By Hannah Flor
KFSK Petersburg 

Petersburg resident L'xeis' Diane Benson reflects on acting in the latest season of HBO's True Detective


orin pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Friends gathered with Benson and her husband Tony Vita (pictured center) on Jan. 14, 2014 in the Petersburg Public Library's community room to watch the season premier of True Detective Season Four: Night Country.

Alaskan actor L'xeis' Diane Benson plays Bee, an Inupiaq cleaning woman, in the HBO series True Detective. The season finale aired last month, which meant the embargo was lifted and Benson was free to talk about the experience of performing in the show.

Benson lives in Petersburg now, but she has lived all over the state. And she's done all sorts of things. She was a professor of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, an activist politician and Democratic candidate for statewide office, a union tractor-trailer truck driver, and a dog musher. She's a creative writer and a...

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