I have added a scan from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine to our photo archive, thanks to my friend Claudia over at marymcdonnell.org for sending the scan our way. It features an article on The Path. I have also typed it out below the ‘read more’ link for those who might want to translate it or make quick quotes. It really is a great article!
Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy star as devotees to a controversial religion some call a culkt. So don’t expect this one to fly under the radar.
By Sara Vilkomerson
It’s an unseasonably warm December day on the set of Hulu’s new drama The Path, and deep in the woods about 90 minutes north of New York City one of it’s stars, Hugh Dancy, is covered head to toe in mud. “it’s getting a bit itchy,” he says with a grin. That’s pretty much all he (and we) can say as to why he’s so dirty, since part of the fun of this eerie and twisty show — about a family at the center of a controversial religious movement — is guessing what’s around the next turn. Even it’s actors aren’t immune: “When I got to the end of the first episode I wanted to know what comes next, which is ridiculous because I know what comes next,” Dancy says.
Aaron Paul, who plays protagonist Eddie Lane, a husband and father struggling with a crisis of faith, sums things up a bit differently. “S— is about to get real messed up,” he says with a laugh.
Indeed. By the end of the first two episodes we’ve already learned why Eddie’s recent spiritual retreat to Peru, which involved a hallucinogenic trip on ayahuasca, has him questioning his way of life and participation in a movement (or, to the outside world, cult) called Meyerism, is a true blue believer, and Cal (Dancy), who has a past with Sarah, is acting as the de facto leader while group’s founder is absent. Add in a devastating tornado, a defector who claims her husband was murdered when he left Meyerism, an FBI investigation into cult activities, and increased media scrutiny–and that’s just the beginning.
“I knew we were going down this deep, dark rabbit hole and it was going to be a messy ride,” says Paul. “Which I was very excited about.”