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From ‘The Act’ to ‘True Detective,’ Supporting Roles Come With Multiple Layers

From ‘The Act’ to ‘True Detective,’ Supporting Roles Come With Multiple Layers

Television can be quick to define its female characters, ushering them under such umbrella terms as “powerful, “flawed,” “quirky” or “love interest.” But thanks to an increase in series that expand timelines and can cover decades on-screen, there’s finally a fuller picture when it comes to supporting female characters.

“Women go through this really transformative life passage over different periods of their lives and to get to explore that on-screen really allows you to bring to life the whole woman, a fully fledged, fully actualized woman,” says Carmen Ejogo of “True Detective.” “That’s something that actresses have had to work very hard to earn the right to bring to the screen. So it’s always alluring when that kind of role comes your way.”

Ejogo played Amelia in multiple timelines on the third season of the HBO limited series, which allowed both the actress and the audience to go deeper with her.

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