Published on May 8th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
“Conversations With Friends” Stars Jemima Kirke & Sasha Lane On The New Hulu Series & Music
The new Hulu series Conversations with Friends follows Frances, a 21-year-old college student, as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually-inseparable and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. It is at one of their performances that they meet Melissa, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.
Without giving too much away plot-wise, main characters Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband Nick, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon enough, the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self and the friendship she holds so dear. Set to premiere via Hulu on May 15, 2022, this limited series stars Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke and is executive produced by Ed Guiney, Emma Norton and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures; Lenny Abrahamson also serves as an executive producer, as well as Tommy Bulfin and Rose Garnett for the BBC.
On April 28, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Conversations With Friends stars Jemima Kirke and Sasha Lane via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond the series, we briefly spoke about Kirke’s father, Free and Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke. More on Conversations With Friends — as based on the acclaimed novel by Sally Rooney — can be found online by clicking here, here and here.