Season 2 of Snowpiercer, the Netflix drama based on the 2013 film by celebrated South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, this week depicts a reunion between singer Miss Audrey (Lena Hall) and the recently unveiled Mr Wilford (Sean Bean).
In the previous episode, the entertainer and manager of the train’s Night Car seemed to be losing her grip, slurring her way through the repertoire used to entertain those crammed into the train carriage – a result of several other carriages being closed to power the train through a perilous ascent.
On Sunday, Lena Hall commented on the actions and history of her character to TVLine, including her previous rendezvous with Mr Wilford.
“She has such a past with Wilford that we’re going to see more of in Episode 4 and 5, and she just doesn’t know how to deal with the fact that he is there. She doesn’t know what’s going to happen when she sees him again, knowing everything that had happened,” she said.
However, there is undoubtedly a sense that the liaison was not healthy; in fact, says Ms Hall, “it’s like explosive fire. I would liken it to two people who bring out the absolute worst in each other.”
The actor also said that Miss Audrey’s apparent decline wasn’t simply due to her being on the verge of a breakdown. The character knows far more about what Snowpiercer’s dangerous climb will eventually lead to, while the characters around her are in the dark: “Everyone else is just running around trying to make things not happen, and she knows inevitably what is actually going to happen, so it’s really weighing down on her.”
However, in Episode 5, Miss Audrey does get to sing a special song, one which tells a story, and written by Lena Hall. The actor writes her own songs, and had been working on an album that stalled when members of the band she had worked wirg moved to different parts of the country.
Her composition for the show, released this week, will feature in next week’s episode of Snowpiercer.
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