AMC’s adaptation of the comic-book series Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, the small-town Texas clergyman who becomes host to Genesis, the unholy product of a union between an angel and demon. Six episodes in and Custer has transformed from a disillusioned preacher struggling with his checkered past to a dynamic sermonizer blessed with he believes is “The Word of God.” Temptation comes in the form of Jesse’s ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, played by Cooper’s real-life partner Ruth Negga. Tuilp tries to enlists Custer in her revenge plot against the former gang member who betrayed them years earlier. Preacher also stars Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire Cassidy, Ian Colletti as disfigured suicide survivor and parishioner Eugene, and Jackie Earle Haley as corrupt businessman Odin Quinncannon. Originally planned a film, and then as a HBO series, Preacher was rescued from development hell by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Ruth Negga previously appeared in Breakfast on Pluto, Fury, World War Z, 12 Years a Sale, and Jimi: All is by My Side. She also appeared in Warcraft with Dominic Cooper. She will be seen in the fact-based 1950s racial drama Loving by the Austin-based director Jeff Nichols. . This roundtable interview with Ruth Negga was conducted during the ATX TV Festival.
Aired: July 14, 2016
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