Bobby Cannavale portrays Tony Hogburn in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers. The new series will be a total of eight episodes and premiere on the streaming platform with three episodes on Wednesday, August 18. New episodes will continue to release weekly, on Wednesdays.
Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
Cannavale is a two-time Emmy Award winning and two time Tony nominated actor. His film credits include I, Tonya, Thunderforce, The Irishman, Motherless Brooklyn, Superintelligence, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ferdinand, Daddy’s Home, Ant-Man, Spy, Danny Collins, Blue Jasmine, Win Win, Romance and Cigarettes, The Station Agent, and Annie, Chef.
On television, he can be recognized for his roles in Homecoming, Angie Tribeca, Mr. Robot, Master of None, Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, and Will & Grace. Notable stage performances include Medea, The Hairy Ape, Hurly Burly, Fucking A, and The Gingerbread House. On Broadway, Cannavale is known for The Lifespan of a Fact, The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Motherfucker with the Hat, and Mauritius.
I spoke with the actor about what attracted him to the series, Tony’s journey, working with Melissa McCarthy, and what his tagline for Nine Perfect Strangers would be. Watch my interview below to find out what he told me!