'House of Lies': Dawn Olivieri on going toe-to-toe with (and being manipulated by) Don Cheadle

The consulting world depicted on Showtimes "House of Lies" is a ruthless one. Dawn Olivieri tells Zap2it that her character, the No. 1 consultant at the No. 1 firm in the country, deals with a lot of stress since she's constantly worried about one-upping her peers."It's a constant struggle and they're always at odds with each other," she says. "There's a very intense level of competition, even amongst the people that you work with. Nobody's safe -- everybody could be exposed and eaten alive, pretty much."But the high-pressure world of consulting is not the only reason why Monica Talbot comes across as nuts -- it also has something to do with the fact that the story's told by Don Cheadle's character, Marty Kahn, who just so happens to be Monica's ex-husband. "In the breakdown, she's supposed to be this pill-popping psychopath," Olivieri says. "But honestly, if you ask my ex-boyfriend, I'm a pill-popping psychotic crazy...

House of Lies “Utah” Episode 5

House  of Lies  “Utah” Episode 5  premieres on Sunday February 5 at 10 pm ET/PT on Showtime. Episode Synopsis : On a consulting  gig in Utah, Jeannie is put in charge  when it becomes clear that the racist CEO of a no-frills motel chain won’t take Marty seriously; Clyde tries to make inroads with a virginal Mormon woman; Monica decides to spend some quality time with Roscoe after her married boyfriend rejects her, but their parent-son bonding takes a dark turn, leading Roscoe to better understand his mother … and better appreciate his father. Read More...