“She’s starring in the new CW series, ‘Burden of Truth,’ playing a lawyer investigating a town of sick girls—and is refusing to answer any questions about her NXIVM ties.”
The Beast article reveals that in real life Kreuk is dodging questions about NXIVM.
“The 35-year-old actress has done a smattering of interviews around the CW summer premiere, discussing her role as executive producer and star of the show with headlines like ‘Kristin Kreuk talks her strong and passionate character.’ What these articles don’t cover is NXIVM, the sex cult that seized international attention this year with the arrest of leader Keith Raniere and Kreuk’s Smallville co-star, Allison Mack. Mack… was reportedly introduced to NXIVM in 2006 by Kreuk. … When The Daily Beast reached out for an interview with Kreuk, a publicist for the CW responded, ‘We are not answering any questions about Allison Mack or NXIVM so I would need to make sure this is only about the series.’…
“Kreuk was listed in a 2012 Times Union article about NXIVM’s “rich, powerful, and influential” members. Former NXIVM publicist turned whistleblower Frank Parlato wrote in a 2018 post that, in addition to recruiting friends like Mack, Kreuk had reportedly been a NXIVM coach. ‘As NXIVM’s former publicist, I know Kreuk was used as NXIVM’s star recruitment tool,’ Parlato wrote. ‘She was a draw for those who wanted to meet her. She made herself available to recruit. I recall speaking with one radio show host who was eager to meet Kreuk and agreed to promote a NXIVM a-Cappella event—if he could have Kreuk on the show. I set it up and he plugged the hell out of it, as I recall.’
The Beast writes, “Kristin Kreuk does an admirable job forcing life into a character who’s been tasked with delivering lines like ‘litigation is war’ and ‘my retainer is usually 10K, but buy me a burger and I’m yours for an hour.’…”
As the Beast reports: “In a series of increasingly tight close-ups, we watch the lawyer [Kreuk] weigh her extreme guilt and curiosity against her desire to return to a place where you can order sushi on Seamless and there’s more than one kind of white wine. Eventually, disturbed when her waitress collapses and haunted by the words of a teen who she sweet-talked into taking a settlement, Hanley storms into the local law firm demanding a battery of CT scans.”
She is now ready to take on Big Pharma and find out the dark secrets – no matter what the cost!
My goodness, Kristin Kreuk plays one brave lady on TV – which, when contrasted to her sheer cowardice in real life, it seems rather humorous to watch her.
The show’s original network, CBC, referred to the series as ‘an Erin-Brockovich style legal drama.”
But let’s face it, Kreuk is no Erin Brockovich.