Wendy Rhoades: So Powerful Without the Bitch Title
by Michael Idato | March 20, 2019 | Sydney Morning Herald
As TV couples go, Billions‘ Wendy and Chuck Rhoades are a little out of the ordinary.
By day Wendy is the confident in-house performance coach at Axe Capital, encouraging her boss Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) to ever greater heights of financial chicanery.
At night she goes home to Chuck (Paul Giamatti), the US attorney determined to bring down Bobby, with whom she engages in Bondage/Discipline-Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) role play, with Wendy in the dominant role and Chuck as the slave.
It is, admits actress Maggie Siff, a lot to take in.
“Maggie, the psychotherapist, analysing Wendy, would probably say that both of those relationships are terrible for her in terms of her discovering her highest self,” Siff says.
“I think both of those relationships have driven her to towards darkness and in her desire to stick it out and help each of them succeed and ascend, she’s paid a price.”