Peter Sarsgaard and John Hoogenakker may be co-workers in Hulu’s Dopesick but they are definitely friends in real life. The actors play real-life Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rick Mountcastle and Randy Ramseyer, who try to legally take down the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Known for taking socially-conscious roles, Sarsgaard’s passion to find justice for the victims and their families is evident. Though both performers fully immersed themselves in the seriousness of the source material, each bring levity to their roles that are missing from some of the other cast member’s narratives. I talked to them about infusing a sense of humor into the show and the true crime vibes of their storyline.
Watch my interview with Peter Sarsgaard and John Hoogenakker below and catch Dopesick on Hulu now.