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Mireille is in one of latest episodes of Filmmaker Magazine’s acting podcast series, Back to One. She talked about a lot of interesting things, especially about acting and the craft. There’s also a special mention of The Killing, which I’m sure everyone will enjoy. I know I did! Listen to it below, or on your favorite podcast service. It’s available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher.

Mireille and Esme Creed-Miles appeared in yesterday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show to talk about the second season of Hanna. Also, Mireille dished on how she got her now-husband Alan Ruck to date her. It was such a fun interview, check it out below.

Mireille spoke via video chat with HeyUGuys to discuss the new season of Hanna!

Mireille spoke with BT TV to discuss the new season of Hanna with seven questions!

1. You have a brutal fight scene with Esme Creed-Miles early in season two. How was it to film?

It was so fun. I love doing the action sequences. It’s a very visceral way of spending your day. We had an incredible fight team, who choreographed it and taught me the fight. Then we spent the day picking through those pieces and I was so grateful that my stunt double on that day was also my teacher.

She would sit in front of the monitor and then on any given movement, she would duck in and say, “You’re head needs to move this way, you’re elbow needs to be here”. All that minutiae was incredibly helpful.

2. What is the trick to bringing fighting and acting together to make it feel real?

All acting is about having an objective. Having a set of given circumstances and a goal. And I think fighting is the same. You have an opponent and you have a goal. At least fighting in the context of a film, that fight is supposed to tell a story. My fighting in season two is definitely telling a story.

We spent a lot of time talking about how the choreography needed to tell a story of this journey. And luckily we have the director, the fight choreographer and everyone is watching to make sure you are staying on track.

3. Marissa gets some fantastic costumes. Did you keep any of them?

They’re not always very practical for fighting! Although, this season, she is in flat shoes for the entire season. Last season, I had some tall boots and I said that because she is in a mission mode, she needed to be in flat shoes. I’m in sneakers the whole season, which I just love.

I didn’t keep any costumes from the show, but one of the pairs of sneakers Marissa wears, I bought my own pair. I loved them.

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Mireille is one of the 30 supporting actors included in this year’s Emmy Awards class photo of The Hollywood Reporter! This time, THR asked them which co-star they’d call to bail them out of jail, the scene that had them squirming and what their dream spinoff would look like. Check out Mireille’s answers below, and two photos and scans in our gallery!

The show you never missed as a teen?
Twin Peaks felt really pivotal right in the teen years. It was edgy and cool.”
The co-star you’d call to bail you out of jail?
“Joel Kinnaman. He’s one of my besties in actual life and he’s just somebody that you can rely on. He shows up.”
What would a spinoff of your show be?
“I think it would be fun to go into that past and see Eric and Marisa and see who they were because there’s allusions to something but it’s not really explored. It’d be fun.”

Mireille recently stopped by the Los Angeles Times video studio for an Emmy Contenders chat, wherein she discussed how thrilled she was to be working with Joel Kinnaman again.

Joel and Mireille recently sat down with Los Angeles Times to discuss Hanna. They talked about a lot of interesting things, including how the dynamic differs from what we were used to with The Killing, their characters, and the best of all, how they got cast! You can read the full article at the Los Angeles Times website, but here’s are some snippets:

“It’s super wonderful to be back working with each other,” Enos says at Amazon’s Culver City headquarters, where she and Kinnaman have come together to discuss the series. Kinnaman smiles and nods in agreement.
Playing adversaries instead of partners marks a dramatic shift for the two actors — one they have excitedly embraced.

“It was a little trippy the first day we had shooting because the dynamic could not be more different,” Kinnaman says. “But after a couple of takes, it just flowed. We really work well together, and we pick up on little things each other does. I go this way a little bit, and she goes right there. It’s a little dance. It makes it so easy and fun.”

They both welcome the change in dynamics for “Hanna.”

“If we were playing two pals,” Enos says, “I don’t know if we could have done it.”

“I liked that it was so polar opposite,” Kinnaman adds. “Because we had such a good and long relationship on ‘The Killing,’ it was very important to both of us. ‘The Killing’ is one of those things that kinda stuck with people. There’s a danger of going back to the well.”

Enos was the first to be approached by Farr for the series. “We met at a spa hotel where she was shooting in England,” he says, “and I thought she would be perfect for the re-invention of the character.”

Enos says she was asked who she felt might be a good choice to play Erik. “In my mind, the character was a little older than Joel, so I told them to send me some of their favorite names of people in their mid-40s, ex-military.

“They got back to me and said, ‘Actually we were thinking of talking to Joel and wanted to see how you felt about that. I said, ‘Favorite human! On the planet!’ ”

Looking fondly at Enos, Kinnaman says, “Mireille basically cast me.”