Thursday, April 18, 2024

While Sting Readies His New Single, Wife Trudie Styler Makes a Memorable Cameo in “The Night Of”


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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