Miranda Otto: LA Is Like A Major Character - FOX 35 News Orlando

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>>

  • Rachel Zalis: Five Fall Fashion Trends

    Rachel Zalis: Five Fall Fashion Trends

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:06:26 GMT

    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] It's Labor Day, which marks the time you can officially start thinking about your Fall wardrobe. Style Expert Rachel Zalis stopped by to share five of the hottest trends to be on the lookout for this season.

    It's Labor Day, which marks the time you can officially start thinking about your Fall wardrobe. Style Expert Rachel Zalis stopped by to share five of the hottest trends to be on the lookout for this season.

  • Sutter Zachman: Just Sort Of Following My Idols

    Sutter Zachman: Just Sort Of Following My Idols

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:29:56 GMT

    Sutter Zachman had his first record deal when he was barely out of his teens. You may have seen the Orange County native was on stage at the Largo and other hot clubs around LA. He then left town...after what he called a few "bouts" with the music business, but now he is back with a new EP called ‘Repeat Offender.'

    Sutter Zachman had his first record deal when he was barely out of his teens. You may have seen the Orange County native was on stage at the Largo and other hot clubs around LA. He then left town...after what he called a few "bouts" with the music business, but now he is back with a new EP called ‘Repeat Offender.'

  • Labor Day BBQ From New Dining Spot: Holy Cow BBQ

    Labor Day BBQ From New Dining Spot: Holy Cow BBQ

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:34:29 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] For our Labor Day BBQ festivities we enlisted the help of the new Holy Cow restaurant in Brentwood for a preview of what's to come when they open their doors on September 9th.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] For our Labor Day BBQ festivities we enlisted the help of the new Holy Cow restaurant in Brentwood for a preview of what's to come when they open their doors on September 9th.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

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