The latest action thriller from Netflix Hit & Run out tomorrow, August 6th. The series, which takes place in Israel and the United States, features Lior Raz, Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Gal Toren, Moran Rosenblatt, Lior Ashkenazi and Gregg Henry.
“In this new action thriller, the life of a happily married man is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv,” reads the official synopsis. “Mournful and confused, he searches for the murderers of his wife who fled to the USA. ”
To learn more about Netflix Hit & Run, ComingSoon editor-in-chief Tyler Treese spoke to Sanaa Lathan about her role as an investigative reporter on the series. See the video interview below or a full transcript.
Tyler Treese: Sanaa, your character was previously in a relationship with Lior’s character. Can you address this dynamic?
Sanaa Lathan: Well, Lior and Naomi have a long history. They were in a relationship back then, back when they were young babes in Columbia and Lior was involved in guns. I can imagine that Naomi might have been there as a young journalist to follow a story. When we meet Naomi, Lior has come to New York to solve the murder of his wife. Naomi is a really smart, passionate investigative journalist at this point. He asks her for help. It’s not necessarily the smartest thing for her because it’s dangerous, but she is very loyal to him. It’s also not the smartest thing to do because she’s married. I don’t know what her husband thinks of her helping an ex-lover.
What did you do to prepare for your role as an investigative reporter? It’s a very interesting role for you.
Yes. I have some family members who are journalists and I have spoken to and read about journalists with many of them. I feel like journalists and actors have similar hearts, as they are really interested in knowing the truth, um, the story. o I found a lot of similarities between Naomi and me. I wouldn’t necessarily put myself in the situations Naomi gets into.
As a local, how was it for you to work in New York City?
It was exciting for me that we were shooting in New York. So much of New York is filmed in California on a studio lot or in Canada, you know? So I thought, oh, we actually shot New York City for New York City and it was before the pandemic. So it was obviously a different reality. We had to shoot all over the world from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan. There was one day we closed 42nd Street. It’s really epic in scope and it comes across. New York is really a different character on the show. We had a great shoot there. I wish I could have gone to Tel Aviv. I thought, can you please write to Naomi in Tel Aviv so I can go, but it didn’t happen.