Is playing a detective as cool as we imagine it to be?
It’s intense. Luckily, I had James D’Arcy by my side – I don’t think I could have got through [filming, in Pittsburgh] without him. There is a lot of dark material and it helps having someone you can talk about it with. He was a lifesaver in keeping our spirits up.
What did you get up to when you weren’t filming?
I went out dancing a lot. I made friends with the locals, which is really important when you’re away on location. I’ve isolated myself [before] and that can be really harmful.
If you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be?One? Holy Toledo! I’m more into streetwear than high fashion so I think if I could only wear one, I might choose myself: Chloë Sevigny For Opening Ceremony. Can I even say that?
Are you good at editing your wardrobe or are you a hoarder?
I have storage spaces in Connecticut where I keep everything alphabetically; I’m obsessive-compulsive in that way. I sometimes look at [it] and think, “This is ridiculous.” But then I think, “What if I have a daughter?” So I’m kind of a pack-rat, but an organised one.
Any items of clothing you could never part with?
My Kenzo synthetic fur coat. In New York, where the temperatures get so low, I can’t imagine finding anything as warm. And my favourite pair of Levi’s that have been mended to such a degree I almost can’t wear them anymore.
How do you approach your career now compared to when you were in your twenties?
When I was young, I only wanted to be in certain kinds of movies; the indie thing was a way of life for me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like studio movies – I think I was just frightened of pursuing a film career that would make me bigger in the public eye. Now I’m almost 40, the idea of fame doesn’t scare me anymore.
Those Who Kill starts April 15, Tuesdays at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s SoHo channel