'The InBetween' star Sarah Abbott terms her character Abigail a fighter: 'She wants to get some justice for what has happened to her'
‘The InBetween' sees protagonist Cassie Bedford help solve crimes with her gift of seeing and communicating with the dead, while also resolving their problems
If you are looking for a perfect mix of crime and horror during this TV season, look no further than NBC’s ‘The InBetween,’ which sees our protagonist Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer) helping solve crimes with her gift of seeing and communicating with the dead, while also resolving their problems.
The show, many would say, is reminiscent of ‘Ghost Whisperer’ starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, but ‘The InBetween’ is definitely scarier and more intense than the CBS show.
Don’t take our word for it. Sarah Abbott, who plays the role of Abigail on the show, tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) how working with the police to solve crimes on the show just adds more excitement to the narrative of talking to the dead.
“Paul Blackthorne (who plays Det. Tom Hackett) is so professional. Watching him visualize a scene and work through it really taught me a lot,” she adds for good measure.
Meanwhile, on the comparisons between Abigail and another poignant role in her career as the Hushed Child in ‘The Silence,’ Abbott says, “I think the only similarity between the two is that they were put into bad situations, not by their choice. I think Abigail is more of a fighter. She wants to get some justice for what has happened to her.”
Preparing for the role of Abigail was no easy task, especially having to “get those emotions of sadness and try and make them seem real, so people would truly feel for her situation.” Abigail does have an extremely sad storyline, and for Abbott, it was impossible to not feel for her character, even though she has mastered the task of embodying a character and moving on, after wrap-up.
Working with Dyer did made it much easier, says Abbott. “We would practice together and she would give me pointers. She was so awesome to work with,” she says, adding how she thought Abigail was a tough little girl. She was wronged and she was not going to let this go if she had something to say about it.
You can watch new episodes of NBC’s ‘The InBetween’ every Wednesday 10/9 c.
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