To celebrate the finale of the second season of The Mosquito Coast, we sat down with star Melissa George to find out all about it and much more in between.
The Mosquito Coast follows the dangerous journey of Allie Fox, a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist, who uproots his family on a dangerous quest to find refuge from the U.S. government, cartels, and hitmen. In season two, after barely escaping Mexico with their lives, the Foxes venture deep into the Guatemalan jungle to meet up with an old friend and her community of refugees. This new refuge creates trouble for the Foxes though when they become entangled in a conflict between a local drug lord and his family. At odds about settling down or moving, Allie and Margot pursue different paths to secure their family’s future. The outcome of which will either unite the family or tear it apart forever.
Chatting to George, we talk about the process of her getting the role and why she knew it was the perfect role for her and for her return to screens after a hiatus, the ensemble and family elements of the story, why Season Two is stronger and deeper than its predecessor and the show’s success thus far. We also reminisce about Mulholland Drive and David Lynch, as well as her reunion with Justin Theroux, and the continued popularity of Home and Away and its loving rival, Neighbours.
You can watch the extended interview below:
“The Mosquito Coast” is a Fremantle Production, now streaming on Apple TV+.