Best known for her roles in the cult-favorite foreign flicks "Run Lola Run" and "Anatomy", German-born actress Franka Potente is currently making a run at the small screen. Potente stars in the BBC's 19th century cop drama "Copper", currently airing Sundays on BBC America, while also making a guest-appearance in two episodes of the FX chiller "American Horror Story"'s upcoming season. Potente spoke about this and other topics in an interview with Vulture today.
Regarding her atypical businesswoman character on "Copper", the actress noted that she "tried to dive into more of the emotional and human aspects of this character" as opposed to getting caught up in the historical accuracy of the period piece, feeling that she really found the character fully by the "fourth or fifth episode."
In "American Horror Story," business is a bit different for the German actress' character, reportedly a patient in the series' insane asylum. Potente was hesitant to divulge any more secrets than this, however. "Let's say there is a big thing that my character steps forward and claims, which is the hook for everything. And there are things about my character that are very upsetting and crazy to other people, and they try to figure me out. They try to find out if what I say is true."
Potente also acted opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Identity" and its sequel. What does Potente think of the casting of Jeremy Renner in the latest sequel? "He's a great actor. I think [Renner] probably has the quality that I really liked in Matt [Damon], for the movies: That from the outside, he could be anything. There's an air of normality to him, you know what I mean? Like, he doesn't look like a crazy person. You want those guys to blend in a little bit."