'The Blacklist' is about to have a two-time Academy Award winner on their hands. It's now been confirmed that the freshman series has nabbed Dianne Wiest for a guest starring role in an upcoming episode.
Word first broke about the story after series star Megan Boone excitedly announced the casting on Twitter Thursday morning. "Dianne Wiest is going to be on our show!," Boone exclaimed on the social media site, which unsurprisingly set the Internet ablaze as predictions about Wiest's mysterious character ran rampant. Would she be next on Raymond Reddington's blacklist?
TVLine has since discovered what exactly the actress's role will be. Wiest will make her 'Blacklist' debut during Episode 15, titled “The Judge (#57)," where she'll play the kind, sympathetic head of Amnesty United, an organization that fights against the death penalty.
Doesn't exactly sound like someone who deserves to be blacklisted, does it? So she's most likely one of the good guys. However, you can never be too certain on this show. (Remember Isabella Rossellini's character?) So the description could just be a way to trip us up. Right now, it's anyone's guess.
In addition to her long-standing film career, Wiest’s previous TV credits include 'In Treatment' (for which she earned herself an Emmy), 'Law & Order' (where she played D.A. Nora Lewin), and the 2000 miniseries 'The 10th Kingdom.'
'The Blacklist' will return from its brief hiatus after the Winter Olympics on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10/9c on NBC.