Sometimes, when the path seems long, it’s justified to take a shorter route. Isn’t it something that can be implied in every person’s life story? Well, this is what actress Adria Arjona did to get a role, even if that meant adding a pinch of lies to get it. During a recent installment of Collider Ladies Night, Adria Arjona revealed that to land her role in the second season of “True Detective,” she put her talent and skills to the test and faked being her manager to bag the gig.

How did Adria Arjona nab the role in ‘True Detective’?

A slight fib in the resume to land a job is something most of us would relate to. Joining this club of witty liars is Adria Arjona, who very creatively landed a role on “True Detective” season 2 through clever tactics. During her recent interview, the actress shared how her passion for the series led her to nab the role. She said,

“I think True Detective was a big, big get for me, and I sort of pretended to be my manager in that in order to get the job. It’s a long story… I watched the first season, and I was doing Person of Interest and I told one of the producers, ‘I can’t be a season regular because I’m going to go do True Detective.’ And he was like, ‘What do you mean? Do you have the job?’ And I was like, ‘No, I don’t.’ He’s like, ‘So you’re going to let go of the job? But you auditioned?’ I was like, ‘No, I haven’t auditioned yet.’ I just knew I had to be on it, and I knew I was going to be on it for some reason. I got this intuitional thing.”

The actress further shared that her lie turned out to be a source of income, as she ultimately ended up getting the role. She said,

“Yeah, I called, and I pretended to be my manager to get the audition, and I got the audition. I read the scene once. I was like, ‘I’m going to overthink it. I’m just going to go for it and do it.’ And within a couple of days, they gave me the job. I lied, and I said I was a local hire, and I was in LA with my mom in a hotel room that she helped me pay for because I couldn’t afford it. I was going to set in Ubers or in taxis and just pretending that I was a local hire. I didn’t really get paid or anything, but I was so excited to be alongside those actors.”

The first season of “True Detective” was released a decade ago, in 2014. It is an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. The success of the first installment led to the production of the second season, and so on. Each season of the series is structured as a self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles and following various sets of characters and settings. As Arjona says, she was “so excited” to find herself working with that specific set of actors. It’s no surprise as season 2 of “True Detective” featured some great actors like Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, and Vince Vaughn.

All seasons of “True Detective” can be watched on HBO.

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