In the Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters, a man is dead, and it seems entirely likely that four sisters are responsible since The Prick, as they called him, was horrible as the fifth sister’s husband. The show offers a darkly comedic tale of attempted murder(s) and extraordinarily complicated relationships among sisters, partners, and prospective allies that has miraculously been renewed for a second season.
Awards Radar had the chance to speak with Eve Hewson, who portrays youngest sister Becka, on what she connected with most about her character:
“I felt like this was someone that I knew so well. I grew up with girls like this. I was that girl. I was raised by women like the Garvey girls, so it felt really true to my heart. I was like, I have to play this part…Becka is kind of all over the place and a bit of a mad hatter. I’m not entirely like that, but my soul is like Becka. Her heart and her humor and all of that insecurity is how I feel internally in my soul, so I really felt for her. She’s like a version of myself that I used to be, and more like any other character I’ve ever played. Most characters I play are quite far from me, and you’re wearing someone else’s shoes. It’s much easier to do that. I found it really challenging and difficult to open myself up and be that vulnerable.”
She spoke very highly of the multitalented Sharon Horgan, who created the series and plays eldest sister Eva:
“She genuinely is cool. She’s just a cool woman. I don’t know how to describe it. She has that older sister energy, like you really want to impress her, and does she think you’re funny? When she laughs at your jokes, you’re like, she laughed at my joke! She’s fantastic, and she’s just an absolute beast on set because she’s writing, acting, producing. It’s unbelievable, her ability to do so much in one day. They say, you have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé. You also have as many hours in the day as Sharon Horgan. She inspires me to do more.”
Watch the full conversation below.
Season one of Bad Sisters is available to stream on Apple TV+.