Chris Evans Talks Working with Michelle Dockery in Exclusive Defending Jacob Clip

Apple TV+’s acclaimed limited series Defending Jacob, starring Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame, Knives Out), Golden Globe nominee Michelle Dockery (Downton AbbeyGodless), and Jaeden Martell (IT, Knives Out) is now available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment (order your copy here). To celebrate the release, ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive special features clip featuring Evans talking about what it was like working alongside Dockery in the series.

“Michelle is such a fun scene partner,” says Evans in the clip. “She’s so good, she’s so nimble, and also very present. You can just look at her, her eyes don’t lie. So it’s always fun doing heavy scenes with her because you can kind of untether a bit. [You can] say, look if I lose my spot or believe too much or fly too close to the sun and you truly lose the plot, we can just stop and do it again, but it’s nice to go on that little wild ride with someone else who is so skilled at what they do. She makes me better.”

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A gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by author William Landay, Defending Jacob unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular,  forcing an assistant district attorney (Evans) to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

Check out the exclusive Defending Jacob special features clip below:

Defending Jacob was created, written, and executive produced by Mark Bomback (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and directed and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game). The series also stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and three-time Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale).

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Produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, Defending Jacob was one of the most-watched series premieres for Apple TV+ and earned an 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (as of 4/12/21). The 3-Disc DVD set features all eight riveting episodes, along with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Defending Jacob will also be available on Blu-ray through manufacturing-on-demand.