O’Toole discussed the characters in an interview with PureWow and explained how their dynamic has changed over the past four seasons. “I’m glad they’re over that, and I think she appreciates Muriel as someone she can really relate to in a way she can’t anybody else,” she said. “I think she and Muriel are similar people with a lot of energy. I think they’re both a little eccentric, and I think they bring that out of one another. I think they also realize how they can really be friends after the whole Doc thing.”
She continued, “I like it when things don’t go the way you think they’re gonna go.”
The actress also shared details about her off-screen relationship with Rothery, adding, “I love working with her. I think it’s apparent that even though we’re sort of frenemies on the show, our appreciation for one another as actresses kind of leaks over into the real world.”
Fingers crossed for more Hope and Muriel in Virgin River season 5.
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