With our Netflix to-watch list well and truly rinsed and a Squid Game-shaped hole left in our hearts, it is fair to say that we are all currently on the search for a new binge-worthy watch to obsess over. Well, actress Lucy Fry is here to appease your craving as she, along with a star-studded array of co-stars, feature in the new vampire thriller, Night Teeth. With the budding Australian actress starring alongside the likes of Debby Ryan and Megan Fox to offer viewers an exhilarating new lens through which to enjoy a modern-day vampire tale, she confirms herself as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars on the rise with her masterful portrayal of the angsty vampire, Zoe.
When speaking on her newest role, Lucy exclaimed, “when I read the script, I loved the fun ride that the film is, the adrenaline, the humour, the fight sequences, the irreverence and the action. I was particularly attracted to playing Zoe as the bad guy in the movie, as I haven’t played someone like her before. She’s fierce, fun, a live wire. And when I read the script and realised that whoever plays Zoe was going to have a great time.”
Upon the release of Night Teeth, the actress sat down with Wonderland to discuss her new role, the physical demands of the job and working alongside the likes of Debby Ryan and Megan Fox. Head below to enjoy our interview with Lucy Fry…
Talk us through your beginnings in acting! What first sparked your interest in it?
I was incredibly shy as a kid, and my 3rd-grade teacher told my parents to send me to speech and drama classes because I was so quiet that no one could hear me when I spoke. Overcoming the fear of being heard by practising with poems and little short stories was so terrifying and thrilling that it hooked me in. When I was 14, I joined a physical theatre company in Brisbane, where I grew up, called Zen Zen Zo. The company training is based in Suzuki method and Viewpoints so it was disciplined, raw and very physically demanding. And, the level of commitment created an amazing community with the other actors there. Training with Zen Zen Zo was the thing that made me want to be an actor.
Do you have anyone in particular that you cite as your inspiration career-wise?
Cate Blanchett has always been a huge inspiration to me, as an Australian who is also an incredible character actor.
And, let’s talk about your latest role in Night Teeth! What drew you to the film initially?
When I read the script, I loved the fun ride that the film is, the adrenaline, the humour, the fight sequences, the irreverence and the action. I was particularly attracted to playing Zoe as the bad guy in the movie, as I haven’t played someone like her before. She’s fierce, fun, a live wire. And when I read the script and realised that whoever plays Zoe was going to have a great time. I also enjoyed the subtle questions the film poses about power and humanity.
And, there is plenty of action and drama in the film! Was there much preparation you had to do to get ready for your role?
Debby and I both trained with a brilliant stunt team. I have been doing American Kenpo Karate for the last 5 years and Debby does boxing, so we both had really good control and our director Adam quickly realised he could shoot intense fight sequences with us and added them into the film.