“Mr. Robot” is scheduled to be back on the small screen for their much-anticipated sophomore run in a little over a month. But while the cast of the show is towards the end of production, some members took a day off to attend the Vulture Festival panel where they got candid about the hacker-centric show.
In many ways, “Mr. Robot” was able to tap into its growing viewership with a mixture of the thrill of the unknown and less explored yet very relevant topic of online security. But while fans enjoy the thrill believing that the narrative will take its time to explain itself, show member Carly Chaikin shares that it was a struggle muddling through the story.
“How many times in the beginning last season would we be like, ‘What? This doesn’t make sense!'” she exclaimed in an article by The Hollywood Reporter. The 26-year-old actress plays Darlene, a member of the Fsociety and sister to Rami Malek’s Elliot. Despite this, she puts her confusion at the back seat fully trusting creator Sam Esmail and his way of story-telling saying “he knew everything.”
Christian Slater, who plays the titular role, adds that the show’s producer has “thought it all the way through,” adding that the plot lines are so intricately woven that “if you pull on one thread, it will unravel the whole thing.”
The veteran actor, who won his very first Golden Globe earlier this year for his portrayal of the insurrectionary anarchist inside Elliot’s head, later revealed that he was aware of the premise of his character.
“I was ecstatic that I picked up on that so that put us on the same page from day one,” Slater said.
He further explained that Mr. Robot being just a figment of imagination gave him creative license to explore and experiment in terms of bringing the role to life. He explained, “If I’m created out of his subconscious of his brain, I can just do whatever I want!”
Aside from Chaikin and Slater, Malek and Portia Doubleday who plays Angela in the show were also present in the event. Esmail decided to skip the event as he was working on the post-production of the show. The Egyptian-American writer is especially busy given that he also took over directing duties for the upcoming season. The four actors received the Peabody Awards for “Mr. Robot” on behalf of everyone working on the USA Network series.
“Mr. Robot” is confirmed to debut its second season on July 13, 10 p.m. EST.