Mireille Enos won high praise for her leading role in “The Killing,” playing a tightly wound detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl.
Her partner in that drama was Joel Kinnaman, who played a more street savvy investigator who often clashed with Eno’s character.
Enos and Kinnaman are paired again in Amazon’s “Hanna,” about a teenage lethal weapon raised and trained by her father. Kinnaman plays Hanna’s father, while Enos plays a ruthless CIA operative determined to kill them both.
In an Emmy Contenders chat in the Los Angeles Times video studio, Enos discussed how thrilled she was when she leaned she would be teaming up again with Kinnaman.
She added that their chemistry is tied to their mutual approach to life, saying they both “come from a place of generosity.”
Another big thrill for the petite actress was getting physical in a rough fight scene with two armed male agents who take her out in the forest with orders to kill her.
“It was awesome,” she said. “I do practice martial arts. I’m a second-degree black belt in taekwondo.” The producers “built this fight that was totally within my wheelhouse.”
Armed only with a knife, Eno’s character dispatches both agents.
The director of photography choreographed the scene so it was shot in a single take without cutting. “It was a very exciting day,” she said.