'American Princess' actor Seana Kofoed shares that the series is a gift for any actor to play
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Seana Kofoed for an exclusive interview and we got to know more about her audition process for the series and about her character and the similarities they share
If bawdy humor is your cup of tea, then Lifetime's 'American Princess' might be your next go-to favorite summer watch. Lifetime recently premiered with its new hour-long comedy 'American Princess' that begins with the dream wedding of socialite Amanda Klein (Georgia Flood) getting off on the wrong foot after she finds her fiancé cheating on her with a hooker.
Klein runs away from her wedding and ends up in a Renaissance Faire which she assumes to be a themed wedding. Eventually, she gets to know it is a Renaissance Faire and ends up joining it to get away from her regular city life.
Apart from Flood, there are other main characters in the series. One among them is Seana Kofoed who plays the role of Queen Elizabeth in the Renaissance Faire. Though She and Klien begin on the wrong foot, eventually they get to a point where they can stand each other.
Recently MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Seana Kofoed for an exclusive interview and we got to know more about her character and the similarities they share.
Starting off Kofoed spoke about her audition process saying, "Normally, auditions can be harrowing, but Jenji Kohan, her producers, Tara Herrmann and Mark Burley, and the casting directors, Jen Euston and Liz Barnes, are skilled creating an atmosphere of ease —and of course Jamie Denbo, the show’s creator, is a total lovebug, so it was uncharacteristically fun and trauma-free."
Continuing, Kofoed said, "They’re also known for casting actors who reflect the world around us. They embrace diversity in their storytelling, and their characters always look like human beings... which to me makes the story more accessible and engaging."
Talking about what she felt when she first read the script, Kofoed said, "I adored it. The writing is just so delicious. A gift for any actor to play. It's a great big ensemble of all these wonderfully unique characters, and all of the actors are exceptional."
We asked Kofoed if there is anything that resonates between her as a person and the character, she said, "Maggie is a woman whose dreams of becoming a titan of the Broadway Stage never materialized, and she fled, instead, to the Renaissance Faire, where she could finally let her Queen flag fly. As it sometimes happens when one has a taste of power, Maggie's claim to the throne bleeds into her everyday life... much to the dismay of others."
Adding to that, Kofoed continued and said, "I think many of us have that internal Queen/Peasant struggle as we go through life. And because of the years, I spent in New York theatre, Maggie is a very good fit. There's a familiarity for me in the heightened way she speaks...to me it's completely natural because she WOULD let that Queen-speak infiltrate her off-duty self if only to keep the mundane at bay."
'American Princess' airs on Sunday on Lifetime. Check your local listings for more information.