Carly Chaikin, who stars on the USA Network’s Mr. Robot, thinks that season 2 will really give viewers a better understanding of her character, Darlene.

Carly Chakin On ‘Mr. Robot’

In Mr. Robot, Chaikin’s character Darlene is the sister to Rami Malek‘s Elliot. She works as a hacker for fsociety, the anarchist group run by Christian Slater‘s Mr. Robot, who ultimately recruits Elliot –who still serves as a security engineer by day – to join fsociety as well. In season 2, Chaikin says that Darlene and Elliot’s relationship is explored .

“We really get to find out who she is and why she’s doing what she’s doing and more about her backstory and relationship with Elliot, and navigating the world as it is today in Mr. Robot world — and dealing with the aftermath,” Chaikin told uInterview in an exclusive interview.

Playing Malek’s sister isn’t too much of a stretch for Chaikin, who says that they enjoy a sibling-like relationship off set as well.

“In real life Rami really is like my brother,” Chaikin revealed. “We have a very brother-sister relationship and he is such a goofball and so much fun and everyone is very lighthearted on the show and we all joke around and laugh. He’s such a talented actor and working with him is so great.”

Much has been made of Chaikin’s makeup in Mr. Robot, which has enjoyed an incredible amount of critical success. According to Chaikin, the makeup look is just her – plus a little extra.

“It was something that I kinda brought. We knew that she would have makeup like that, but that’s kinda how I’ve always done my eyes in general,” she explained. “So, we just kinda enhanced that and heightened it.”

Mr. Robot is nominated for six Emmy Awards for its first season. It is currently in the midst of its second season.


Q: What is in store for Darlene in season two? -

Darlene has a lot of amazing stuff coming up in season two. We really get to find out who she is and why she’s doing what she’s doing and more about her backstory and relationship with Eliot, and navigating the world as it is today in Mr. Robot world — and dealing with the aftermath.

Q: Did you create Darlene’s signature makeup look? -

It was something that I kinda brought. We knew that she would have makeup like that, but that’s kinda how I’ve always done my eyes in general. So, we just kinda enhanced that and heightened it.

Q: What is it like working with Rami Malek? -

In real life Rami really is like my brother. We have a very brother-sister relationship and he is such a goofball and so much fun and everyone is very lighthearted on the show and we all joke around and laugh. He’s such a talented actor and working with him is so great.

Q: Has your opinion of hackers changed since doing the show? -

Hacking, coding, technology and all of those things were never a thought in my mind, necessarily, until I started working on the show and now all these things really are in the forefront of my mind. But, just knowing what hackers are capable of, knowing what it takes to code, knowing how deep technology and the knowledge of that can go and just our relationship to technology as humans today in society.