QUELIN SEPULVEDA is currently starring in Good Omens Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
We caught up with Quelin Sepulveda to talk about her new role.
What can audiences expect from Good Omens?
QUELIN SEPULVEDA: Good Omens is a fantasy comedy about angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, who after many years of being Heaven and Hell’s representatives on earth, form an unlikely friendship.
Season 1 is based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett by the same name. In Season 2 we actually go beyond the book and dive deeper into Aziraphale and Crowley’s friendship. It’s quirky, charming and very clever! There’s a lot of mystery, adventure, love, and a whole lot of heart.
What do you think is your character’s ultimate goal?
I play angel Muriel – a 37th Order Scrivener who has spent the better half of their existence working away in their lonely office in heaven, until they’re unexpectedly tasked with a mission on Earth.
I think my character’s ultimate goal is to be valued. They’re incredibly wide-eyed, innocent, curious and very gullible. They have never felt “needed” before, which is why when this mission comes along, they’re very eager to do their very best, even though they’re not very good at it!
Can you recall any funny moments from on-set filming?
Oh, there were so many! Honestly, any scenes where I acted with Doon Mackichan, who plays archangel Michael, were really hard to keep a straight face. She’s just so funny, on and off-screen. There’s a scene where Michael has no clue how to handle a particular situation, but is desperate to keep they’re authority in front of all of us – I was seconds away from breaking during the takes.
As an actor, what are you still trying to learn?
There’s so much I’m still learning and I hope that never stops. Things really changed after graduating from LAMDA in 2020 and I think so much has been about learning how I fit in this industry and how I can best contribute to it – who I am as an artist and as a professional.
How can you tell when you’re reading a great script?
When I can’t put it down. Sometimes you get a script that when you’re reading it, it’s like you’re watching it – it’s so visual! Immediately ideas start to spark, and there’s a momentum to it. It’s so exciting when that happens.
When did you begin to see acting as a potential career avenue?
There wasn’t a defining moment. I didn’t have anyone around me that was in the industry whilst I was growing up, so it wasn’t something that was even in the vicinity for me. I suppose it was just from over the years – seeing my acting teachers, mentors, or other aspiring artists that I had met, make a living from their passion…they made it seem possible to me, not some crazy unreachable dream. Also, it may be a cliché, but the video of Jim Carrey’s commencement speech had a real impact on me. If I could possibly fail at something I don’t want to do, then I might as well go for what I actually want to do.
How important is social media to you right now?
I have a hate/love relationship with social media. I like to think it doesn’t hold a big space in my daily life but somehow find myself scrolling away. It’s actually become a bit of a source of anxiety in my life. I hate the feeling of time slipping away from me – so I’m figuring out a new approach to it.
What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had this past year?
That I might actually be a morning person after all…
Everyone seems to have an app idea at the moment, what’s yours?
Oh, that’s hard! Maybe something like task rabbit but instead of tasks, it’s chefs. You can set your location, select a cuisine preference, and you book a chef to cook you your favourite meal at your home.
What makes you feel nostalgic?
When the weather is hot and it rains, especially in the city…that humid feeling. It reminds me of when I was little and lived in São Paulo.
This shoot was undertaken pre-union strikes.
PHOTOGRAPHER: JOSEPH SINCLAIR
STYLIST: CHARLOTTE ROBERTS
GLAM: ALEXIS DAY