When Australian actress Sisi Stringer acquired solid because the lead in Peacock collection “Vampire Academy,” it was a dream come true from her youthful years.

“I learn the books after I was a young person,” Stringer, 25, informed the Post, referring to the titular series of novels by Richelle Mead that the present is predicated on. 

“My sister was actually into them, so I stole her books and skim them after I was youthful, and cherished it. When I acquired the decision saying I acquired the half, I messaged my sister, and her response was a paragraph of capital letters and nonsense. She was so excited; she couldn’t even write totally fashioned sentences. And she additionally despatched a voice notice of her screaming. That undoubtedly matched the thrill that I felt.”

Premiering Thursday, Sept 15 on Peacock, “Vampire Academy” is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” meets “Gossip Girl.” Created by Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre (each recognized for “The Vampire Diaries”) it’s set in a world the place there are a number of several types of vampires, and a strict social class system. Rose Hathaway (Stringer) is a Guardian, a half-vampire who acts as a bodyguard to elite royal vampires, and works arduous to guard their society from assaults by Strigoi (the evil sorts of vampires). Her greatest good friend Lissa Dragomir (Daniela Nieves) is a Royal vampire on the high of their elite society. And, to make issues difficult, Rose additionally has a forbidden love with fellow Guardian, Dimitri Belikov (Kieron Moore). 

Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov, Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway standing side by side in the dark.
Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov, Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway in “Vampire Academy.”
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Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway, left, and Andrew Liner as her friend Mason Ashford stand looking at each other in "Vampire Academy."
Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway, left, and Andrew Liner as her good friend Mason Ashford in “Vampire Academy.”
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“I really like exploring the sweetness and the soulfulness of feminine friendship, since you don’t usually get that on the middle of a narrative,” mentioned Stringer.

“Particularly in dramatic collection, it so usually facilities on a love curiosity, and that’s the primary relationship you’re focusing on. But on the middle of this story is a powerful connection between two younger ladies, and also you get to see them shifting by means of the world collectively and experiencing variations in school. So that’s very cool to see. I actually imagine you will be soulmates with anyone no matter whether or not you’re in a romantic relationship with them. And Rose and Lissa are completely soulmates.”

Daniela Nieves as Lissa Dragomir, Sisi Stinger as Rose Hathaway sit on a couch together.
Daniela Nieves as Lissa Dragomir, Sisi Stinger as Rose Hathaway in “Vampire Academy.”
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Daniela Nieves as Lissa Dragomir, Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway in "Vampire Academy."
Daniela Nieves as Lissa Dragomir, Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway in “Vampire Academy.”
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Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway, Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov carrying her across a field.
Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway, Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov in “Vampire Academy.”
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“Vampire Academy” was additionally made right into a film in 2014 starring Zoey Deutch as Rose. 

“I watched the film, and I used to be unhappy after they didn’t make any extra. So, I’m glad we’re doing this now as a a collection, so there’s extra time to flesh out and discover all of the completely different characters in additional depth,” mentioned Stringer. “As a fan, it’s very cool to get the chance to be a part of that.”

Stringer is understood for the 2021 “Mortal Kombat” film, however that is her first TV present. 

 “Obviously we do a number of combating and hand handy fight within the collection, as a result of my character has tremendous power and eager senses and stuff, and our race of vampires are conscripted and dedicated to being guardians and protectors. So, we’ve performed a number of combating, and for that we’ve got to enter the gymnasium and do a number of coaching. The humorous factor is, after doing ‘Mortal Kombat’ and all that coaching and martial arts, I got here in, weapons blazing, so assured that I might completely nail it and be high of the category. And that confidence was not justified, as a result of I got here in on the primary day and I fell flat on my face,” she mentioned. 

“But, all of us discovered a groove.”

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