“The role is not, per se, very sympathetic and it’s a challenging role because there is no way you can hide behind anything,” van Houten told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at the Toronto International Film Festival. “It’s so raw, so I had to dig deep within myself and I liked that. It’s a very complex, very layered character. I was very hungry for something like that again.”
Director Halina Reijn got the idea for the drama after watching a news program about relationships that were formed in prison between therapists and criminals, and she immediately called her friend van Houten about it.
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