Emmy contenders: Behind the scenes with 'Nurse Jackie' and Merritt Wever
In our final Behind the Scenes with "Nurse Jackie" post, we talk with Merritt Wever, the perpetually peppy and idealistic nurse Zoey Barkow. Wever's pithy answers to some fairly random questions offer a glimpse into the lively mood that fills the set.
What has been your favorite scene to shoot?
“My favorite scenes to shoot are the ones in which Zoey is completely positive about or confident in something absurd. Especially if this manifests itself physically.”
What is your favorite off-camera moment on set?
“When craft service comes around with trays of edible spirit-lifters.”
In what way do you hope your character grows?
“I hope my character grows in a way that completely surprises me. I’m thoroughly grateful that it’s not my job to decipher what that is.”
Tell us something about one of your cast mates that most people don’t know.
“Eve Best sublets.”
What do you hope audiences get from “Nurse Jackie”?
“Among other things, I hope that audiences grow fond of our characters. I’m fond of them all myself.”
— Elena Howe
Photo: Merrit Wever, right, with Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie." Credit: Showtime