'Another Life' star Elizabeth Faith Ludlow hopes the Netflix show will inspire women to become the born leaders they are
Netflix is all set to introduce the world to 'Another Life', a brand new science fiction show that will see Katee Sackhoff as Commander Niko Breckenridge leading a team into outer space on a historic mission to find alien life.
The show has a lot of strong female roles like Sackhoff's Breckenridge and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Cas Isakovic, her second-in-command. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Ludlow spoke about how honored she was to be able to work on a show that gives its female audience characters they can truly admire and relate to.
"I'm very honored to be able to portray this type of character," Ludlow shared. "I don't think women are portrayed enough as these strong characters who can be in command and who can essentially be the leader. Most of the time we're seeing men in that role."
Science fiction continues to be a mostly male-dominated genre, despite characters like Sigourney Weaver's Ripley and Sackhoff's Starbuck holding central roles in major cult classic franchises. Ludlow hopes to change all that and she's glad to have the chance to inspire women with the show.
"It's very important to me to be able to play these roles and to hopefully influence women and girls to be able to become leaders and to know that they can also take on the same roles that are typically given to men and less likely to be given to a woman," she said.
"So I think it's very important that young girls and women all over the world can see that we have just as much power," she added. Ludlow also had plenty of praise for her co-star Katee Sackhoff whom she described as "one of the hardest working people" she has ever met.
"It was honestly a learning experience for me," the actor said about her time working alongside Sackhoff. "I think she's one of the hardest working people I've ever met and her dedication is just really inspiring. Working next to her was a dream come true and I definitely feel like I learned a lot from her and I feel like I became a better actor just from working next to her."
'Another Life' takes inspiration from a variety of classic science fiction stories and combines elements of horror and drama into a fast-paced narrative. The show follows the aftermath of an alien artifact landing on Earth, marking humanity's first contact with alien intelligence.
The first season of 'Another Life' lands on Netflix on July 25, 2019.