The Netflix mini-series follows the story of a young mother who, after escaping an abusive relationship, works as a maid to support herself and her daughter.
There comes a time in every actor’s career where they will have to take on a role that makes them uncomfortable. For Nick Robinson it was his character on the new Netflix mini-series, Maid.
In conversation with Collider, the actor talked in length about his character of Sean, an alcoholic prone to violent outbursts. Calling the opportunity to essay the character both exciting as well as daunting, he says that the role was a completely different one from the ones he had portrayed in his career. With its antagonistic hues, the character required Robinson to step outside of his comfort zone.
The actor also points to his character’s traumatic past that played a great role in shaping his present toxic behaviour. He calls Sean 'his own worst enemy’ and talked about his character’s inner turmoil of battling with his demons all the time.
He also draws parallels to the character and the people he knew in his life, saying that even the best of people may find themselves the victims of their circumstances.
Robinson also praised the show's creator and writer Molly Smith Metzler, saying how she was perfectly able to bring onto paper the essence of his complex character.
Maid tells the story of a young woman who escapes an abusive relationship with her daughter and takes up a job cleaning houses to make ends meet. The series is inspired by the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay by Stephanie Land.
In addition to Robinson, the series also stars Margaret Qualley, Anika Noni Rose, Tracy Vilar, Billy Burke and Andie MacDowell.
The series is available to stream on Netflix.