The Gilded Age's Taissa Farmiga says Carrie Coon “busted my balls” on set

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The Gilded Age star Taissa Farmiga has opened up about her time filming the period drama, and her relationship with co-star Carrie Coon.

Farmiga revealed that the Ghostbusters: Afterlife actress is "one of the most kind-hearted people" that she's ever met, but also that she's not afraid to get tough on set at times.

In an exclusive chat with Digital Spy, she admitted that Coon can "bust your balls" on set, but that "working with her was phenomenal".

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"Oh my God, oh my God. I adore Carrie Coon. I don't think I have enough positive things to say about her," she explained.

"She's a phenomenal actress, but she's also, as a person, one of the most kind-hearted people I've met, while, at the same time, she'll bust your balls, and then also compliment you. And you're just like, "I love you!"

Farmiga said that Coon was fundamental in driving the relationships in the show, and also revealing that she thinks Coon made her a better actress.

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"Working with her was phenomenal. The relationship with the mother was definitely one of the biggest draws for me for Gladys. I really related to her desire to step out from her mother's shadow, to step out from her grip, and experience the world independently, to form your own opinions on things, and such.

"I think that Carrie bettered me as an actress, being able to go toe to toe with someone who was so talented, and also so real, and always so present.

"Carrie and Morgan [Spector] have great chemistry, so any family scenes, I feel like they flew by. It just happened so naturally. And as an actress, that's a very, very fortunate thing to be able to have and say."

The Gilded Age airs on Tuesday, January 25, 9pm on Sky Atlantic as well as the streaming service NOW.

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