One of the unusual things about The Act, Hulu’s new drama, is that it tries to take an unflinching look at the Munchausen syndrome that inflicts one of its main characters. For the sufferers and their families, it can be a very dangerous condition, resulting in some very difficult situations. In fact, in the real-life story that inspired the series — spoiler alert — it ended up in murder. Patricia Arquette plays the character with Munchausen’s, while Chloe Sevigny sees her from the outside; the two actors said they prepared for their roles in very different ways when it came to researching the condition. (Click on the media bar below to hear Patricia Arquette & Chloe Sevigny)
The Act is currently streaming on Hulu.