NOC Interview: Will Poulter and Phillipa Soo Talk ‘Dopesick’

Will Poulter and Phillipa Soo star in Dopesick. The new eight episode series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy. Dopesick will premiere Wednesday, October 13 on Hulu.

Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies.

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Poulter can be seen in Why Didn’t They Ask Evans and The Underground Railroad. The actor’s notable film credits include Midsommar, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Detroit, The Revenant, War Machine, Wild Bill, the Maze Runner franchise, and We’re the Millers, which was the biggest comedy of 2013. In 2014, he won The BAFTA Rising Star Award. Upcoming, he is set to play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Soo is best known for the role of Eliza in Hamilton. Her notable film credits include The One and Only Ivan, The Broken Hearts Gallery, Over the Moon, as well as Here and Now. On television, the actress can be seen in Smash, The Bite, and The Code. Upcoming projects include One True Loves and Shining Girls.

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I had the chance to ask the duo about what specifically attracted them to the project as well as what aspect of their characters and dynamic was their favorite to portray as actors.

Watch my interview below to hear their answers: