”… Parsons’ new neighbor Ernest (Rupert Friend), who moves in with a bleating goat, a creepy lack of personal boundaries and an assortment of slogans like “Do what thou wilt,” which prove enticing for Jack, no fan of establishment constraints.”
And here is some great praise for what Rupert adds to the show as Ernest Donovan:
”There’s a slight drag that sets in when Jack and Susan are pondering money woes and delayed dreams — supporting performances by Hope Davis as Jack’s eccentric, formerly wealth mother and Michael Gaston as Susan’s stern stepfather help — but dissipates when Ernest shows up. Friend, who spent so long being questionably served as the eternally endangered Quinn on Homeland (OMG YES FINALLY SOMEONE CALLS IT LIKE IT IS), gives a performance of amusing weirdness and a creepy-crawly intensity that may be menace or just zealotry. Both Reynor and Heathcote, whose Susan has the feel of a guesswork-fabricated character, are more interesting with Friend than they are together. Friend gives Heathcote some taboo erotic sizzle and Reynor some crazed inspiration, keeping his co-stars’ performances from becoming too cold or too bland.”
🙌🏼🙌🏼 Loving that Rupert has an opportunity to continue playing diverse and intriguing characters. Rupert described Ernest quite well at ATX TV Festival: Ernest is a weirdo that sucks you in!
HOT DAMN! This review gives a great glimpse into what Rupert is bringing to Strange Angel! Love how descriptive it is 👍🏼👍🏼