Since Billie Connelly’s husband, Connor, was revealed to be involved in an affair on the third season of Person of Interest, his wife Billie has been committed to staying with him and working on their marriage. After all, she told him that she loved him and that he was a good person. While it’s too early to tell if their marriage will last, we do know what it’s like to be the other woman in this situation. What It’s Like To Be The Wife In Billie Connelly’s Life
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Who is Billie Connelly?
She’s a former Columbia University psychology PhD candidate, mother of two, and housewife. You’d recognize her from her work on Person of Interest or from Big Little Lies (which earned her an Emmy nomination). Despite being relatively new to acting, she’s proven herself a versatile talent with leading roles in film, television, and theater—sometimes playing versions of herself. She’s also a producer: Her first feature film as a producer is coming out soon called Frequency Hopping.
How does she fit into the storyline?
If there’s one thing Billions has consistently proven to be good at, it’s balancing its two protagonists. Though U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) often takes center stage in any given episode, every week viewers also get a detailed peek into how his nemesis and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is faring on that front, plus a host of related plot points sure to make each installment an unpredictable experience.
How did you prepare for this role?
I spoke to a lot of ex-wives. Not for research purposes, but because I wanted to learn how to play that specific character. I talked to my mother-in-law and asked her what it was like when she met my father-in-law; they had recently separated after 40 years of marriage. This was invaluable in preparing me to understand Billie’s emotional journey in the show.
Any difficulties in playing her character?
I think one of her biggest challenges is balancing everything. She’s a wife, a mother and she has to deal with her job as well. At some point, it might get a little too much for her. But that could be really interesting because we have not seen something like that in a woman before.
Discuss the relationship between Billie & Stan.
The relationship between Stan and Billie is of interest to many people. Everyone can learn from their own mistakes, so let’s discuss what I see in my role as wife. Here are a few things I will never do: lie about having an affair or moving out for good, cheat on my husband with someone who isn’t worth it, resent not being able to pursue my own career path because I am a mother.
Describe how you prepared for this episode.
Ever since I was little, I’ve known I wanted to be an actor. So getting on a TV show wasn’t just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—it was a realization of my lifelong dream. Because of that, I really went after it.