Skyler Samuels looks to her right in this stunning shot from Who What Wear‘s new Rising Stars of 2015 feature.
The 21-year-old actress joins Blood and Oil‘s Rebecca Rittenhouse, How To Get Away With Murder‘s Aja Naomi King and Isabelle Fuhrman. Check out what they had to share below:
Skyler on mastering her scream: “If I’m lucky enough to move forward, I’ve got to come up with some strategies. It’s intimidating, because a lot of the girls on the show have musical backgrounds. Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, Abigail Breslin, they’re all singers, so they scream the way they sing, which is from their diaphragm, and it’s very sustained. After two takes my voice has dropped like four octaves because I have no idea how to do that.”
Aja on season two of HTGAWM: “The first episode, it is going to be bananas. No one is ready for this. I wasn’t ready for it when I read it—I’m still shocked. It’s going to affect a lot of people emotionally. They are not wasting a single moment; we’re going to jump right in, and the whole season is going to be set up in this first episode, and it’s going to blow people’s minds.”
Isabelle on the roles that attract her: “I think something that is constant is an underlying fear, but not in a bad way—in a good way. When I read the script for Masters, the first episode I have a scene where I take off my top and I make out with Michael Sheen, drunkenly. I completely understood who Tessa was, but that aspect of her, that very forward and kind of messy and sexual side of her, that really scared me, because it’s so different from the person that I am.”
Rebecca on her on-screen chemistry with Chace Crawford: “We had a meeting with the director and the writer, and they were like, “Just hang out, please!” They needed us to create some kind of rapport that was actually natural-feeling, because we were strangers, so that was basically what we did. We went to a coffee shop and had omelets and just sat there and talked, and we went to movies to try to make a real friendship there…”