a drug smuggling tale in Mennonite country "Pure," which premieres Monday on CBC TV, is based on actual accounts of Mennonites acting as drug mules.
Various reports suggest some members were smuggling cocaine and marijuana into Canada all the way from Mexico by hiding drugs in hollowed out car batteries and wheels of cheese. "I found there was a lot of resistance to the notion that this was even real." Well publicized busts involving drug mules in Calgary and southwestern Ontario helped open a few eyes, says Amo. Around the same time, so did the success of "True Detective" and "Fargo," two ray ban sunglasses price dark dramas that proved there was an appetite for short run series. Shaw Media developed "Pure" for a while "then decided it wasn for them," says Amo. ray bans on sale wayfarers That when CBC stepped in, with the series going into production in Nova Scotia this past fall. Key to the project was finding the right actor to play Noah Funk, the God fearing head of the Mennonite community. "Walter White journey was all about a good man becoming bad," says Amo. with credits on everything from "Arrow" to "Continuum" and "Battlestar Galactica." Clean shaven and sporting nerdy glasses, a straw hat and suspenders, Robbins looks the part. On the day of a press visit to a hillside location, director Ken Girotti who helms all six episodes has Funk take his frustrations out on a cellphone. Funk un Godly dilemma: he must betray a fellow Mennonite in order to rid his community of drug traffickers. The plan backfires when drug kingpin Eli Voss (Peter Outerbridge) threatens Funk family if he doesn look the other way on the smuggling operation. "He trying to be true to his God and his family," says Robbins. "He thinks he can do all this and get back to the way things were before. He very quickly finds himself in (trouble)." Encouraged by Girotti, Outerbridge ("Orphan Black," "ReGenesis") ray ban shop online strives to portray Voss as pure evil. "We decided I didn want to have any facial expression," he says. "He should come across as that thing that Mennonite moms told their kids before they go to bed at night: make sure they ray ban shops stores do well in school or Eli Voss will come and get you." "He a degenerate but he honest about it," says Buckley of his character.
For "Pure," Perez tamed her loud and proud Puerto Rican/Brooklyn accent and spoke barely above a whisper. "I worked really hard for two straight weeks," she says, taking her vocal coach suggestion even in interviews to "stop talking like Rosie and just talk like O It was the greatest advice.".
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