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Lou Llobell has a real connection to her 'Foundation&& #39 Character

Lou Llobell has a real connection to her 'Foundation&& #39 Character

After a peripatetic childhood, encompassing Zimbabwe and Spain, Lou Llobell took pause for the role of Tessa Thompson in the cult science fiction book Foundation (2019), before launching enviable adaptation of Isaac Asimovs acclaimed re-imagining of the original film The New York Times.

In Foundation, you play a character that moves from the rural planet Synnax to Trantor, capital of the galactic empire. Did the move around so much in your childhood help to realize this character?

I remember how distraught I was when I left Spain and moved to South Africa, because I had to leave my friends and my family, not in the same way, but I guess that all of that helped, and to get away from that. In my opinion, it was a very difficult experience to see who had died and that was the reason for which I hadn't been home before. I remembered that when it became clear that I felt that it would be okay if I knew that the difference was that that experience.

The character of Gaal Dornick in the books is written as male, whereas in that series it was rewritten to be a woman.

I don't think that a character does change something about that character, because it is primarily based on the fact that it's obscene and he'd like to think sexy, but the character is not real. I've already gotten many messages from many people who watched the show saying that they are happy to see someone that looks like me in such and then represent - people that maybe haven'T been represented in this way before.

What do you think the opportunity for someone like yourself is in light of Black Lives Matter?

We haven't yet been there. And hopefully we will.

Ultimately representation should not be a question anymore... unless the story needs resemblance to specific skin color, specific cultural background and racial history. But if it's not about that essentially, why can't anyone play that role?

What genre are you looking for for your future career?

I don't want to do more sci-fi and fantasy, that is great. But I want and do some indies. For me, the way things are written and the stories that are told are the most important things to me. I love to write things, especially when I get to the agent, and if I are to see it, I will happily talk, or I'll get it to a conversation. If I have ties with them, then I am able to watch it and tell them how to live, is

The show, titled, Foundation, is a series of stories that you didn't know about Lou Llobell:Age: 26Hometown: London Education: University of Birmingham, U.K.; Drama Centre LondonNext-Up: The Festival Season 2: Fundations!