Quotable: Maggie Siff, In Her Own Words

Exclusive interview quotes from actor who plays Wendy Rhoades on the hit SHOWTIME series Billions.
Posted on Sep 9, 2021 | 01:30pm
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Brains. Beauty. Serious butt kicking. Maggie Siff brings it all to Billions—and this gorgeous Watch fashion shoot!

Scroll to see more pretty pics captured by David Needleman and styled by Cristina Ehrlich for the March-April 2020 issue. Don't miss Maggie Siff as the brilliant Wendy Rhoades in Season 5 of Billions, which returned to SHOWTIME this month!

Interview and photos originally published in Watch Magazine, March-April 2020.

New episodes of Billions air Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Catch up on the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Dress by Pamella Roland. Earrings by Jennifer Fisher.

"When you create a character, you can't plan the shape things will take. I always know I'm doing a good job when I'm surprised by what happens. Surprise can take the form of a gesture or a vocalization—something that comes from the emotion. If you're not pushing for a result, emotion can land you in some strange places."

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Dress by Corpus. Coat by Max Mara. Shoes by Stuart Weitzman. Earrings by Selim Mouzannar. Rings, vintage.

"I said to the showrunners, 'I don't want to be a moral compass. It's boring.' The show is about corruption. I'd like to see Wendy lose some of her self-control and then see if she can put herself back together. We live in an age of male antiheroes. Is there a truly female antihero?"

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Dress by Temperley London. Earrings by Jennifer Zeuner. 

"It takes training to drop artifice and let yourself be a conduit. For me the whole experience was like being parched in a desert and somebody giving you water."

New episodes of Billions air Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Catch up on the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.