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’Yellowjackets’ stars Melanie Lynskey and Sophie Nélisse on their character Shauna

Orignally published on 2022-01-17 11:00:37 by www.washingtonpost.com

Sophie Nélisse, a French Canadian actress best known for starring in “The Book Thief,” was the series’ final hire, getting the offer to play young Shauna just two days after submitting her audition tape and a week before filming began. “I fell in love with it just immediately,” she said of the pilot script. “The dark sense of humor, the potential it had … how every character had so much to tell.” Now 21 years old, the blond-haired, blue-eyed Nélisse wasn’t exactly a Lynskey look-alike. Still, Lyle said, “There was just something about her performance, in those early auditions, in her, for lack of a better word, essence, that did feel so on point.” Lynskey felt the same way: “I don’t know what it was, because there were none of those commonalities that initially stood out to me,” she said. “But there was something energetically.”

Orignally published on 2022-01-17 11:00:37 by www.washingtonpost.com

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