PAZ DE LA HUERTA: If you watched the first season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, you witnessed the 26-year-old New Yorker prancing around a ballroom or a bedroom every Sunday as Lucy Danziger, Atlantic City showgirl and moody mistress of Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson.De la Huerta reveals in Esquire Magazine’s “Me In My Place” series, details of her childhood, spent living with her aunt in a loft in New York’s SoHo: “It’s my aunt’s loft. But it’s really like my home. Because I had a lot of turmoil in my upbringing, and my home wasn’t really a safe place for me,” “So that place became my safe haven. I grew this bond with her that’s really been one of the most beautiful relationships of my life — a relationship that was a salvation for me.”On her character Lucy Danziger as Nucky Thompson’s mistress:
“Lucy is a very complicated woman — like most women — and a lot of the time she was very lost in her relationship with Nucky,”
“She was in love with him, but she didn’t know how to be herself in that relationship fully and have him love her. So sometimes she would use her sexuality to protect herself or to get what she wanted. Not that she’s not a sexy character — and in Season One of course it’s a part of her, but audiences are going to see more of the real her. It’s going to be very different.”
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