Dane DeHaan is no stranger to playing villains, but Lisey’s Story might feature his most loathsome character yet.
In the Apple TV+ series from director Pablo Larraín (streaming now with new episodes dropping every Friday) the actor plays Jim Dooley, a disturbed fan of the late author Scott Landon (Clive Owen). Dooley comes into the story as he begins to stalk and harass Scott’s widow Lisey (Julianne Moore), demanding that she release her late husband’s unpublished works to the world.
Written by Stephen King, Dooley is a character that only he could create, and DeHaan commits fully to all of the nasty sides of this dangerous, terrifying man.
I had the chance to speak with DeHaan recently about his work in the series, and how he got himself into the headspace of such a difficult, unlikable (to put it lightly) character. He also took some time to shout out how he’s been influenced by the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman, singling out his performance in The Talented Mr. Ripley as one that he holds close to his heart.
Check out my interview with Dane DeHaan below: