Fargo's Mary Elizabeth Winstead On Her Characters Twisted Optimism

Fargo's Mary Elizabeth Winstead On Her Characters Twisted Optimism

by The Daily Eye Team May 16 2017, 12:44 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 55 secs

Fargo, Noah Hawley's television series on FX, borrows tonally and thematically from the Coen brothers' 1996 film but spins a new tail every season. In the third season, which has aired three episodes so far, Hawley's best invention is the character Nikki, a bubbly femme fatale played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The ex-con and bridge champion dreams of a bright future with her boyfriend, who also happens to be her parole officer Ray (Ewan McGregor). But the couple is broke. In order to finance their ride into the sunset, Ray attempts to steal something valuable from his brother (also played by Ewan McGrergor). And as is the way with these Fargo stories, things go awry. Nikki becomes the devil on Ray's shoulder, but she's not a pure villain. After all, their criminal acts are committed in the name of love. As the story unfolds, Winstead talks to TIME about why Nikki's love for Ray is real and how she and the police officer Gloria (Carrie Coon) represent light and dark in the series — but not in the way you might think.


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