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American Gods - Emily Browning Revealed to Be Playing 2 Characters





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Almost exactly one year ago, it was announced that Emily Browning will be playing Laura Moon in Starz’s “American Gods.” On Sunday, at a SXSW panel, the cast and creators dropped another big piece of news: Browning will actually be playing two characters.

Show creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green joined cast members Browning, Ricky Whittle, and Ian McShane at the Lionsgate Lounge for a panel moderated by Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister to talk about the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel. There, they revealed that, in addition to Laura Moon, Browning will also play Essie Tregowan.

“Emily also plays Essie Tregowan, and those who have read the book, Essie was one of Michael and I’s favorite stories in the book. It’s essentially the tale of how Mad Sweeney made it to America,” said Fuller. “And we were talking about casting that role, and as we were in that conversation, Michael said, ‘Oh, we should just cast Emily in this role.’ And then we went to talk to Emily, and it was like, ‘So, the Essie episode’ — she was like, ‘Have you cast that actor yet? Because I think I should play her.’ And we were like, ‘Well, that just worked out well.’ ”

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