Performing reverse a duck is for the birds—take it from Merritt Wever.
The actress says the waterfowl are extremely unpredictable, a reality she discovered firsthand after costarring alongside a duck for an episode of the fantastical new Apple TV+ collection Roar. In “The Lady Fed by a Duck,” Merritt performs Elise, a girl who’s courting a duck named Larry.
“I do not know if the animal goes to begin squawking, I do not know if the animal goes to stroll away, if it’ll say I do not need to do that anymore,” Merritt shared in an interview with E! Information. “So it did really feel like having a scene companion that was very alive and that is all the time useful as an actor.”
Additionally useful: Justin Kirk, the actor who voices the duck, was standing simply out of the digicam’s view, giving Merritt and precise human being to play off of. The actress stated this methodology was needed for her to have the ability to painting the complexities of the story, through which the duck turns into more and more abusive and manipulative.
Though the start of the episode has a “romantic comedy sheen,” Merritt stated she did not need to lose the “seriousness” of the story, including, “It was vital to me that it’s handled with respect and care and the accountability that I believe the precise scenario warrants.”