TCA 2014: Ann Biderman addresses similarities between Liev Schreiber’s Ray and Tony Soprano
The second season of “Ray Donovan” finds Liev Schreiber‘s Ray looking a bit like Tony Soprano: He’s a violent family fan in therapy, with a wife who’s complaining but complicit.
Creator Ann Biderman says the “Sopranos” may have been a subliminal influence, but that her Showtime series isn’t an overt homage to the HBO classic.
“No one’s in therapy for too terribly long in this show,” she said. “I don’t think it’s a trope that we’re using in the same way, but it does kind of ignite a theme.”
“It’s almost like I earned this role over years of struggling and failing and experimenting — and succeeding,” he said. “I’m as happy as an actor can be.”