The Killing’s dynamic detective duo Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) did a walk and talk today south along Main Street towards the Cobalt Hotel in Vancouver, so that noted foodie Holder could pick up a slice from Pizzeria Farina. I’m kidding about Holder being a gourmand but several funny Holderisms have been about food — like him calling Chinese takeout “fu manchu poo poo MSG crap” while arguing that “pickles are vegetables”.
In rehearsal, Joel Kinnaman looked more like Robocop (his upcoming feature film) than Holder in a navy t-shirt until he put on the bulky Holder hoodie and jacket, while Mireille Enos (who plays Brad Pitt’s wife in the upcoming World War Z) was unmistakably the Sarah Linden we remember, with her russet hair tied back and the Scandinavian sweater under a black coat. During breaks from filming the scene the two leads laughed and joked, but didn’t crack a single smile while in character until Mireille Enos messed up a take. [Why all the seriousness? Perhaps because the season 3 case is about a serial killer who preys on street kids. Link to trailer: “Monster on the Loose. 17 Victims and Counting”.]
The Killing camera crew set up on the east side of Main Street to film through traffic Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman’s walk-and-talk on the opposite side of the street. Passing buses and large trucks ruined some takes but all they needed was a slice of the scene.
Street kid background performers on set.
Laughter when Joel Kinnaman & Mireille Enos are themselves.
This is not the Joel Kinnaman I first saw on set near the viaduct in late 2010.
Two-plus years later he’s movie star material, with reshoots of Robocop scheduled to start in Vancouver next week.
Season three of The Killing premieres on AMC on Sunday, June 2nd.