The third and final season of Hanna premiered on Prime Video yesterday, wrapping up the three-season arc in tight and breathtaking style. The only downside for fans is that they only have six episodes instead of the usual eight, but the increase in action, thrill and intrigue more than makes up for it.
The driving force behind the whole story is the dynamic between Esmé Creed-Miles’ title hero and Mireille Enos’s Marissa Weigler, and their relationship is constantly changing. Once sworn enemies, the duo has since formed an alliance that won’t be easy to defeat the UTRAX program, though an alliance still feels as though it could shatter any when.
Now then Hanna Season 3 is available to stream, We Got This Covered can share our exclusive interview with Creed-Miles and Enos, which we had to withhold for damaged given by the stars, and you can check it out below.
Do you guys have any mixed feelings leaving the show? It’s been a journey for the past three years, but maybe you can take a little break now because you don’t have to run so much, punch, shoot and all the rest?
Mireille Enos: That’s right, because… in the beginning, before I fully signed up for the job, David Farr and I sat down and he talked to me all the way around. So from the very beginning I knew what the intention of the story was. So after that, it didn’t feel like anything was taken away, it just felt like we had to accomplish what we intended.
Esme Creed-Miles: And the writing about this season is so obviously final that there are no reviewers left, you know? So I thought… like, we were all prepared for it… I knew Marissa was going to die. And, you can’t have the show without Marissa. So, you know, I think… we all felt like this was the last time, and it took us months to process that.
Season 3 is the most emotionally open and vulnerable part we’ve ever seen Hanna, so was it a challenge for you to embrace the role in a different, mostly introspective way over the two seasons? Firstly?
Esme Creed-Miles: I don’t think it’s a challenge. Like, it’s just work. Of course, I think the biggest challenge of this job, in this job, is just being present for the duration of a show and, you know, trying to maintain your personality throughout. So I think for me, it’s just trying to navigate, I guess, the actual role… like, the practicality of playing someone like that. I don’t think I’m making any sense!
Over the course of three seasons, Marissa has grown from Hanna’s arch-nemesis to the mother figure, and the closest thing she has to her family. So how much fun is it when the two of you play opposite each other, especially when it seems like Marissa is so resentful of everyone but herself?
Mireille Enos: It was a wonderful journey. It was really fun being the bad guy in Season 1, especially knowing that she’s going through this transformation and you know, then learning to trust someone. Learn to be partners with someone and teammates! I think it’s been a painful process for Marissa to let go of the reins for a bit, but it’s been a really great process.
Esme Creed-Miles: I’m just, I love working with Mireille this season. And I learned a lot from her, as a person and as an actress. And so that’s really fun, really adorable. Yes, really great. I didn’t like, in other seasons, I felt like there were all kinds of characters that came and didn’t, the anchor type, and this season I felt like I had an anchor.
Obviously you put a lot of effort into the practice for the action scenes. Do you find yourself returning to that kind of territory and being an action hero again? Or will you go easy on a light drama for a while?
Mireille Enos: I am looking for a different kind of energy, for me personally. You know, I’ve done a lot of the same things as cops, assassins, and CIA agents. And that was interesting, but now I think I want to do something a little different.
Esme Creed-Miles: Great. For me, I just, you know, I don’t know what the future holds for me. But I mean, Marvel is a great payer, so… I’m joking! I’m not joking…
Joke or not? Not everyone wants to be a superhero.
Esme Creed-Miles: No, I’m actually joking. I don’t… actually that’s not what I really want to do. I think Scorsese is right that they aren’t even movies.
Mireille Enos: Did he say that?
Esme Creed-Miles: Great.
Be careful, don’t let social media hear you say that!
Esme Creed-Miles: I mean Scorsese! Scorcese said it!
Mireille Enos: You can carry Scorsese.
Esme Creed-Miles: Yeah, he’s like the legend of all the movies. You know, if Ricky Gervais can host the Golden Globes, I think I can get away with it.
Do you think Hanna and Marissa deserve the ending they got? Because they both did good and bad things for good and bad reasons, and they know it, so do you know where they would end up where they should have ended?
Esme Creed-Miles: Do you deserve to die?
Mireille Enos: I mean, yes! I don’t know that anyone deserves their life taken, but she… everything she does serves such a good cause. She was finally in a peaceful place.
Esme Creed-Miles: I don’t know for Hanna. It’s like, you know, that’s your boyfriend! Why would you go and do it? But then like so many hot guys out there! She has to explore, so we’ll see.
That concludes our interviews with Esmé Creed-Miles and Mireille Enos. Hanna Season 3 is streaming now on Amazon, and be sure to check out our chats with the cast members Ray Liotta and Dermot Mulroney, as well as creators David Farr.
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