Anna Julienne tells New Idea how she’s been affected by playing the role of Maia Jeffries descent into madness after killing Ethan Pierce.
“I find myself dreaming a lot of the time. I’ll have really full on dreams where I’m upset, something terrible has happened or I’ve killed someone in a car crash. After all those horrible dreams at night, I go back to work and I’ve found that reall draining.”
Maia is admitted to a psych ward for two weeks. “That was the most full-on time because in a lot of the scenes I’m crying or being pinned down. In those scenes, Maia thinks she shouldn’t be in a psych ward and it’s all a big mistake. This just highlights her delusion. I’ve never been in a situation like this, where three people are injecting something in me against my will. I didn’t have to worry about the emotion comig – I just cried because it’s so horrible. It was a really creepy place and that was brilliant because it was so horrible it put me in the mood.”
“When you are busy and doing a lot of emotional scenes, you get home and even though your brain knows it’s not real, you body is still emoting. That definitely plays a big part in your home life. If I’ve had an emotional scene and I’ve been crying all day, when I come home I feel like I’ve been crying because I have. So I was never going to come home and be a box of birds.”