From joking on the “Ozark” set with Jason Bateman, to getting show notes from Stephen Sondheim, Katrina Lenk’s career has hit a sweet spot.
The actor is in the enviable position of starring in the popular Netflix show and the hit Broadway musical “Company” simultaneously. Lenk plays Clare Shaw, the head of a family-owned pharmaceutical company with some shady dealings on “Ozark,” which begins airing the last seven episodes of the series April 29.
Lenk said shooting the final season of “Ozark” took an entire year due to pandemic delays, but she was grateful to have a job when Broadway shut down. Once theater started up again, the Tony-winning actor returned to star in “Company” as Bobbie, a single woman surrounded by married friends and contemplating commitment on her 35th birthday. Before he died in 2021, Sondheim was on hand to help update the revival — changing the main character from male to female.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Lenk discusses the “Ozark” set mood, gratitude for Broadway’s return and why she loves rehearsal. Responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.