Anna Torv to Play Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Lover in HBO’s ‘Open’


Anna Torv to Play Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Lover in HBO’s ‘Open’


Who is ready for ‘Fringe’ actress Anna Torv to make her return to the small screen? Well, Torv fans can rejoice, because the actress is making her way to a new HBO drama pilot from ‘Glee’s Ryan Murphy.

After starring as Olivia Dunham for five seasons on ‘Fringe,’ Torv is all set to star in Murphy’s pilot ‘Open,’ which is a multi-character exploration of ‘the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.’

Anna Torv to Play Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Lover in HBO’s ‘Open’This is a different type of role for Torv who will play Windsor and lesbian lover to Jennifer Jason Leigh’s (‘Revenge’) character, and lover to Grace (yet to be cast). Not much has been said about Leigh's role, but Grace is a gynecologist who is married to sports agent Jonathan (Scott Speedman), who becomes confused about her sexuality, after an affair with Windsor.

‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘American Beauty’ actor Wes Bentley also stars in the project as Evan, a cocky individual who loves delivering his own theories on human sexuality.

Of course, Murphy is known for ‘Glee’ and FX’s ‘American Horror Story,' but this is Murphy’s second HBO project, as later this year he will start production on ‘Normal Heart,’ an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play, with hopes for a premiere in 2014. ‘Glee’ alum Jonathan Groff and ‘Friday Night Lights’ actor Taylor Kitsch are set to star.

First ordered in April, ‘Open’ has not officially been picked up. Murphy and Lauren Gussis, known for ‘Dexter,’ both wrote the pilot and will executive produce.

Are you excited to see Torv back on the small screen?

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Written by: akoerner
Jul 31st, 2013, 6:47 am


Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 2:25 pm
I was just about to say that this wasn't new for her. I am a huge fan of Anna Torv and found out she was in Mistresses and she was a great lesbian. This is exciting she is taking on that role again for america. I was so confused by all the articles saying this was different for her. If you actually did your research "wikipedia" you would have known this wasn't her first rendezvous with the lesbian world. I'm so excited! I can't wait!

Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 11:44 am
So it is the exact same plotline regarding Torv as was in Mistresses. How original and challenging for her.

Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 10:55 am
:This is a different type of role for Torv who will play Windsor and lesbian lover" Um NO. "British readers know Anna Torv makes a great lesbian. In the States, we’re just beginning to discover that Sapphic side of her, as Mistresses is now airing on BBC America. On the English show, Torv played Alex, a woman who becomes involved with Shelley Conn‘s character, Jessica, who, up until meeting Alex, was straight."

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Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 9:32 am

I guess i can stop checking what her next project will be now.  This really doesn't sound like something that would be up my alley so i'm a little disappointed but hey, its HBO so you never know.

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