Chloe Sevigny has said playing a
transgender hit woman in the UK drama Hit & Miss was the
“greatest thing I could go into after Big Love.”
Hit & Miss, the first
original series commissioned by recently-launched satellite channel
Sky Atlantic in Britain, will have its US premiere on DIRECTV's
Audience Network on Wednesday, July 11.
The 37-year-old Sevigny plays Mia in
the 6-episode series from creator Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of
Speaking to gay glossy The
Advocate, Sevigny said she wanted to play Mia with more
“exaggerated unfeminine moves … because [femininity] is so
learned and I wanted her to be sort of more masculine.”
“But the creators and the show
runners had an entirely different idea,” she added. “And as an
actor you kind of have to adhere to them unless you want to be
extremely difficult, which I try not to be. And I trusted the writer
and the filmmaker implicitly and they really had a certain idea of
how they wanted it to be.”
Sevigny added that after working five
years on Big Love she was “excited to move on.”
“I'm excited to find something else.
Hit and Miss was so different that it was like the greatest
thing I could go into after Big Love,” she said.