Ryan Phillippe discusses his new show Big Sky, from the creator of The Undoing

By Rory Cashin

February 16, 2021 at 9:01am

Ryan Phillippe discusses his new show Big Sky, from the creator of The Undoing

He also talks about the difficulties to making a show under lockdown restrictions.

Ryan Phillippe obviously made a huge splash in the late 90s thanks to the one-two punch of Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer, but you'd almost be forgive for thinking he kind of disappeared from Hollywood in recent years.

That wouldn't be entirely accurate, as besides from popping up in an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and fronting the TV series version of Mark Wahlberg thriller Shooter for three seasons, he has been consistently working, but mostly on projects that just never really found their audience on this side of the Atlantic.

That all looks set to change with Big Sky, the latest show from David E. Kelley, the creator and producer behind such recent massive TV hits as The Undoing, Mr. Mercedes, and Big Little Lies.

Kelley seems to have struck gold again and again recently, so when Lovin was invited to take part in an interview with Ryan Phillippe, we wanted to know why he thought these shows were proving to be so popular.

"He's so just gifted," said Phillippe, "and this is kind of new territory for him, because Big Sky has a sorted of twisted, quirky, Twin Peaks vibe. It is dark and its got moments of humour.

"What impresses me the most is that he still writes the scripts by himself. A lot of times, these shows will have large writers rooms where they hand off that work, but it is amazing that he is just able to knock out these incredible scripts on his own.

"I would've liked to have had more interaction with him, but due to covid, he couldn't really be on location. It was very difficult, there was a two week quarantine once you got to Canada, so we would meet virtually, but that was the extent of our interaction.

"But it was awesome to see what he's been doing lately, because people have been loving his most recent shows."

Big Sky will debut on Disney+ from Tuesday, February 23.

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