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Amrita Acharya of ‘Serpent Queen’: Abyss is ‘Fluid’ in her ‘loyalty and her sexuality’

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There was never a dull moment in the world of Catherine de Medici. Historical drama The snake queen Follows Catherine’s life from an early age as she enters the dangerous and volatile world of the French court. In this world you cannot trust anyone. Amrita Acharya Plays Aabis, a member of Catherine’s entourage when the royal was a teenager.

Amrita Acharya
Amrita Acharya, Liv Hill, and Kiruna Stemmel in ‘The Serpent Queen’. (stars)

“It’s a delegation of absolute outsiders who somehow need him, but he also needs them,” Amrita explained in our exclusive interview. “Abis is part of the Ottoman Empire, so she’s a woman of color. That already makes her a bit of an outsider. She’s considered quite attractive, which can be quite dangerous, especially with a queen who Not considered as attractive. Or at this stage the queen would not be. She’s an interesting character to play because, on the one hand, her currency is her sexuality, her body and her looks. But obviously , they will fade with age.

He continued, “You see him mature a little more throughout the show and think a little more about the future and make choices that he later regrets. I think it’s also quite interesting that he She’s pretty fluid, both in terms of loyalty and her sexuality. It’s really nice to be able to play someone who’s not just straight. She’s kind of left-field that a woman like that would normally be in the story. I thought it was a really interesting choice for him as well.

Amrita pointed out all the relations whose women The snake queen The show is “so rooted in the drive to achieve something, whether it’s an emotional desire, or it’s a very political act. I think it puts sex like a chess piece in a game, where it’s just you. is not for the entertainment of the audience or the entertainment of the men around the story, but it is a very powerful move that you can choose or not.”

Catherine de’ Medici became one of the most powerful and longest-lived rulers in French history. In the show, Catherine is incredibly intelligent and smart. Amrita revealed that Abyss and Kathryn’s relationship is “quite cool”. Aabis becomes Catherine’s dressmaker so Aabis “gets up close and personal with her and sees her at her most vulnerable, at her best and at her worst. And yet there’s always a kind of distance between them. , obviously where they are in the hierarchy of story and history.

He asserts that Abyss and Catherine do not trust each other, but that can be said for any relationship. The snake queen. “The only thing they can count on is that anyone can stab you in the back,” Amrita said.

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Amrita Acharya the Abyss. (stars)

Characters like Abis always have to sleep with one eye open because of the stuffy environment. “Abyss definitely struggles to show anything that makes him vulnerable or that people can use against him,” Amrita said. Hollywood Life. “It’s really hard for her to ask for help, which is why I think she keeps everything so close and secret to herself.” However, as Aabis grows older, she begins to realize that “there are needs that she has as a woman and as a human being that cannot escape the constant battle for survival that she waged at the French court. Have been, basically.”

The snake queen This is Amrita’s debut in a period drama. The actress admitted that she was interested in the show because “it was written in a way that would be described as modern but still relevant to the times. It was really interesting because I felt that women The characters aren’t portrayed as very stiff-upper-lip like you’d expect in a period drama or have been in the past. I thought it was really interesting that it was the women who There were really flaws. I mean, not a little, but just kind of nasty, especially for each other. They’re like, this is what I want, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get it. I would. I find it really interesting and fun. I loved how Catherine de Medici was written too. Obviously, it breaks the fourth wall. I always think when shows like that It’s quite interesting when implemented in because it dares the audience to really be there and be a part of it. The snake queen Premieres September 11 on STARZ.

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