In an interview with Connie Nielsen (Becca Mansell), talking about a sequel, she makes several very enlightening remarks:
Hutch proves quite equipped to handle himself in hand-to-hand combat with criminals, thanks to his military training. Nielsen said Hutch's wife, Becca, has some secrets that Nobody didn't reveal.
Hutch told his family he was an auditor in the military, and they assumed that meant he had a desk job. After he springs into action, Hutch reveals "auditor" is code for a secret division of assassins. Nielsen suggested Becca might have been complicit in keeping Hutch's secret from their three children.
"We don't really know if she knew," Nielsen said. "I don't think that's a given."
Here she admits that the wife, Becca, may not have known everything about her husband's past, however,
The 55-year-old Nielsen said she and 58-year-old Odenkirk spent extra time taking photographs to serve as the Mansell family history. Nielsen said fans could find clues about more of the backstory in the photos they took.
So, get a copy of the movie and do a frame by frame look at all the family photos you can see (I have not yet done so.)
Nielsen, who also plays the Amazon warrior Hyppolyta in the Wonder Woman films, hopes she can join in the action with a Nobody sequel.
"I would think that that would be essential," Nielsen said.
Understandably, Nielsen hopes for more involvement in the physicality of a sequel. More involvement = more screen time.
In the current film, however, Nielsen said Becca's primary goal is to keep her children safe. While Hutch is fighting bad guys, Becca gets the kids out of the house.
"There's danger happening and the most important thing in that moment is for the children to get out of there," Nielsen said. "That's her job."
In order to finish his action-packed conflict with the gangsters, Hutch asks Becca to look the other way. Nielsen said Becca's willingness to go along with Hutch's plan leaves her room to explore in a sequel.
"There's a lot we have left unspoken just because there's so much we don't know about Becca yet," Nielsen said. "In that moment, I think a lot of women will go, 'This ain't over, but we'll let this one stay on the table for a little longer.'"
I, for one, kind of expect the second film to fill us in with more of both character's pasts. It may well be that they both are ex-military. After all, Ms. Neilsen's filmography also contains Basic (2003). Hmm, wouldn't it be special if they were both in the same universe (Basic and Nobody).