Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur will soon be jetting off to Vancouver, Canada, to shoot for India American filmmaker Manoj Night Shyamalan’s TV series, “Wayward Pines,” and hopes to have a lot “fun” with the show’s foreign cast.
The actress, who garnered applause for her role as a Pakistani ISI agent on Showtime’s political thriller series, “Homeland,” will be adding a mysterious twist to “Wayward Pines” as an architect. She said details of her role in the psychological thriller will be unraveled gradually.
“I’m playing the part of a girl called Rebecca, who’s an architect and it’s very mysterious, and you know like cards that unfold episode after episode and towards the end of the season, you realize who she really is and what her role is in the world they live in,” Kaur said in a statement.
She said the team will start filming very soon. “I will be joining them soon in three-four days at most. It should be fun. We will be filming in Vancouver and maybe little bit in Los Angeles, so I am going to be stationed out there.”
The “Airlift” actress will be paired with actor Jason Patric in the series, which is based on the “Wayward Pines’” novels by Blake Crouch and developed for television by Chad Hodge. The first season of the series is currently being aired on FX in India.
The series stars Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, a U.S. Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho.
All praise for her co-stars Jason Patric and Djimon Hounsou, Kaur is already in prep mode for her part – and that too via Skype! “I actually Skyped with M. Night Shyamalan about a week ago and we had a really lovely chat about what season two is going to be about. He wanted me to watch it and then kind of discuss my character little better in depth but I have not come along to doing that yet.
“He is super excited about the season two and he’s like we are moving up a notch with how we are presenting the season two.” Kaur’s body of work might not be very elaborate, but her credibility shines through her work in films such as “Airlift” and “The Lunchbox.” And now with “Wayward Pines,” the actress is eager to explore a new arena.
“Well I am super excited because this is a genre that I have never worked in before and also found this premise very exciting.”
“I have to say that I haven’t watched the first season yet. I have had my hands full so haven’t gotten down to watching it, but I have heard incredible things about it. I have heard that it’s really cool and it had people hooked right up till the end,” she said.