The actress, who stars in CSI: Cyber, talks about the changing technological landscape and how it felt to win an Academy Award
No matter what happened at the Oscars this year, where Patricia Arquette ended up winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, the actress had her next role lined up.
Arquette stars as the head of a group of technologically-agile sleuths in CSI: Cyber, which debuts March 4 at 10 p.m. It’s a pivot for an actress who was last widely seen as an intuitive, emotional mother in Richard Linklater’s film, but hardly new for an actress who previously won an Emmy for the police procedural Medium.
In conversation with TIME, the actress addressed those who thought her Oscar speech was insufficiently intersectional, as well as the state of network TV and of cyber-security.
TIME: Has working on this show taught you anything about technology?
Patricia Arquette: Well, it’s pretty terrifying. Every script I got, I’d be like: What? Technology has become such an integral part of our lives, and it’s just going to become more dominant. it’s illuminating and terrifying to learn what criminals are able to do now.
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