Catherine Zeta-Jones joins Michael Sheen in ‘Prodigal Son’

LOS ANGELES – Catherine Zeta-Jones was currently a supporter of “Prodigal Son,” so when the prospect arrived to be a part of the exhibit, she jumped, lured by the prospect of doing the job together with Michael Sheen.

The Welsh actors were born in towns about an hour apart and moved in very similar circles all through their youth devoid of at any time realizing each individual other. She was born in Swansea and Sheen was born in Newport seven months aside.

“We have all these mutual close friends, but we’ve under no circumstances crossed. My mom and father know his father,” she mentioned Tuesday in a virtual Television Critics Association panel. “It’s weird. That was, of course, a enormous pull for me.”

Zeta-Jones joins Fox’s “Prodigal Son” in Tuesday’s episode, directed by co-star Lou Diamond Phillips. Formerly, the Oscar winner experienced completed visitor episodes and appeared in Television movies and miniseries, but by no means a common sequence purpose.

She plays Dr. Vivian Capshaw and Alan Cumming appears in two episodes as a cocky Europol agent.

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“It’s a loved ones drama with a twist of threat and it’s a darkish loved ones,” Zeta-Jones claimed. “I gravitate to variety of darkish content.”

Sheen’s presence improved the comfort and ease amount for Zeta-Jones to appear on to a established where by the solid and crew had now been jointly for a time. He performs an incarcerated serial killer surgeon.

“As before long as Lou shouted, ‘Cut,’ Michael and I went into inside of jokes, Tommy Cooper impressions,” she stated, referring to the British comic.

Phillips mentioned, “She came like a staff player, she came to engage in. It was seamless.”

Zeta-Jones told her agent she desired to sign up for the demonstrate on the similar day she was looking at “The View” talk display.

“Whoopi Goldberg just randomly presents it this amazing sort of thumbs up and I’m like, ‘Yes, that’s what I’m chatting about,’” she stated. “That was like a stamp of acceptance that came from nowhere.”

The show’s 2nd season is at this time airing on Fox, and the initially year commenced streaming Tuesday on HBO Max.

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