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Brit Marling rewrote the rules for making it big in Hollywood.
In The Oa — her hot new sci-fi mystery series on Netflix — Marling stars as Prairie, an abduction survivor navigating the world after years trapped in a science experiment. The rich, complex role blossomed from about four years of work on the addictive (albeit bonkers) series with co-writer/co-creator Zal Batmanglij.
And she’s hopeful the show will pave the way for more empowered, fully developed female characters, which she believes are, on the whole, lacking in pop culture today.
“You sometimes think that we’re farther along than we actually are. »
- Jeff Nelson
Even if you haven’t seen it yet, you might’ve already heard about Netflix‘s “The Oa.” The surprise show dropped nearly unannounced on the streaming service last month, and has been earning steady buzz ever since as audiences try to unravel its knotty mysteries. The rare show that’s both mindbending and moving at the same time, “The Oa” is the latest creation from frequent collaborators writer/director Zal Batmanglij and writer/star Brit Marling, who have previously delivered “Sound Of My Voice” and “The East.” However, “The Oa” feels like the duo at their most unfiltered and pure, with the series offering a perfect marriage of their sensibilities, which draw from both arthouse and mainstream influences.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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