Lifestyle guru Micah has a difficult past in Truth Be Told season 2 (Picture: Apple TV Plus)
Kate Hudson has opened up about the biggest challenge she faced going back to work during the pandemic on season 2 of Truth Be Told, in which she stars opposite Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.
In the second season of Truth Be Told on Apple TV Plus, Kate arrives on the scene as Micah Keith, a lifestyle guru and lifelong friend of true crime podcaster Poppy Parnell, played by Octavia.
Micah and Poppy’s friendship is tested when Micah, a former investigative reporter, delves into a chilling case that involves the media mogul, who experienced homelessness as a child.
During a recent conversation with Metro.co.uk, Kate recalled the ‘immediate connection’ she shared with Octavia when they started filming, before divulging the ‘most challenging’ aspect of the part.
Kate, whose role in Truth Be Told marks her first as a lead character in a TV series, explained that playing Micah involved delivering lengthy monologues, requiring the actor to memorise ‘more dialogue’ than she ever has previously in her career.
‘I’ve never had more dialogue in my life,’ the Oscar nominee said. ‘At one point I called Nichelle [Tramble] our showrunner I was like, please, I beg of you, I can’t have three pages of dialogue anymore, cause I have these long lifestyle guru type monologues, stage speaking.’
Poppy finds her friendship with Micah tested during new harrowing case (Picture: Apple TV Plus)
The Knives Out 2 star outlined how going back to work after having some time off due to the pandemic made it feel as though she was ‘going back to theatre school’ while learning her lines.
‘It was like after not having worked, and here we were in a pandemic, going to work every day, and then every day I’d look at my scenes and it was like going back to theatre school where I was really kind of honing that part of the craft, which is really memorising lines. So it was nice for my brain but that was for me the most challenging,’ she said.
Kate emphasised that in her opinion, she believes that Truth Be Told season two ‘might be relatable with people who have experienced trauma or abandonment’, themes that are explored in the show.
Season 1 starred Aaron Paul as convicted murderer Warren Cave (Picture: Apple TV Plus)
She added that as a ‘huge true crime fan’, she personally finds the series ‘really juicy and accessible’.
‘There is a sense of drama and twists and turns that are really fun instead of painstakingly heady, and so it has a sense of darkness and intrigue,’ she outlined.
The actor compared the 10-episode arc to a ‘beach novel’, where you ‘just want to know what’s going to happen’.
‘So it’s just very easy for me to just get through. Those are my favourite kinds of things to binge so it’s exciting to be in them,’ she added.
From 2012 to 2013, Kate starred in five episodes of Glee as Cassandra July, a dance instructor at NYADA who teaches Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).
Some of her best-known films include How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Bride Wars and Almost Famous, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Truth Be Told season 2 will premiere on Apple TV+ Friday August 20.