There's a new face on Only Murders in the Building: Cara Delevingne as Alice.
The uber-cool (yet not totally trustworthy) artist finds her way into Mabel's (Selena Gomez) orbit, and of course, things take a turn for the suspicious.
It all starts with a DM in Only Murders in the Building season 2, which hits Hulu on June 28. The British expat claims she cannot stop thinking about Mabel's paintings, therefore, she decides to take a leap of faith by randomly messaging the Arconia resident on Instagram.
Considering Mabel is a person of interest in a homicide—and earned the title "Bloody Mabel—is anyone else wondering why the head of a trendy downtown art collective is so eager to get in touch?
'Only Murders in the Building': Cara Delevingne's character
"There's just something very compelling about you," Alice says when Mabel arrives at an art show. Their fast friendship quickly escalates into love since they share a common bond over their craft.
"For Mabel’s case we touched on her desire to be an artist last year, that opening her world with a facilitator like Alice who feels aspirational to her, so that was the first beginning to Alice and how she would open up Mabel’s world," showrunner John Hoffman told Metro.
Considering the two are close friends in real life—and even have matching tattoos—it made their dynamic effortless on screen. But to third parties and Mabel's podcast co-host Oliver, (Martin Short) something seems off.
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After a disastrous party game where Oliver "humiliates" Mabel's new partner, a few secrets are uncovered between the lovers. Though we cannot actually say what we're referring to—no spoilers here!—it's clear that Alice's backstory isn't totally adding up. When the dust settles, the couple decides to do away with "half truths" and vows to focus on what's ahead.
"Everyone's just so obsessed with my past," Mabel confesses to Alice. "Maybe that's why I love being with you. You're just new, and you make me feel new."
She says all this while making breakfast in her apartment for her new S.O., all while she's snapping photos for a new "surprise" art piece. Pay extra close attention to that scene!
Delevingne is not the only newcomer to the set. Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine have also taken active roles in the crime comedy, something the team is thrilled about.
"Before Christmas, [I shot scenes with] Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer,” Short told Deadline. "The quality of actor that this show is attracting makes it endlessly fun to go to work." (Amy Schumer's Life & Beth is also available on Hulu now.)
But since things can change in a New York minute, it's important to be prepared and familiarize yourself with who's who. Though we're no longer questioning Tim Kono's murder, everyone's dying to know how how Bunny Folger, the Arconia's board president, ends up with knitting needles in her chest...and how our true crime podcast trio is involved.
Before indulging in the fun, fast-paced and engrossing sophomore installment, rewatch Only Murders in the Building season 1 on Hulu now. As for Only Murders in the Building season 3, well, we did some detective work...
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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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