How Achieving Authenticity Was Key When Casting ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Fosse/Verdon’

Published on Aug 15, 2019

When casting a series in which real-life events or a best-selling novel provides parameters for what characters should look like, a casting director’s goal is to find that ensemble’s “essence.” “You’re not going to match people, and I don’t think that’s the important part,” says Rachel Tenner, casting director of Showtime’s limited series “Escape at Dannemora.” “The important part is the story that these actors are going to tell honestly and beautifully.” Whether it’s finding an actor with the ability to channel a famous Broadway star or getting the accents of an international cast to appear uniform,

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Author: Carita Rizzo