Get to know the stars of the Prime Video series

Last weekend, a group of must-see up-and-coming actors came to our San Diego Comic-Con interview studio! This is the Prime Video cast paper girls.

The show is an adaptation of the graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. The story focuses on four 12-year-old paper girls who are just starting their routes in the wee hours of November 1, 1988, aka Hell Day. Things get a little rowdy at Stony Stream the day after Halloween, so when the girls are attacked by bullies, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise – that’s until that attack ends with the foursome trip up. in 2019.

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paper girls is a rather ambitious production in several respects. Not only does the show involve time travel and other sci-fi elements that require heavy sets and effects, but this out-of-this-world adventure is also tied to deeply personal journeys for the four girls. While that might seem like a tough combination for four rising stars to tackle, the band insisted that past experience, great scripts and source material, and A+ stage partners were exactly what they needed. to excel as Erin (Riley Lai Nelet), Mac (Sophie Rosinsky), Tiffany (Camryn Jones) and KJ (Fina Strazza).

Even though paper girls marks Nelet’s first leading role in a series, she came prepared thanks to a small role in the Netflix sci-fi film, Altered carbon:

“I have to say Altered Carbon was definitely a very intense show to start with and it was a great introduction to the really high stakes scenes we do in Paper Girls as well as the sci-fi aspect of it. “

Rosinsky plays Mac Coyle, the first paperboy who isn’t a boy. She is intense, loud, and has no problem defending herself, qualities that make her a strong leader and a deeply passionate force, but which can also make her seem a little tough. The key to navigating such a fiery personality? Rosinsky credits the comics and scripts:

“I can’t say I’ve played such an abrasive character and yet somehow I hope you still like him…I would say the comics were a great plan as well as just in the script, it was so beautifully written, so it was like a beautiful stream that I could just follow.

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paper girls doesn’t premiere on Prime Video until July 29, so we had to keep it light on plot details, but when asked about a time when the value of a good scene partner came in handy , Strazza immediately highlighted a standout KJ/Mac scene from the end of the first season:

“There’s this scene that I can’t say much about, but it was with Sofia and it’s an amazing scene that you’re going to love when you see her. But she does an absolutely phenomenal job in it, and that was a pleasure to work with you. [To Rosinsky.] I don’t know if you know what scene I’m talking about, but you were really, really awesome.

As seen in the paper girls trailer, time travel means the girls could eventually find themselves. It happens for Erin from Nelet with the old Erin played by Ali Wangand we also get a brief match of Tiffany’s older self played by Sekai Abeni. Given the electric duo that Jones and Abenì form, I had to ask about their collaboration. Here is what Jones said:

“First of all, Sekai is amazing. She’s so cool. Throughout filming, we filmed for a while together, and we kind of found this dynamic big sister, little sister and I think that has made filming with her so much easier because of that bond.And then in terms of finding the similarities between older Tiff and younger Tiff, we would meet and work out our scenes together before we went to film on the set and we were finding similarities that we could make it look the same. Like we gotta drink in a scene, you probably know what I’m talking about, and there was a cup and we were like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna put our thumbs on it so it shows, hey, we’re both Tiff, but we both look so different and we both act different and we end up being different.

Eager to know more about the stars of paper girls? You can watch our full SDCC 2022 conversation in the video at the top of this article!

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