'From Scott pilgrim to Fargo': Tracing Mary Elizabeth Winstead's meteoric rise

    In a surprising turn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Fargo's star-studded cast, stirring up a scheduling debate between Fargo and CBS's BrainDead. What was the outcome? Dive in for a throwback scoop!

    'From Scott pilgrim to Fargo': Tracing Mary Elizabeth Winstead's meteoric rise

    2016: It was a year when the entertainment scene was abuzz with anticipation. The golden girl of that time, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, had just added another feather to her already-brimming cap. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, this 10 Cloverfield Lane star was set to make waves on the television scene with her brand-new role on FX's Fargo.

    Winstead vs. BrainDead: A Scheduling Showdown

    The announcement of Winstead's role came with its own set of dramas. For those in the know, Mary Elizabeth Winstead's participation in Fargo was on a tightrope. The dilemma? The potential clash of schedules between the third season of Fargo and CBS's summer sensation, BrainDead. The tug-of-war had the fans on the edge of their seats. Would Winstead opt for Fargo, or would BrainDead's possible second season win her over?

    Stepping into the Shoes of Nikki Swango

    By diving into the role of Nikki Swango, a savvy ex-con with a knack for competitive bridge playing, Winstead was not just taking on any role. This was a character with depth, with schemes, with a penchant for always being a step ahead of the game. And in a series as iconic as Fargo, that's saying something. But as fans and critics alike would come to discover, Winstead's portrayal of Nikki was nothing short of electrifying. She truly was a woman with a plan.

    Ewan McGregor, another gem in the third season's crown, was not far behind in commanding attention. His dual roles of brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy promised depth and versatility, marking it as his inaugural regular TV series role. Joining the ensemble was The Leftovers' Carrie Coon, encapsulating the very essence of Gloria Burgle, Edna Valley's chief of police. A character struggling to comprehend a digitally obsessed world, where real connections were becoming a rare treasure.

    A Legacy Beyond Fargo

    Fast forward to today, and it's no secret that Winstead's career trajectory only skyrocketed post-Fargo. But for many, her portrayal of Nikki Swango remains an iconic benchmark in her repertoire. With credentials including Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Returned, and Mercy Street, it's clear that this dynamo was always destined for greatness.

    Production on this revered third installment began soon after, with 2017 marking its grand entry into the hearts and screens of viewers worldwide.

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