The only thing that Summer Bishil has come to expect when she shows up to the set of The Magicians is that she can forget her expectations. “It’s not the kind of show you can show up to and know what to expect and get comfortable,” Bishil said. “The stakes are always high and the circumstances shift rather quickly and often.” Bishil isn’t unfamiliar with these kinds of twists and turns. Over the course of her early life, her family moved from Pasadena, California to Saudi Arabia, then to Bahrain, and back to Southern California. It was after this return to the Golden State that Bishil decided to take her chance to become an actress.
Starring as the lead in Nickelodeon’s hit TV show, Bella and the Bulldogs, soon to be 17-year-old Brec Bassinger has already made her mark in the entertainment industry. Bella and the Bulldogs portrays a young girl, Bella, who leaves the cheer squad to become the star quarterback of her school’s football team. Though the show is geared towards a younger audience, its underlying sociological basis sets it apart from the rest. Working at diminishing the gender norms set in place for both men and women in our society, Brec Bassinger has proven that she is not only an icon, but also a great role model for young girls everywhere.
When we last spoke to Laura Vandervoort back in April of 2014, she had wrapped up the first season of Bitten, a Canadian sci-fi in which she plays a woman rediscovering life as a werewolf. Now, the show is coming to an end after three seasons, and Vandervoort is looking back on her experience and preparing for what’s next.