Sunday 19 November 2017

It's back to the day job for Ruth Negga as she returns to hit US show

Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare in Preacher
Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare in Preacher
Road trip. Credit: Preacher / AMC
Promotional poster for season two of Preacher with Ruth Negga. Credit: AMC
Road trippin' Credit: Preacher / AMC
Dominic Cooper in Preacher. Credit: AMC

Sasha Brady

Filming on the second season of Preacher is well underway as the critically-acclaimed supernatural comedy drama returns for a 13-part run.

Based on the comic book and produced by Seth Rogen, the show follows a West Texas preacher, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his lover Tulip O'Hare (and off-screen girlfriend Ruth Negga) and vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).

Irish actress Negga has been on location in New Orleans as she films scenes for the 13-part series and has teased details about the highly-anticipated second season.

Rather than kick off the show where the comic books begin, the first series served as a prequel where viewers could get to know the characters. So the second season is where all the action kicks off, as it opens where the comic book starts.

Road trip. Credit: Preacher / AMC
Road trip. Credit: Preacher / AMC

"It's a road trip that goes horribly wrong. Tulip's expecting a great fun time, like a road trip you take with your friends, and it doesn't quite end up like that," she told Entertainment Weekly.

"Tulip's not interested in looking for God; I don't think she really believes in it. But unfortunately, her soul mate is Jesse and that's what he wants. Tulip and Cassidy don't really have any other options. He's a vampire and she's on the lam her whole life.

Dominic Cooper in Preacher. Credit: AMC
Dominic Cooper in Preacher. Credit: AMC

"Their only option is to go on the road with this other miscreant who they expect will show them a good time - but just doesn't."

The Oscar-nominated actress, who previously starred season one of RTE gangland drama Love/Hate, stars in summer blockbuster Warcraft and featured on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga attend the Marc Jacobs afterparty of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between Costume Institute Gala at the Boom Boom Room on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga attend the Marc Jacobs afterparty of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between Costume Institute Gala at the Boom Boom Room on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

The London-based actress will remain Stateside as she continues to shoot with Preacher, where she's quickly gaining a favourable reputation for her talent among her peers.

Interstellar actress Anne Hathaway recently revealed she's a big fan of the Limerick star.

Loved up: Ruth and Preacherco-star Dominic Cooper, her partner of six years
Loved up: Ruth and Preacherco-star Dominic Cooper, her partner of six years

"There are always these actors who really capture focus and attention. You hear their name coming up all the time, there's a real buzz. That's definitely Ruth," she told the Irish Sun.

"She's crazy super talented, really mesmerising and evocative in her work, making really smart, very strong choices. Very intelligent and considered."

Promotional poster for season two of Preacher with Ruth Negga. Credit: AMC
Promotional poster for season two of Preacher with Ruth Negga. Credit: AMC

Preacher will return to AMC in the US on June 19 and Irish viewers can continue to watch the series through Amazon Prime.

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