FOX’s new mystery series, “Gracepoint,” follows the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small, seaside California town. It’s some pretty heavy subject matter, but luckily the cast is stacked with acting heavyweights, starting with David Tennant and Anna Gunn as the detectives looking into the crime.
But the person who will bring the most goosebumps in episode 1 is Virginia Kull as grieving mother Beth Solano, whose terror as she realizes the dead body on the beach is her little boy will send chills through your body, and that’s why she made the list of Zap2it‘s Ones to Watch for 2014.
Before the show premieres on Thursday (Oct. 2) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX, get to know Kull in a lighter setting as she takes Zap2it’s Ones to Watch survey. That means you’ll learn her true thoughts regarding “Real Housewives of Atlanta” — she’s Team Nene — and what she feels is the most embarrassing song on her iPod.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
My husband and our dog with a curiously similar expression on their faces.
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
“Orange is the New Black,” “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Sherlock,” “Deadwood,” “The Wire”
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
Dolly Parton’s “Tennessee Homesick Blues”
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Oh yikes — it’s gotta be a toss-up between Riskay’s “Smell Yo D*ck” and Amy Grant’s live-in-concert “Heart in Motion”
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
“The Walking Dead” terrifies me, so I’m going to go with alien invasion in the hopes they’re like ET.
What’s the last item you purchased?
A fabulous meal with our friends at Narcissa in NYC right before seeing Ivo van Hove’s “Scenes from a Marriage” at New York Theatre Workshop. The entire evening was AMAZING!
Do you have any current pop-culture obsessions?
Does “Real Housewives of Atlanta” count? I can’t get enough of Nene.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
Worst: a broken foot. Most annoying: I dislocated my finger two days before we started shooting “Gracepoint.” It sticks straight out for pretty much the entire season.
Do you have any nicknames?
Your first kiss — who and when?
Oh wow — Joe Flowers, on stage. He was Lysander. I was Hermia. I somehow managed to skip that part during rehearsal, so my first kiss was in front of the audience on opening night.
What’s the worst place you have ever been to?
A doorless bathroom stall in the police station of the Hoyt Schemerhorn subway station. Don’t ask.
Do you have any strange phobias?
I am VERY claustrophobic.
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, What’s the third sentence?
“I was not very excited at the prospect of a lot of pictures of Dutch people standing around in dark clothes, and when we pushed through the glass doors-from echoing halls into carpeted hush — I thought at first we’d gone into the wrong hall.” The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Camping with my husband and dog at our secret spot in the Catskills.
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
Horton Foote. I love him. I cried.
What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
My cellphone, mini ipad, gum, book, knitting, snacks
What’s your favorite beverage?
What food can you not resist?
Freshly baked bread and Bluebell ice cream
What do your friends make fun of you for?
Maybe how prone I am to motion sickness? Cabs and roller coasters destroy me. And my deep deep love for Christmas ornaments.