Things are about to get rough for ‘Manhattan’s’ Abbey Isaacs! Actress Rachel Brosnahan revealed in a new interview that the character’s delicate world will be broken apart ‘bit by bit’ throughout the show’s second season and we’re just DYING to know how it all ends. Watch it here!
It’s going to be a rollercoaster of a season for Manhattan fans! The World War II period drama returned for its second season on Oct. 13 and according to a new interview with actress Rachel Brosnahan, 25, the drama has only just begun. While doing her best not to reveal too many spoilers, Rachel did spill the beans on what lies ahead for her character Abbey Isaacs, and let’s just say, it sounds as if he whole world is about to be turned upside down!
For those who are still catching up, Rachel’s character Abbey — the young wife of one of the scientists working on the top-secret “Manhattan Project” — came from very a wealthy and well-to-do Jewish family before being force to move to the secret government base in Los Alamos, N.M. Abby is one of those more clueless individuals when she arrives at the restricted base in season one, and while she doesn’t understand much about what her husband does, she soon learns there is something going on beyond his explanations. “She arrived with a sort of naïveté,” said Rachel of her character. Prior to moving, her world view went as far as her back yard.”
Things start to take a turn however come season two, as Abbey continues to make sense of her new life in the era of the atom bomb. “Every day being in Los Alamos, Abbey’s world gets broken apart bit by bit, and you’ll see a lot of that in season two.” Way to leave us hanging there Rach!
In preparing for her role on the WGN America mini-series, which tells a fictional account of the people who were at Los Alamos during the building of the atomic bomb during World War II, the House of Cards actress revealed that she spent a lot of time researching at the Los Alamos museum. “We were lucky enough when we first arrived on set to have paid a visit to Los Alamos where we got to hang around in the museum and there was this library that had an enormous arsenal of books that spoke specifically on the women of Los Alamos and how different they were. I was just pouring over them! It was so cool to learn about that side because you don’t hear about that in school. It’s been fascinating!”
Manhattan airs on WGN America on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
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— Alyssa Montemurro