Miranda Otto: LA Is Like A Major Character - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Miranda Otto: LA Is Like A Major Character

Posted: Updated:

Miranda Otto plays the ex wife of Greg Kinnear in the new FOX show "Rake". When we first see her on the show, Otto appears to be Kinnear's therapist until she mentions their marriage...then slaps him. Steve and Lisa asked Miranda how it felt to hit an Oscar nominee.

"The funny thing is when we're shooting I have to slap him on the face and we shot it so many times that I cracked him on the face so many times so hard, in the end he kept putting his hand up to try and stop me!"

"Rake" was originally a series in Australia and was a big hit. Steve pointed out Miranda had a connection to that version: she and the actor playing the Kinnear role were once a couple.

"Yeah, we were, a long time ago...it's kinda ancient history but yeah we were."

Otto talks Kinnear's character is always chasing what he wants and never thinks about the consequences. Does that make him a loser, as Steve and Lisa describe him?

"He's just kinda just constantly following his desires you know, like that's sorta what the term "rake" means, it's a man that sorta follows his pleasure in life but he constantly has to kinda pay for it."

Rake premieres Thursday night at 9 on FOX.

Fun Facts About Miranda Otto: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an Australian actress. The daughter of actors Barry and Lindsay Otto and the sister of actress Gracie Otto, Otto began her acting career in 1986, and has performed in a variety of independent and major studio films.

2) Otto made her major film debut in Emma's War, in which she played a teenager who moves to Australia's bush country during World War II. After a decade of critically acclaimed roles in Australian films, Otto gained Hollywood's attention during the 1990s after appearing in supporting roles in the films The Thin Red Line and What Lies Beneath. She become a household name in the early 2000s for playing Éowyn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

3) Otto's first post-graduation film role in 1991, as Nell Tiscowitz in The Girl Who Came Late, was her breakthrough role, which brought her to the attention of the Australian film industry and the general public. In the film, directed by Kathy Mueller, she starred as a young woman who could communicate with horses. Her appearance garnered Otto her first Australian Film Institute nomination for "Best Actress" the following year.

Twitter: @RAKEonFOX

Facebook: Rake on Fox

Instagram: RAKEonFOX

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Christopher Meloni: A Trickier Beast, Even For Me

    Christopher Meloni: A Trickier Beast, Even For Me

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:42:32 GMT
    Christopher Meloni is now starring in the FOX comedy series, ‘Surviving Jack’, about a doctor who stays home with the kids so his wife can go to law school.
    Christopher Meloni is now starring in the FOX comedy series, ‘Surviving Jack’, about a doctor who stays home with the kids so his wife can go to law school.
  • Mariel Hemingway: We All Come From Something

    Mariel Hemingway: We All Come From Something

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:22:58 GMT
    Mariel Hemingway was here. Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather...he took his own life months before Mariel was born. ‘Running From Crazy’ chronicles the story of Mariel and her sisters...and their struggles with the family history of substance abuse, mental illness and suicide.
    Mariel Hemingway was here. Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather...he took his own life months before Mariel was born. ‘Running From Crazy’ chronicles the story of Mariel and her sisters...and their struggles with the family history of substance abuse, mental illness and suicide.
  • Earth Day Eco-Essentials

    Earth Day Eco-Essentials

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:15:31 GMT
    [PHOTO GALLERY] It's Earth Day, and we have beauty expert and author of green tea goodness Tracy O'Connor here to share some of her eco-favorite finds.
    [PHOTO GALLERY] It's Earth Day, and we have beauty expert and author of green tea goodness Tracy O'Connor here to share some of her eco-favorite finds.
  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Christopher Meloni: A Trickier Beast, Even For Me

    Christopher Meloni: A Trickier Beast, Even For Me

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:42:32 GMT
    Christopher Meloni is now starring in the FOX comedy series, ‘Surviving Jack’, about a doctor who stays home with the kids so his wife can go to law school.
    Christopher Meloni is now starring in the FOX comedy series, ‘Surviving Jack’, about a doctor who stays home with the kids so his wife can go to law school.
  • Mariel Hemingway: We All Come From Something

    Mariel Hemingway: We All Come From Something

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:22:58 GMT
    Mariel Hemingway was here. Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather...he took his own life months before Mariel was born. ‘Running From Crazy’ chronicles the story of Mariel and her sisters...and their struggles with the family history of substance abuse, mental illness and suicide.
    Mariel Hemingway was here. Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather...he took his own life months before Mariel was born. ‘Running From Crazy’ chronicles the story of Mariel and her sisters...and their struggles with the family history of substance abuse, mental illness and suicide.
  • Kevin Smith: A Funny Guy Is Useful

    Kevin Smith: A Funny Guy Is Useful

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:38:03 GMT
    Kevin Smith does a weekly ‘Smodcast’ with his producing partner Scott Mosier...and they're about to do their 300th one this Thursday night, April 24th.
    Kevin Smith does a weekly ‘Smodcast’ with his producing partner Scott Mosier...and they're about to do their 300th one this Thursday night, April 24th.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices