Fervent fans of HBO’s amazing “The Night Of” might have wondered who the hot slightly older wealthy blonde was who John Turturro interviewed last Sunday. Her character was the prior wife of the may-be murderer, the physical trainer with an eye for mature wives. Why, that was none other than Trudie Styler, actress-producer-director and wife of rock star Sting.
Styler’s name was in the end credits Sunday night, but the role isn’t even listed on her imdb page. It was a stealth appearance, but a memorable one. Styler went toe to toe with Turturro– literally, as her toes turned out to be quite aggressively fetching!
“The Night Of” isn’t Styler’s only TV appearance this fall. She stars in three episodes of “Falling Water,” a mysterious new series on USA Network. A wearer of many hats, Styler is also the producer of a hot title at the Toronto Film Festival in September– Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” which caused a sensation in Cannes this past May. Nothing like keeping busy!
And Sting? He debuts his new single, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” on KROQ in Los Angeles on August 31st. The whole thing will be live streamed to this site from KROQ’s. Who can’t he stop thinking about? You guess.
PS “The Night Of” is the best new series anywhere in a long time. There are only two more episodes– drat. Eventually, the murder will have to be solved. But everyone in it is splendid, from Turturro and Riz Ahmed to the entire supporting cast including Bill Camp, Amara Karan, and Jeannie Berlin, who also steals Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” this summer.