Hulu’s new limited series The Girl from Plainville, starring Elle Fanning and Colton Ryan, dramatizes the real-life story of Conrad ‘Coco’ Roy III, a teenager whose death by suicide led to a criminal investigation into his girlfriend Michelle Carter’s role in encouraging him through texting to take his own life.
I had the chance to speak with three of the actors who play Michelle and Coco’s parents, Norbert Leo, Cara Buono, and Kai Lennox, about what spoke to them about the story and how they were able to deal with its more upsetting elements.
You can watch the videos here, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.
Interview with Actress Cara Buono
Interview with Actor Kai Lennox
The Girl From Plainville is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide” case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series explores Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
The first three episodes of The Girl from Plainville premiere Tuesday, March 29th on Hulu, with one new episode debuting each Tuesday after that.