‘Vampire Academy’ star Sisi Stringer on Peacock’s bloody new show
When Australian actress Sisi Stringer bought solid because the lead in Peacock collection “Vampire Academy,” it was a dream come true from her youthful years.
“I learn the books after I was an adolescent,” Stringer, 25, advised the Submit, referring to the titular collection of novels by Richelle Mead that the present relies on.
“My sister was actually into them, so I stole her books and browse them after I was youthful, and cherished it. After I bought the decision saying I bought the half, I messaged my sister, and her response was a paragraph of capital letters and nonsense. She was so excited; she couldn’t even write totally shaped sentences. And she or he additionally despatched a voice observe of her screaming. That undoubtedly matched the thrill that I felt.”
Premiering Thursday, Sept 15 on Peacock, “Vampire Academy” is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” meets “Gossip Woman.” Created by Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre (each recognized for “The Vampire Diaries”) it’s set in a world the place there are a number of several types of vampires, and a strict social class system. Rose Hathaway (Stringer) is a Guardian, a half-vampire who acts as a bodyguard to elite royal vampires, and works onerous to guard their society from assaults by Strigoi (the evil forms of vampires). Her greatest pal Lissa Dragomir (Daniela Nieves) is a Royal vampire on the prime of their elite society. And, to make issues difficult, Rose additionally has a forbidden love with fellow Guardian, Dimitri Belikov (Kieron Moore).
“I really like exploring the wonder and the soulfulness of feminine friendship, since you don’t typically get that on the heart of a narrative,” mentioned Stringer.
“Significantly in dramatic collection, it so typically facilities on a love curiosity, and that’s the primary relationship you’re specializing in. However on the heart of this story is a powerful connection between two younger girls, and also you get to see them transferring by way of the world collectively and experiencing variations at school. In order that’s very cool to see. I actually imagine you will be soulmates with someone no matter whether or not you’re in a romantic relationship with them. And Rose and Lissa are completely soulmates.”
“Vampire Academy” was additionally made right into a film in 2014 starring Zoey Deutch as Rose.
“I watched the film, and I used to be unhappy after they didn’t make any extra. So, I’m glad we’re doing this now as a a collection, so there’s extra time to flesh out and discover all of the completely different characters in additional depth,” mentioned Stringer. “As a fan, it’s very cool to get the chance to be a part of that.”
Stringer is understood for the 2021 “Mortal Kombat” film, however that is her first TV present.
“Clearly we do lots of combating and hand at hand fight within the collection, as a result of my character has tremendous power and eager senses and stuff, and our race of vampires are conscripted and dedicated to being guardians and protectors. So, we’ve carried out lots of combating, and for that we have now to enter the gymnasium and do lots of coaching. The humorous factor is, after doing ‘Mortal Kombat’ and all that coaching and martial arts, I got here in, weapons blazing, so assured that I’d completely nail it and be prime of the category. And that confidence was not justified, as a result of I got here in on the primary day and I fell flat on my face,” she mentioned.
“However, all of us discovered a groove.”