Struts & Frets: Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Henry VI - Sara Group


There once was a girl, Sara Group,
Who joined a kick-ass acting troupe.
Prince and Suffolk she plays;
And great depth she displays.
As the trilogy runs on its loop.

Read it. Learn it. Love it. Introducing, Sara Group!

We swore to Sara we wouldn't rhyme her name with...well, you know.

D: Hi, Sara. Oh, you smell nice. What's that scent?

SG: Thanks! It's probably the little satchel of lavender I carry around with me like an old lady.

So, I see here you're playing multiple roles in this upcoming trilogy. What is your favorite color, and what is the favorite color of each of your characters?

SG: My favorite color is green, generally a nice bright kelly green; Prince Edward's is also green, which I imagine to be the only thing he has in common with his useless father; the French General's is the particular red of the blood of English soldiers; Rivers' is blue because... well... you get it; and Suffolk's is the color of Margaret's eyes.

D: If you were stranded on a deserted island with one of your characters, who would it be and why?

SG: Suffolk because he/she would probably be able to think of a clever way to escape. Unless there were pirates. Then we'd be fucked.

D: If you were in a Hunger Games situation against each of your characters, what would be your weapon of choice, and how long do you think you would last?

SG: Oh god, I would definitely get killed right away if I was fighting against all of these people who've been in actual battles, unless I had a machine gun or something. But I don't think they give out machine guns in the Hunger Games, do they? Too easy.

Well, may the odds be ever in your favor anyway. Anything else we should know about you or the show?

SG:Uh… Well, I've been re-watching Game of Thrones recently so I can't stop drawing parallels between that and these plays (which, y'know, works nicely since the books were partially based on the Wars of the Roses). For Suffolk, I've been channelling Brienne of Tarth in a big way, but can also find some hints of Tyrion and Jaime Lannister. I mean, okay, the Henry VI trilogy is really underrated and some people may not be interested in it because it's "history," but there are just as many murders, secret plots, and fantastic insults as any great episode of Game of Thrones. You should put that on the poster. Henry VI: Game of Thrones before Game of Thrones was a thing.

Not gonna lie, we might actually steal that tag line. If Sara hasn't convinced you to come check out the Henry VIs, might want to get your head examined. But we've got a few more days of Struts & Frets, and maybe they can pick up where she left off. And remember, it's Hamlet Isn't Dead: Game of Thrones After Game of Thrones was a Thing, but Still As Cool and Relevant. ...we'll work on it.

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