Get to Know The Good Nurse's Alix West Lefler with 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Get to Know The Good Nurse's Alix West Lefler with 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Alix West Lefler is starring in one of the biggest movies currently on Netflix – The Good Nurse!

The young actress stars in the thriller as Alex Loughren, one of the daughters of Jessica Chastain‘s Amy Loughren.

In The Good Nurse, suspicious that her colleague (Eddie Redmayne) is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse (Chastain) risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events.

While filming, Alix shared with us that that she and Jessica came up with a quote to help them get emotionally prepared for a scene.

“We ended up saying something like, ‘Don’t act the role, be the role,’” she said.

The movie debuted on the streamer on October 26th and came in at No 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 weekly chart with over 68 million hours viewed, and this past week, it moved down to No 2 at over 36.7 million additional hours viewed.

With the success of the movie, we caught up with Alix and get to know 10 Fun Facts about the young actress.

See what she shared inside…

Check out Alix West Lefler’s 10 Fun Facts below!

  • 1. I’m a lumberjill. I’ve been throwing axes since I was 4 years old. I started with foam axes and then hatchets and now I have my very own custom made double bitted axe. I compete in logger sports competitions around BC [British Columbia]. My events are log rolling, axe throwing and choker racing.
  • 2. I’m what I call a “Caniwi.” My dad is from New Zealand and my mom is from Canada so, yeah, I’m a Caniwi!
  • 3. I have come way too close to death…twice. When I was younger and we were traveling around Australia performing lumberjack shows, I got Rotovirus. I had to be airlifted out and spent 4 days in the ICU. The other time, I got some kind of really bad flu. We were in The Shuswap in a remote area and I got really sick. That night, there was a really big snowstorm and the tractor wouldn’t start and we couldn’t find the keys to the snowmobile. I was having a really hard time breathing and the ambulance drivers couldn’t get up the road because of all the snow. Two ladies in a really big truck ended up getting me and driving me to the ambulance who then took me to a clinic that shot me with adrenaline and then when I stabilized a bit, I was then back in the ambulance and taken to the hospital.
  • 4. I love art. Right now I’m really enjoying painting with watercolors. I also like buying art and decorating my room with interesting pieces.
  • 5. My music tastes are a bit all over. I like a little bit of Hyperpunk Speedcore and a little bit of Country (mostly Dolly Parton and “Jolene” is my favorite). I also like ABBA, Queen and AC/DC.
  • 6. I bought my very first dog this year. His name is Fred (I call him Floof) and he is a Pomsky. A Pomsky is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. He is a lot of fun, but I could never take him to set as he likes to talk a lot.
  • 7. I just learned how to crochet on the last movie I was making, and I love it. I’m currently making a scarf.
  • 8. On that note, something interesting is that I just wrapped a new movie that filmed in Newfoundland. We were down there for two months and got side swiped by two hurricanes. We were filming in a tiny fishing village with a population of 41!
  • 9. My favorite month of the year is October. I love Halloween and creating costumes. I also love sweater weather.
  • 10. My first ever role was in a tv series called Siren. I got to play a mermaid that also took the form of a human. People may not know but I worked with some of the best free divers in the world. They taught me how to expand my lungs for the underwater scenes, swim with my eyes open and also how to swim in a monofin. We shot half of that [series] in a gigantic tank in Vancouver. The best days were tank days and I got a t-shirt from the dive team that the entire cast and crew signed.

Check out Alix West Lefler in The Good Nurse, which is now streaming on Netflix.

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