(USA TODAY) On Thursday we sat down with Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass, who star together in The One I Love, a fan-favorite supernatural rom-com that sold quickly at this year's Sundance Film Festival. It's superb cinematic fare and you should avoid all spoilers (we'll get to that later, when the formal profile comes out).
UNTIL THEN, we must share the exchange we had with Moss about True Detective, which everyone suddenly wants her to be in. This includes Duplass, who is rubbing shoulders with HBO execs these days, having just wrapped up his new series Togetherness, which premieres in January 2015 and will be paired with Girls ("Cool!" interjects Moss).
In short, we basically threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Mad Men actress trying to get her to break. This included roping Duplass into our scheme.
USA TODAY: "Elisabeth, everyone under the sun wants to know if you're going to be in True Detective."
Mark Duplass: "I know more than she does at this point."
Elisabeth Moss: "Literally, he probably does."
Duplass: "I actually do know more."
Moss: "You do? I know nothing. I know literally as much as you know. The rumors hit me –"
USA TODAY: "Rumors can be based on real things sometimes. They haven't approached you?"
Moss: "I can't even…it's…you know… " [Editor's note: Moss starts smiling.] "Not in the way everyone is talking about, honestly. I had to ask my own people, 'Have you not told me something?' For me as an actor who's been in this business for over 25 years, it's so flattering to be associated with that show. (And) for anyone to think that I could be a part of that show."
USA TODAY: "But you like True Detective?"
USA TODAY: "So you might do it."
Moss, laughing: "Don't try to –"
USA TODAY turns to Duplass: "You know a lot of people at HBO. You know what's happening."
Duplass: (Nods.) "I'll just say that since people have started to see (The One I Love), I've gotten lots of e-mails from (HBO) brass that I work with, and every one of them is in love with Elisabeth Moss. So more and more rumors are going to fly."
And there you have it.