'The Silence' star Sarah Abbott reveals why filming horror movies excites her and where dancing fits into all of this

MEA WorldWide catches up with Sarah Abbott as we talk to her about her decision to star in horror films like Netflix's 'The Silence' and NBC's 'InBetween'.


                            'The Silence' star Sarah Abbott reveals why filming horror movies excites her and where dancing fits into all of this

It may be summer but Netflix has a line up of chilling shows premiering this month.  

'The Silence,' is one of those. Slated to release in the giant streaming network on April 12, 'The Silence' revolves around a family who is under attack, along with the rest of the world, from creatures who hunt prey by sound. A family of a teenager who lost her hearing at the age of 13 seeks safety in a remote place and are guarded by the teenager's heightened senses. However, a cult comes along eagerly looking to exploit her powers. 

 

Fans have already pegged the upcoming film to be another 'Bird Box'-like-hit. So,  MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Sarah Abbott, who plays the role of a "hushed girl" in 'The Silence.' The young actress, who is no stranger to thrillers, shares that the dystopian film is actually set in "today's world" but the species are "primeval."

"It’s a terrifyingly strange creature that lives in caves and hunts human prey by sound and has never been seen before,"  said the young actress. Sarah, who hails from Canada has been a competitive dancer since the age of six, and till date, she shuffles her dancing career and acting. On the screens, Sarah got her first break with the role of young Marilyn Monroe in the Lifetime mini-series, 'The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe.'

After gaining wide acclaim, the talented actress was then cast in her first feature film 'Lavender,' which she says helped her understand the trick of filming a thriller. No wonder Sarah is also set to star in upcoming NBC's thriller 'InBetween,' later this year.

"On one of my first films called 'Lavender' I learned that it’s all about movie magic. Each project I have worked on has been really great with explaining and showing me the props, how blood is made etc. It has actually been very interesting to learn some of these tricks and I’ve always felt comfortable on set. It’s a lot of fun," she admitted. 

However, given a chance, Sarah would love to be in 'Grey's Anatomy.' Why? "I just love that show!" she exclaims.

Sarah Abbott says she is comfortable while filming thrillers on sets (Photo courtesy: Lilly K)
Sarah Abbott says she is comfortable while filming thrillers on sets (Photo courtesy: Lilly K)

Recently seen on TV movie thriller 'Mommy's Little Princess,' Abbott says that 'The Silence,' is actually the first "true horror" film that she is doing. Though there's not much talking on her part as she is the "hushed girl," meaning that she belongs to the cult who cuts off the tongue as a means of survival. "I know I talk more than her!" she quipped. Describing her character a bit more, she added: "I think she is just a normal kid that is placed in a very tough situation."

As for her character in NBC's 'InBetween,' she finds it a bit more "complex," she added. But what she assures is that both the upcoming thrillers will "keep you on the edge of your seat," she said. Sarah also reveals that she has more upcoming projects coming up with the streaming giant, Netflix, and will be coming out "later this summer." 

However, the actress, who equally identifies herself as the dancer, is also geared up for the competition season. 

"Dancing is a huge part of my life," said the young powerhouse who will not be compromising on anything. "Sometimes, I find it tough trying to learn lines and audition while still dancing six days a week. When I get back from filming a show, I have a lot of catching up to do. It can be very exhausting, but I am not ready to give it up just yet," she concluded.