How Warrior Nun on Netflix empowered Kristina Tonteri-Younger and her sister warriors
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Ifhas the very best title of any present at the moment, then the Netflix sequence Warrior Nun earns a robust second place. The present is about an orphaned teen who’s chosen because the Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns. It has a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Daredevil vibe.
On, Finnish actor Kristina Tonteri-Younger, who performs Sister Beatrice on the present, describes her character as a tactician who’s calm, clever, emotionally reserved and in addition queer.
“She is a queer character,” stated Tonteri-Younger. “And that is explored just a little bit, however not explicitly hammered down. It isn’t shoved down your throat that this character is homosexual … That is simply part of her, and it is written rather well.”
Throughout our interview, Tonteri-Younger discusses how her coaching as a ballet dancer helped her be taught battle choreography, and the way filming Warrior Nun was a crash course on all issues movie and TV.
“Let’s simply put it this fashion: There was by no means a day during which I did not be taught one thing,” Tonteri-Younger stated with fun. “I went on set for the primary time and I used to be as inexperienced as you will be. I needed to know every little thing about all people’s jobs. I needed to grasp what all people did. I needed to see how the opposite actors work.”
We additionally discuss how the present well approaches themes like empowerment, individuality, good vs. evil and faith vs. science. Tonteri-Younger even opens up about rising up in Finland, going to highschool in London and studying to surf at Rockaway Seashore, New York.
Hearken to my total dialog with Tonteri-Younger on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. You possibly can watch season 1 of Warrior Nun on Netflix. Additionally, you possibly can subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode, Connie Guglielmo and I meet up with an artist, actor or creator to find out about work, profession and present obsessions.