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Emmys: Mireille Enos 'loved the reaction' to 'The Killing's' season finale

July 14, 2011 |  9:30 am

Mireille Enos

Mireille Enos was nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role as determined homicide detective Sarah Linden in AMC's first-year series, "The Killing." The series received early critical praise and a rabid fan following -- until the season finale not only failed to wrap up the murder investigation at its core, but threw in a whole new twist, putting some fans up in arms. 

How did you hear the news?

I'm in London, getting ready to shoot a new project ["World War Z," opposite Brad Pitt]. I'm with my husband and baby daughter, and I knew with the time difference that I should be available. So we stopped strolling and had some lunch and then I got the call.

Were you upset "The Killing" was snubbed for best drama?

Yes, I was sad that it wasn't recognized.

Is your and costar Michelle Forbes’ nominations at least validation for the backlash to the season's finale?

I loved the reaction. It's always better to have people talking than not talking. ... It's evidence of how attached people had gotten to the show. My hunch is that the people who are screaming loudest are the ones who are going to be the first to watch the next season.


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Photo: Mireille Enos of "The Killing." Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times