Rambin (Hunger Games) are either set or close to deals for recurring roles.
Reilly and Spencer had been on the short list of actresses invited to meet with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the female lead, which was ultimately offered to Rachel McAdams, but sources cautioned at the time that Pizzolatto was eyeing some of the actresses on the list for other parts.
Season 2 of True Detective revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams’ partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, a beauty with a history of drug problems, while Spencer is in line to portray Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack.
‘True Detective': Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin Eye Roles
Updated Abigail Event Photos
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 10-03: Michael Kors Launch Of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s “Young Hollywood”
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 10-07: TheWrap – TheGrill 2014 – Day 2
Abigail is Focusing Solely On Her Career
The actress sat with executive editor Joseph Kapsch, at the media leadership conference at Montage in Beverly Hills and spoke about her career in films and television. She said that she read numerous scripts over the years, although, most of them were bad. She was lucky to have been offered the role of Amantha Holden in Rectify; a very powerful character to be seen on television in recent times.
Amantha is a sister. She fights for her brother, Daniel’s innocence after he is wrongly imprisoned. The show starts off from where it is found that there is DNA evidence to show that Daniel wasn’t the only one at the crime scene.
Abigail Spencer Says ‘Most of the Great Female Roles Are Happening on Television’
Actress joins TheWrap’s Executive Editor Joseph Kapsch to discuss her Sundance TV series and intro AMC boss Josh Sapan at TheWrap’s media leadership conference
“Rectify” star Abigail Spencer dished about her role on the hit Sundance TV series, female roles in Hollywood and revealed the funny story of how she first met AMC Networks’ President & CEO Josh Sapan.
“Most of the great female roles are happening on television right now. I got the great fortune to be on ‘Mad Men’ a few years ago. I got to play Suzanne Farrell, the teacher of the show,” Spencer said. “It really showed me it’s possible to have great female characters in the cinema of television right now.”
New E! Online interview with Abigail
John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn’t like.
And that’s exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.
“I was a song and dance girl and he’s a song and dance guy,” Travolta’s co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). “I play an undercover agent and we’d be in the park and he’d be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we’d be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing.”
Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.
“It was kind of surreal,” Spencer said. “We’d bust out, ‘You’re The One that I Want’ or something. It was very organic though. I didn’t want to push it.”
She added with a laugh, “It was very organic to bust out in song with John Travolta.”
Abigail attends “This Is Where I Leave You” LA Premiere
Some new event photos in the Abigial Spencer Fan Gallery from the “This Is Where I Leave You” LA Premiere.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 09-14: This Is Where I Leave You – Los Angeles Premiere
NYC Fashion Week – Abigail’s Fashion Diary
Abigail has done a fashion week diary – read it HERE
Abigail attends premiere of “This is Where I leave You” at TIFF
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 09-06: HFPA and InStyle’s 2014 TIFF Celebration
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 09-07: “This Is Where I Leave You” Premiere TIFF
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > 09-07: 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Variety Studio
Abigail attends Monique Lhuillier Fashion Show – Photos
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2014 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015
New screencaps from Rectify
Big update to the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from Rectify.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Rectify > 208 “The Great Destroyer”
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Rectify > 209 “Strange Foreign Lands”