Merritt Wever (‘Godless’) on female-centric series: In a traditional western, ‘there probably wouldn’t have been a part for me’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Merritt Wever (‘Godless’) on female-centric series: In a traditional western, ‘there probably wouldn’t have been a part for me’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Had “Godless” been a more traditional western, Merritt Wever may not have been “attracted to it, and more likely, there probably wouldn’t have been a part in it for me.” Yet this Netflix limited series is unique in its genre for having so many strong roles for actresses. Written and directed by Scott Frank, the show centers on the town of Labelle, New Mexico, which is inhabited almost entirely by women after a mining accident wipes out a majority of the male population. Their world is further upended by the arrival of a wounded man (Jack O’Connell) evading a murderous outlaw (Jeff Daniels). When Wever read the script she felt she “had to do it.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Wever above.

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Wever plays Mary Agnes, widow of the town mayor and sister to its sheriff,
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