In the series, an adaptation of the popular films of the same name, a group of teens get picked off one by one by a vengeful masked killer.
Taylor-Klaus plays Audrey, a loner who finds herself more involved than she’d probably like with the group of teens after a video of her kissing another girl (Emma, played by Willa Fitzgerald) makes her the center of a lot of attention. And, after the first two episodes have aired where we’ve seen a few characters brutally murdered, at least she’s still alive.
We asked the actress about the new role, playing a character who isn’t quite ready to label herself and what we can expect moving forward in the show.
As an actor, how much do you need to know about your character going into a show like “Scream” that has so much mystery?
Bex Taylor-Klaus: I find that going in with a strong sense of the character’s personality and a way of looking at the world makes everything far easier, especially in the world of mystery TV.
Audrey insists in the pilot that she's not a lesbian. Is this about not wanting to label yourself or is it deeper than that?
BTK: She’s really just starting to explore liking girls and she’s not quite sure if that’s exclusively her type yet.
Is there a way this 'outing' of sorts could be a good thing for Audrey? It definitely gets her noticed!
BTK: I think the only potentially good thing from the video release is Emma and Audrey beginning to interact with each other again. It’s been a while but these two used to be as close, if not closer than, Audrey and Noah are. Audrey never really wanted to be noticed. She was fine being the observer in high school, casually catching the world on her camera and really only spending time with Noah.
If we got a peek at Audrey’s iPod, what do you think would be the three most played musical artist?
BTK: Panic! At The Disco, The 1975, and of course Tegan and Sara. I actually have an Audrey playlist!
Will we get a glimpse into Audrey’s family life in the course of the series?
BTK: One of the main things about Audrey is that you don’t know everything about her. We know about her family life mostly through dialogue, because Audrey doesn’t share too much of herself with anyone but Noah (and once upon a time Emma). Audrey’s mom is in remission in Boston but we MIGHT get to meet her pastor father some day!
Are you personally a fan of horror films and TV shows?
BTK: I am! I love dark and gory things.
You've played a lot of characters that fall into the LGBT spectrum. What do you think about the fact that these characters are in mainstream shows (as opposed to more LGBT-centric shows)?
BTK: I love it. There is beginning to be more widespread representation in mainstream media, and I think that’s very, very important.
Here is the trailer for the series, shown this past weekend at Comic Con:
Do you have any actors that inspire you in your own career?
BTK: While there are many actors who inspire me, I think the one who sticks out the most is Ellen Page. Ever since I was young I’ve loved watching what she can do. Her body of work is impressive and growing up I always felt like I could be like her one day if I worked hard enough. Still do.
I love that you work with animal adoption and rescue. What does that mean for you and is there a charity or group I can mention in this interview to help spread the word? (I can put in the link to the group if you'd like).
BTK: As of right now I unfortunately do not have a specific charity I like most although I wish I did. I’ll have to keep you posted! Thank you so much though!!!
“Scream” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on MTV.
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