Tell Me Your Secrets is Amazon Prime Video's latest thriller, featuring Lily Rabe as the former girlfriend of a killer who is trying to start a new life. Her real-life partner Hamish Linklater also stars.
It's a big role for the American Horror Story actress, but it's one that she almost didn't want to take on.
"I'm someone who loves a thriller, I love a mystery, and so many of them are from the UK. The script hit a very sweet spot for me as a reader," she told Entertainment Weekly.
"But, listen, I had just had a baby, I had a newborn. I wasn't incredibly eager to leave home and I knew the shoot would be a painful and deep and completely consuming experience."
It's a very valid point, but what changed her mind? That would be writer Harriet Warner, who has written everything from Call the Midwife, Waterloo Road and Footballers' Wives to short-lived T4 girl-group drama Totally Frank.
"So I went into this meeting with Harriet thinking, 'I'm just very excited to be sitting down with a wonderful writer, and tell her how incredible I think she is, and then walk away and not do this job.'
"I sat down with her and it was five, 10 minutes in, she got up from the table to do something, and I was texting Hamish under the table: 'Oh, f**k, I'm going to have to do this job.' It was just so many expletives!
"I knew instantly that I had to work with her and that I had to play the part that she had created. I found her sensibility so unique and I wanted to just dive in to the waters of it. It felt frustratingly like something I knew instantly I couldn't walk away from."
Rabe has worked with her partner on projects before, including one that cost her a part in The Hunger Games franchise.
Tell Me Your Secrets is premiering on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand this Friday (February 19). A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.
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