Patricia Arquette talked about appearing nude in this series and other roles playing characters more sexually confident than herself in a conversation with Julia Roberts on Variety's "Actors on Actors. "I'm completely opposite in my personal life," Arquette said of her sexual characters. "I was born really modest. I don't want anyone to see me naked. I take baths in the dark often." For "Escape at Dannemora," she said she gained weight for the role and performed the nude scenes without any body makeup. "Who's allowed to be sexual? What kind of body type are acceptable?" she asked rhetorically. See more »
Just a while ago I finished the first episode at the world premiere of "Escape At Dannemora." It's very interesting. Ben Stiller does a really great job directing a serious drama with comedic effects about two inmates and a female prison guard. The episode I saw, which is a great introduction to the series, is beautifully shot and well acted, and well written. Patricia Arquette is really good in this, Benicio del Toro is such a great character and Paul Dano is such a fascinating character it's overwhelming of how damn good it is. It's an 8/10 because it has some pacing issues and makes the episode very centered on one character, which I guess is alright. I find it hard to believe that it is a 7-episode-series because it could be a feature film on its own, but it will be interesting to see where they go with this show and how they extend the story. I do also think the audio is a bit muffled and the pacing has problems, but the music is great and the whole feel of the show is just so good. I can't wait for the show to premiere and for people to really enjoy this.
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