Monday , October 3 2022

Jessica Biel: "We all do things we are not proud of"


Jessica Biel talks as a sinner as her second season unveils Netflix's debut.

What is to be a producer instead of standing in front of the camera for season two?

It is very different. In fact, it was a little difficult to swallow for a minute. It was hard not to be every day with the cast, the crew, working with my heart and all my feelings going to the table as I did last season.

How has your relationship changed with the word "sin" or "sinners" since I made the show?

Well, it certainly brings this idea to being an ambiguous label and in many ways all people were sinners at one point. We have done all the things we are not proud of, we may not have faced people in ways that we are proud of. I also feel, after doing this show, that it has taken my credit when I hear this label or phrase.

In the first season the emotional and physical load was upon you, but of course you are an adult and you can handle it. This season is a 13-year-old boy – Elize Henning – which is a huge responsibility.

Yes, it is a huge responsibility and it is something we talked about a lot about, and by doing Elisha, we had to find someone who has this ability to be wise over the years and somehow had to connect and connect with this new . But as you can see, it's incredible. There were many very demanding elements to fill his casting.

Talking about how, how did you end up with Bill Pullman as a casting choice?

Well, they are extremely talented. And Bill is someone who's also curious about life and is interested in people. He will not judge immediately, and this is very much the same as Harry Ambrose. Looking back, working with him in the first season, he was just such a joy. He's just so fond of everything he does and desperately wants to make his performance better if possible, that's what I always want to do.

Jessica Biel in the second season of The Sinner with Bill Pullman, left.
Jessica Biel in the second season of The Sinner with Bill Pullman, left.

You have said that you would like to head – but that is too time consuming.

It is very time consuming. If I do it straight away, it may not be for a long time, because they have little kids around me, I do not think you'll ever see your family and that's hard. But I have the endurance? I think I do it. When I do my mind at something I do, it does not matter what I will do. I will kill myself in the process and will never see my child and get a divorce. Just laugh, but it's a lot of work and not the right time for me now.

Congratulations on your five Emmy nominations this year. You must be very proud of this The sinner is your baby?

It's an amazing feeling. This work is something we've seen from start to finish and it's exciting to recognize something that I'm really proud of. I do not think the actors are working for awards, I certainly do not work for awards and in fact, I have never really got a prize before! So that's too big.

How good are you in balancing family life and work?

I'm so good about that. I do not want to work very easily or very quickly because I now have a family and I really have to sacrifice my time with my son and my husband to work. And I'm very good about it. I'm really selective about the material and honestly, I just have to be so inspired to the point where I feel I can not make the movie or the TV series.

He was in Amsterdam with his family a while ago. Was it a holiday?

Yes. It was so great. And we had an amazing time for the park, bikes everywhere, it was great. I guess you could call it a holiday for me, but Justin was going there and that's why we were with him on a tour.

Your mom is a spiritual therapist – what has he given you?

A sense of calm, of course. It is very unorthodox. When I was a kid and I was upset, she would always start with her saying: "Deep breath, calm down, stop for a second." I would never go to the doctor if there was no exposed bone or something (laughs) and we would always try Eastern medicine. He taught me that I am not reactionary and I am grateful for that because I can absorb everything that does without great reaction to it. I may have this big reaction after absorbing it, but in general, I am quite zen.

He grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Do you often go home?

I'm not coming back too often, just because my family was away. So when I return to Boulder, it's very nostalgic, because it's very rare. I also did not get to spend some time for adults there, so when I go back and they are literally memories of my youth, primary school and high school. So my experience is very positive. No hardcore happened at that point in my life, so that's a very idyllic experience for me.

• The second season The sinner continues to be forwarded to Netflix now.

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