Vera Farmiga and Cherry Jones sit down with Kyle Meredith to talk about their roles in Apple TV+’s Five Days at Memorial, which chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital.
Specifically, the legendary actors play some of the exhausted caregivers that were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years after the historic storm. The pair discuss taking on the roles and the responsibilities involved in telling a story based on real events in which 45 bodies were found in the aftermath of the storm. They also talk about how the series reflects the breakdown of healthcare during the recent pandemic, as well as the moral ambiguity of the doctors and nurses choices coupled with the sympathy for everyone involved.
We also get to hear why Jones finds herself attracted to tales of caution, especially paired with her work in Succession and The Handmaid’s Tale. Farmiga also talks about portraying a character who is so deeply rooted in her faith.
Listen to the Five Days at Memorial stars discuss all this and more on the Kyle Meredith With… podcast above, or watch the conversation below. Don’t forget to like, review, and subscribe to KMW wherever you get your podcasts, and you can keep up with all our shows by following the Consequence Podcast Network.