‘Wisting – Consider Carrie-Anne Moss a Norway fan


Why Carrie-Anne Moss embraced making ‘Wisting’

Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss had always wanted to do a project in Norway, so when the opportunity arose to shoot the murder mystery series “Wisting” there, the Canadian actress was intrigued.

In the series, which currently streams in Norwegian (with English subtitles) on Sundance Now, Moss stars as Maggie Griffiths, a New York-based FBI agent haunted by a serial killer that got away 20 years earlier, who now appears to be perpetrating his crimes in Norway. She’s brought across the Atlantic to aid local homicide detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin, “Lilyhammer”) with the investigation.

Not knowing the language, Maggie struggles as she attempts to adapt to local investigative methods to find the killer. That’s in stark contrast to the actress, who took to the Norwegians’ customs and creative process right away.

“I got there (and) I was the only one with a trailer,” she explains, “(and) everyone else just hung out in this room. And I quite quickly just asked them, ‘You can take my trailer away. I’m not gonna be in it.’ And just everybody hangs out together. And we rehearsed every night, just talking it through. … So that was really refreshing to be with actors (who had) all been in plays together and knew each other very well and it was just such a remarkable experience. I loved it.”

Moss also got a charge out of how she was brought to and from set during the winter shoot.

“My transportation to the set was on a snowmobile – that was by far my favorite day,” she says with a laugh. “It was so neat. It was so romantic.”


Full name: Carrie-Anne Moss

Birth date: Aug. 21, 1967

Birthplace: Burnaby, B.C.

Residence: Los Angeles

Family ties: With husband Stephen Roy, an actor and director, has two sons and a daughter

Other TV credits include: “The Hitchhiker,” “Down the Shore,” “Dark Justice,” “Matrix,” “Silk Stalkings,” “L.A. Law,” “Baywatch,” “Models Inc.,” “Due South,” “Viper,” “FX: The Series,” “Chuck,” “Vegas,” “Man Seeking Woman,” “Daredevil,” “Humans,” “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones,” “Tell Me a Story”

Movie credits include: “Flashfire” (1994), “Toughguy” (1995), “Lethal Tender” (1996), “The Secret Life of Algernon” (1997), “The Matrix” (1999), “Memento” (2000), “Red Planet” (2000), “Chocolat” (2000), “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003), “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003), “Disturbia” (2007), “Love Hurts” (2009), “Unthinkable” (2010), “Compulsion” (2013), “Elephant Song” (2014), “Frankenstein” (2015), “Brain on Fire” (2016), “The Matrix 4” (forthcoming)


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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