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‘The Affair’ Season 2: Maura Tierney on Helen’s Questionable Choices

4 October 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler: Do not read this interview unless you have seen all of Season 1 and the Season 2 premiere of Showtime’s “The Affair.”

One of the main creative messages from Showtime’s “The Affair” is that we all believe we are good people … at least through our own rose-tinted view of our lives’ events.

Creatored by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, the first season of the marital drama used the springboard of a murder investigation to allow for writer/teacher Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and waitress Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson) to reflect on how they remember engaging in an affair and eventual relationship that dissolved both of their marriages. In the second season, their spouses Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) get to show their takes on the separation as the audience still grapples with with the unsolved homicide.

For Helen, this means dialing up the chill factor and being »

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