The Amazon Studios original series Mozart in the Jungle (the full season of which is available at Amazon Prime on December 23rd) is a half-hour, at times comedic look at what happens behind the curtains in the world of professional classical musicians. Created by Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola and based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, the story is told through the eyes of a young oboist named Hailey (Lola Kirke), who tries to navigate through the egos and eccentricities of a world-renowned orchestra and its new conductor Rodrigo (Gael Bernal Garcia). The show also stars Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack and Hannah Dunne.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lola Kirke talked about why she was compelled to be a part of this show, the Amazon process of shooting a pilot and then waiting for the viewer feedback to hear if you’ll get a full season, finding the merging of high and low culture so fascinating, that she had no clue about the secret debauched world of classical music, and what she’s learned about the challenges of becoming a professional oboe player. She also talked about how lucky she feels to get to play more off-beat characters, and her experience working with meticulous filmmaker David Fincher on Gone Girl. Check out what she had to say after the jump.