‘Ozark’: Janet McTeer on Season 3 Challenges and Protecting Helen’s Mystique to the End

[Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 3, including the ending.]Two major challenges loomed over Janet McTeer when approaching the third season of “Ozark.” One came with her promotion to series regular, as Helen Pierce, the Navarro drug cartel’s imposing attorney, grew from a mysterious representative for her boss’ malevolent bidding to a flesh-and-blood human being with lives both professional and personal.

How could McTeer retain Helen’s frightening aura when the curtain was pulled back on her most relatable moments?More from IndieWire’Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Season 3 Delivers, From Marital Battles to a Bang-Bang Ending’Ozark’ Boss Breaks Down Season 3 Finale Shocker and What It Means for Season 4“That was a challenge for sure, and one of the things I was most concerned about,” McTeer said in an interview with IndieWire.

“If you start finding out this person washes dishes and gets her kids off to school on time and does all the things that normal parents do,

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