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‘Conversations with Friends’ star Jemima Kirke improvised one of her best moments on the entire show [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Conversations with Friends’ star Jemima Kirke improvised one of her best moments on the entire show [Exclusive Video Interview]

Late in the Hulu limited series “Conversations with Friends,” a long-awaited confrontation finally takes place between Melissa, a successful writer, and Frances, the young college student who has had an affair with Melissa’s husband, Nick. But what starts with the expected fireworks between the two women ends with a surprising beat: Melissa showing empathy and even concern for Frances’ well-being before all but signing off on the affair.

For actress Jemima Kirke, who plays Melissa, the scene perfectly encapsulated her character. “I read this quote once by Cheryl Strayed where she said, ‘have the bravery to break your own heart,’” Kirke tells Gold Derby in an exclusive video interview. “And I think by Melissa allowing the affair – she does it all over the place. She breaks her heart by allowing the affair, she breaks her own heart when she decides to be kind to Frances, and when she decides

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