Welcome to Random Roles , wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them about. The actor: When we started discussing names here at The A.V. Club for our favorite actors of the decade, one immediately jumped to mind: Carrie Coon. It’s not just because Coon is an immensely talented performer, one who has brought depth and charisma to roles in Gone Girl, The Post, and more. She’s also a clear TV MVP for the decade, having delivered powerhouse performances in shows like The Leftovers, Fargo season three, The Sinner’s second year, etc. But what really sealed the deal was how Coon’s career so far has essentially been a tale of the ’10s: Her first onscreen role was in 2010, and she’s capping off the year with a pair of upcoming films (The Nest and Ghostbusters 2020) and a return to the stage where she began, starring in a revival of husband Tracy Letts’ Bug beginning in January. We reached out to Coon to do a special 2010s version of Random Roles. She had stories aplenty about working on set with David Fincher, jumping from the… Read full this story
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