Spoilers for Industry Season 2 below.
Industry’s Yasmin (Marisa Abela) messed around and found out. In the Season 2 finale of the HBO hit show titled “Jerusalem,” the posh young woman decided to confront her wealthy father, Charles (Adam Levy), about whether or not he groomed their young nanny when they were both growing up as children. “I think that she is ready to stand up for herself, ready to stand up for what she thinks is right,” Abela tells Complex. “Yasmin is trying to be moral for the first time in her life.”
The conversation doesn’t go over well, with Charles quickly calling out Yasmin’s privileged life. In the wake of this conversation, Yasmin decides she doesn’t want her father’s financial support moving forward—and he calls her bluff, changing the locks at the swanky penthouse basement she lives in and freezing her out of her bank accounts. In a finale full of wake-up calls, this is one of the more severe ones and Abela’s fantastic performance anchors it all in an incredible compelling way. While we’re still unsure if Industry is getting a third season, the actress will star alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in next year’s hotly anticipated Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig.
Complex spoke with Abela about how she worked with Levy and the episode’s director Isabella Eklöf to bring that confrontation to life, how she has received the rollout of the show in the U.S. while living in London, intentional wardrobe choices, working with female directors like Gerwig, and much more. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.