Unbelievable is an absolute must-watch on Netflix. You can really see how much people are learning from it which was, I think, one of the many goals of making the show, is that people could see it and then learn from it, and learn how trauma really affects someone for the rest of their life. What I loved about how the producers and the writers and the directors came together on it is they never vilify anyone in the show. That’s set to change this coming year. ‘I think I am. ‘I never lost hope. I just immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of it. You can keep changing your predictions until nominations are announced. Talking about this subject matter is definitely important. The events in the series unfold as two parallel narratives: Marie’s assault and its aftermath, and then a separate investigation by a pair of female detectives (played by Collette and Merritt Wever) into a serial predator who turns out to be Marie’s rapist. COLLIDER participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COLLIDER gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. There’s such a sense of justice to this show, and in telling Marie’s story.Yeah, definitely. The best thing for me to do is just to go home, and eat with my family and sleep, and then go back to work, and do it all over again. Armie Hammer on 'Next Goal Wins', Experiencing Taika Waititi as Director & Master Nap-Taker, ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Scene-Stealer Amelia Eve Talks Love and Hidden Ghosts, Tyler Posey on the Blunt Physicality of 'Alone,' and His 'Batman Beyond' Dreams, Eddie Redmayne Explains Why 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Is So Timely, 'The Last Kids on Earth' Showrunners Tease Season 3 and the Future of the Franchise. Collider: First, I have to say that everyone in this does truly terrific, remarkable work. That’s my mind-set with everything that I do and all of the work that I do. here. And so I remember talking to them early on and we all kind of came to this conclusion that we only wanted to do what she was comfortable with because, again, it was such a privilege that she was allowing us to tell her story so I only wanted to do what she wanted to do. Offers may be subject to change without notice. We were like, [adopts pathetic voice] “We’re just happy to be here.”’ Next time she might not be so lucky. And now, on the very opposite end of the spectrum, she’s devastatingly good in Unbelievable, playing Marie Adler, a victim of sexual assault who recants her police report after skeptical police detectives repeatedly ask her to relive her trauma. ‘It’s always been a thing we’ve played around with, but now we’re really wanting to take it more seriously and write more.’. And join in the fierce debate over the 2020 Golden Globes taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. A year ago the 23-year-old was just another jobbing actress in Los Angeles. So Dever and Collette didn’t cross paths much until the promotional tour for the show. I was on the set of Booksmart. I’m a big believer that content like this can truly make a difference. It was definitely emotional. DEVER: The thing that made me so sad is that she had to re-tell that story, over and over again. It really brought me to tears because she said that she watched the show and she loved it and it brought her a lot of closure, which is – it’s just really overwhelming because out of everything, that is literally all you could ever ask for in making something like this, you know? It also earned a Limited Series Television nomination from the PGA and a nomination in the Long Form Adapted category from the WGA. I just had to do it right. The series’ first episode focuses entirely on Marie’s ordeal, while subsequent installments introduce a timeline three years later, focused on a separate investigation into a serial rapist. Here’s what she told us about the response to the show: “It’s been so incredible to see all of the love that people have for the show. And it wasn’t that I didn’t want to because I actually asked about it, and I was honestly unsure. DEVER: I think it was her bravery, at the core of it, her character, and who she is. How did that impact manifest itself? It’s such an honor to hear that from her. During one of the interviews with the detectives, I felt this feeling that actually wasn’t expected. Sometimes I’d oversleep and Beanie would be knocking on my door, saying, “Kaitlyn, we have to go now!” But I’ll never forget my first roommate.’. I’m so excited. It was a really big feeling that I had, and I didn’t expect that. We did not want to go up there!’ she laughs, removing her black leather jacket to reveal a Wallows T-shirt (her friend’s band) tucked into ripped jeans. But I can’t really compare it to what these people went through in real life. I think that I just owed it to Marie. “And if you have never experienced this, or maybe you know someone who has, I think it’s important to see the show because it really can be eye-opening.” It reveals “how sexual assault really affects someone, not only in that moment but pretty much for the rest of their life … We really have to start listening to each other and believing survivors and not treating them as suspects from the get-go.”. ‘I think living your life is important. She is about to start work on two ‘exciting’ projects she can’t really talk about, other than to say she has an eye appointment right after this, ‘to try some things out’ for her new character. I was on the set of Booksmart . ‘We never mention that she’s queer in the film — we see her explore it. If people were talking to me, I was light and jokey on the outside, but on the inside, at my core, I was constantly thinking about her and about what she could have possibly gone through, during all of this. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime sort of deal.’ Why doesn’t she think it was made until now? When it came to that aspect of the story and really seeing that gap, what made you most heartbroken, or sad, or angry, when you saw how different the treatment was? Now, looking back on it, every scene felt important, and I really felt like we were really doing it right. The young talent, Kaitlyn Dever has been missing from the series, the Last Man Standing season 8 premiere but she is still a part of the family. I knew going into it, even before we started filming, that we really had so much respect for these people. Like, “This is all I really need.” We weren’t trying to do a carbon copy of who Marie was in real life, or is. It just broke my heart the entire time. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? COLLIDER participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COLLIDER gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. Click the button below and wait for a message from our Facebook bot in Messenger! What was it about her that really spoke to you? That’s your only hope, doing something like this, with a story that is so difficult. I can only imagine how many times she was thinking about it, in her head, but then having to say it out loud to someone, and to repeat it to people that she doesn’t even know, it just felt like a cycle of assault. It’s a thing that really drains you. It was definitely emotional, but at the end of the day, I was able to come out of it and go home. 'SNL': Here's Two More Dueling Town Halls That Get Really Weird Really Quick, Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Borat 2' Tackles "Dangerous Slide to Authoritarianism", Armie Hammer on 'Next Goal Wins', Experiencing Taika Waititi as Director & Master Nap-Taker, ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Scene-Stealer Amelia Eve Talks Love and Hidden Ghosts, Joe Biden's 'Animal Crossing' Island Is Big on "No Malarkey" & Getting You to Vote.