Not only was The Night Of a critical hit, earning 10 Emmy nominations, it also made the industry take further notice of Camp. “More people know who I am or what I can do,” Camp says, adding: “I’m encouraged by the fact that people liked it so much.” And the attention will only be bolstered by his roles in the Sundance hit Crown Heights, which is in theaters on Aug. 25, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
Indeed, both Camp and his wife, Elizabeth Marvel, who’s had back-to-back scene-stealing roles on House of Cards, Fargo and Homeland, are enjoying what can certainly be considered career highs. “We dance in the living room,” Camp says of their shared success. “We’ve been doing this since a long time ago [and] we take stock in it. We think how lucky we are and that we’re really grateful that we’re still around.”
In fact, it’s made him think about his career, especially the last 15 years, after nearly quitting. “It’s like, ‘Wow, it seems to be working out that I came back to do this’” Camp says, “Not just because of an Emmy or any other kind of deal, [but] because I’ve enjoyed it since coming back a lot. But also how important it was that I did stop.”