The BBC America drama series Copper – from Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Emmy-winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award-nominee Will Rokos – is set in 1864, at a time when disorder and mayhem were the law of the land, and New York City was filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. Actress Anastasia Griffith (Once Upon A Time) plays the sophisticated and spirited Elizabeth Haverford, a woman intrigued by both the rugged Irish immigrant cop, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), and the handsome Manhattan aristocrat, Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid). The show also stars Ato Essandoh, Kevin Ryan, Dylan Taylor, Kiara Glasco, Tanya Fischer and Tessa Thompson.
During this recent interview to promote the new show, Anastasia Griffith talked about what made her want to be a part of this story, the extent of the research she did for the role, how she decided on what accent to use, how much the costumes and sets help her get into character, the possible love triangle, what kind of life she might have had in the 1860′s, how familiar she was with the previous work of Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, and what she hopes audiences take away from the show. Check out what she had to say after the jump.