In ‘The Humans,’ Richard Jenkins Unearths a Terrible Secret and Another Career-High Performance

In ‘The Humans,’ Richard Jenkins Unearths a Terrible Secret and Another Career-High Performance
[Editor’s note: The following article contains some spoilers for “The Humans.”]

Icebreakers don’t work with Richard Jenkins, at least not in the way one might expect. They don’t need to: He’s always present and ready. Still, they don’t hurt, and when the lauded character actor and two-time Oscar nominee popped into a recent Zoom with IndieWire, attempts were made to allay light dismay over technical difficulties — this interviewer was not, unfortunately, popping into frame as quickly as Jenkins — with a question about a wholly unexpected topic: His turn as an assassin in Clint Eastwood’s 1997 drama “Absolute Power.”

While we were meant to be talking about Stephen Karam’s skin-crawling family drama “The Humans,” having just recently watched “Absolute Power” and been — as ever — blown away by Jenkins’ uncanny ability to slip into any and all roles, I simply wanted to mention the project and how thrilling he is in even a small part.

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