Guiding Light alum Murray Bartlett joins Physical in "twisted, smart" role

Posted Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:49:57 AM

The second season of Apple TV's Physical will see Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley, Guiding Light) step into the leg warmers of Vinnie Green, a fitness instructor who's both friends and enemies with Rose Byrne's Sheila.

Former Guiding Light star Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley) is on a roll in 2022. Hot on the heels of the news that he has boarded the Hulu Chippendales series Immigrant comes the announcement that he has signed on to season two of the Apple TV+ series Physical.

The blast-from-the-past project stars Rose Byrne as Sheila, a 1980s San Diego housewife who begins to find herself after being introduced to aerobics. The upcoming second season of the popular show will see Bartlett in the role of Vincent "Vinnie" Green, a charismatic fitness instructor, weight loss guru, and late-night infomercial pioneer who is both friends and rivals with Sheila.

"The writing in this season is really fantastic. That stuff that I get to do is really fun, but it's twisted and smart," Bartlett reveals on the Just for Variety podcast. "It's interesting because it's got that whole like '80s fun thing, but there's a depth to this show that's really moving."

Though he's known for series like Tales in the City, Looking, and The White Lotus, Bartlett actually began his acting career on the Australian soap operas Home and Away and Neighbours. Upon relocating to the US, he landed the role of All My Children's Julian Sinclair, which he played from 2002 to 2003, and Guiding Light con man Cyrus Foley, which he played from 2007 to 2009.

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