WHAT: If you are looking for a chilling watch this spooky season, let us direct you to the limited series Devil in Ohio. The Netflix thriller is based on Daria Polatin’s best-selling novel of the same name about a hospital psychiatrist who takes in a teen girl who escaped a satanic cult, putting both her life and family in danger. The real hair-raising part? The story is based on true events. The suspense of the show relies heavily on its mysterious runaway, and Madeleine Arthur (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) plays the part of Mae brilliantly, imbuing the character with an unnerving innocence that has you questioning her true intentions at every turn. If scary isn’t your thing, no problem. Arthur is also bringing the funny this fall with the Netflix comedy Blockbuster, a series about the staff of the last remaining Blockbuster store in the U.S.
My reaction to reading the Devil in Ohio script for the first time was… After finishing the script for the first episode, I was immediately intrigued and wanted to know more! It’s not initially revealed what my character Mae is running from, so I had so many questions. Who was this girl, and why was it so vital that she escaped? The entire story has so many twists and turns that kept me guessing.
To get into the mindset of Mae, a fragile teen who has spent her life sheltered in a satanic cult, I… Did a lot of preparation by researching isolated communities and the stories of those leaving/escaping an insular group. I also played with Mae’s mannerisms and did sensory work to lock into her traumatic past. It was really a challenging and rewarding experience.
Up next, I have the Netflix comedy Blockbuster, which I can tell you is… Fun! [It’s] full of joy, heart, and everything that makes life the roller coaster that it is. It’ll probably be a walk down memory lane for many of us who, like myself, grew up roaming the aisles of Blockbuster looking for their favorite movies.
The stories that make me feel excited to work in this industry are… Stories that leave a lasting impression, those that take you on a journey and inspire. Based on truth or fiction, I love a thought-provoking tale.
Outside of acting, some of my other passions include… I’m always trying new activities because I don’t like to sit still! Recently, I’ve picked up boxing. I also love the outdoors and art. You can often find me exploring a museum, traveling, or attempting a new recipe!
If you catch me off duty, chances are I’m wearing… Jeans, a fun shirt, and some kind of shoe that’s good for hitting 10,000 steps. … I love walking wherever I can.
When it comes to fashion, I’m a total sucker for… A turtleneck. I have a wide array of them. Classic, cutout, tank, you name it. They always make me feel chic.