I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah Abbott about her upcoming role in the upcoming horror film, The Silence, which debuts on Netflix on April 12th. This silent style horror movie is just one of the projects that Sarah can be seen in and she was willing to chat about a number of them. Keep an eye out for this thrilling movie.
Could you tell our readers a little about yourself?
I’m 13 years old, and I live in Ontario, Canada. I have been acting since I was 6 years old and I also do competitive dance.
How would you describe your upcoming movie The Silence?
It’s going to be a scary and thrilling roller coaster ride.
What is your character like and what is it like being in a movie with so little dialogue?
I think deep down my character is a nice person who is put in a difficult situation. I really had to learn to act with my eyes to get my emotions across. I found it very challenging, but also exciting to express myself in a different way.
Are you a fan of horror movies?
I’m a fan of horror movies as long as they’re not too scary and I’m watching with my friends.
You are also going to be in the NBC series, The InBetween, what is it about and what is your role?
It’s about a woman who can see and talk with ghosts. With their assistance, she helps the police solve crimes. I can’t really say too much about my role in the series, except to let you know my character’s name is Abigail. You’ll have to tune in to see!
You have also been in a number of TV shows that I love. What was it like being in an episode of Black Mirror?
Working on Black Mirror was exciting in so many ways. Since I am growing up in the internet world, it was fun to play a part on a series that explores the scarier parts of technology. Being directed by Jodie Foster was amazing. She started acting at a young age just like I did. She was so friendly and easy to be with.
You were also in Slasher and Houdini and Doyle, which are very different genres. What were those experiences like?
When I first started acting, it was exciting just to be seen in a commercial. When I started receiving offers for roles on TV and film, it was so interesting to have the variety. It gave me the chance to play someone completely different. For each role, I have to sit back and imagine as if I was that person. Sometimes I ask my parents for help if I need more understanding. Each character I play is a new challenge and that’s what makes it fun.
You were the lead in the Lifetime movie, Mommy’s Little Princess. Could you describe the movie a bit and what that was like?
This was my first lead role. I was super excited to play Lizzy. She came from a broken home and was later adopted by a loving family. She finds out from a genetic test that she actually comes from German royalty. Lizzy gets super obsessed and stops at nothing to realize her dream of becoming a real life princess. My adopted Mom, played by Alicia Leigh Willis, is amazing. She taught me so much. I knew it was going to be challenging as a lead in a movie, but I was so happy for this opportunity. There were lots and lots of lines to learn every day, but it was so worth it.
Can you share any additional projects you have coming up?
In addition to The Silence on Netflix and The InBetween on NBC, I have a new project coming out this summer on Netflix. Unfortunately, I can’t share any details with you yet. All I can say is it’s another super exciting show!
Where can our readers stay up to date with your work?
I am on Instagram as @sarah_abbott_ or they can check out all my projects past and future on my IMDB Page
*Photo courtesy of Lilly K.*