‘Daybreak’s breakout star is undoubtedly Alyvia Alyn Lind. The 12-year-old actress steals each single scene as Angelica. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Alyvia about Angelica’s evolution, her ideas on Sam Dean, and a lot extra.
Alyvia Alyn Lind is the sassy princess of Daybreak. From the second Angelica Green is launched, she’s immediately iconic. She could also be pint-sized however she packs a punch. Over the course of the season, Angelica proves to be greater than only a foul-mouthed queenpin. She’s nonetheless a younger woman looking for love and acceptance.
HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Alyvia about embracing each side of Angelica and peeling again layers on the character all through season 1. She revealed how her dad and mom reacted to the function and what it was like having huge sister Natalie Alyn Lind on set. Alyvia additionally opened up about Angelica’s relationship with Ms. Crumble and the way that advanced right into a candy mother-daughter-esque dynamic. Plus, what does she consider Sam Dean? Alyvia thinks issues may get very sophisticated for Angelica in a possible second season.
So firstly, what stood out about Angelica that made you need to dive into this world and into this character?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: Angelica is such a singular character and also you by no means actually see roles like this for my age class. When I first learn the script and after I first learn the primary episode and obtained the audition, I used to be like, “Oh my God, I need this role.” I wished to play Angelica so badly and I often solely name my brokers often like on their birthdays and stuff and this was the primary time that I truly referred to as them to say, “Oh my God, you pull any strings you have. This is the most amazing role I’ve ever seen. I need this.” It was such an incredible expertise to get to movie this collection and get to play Angelica as a result of she is actually simply such an incredible character to get to create and play.
Angelica will not be your common child. She’s extraordinarily foul-mouthed. How did your dad and mom react whenever you introduced this script residence?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: My complete household’s within the enterprise. Both my sisters are actors. My mother’s an actress. My dad’s a producer. We’re all on this enterprise. They actually understood it as a result of each my sisters have additionally had loopy roles. It’s a lot enjoyable to play a personality who means that you can step out of your consolation zone and means that you can do issues you possibly can by no means do in your actual life. It was simply such an incredible expertise, and certain was a little bit shocking what I did. They liked it and so they thought it was tremendous hilarious.
One of the very best points of your character is Angelica’s friendship with Ms. Crumble. What was that like so that you can actually discover that with Krysta Rodriguez and actually see that evolution from the start to the very finish of the season?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: When you first meet Angelica and the witch, it’s extra of simply this science experiment that Angelica’s taking up. She’s form of making the witch her science experiment within the apocalypse. Throughout the season, you form of see extra of a relationship and form of like a mother-daughter relationship develop. I believe it’s actually candy as a result of the witch is caring for Angelica and being that mom determine, however Angelica doesn’t notice that she can be actually caring for the witch and the roles swap on and off. I like that they form of gave Angelica that mom determine within the apocalypse
Angelica and Wesley are fairly the duo. What was that like working with Austin Crute?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: First of all, Austin is my greatest good friend on this complete world. I like him a lot. From day one we each actually clicked. It was a lot enjoyable working along with Austin and, truthfully, all of the forged as a result of we’re all so totally different. We’re all totally different ages and the whole lot. But all of us simply clicked collectively so properly. I believe the Wesley and Angelica relationship is so necessary to the story as a result of it’s these fully two totally different folks that simply labored collectively so properly. Even whenever you add Josh within the combine, he’s a very totally different individual, however it nonetheless simply clicks and it really works. It was a lot enjoyable filming with all people as a result of, although we had been filming each single day, we’d hang around each single weekend. We by no means ever obtained sick of one another or something.
At the very finish, we see Sam Dean take over as queen. How do you assume Angelica goes to really feel about that?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: Honestly, I believe Angelica goes to be very torn as a result of I really feel like Angelica will certainly really feel prefer it’s a really feminist group that Sam is main on the finish. Sam and Mona Lisa are each standing collectively as bad-ass feminists, able to take over the apocalypse. I believe, in a method, Angelica could possibly be like, sure, sure, sure. But she additionally desires to stay up for her mates on the identical time. I believe she’s going to undoubtedly be very torn, however I believe that in the long run she’s going to stick by her mates. She discovered individuals that actually had been there for her within the apocalypse. Angelica may be very, very loyal. I’m actually excited to see how that takes a flip in a possible season 2.
Do you assume Sam Dean finally makes the very best chief?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: Sam would make a reasonably nice chief as a result of within the pre-apocalypse she is that this loopy influencer who obtained thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of views on this video that she made. As Angelica says within the present, all people loves Sam. I believe that she would make some good choices. I believe she would find yourself being a reasonably good chief.
We did get lots of backstory on Angelica and she or he was such a rock star within the current day. Is there something that you’d need to see explored in a possible season 2 together with her?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: I might need to perhaps discover her relationship together with her dad and mom a little bit bit extra and meet her dad and mom within the pre-apocalypse and perceive a little bit bit extra why they form of excluded her and didn’t actually take note of her. Hopefully, Angelica’s mother is protected and okay within the apocalypse. But if she does flip right into a ghoulie, I might like to see that relationship and see how onerous that may be for Angelica to know that her mother is on the market as a ghoulie and see the lengths that she has to go to both attempt to save her or attempt to let go of her.
Your sister, Natalie Alyn Lind made an look in season 1. What was that like having her on set and be part of this, even in a small capability, with you?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: It was a lot enjoyable and all the forged welcomed her. She had already come to go to us a lot. She truly got here to set sooner or later as a result of she took me to set sooner or later as a result of my mother couldn’t go along with me. When she was there, Jeff [Fierson] got here as much as speak to us for like 10 minutes. Two days later, after I was on set with my mother, he got here to my mother and he requested what Natalie was doing subsequent week. He mentioned they wished her to play Mavis. It was a lot enjoyable attending to welcome her into our little apocalypse world. I’m actually hoping that they do convey her again for season 2 and get to discover Mavis and Eli’s relationship a little bit bit extra.
This forged is filled with so many younger up and comers. As a younger actress your self, what did it imply to you to work alongside and collaborate with all of those individuals?
Alyvia Alyn Lind: It was such an incredible expertise. We are a younger group who labored collectively so properly. We had a lot enjoyable whereas filming. This was additionally my first main function in a TV present, too. It was such a enjoyable expertise to get to work with such wonderful and proficient individuals.