‘The Sounds’ – New Zealand production enticed Lefevre

Lefevre ‘twitchy’ to get back to work

Rachelle Lefevre of “The Sounds” on Acorn TV

Q: What attracted you to your role of the wife of a missing businessman in “The Sounds”?

A: Well, I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I didn’t really want to go make a miniseries or film something in New Zealand. The fact that it was shot in New Zealand was really appealing. I’ve always wanted to go there. And then I really loved the idea of – I’d just come off a TV series where I played a lawyer in a procedural format. It was a show called “Proven Innocent.” And it was early 2019 and was looking for something that was decidedly different, and so an eight-part miniseries, mystery that was not procedural, nonlinear and all kinds of amazing characters – everything about it was so different from the job I’d just done. And it was really appealing to just go and off in this other world that was character driven.

Q: With everything having shut down, do you have any work in the offing?

A: I did have something in the pipeline that got postponed because of the pandemic and I don’t know if it got postponed indefinitely or it will resurrect. No idea. So there was that. And then nothing at the moment. The industry is opening very, very slowly right now and I also travel, which is extremely difficult, so we’ll see. I think like everyone else, it’s kind of like wait and see and try to navigate it. I know that I’ll work again eventually but on what and where and when, I couldn’t tell you. We’re having a once-in-a-century occurrence.

It’s hard because I love what I do and I don’t necessarily like to go from job to job. I like the breaks in between because I have a family and I like to see them. But this is definitely the longest I’ve gone without working, it feels like. So you know, I’m definitely twitchy, definitely looking to get back to work but also know that it has to be a process and that we can’t put people’s health at risk and we have to wait. We have to do it properly.

George Dickie

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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