The 25-year-old actress opened up about getting her start, working on The Originals, and more. Check it:
On working on The Newsroom: I was just able to watch the best of the best, do what they do. I would come to set nervous about working with these people, and slowly learned that we’re all here together and in it for the same thing.
On coming to The Originals: I had my first few scenes with [Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies] and we all got along really well, and worked well together on set. The reaction to the character was good, and towards the end of Season Two they said ‘Ok, we want you here for a while longer.’
On Freya: Take the supernatural thing out of it and you still have this really strong woman who’s going through stuff. She has family issues and she has insecurities, but she also just kicks ass.
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