It.s mid-December and Jane Campion
is three days away from finishing post-production on the final episode of TV series Top of the Lake
. We.re sitting in See-Saw Films. Paddington office and she.s looking at her phone reading a message from leading lady Elisabeth Moss
. She.s pleased and Moss is ecstatic. ..Jane, you can have whatever you want... you can have my first-born child. I just watched the first two episodes: I.m completely blown away, I.m speechless...
It.s a ringing endorsement from the American actor whose casting nearly turned the New Zealand-set production on its head before a single frame was even shot. Moss plays Robin Griffin
, a straight-talking detective called into investigate the mysterious disappearance of a pregnant twelve year-old in Top of the Lake
, Campion.s six-part crime mystery involving lashings of murder, drugs and sex.
For the director, Moss. initial audition