Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo is back on the small screen once again. While some may hold in recent memory her character in Ratched, she’s taken on something completely new in this series, Flack, which will be streaming soon on Amazon Prime Video.
Okonedo plays Caroline, the brash, forceful, leader of a London PR firm, Mills Paulson, that handles their celebrity clients’ public scandals. The show itself focuses on Robyn (Anna Paquin), a take-no-prisoner public-relations professional, who is an American working for the London based firm. Robyn is unflappable in her PR job and her ability to get her high-profile very wayward ill-behaved celebrity clients out of potentially embarrassing situations is unparalleled. However, her ability to get her clients out of these messes does not translate into her own life as Robyn tries to get her own life back on track while juggling her job. Along for the ride are a young, but eager Scottish intern, Melody, Robyn’s cynical, yet sexy coworker, and best friend, and of course, their fearless leader, Caroline. Sophie Okonedo sat down with The Knockturnal to talk about Flack, her enjoyment of playing strong female characters, and what it was like to work with Anna Paquin.
Flack streams on Amazon Prime Video starting Jan. 22.