'The Killing' Season 3: Amy Seimetz talks joining the cast for a new mystery and the show's slow burn style

Amy Seimetz almost didn't get her role on AMC's "The Killing." Network executives initially dismissed the indie actress ("Upstream Color") and filmmaker ("Sun Don't Shine") as too "cute and sweet" for the part of hot mess single mom Danette, whose teenage daughter goes missing in tonight's Season 3 premiere."I'm from Florida, and I'm pretty scrappy," Seimetz explains. "The idea of -- at 31 -- being called too cute and sweet made me really angry." So she fought back and ultimately won the gig with the help of a self-made audition video that didn't even feature sound ("That's when I realized that my iPad microphone was broken," she laughs).Maybe that sweetness was a lingering trace of her role as a love interest on HBO's Christopher Guest comedy "Family Tree," which she wrapped right before landing "The Killing" and coincidentally also airs on Sunday nights. Seimetz's "Tree" arc starts June 23, and she says anyone who tunes...



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