Therica Wilson Read | The Witcher on Netflix

THERICA WILSON READ is reprising her fan-favourite role of Sabrina Glevissig, in the global phenomenon that is The Witcher on Netflix.

We caught up with Therica Wilson Read to talk about her recent work.

What can audiences expect from The Witcher?

THERICA WILSON READ: Every Season has been incredible however, I think, this season is the best yet and is the one that will change everything. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers but you’ll see Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri together. You see why they fight so hard for each other and that the family bond is even more than ‘destiny’. There are so many new faces depicting characters that I know are beloved by the fans of the show which is incredibly exciting. Finally, the season is rife with political unrest, and Sabrina, in particular, goes up against life-threatening challenges and life-changing consequences. 

What do you think is Sabrina’s ultimate goal?

In season one, you hear how Sabrina turned her mother fat in response to being never truly accepted. I think that her ultimate goal is to find a place in which she is truly loved and respected for who she is whether that be a person or a political arena. Until then, she is very happy being the centre of attention and using everything in her toolbox to gain power. 

Can you recall any funny moments from on-set filming?

There has been so many after 5 years of filming together for The Witcher however my favourite moment was in the makeup room at 6am in the morning. It was for a big scene and so lots of the cast were there at the same time. A song came on and for some reason everyone got out of their chairs and started dancing in the middle of the room. It was pure happiness and laughter. 

As an actor, what are you still trying to learn?

I don’t feel like I ever stop learning. I always love going back to classes and pushing myself further. Right now, my favourite class to go to is ‘Gohub’ which works on scene studies. Each job you do is very different, from the script and the character you are playing to the cast and the crew. I try to be like a sponge and soak everything up. When I can I love watching other actors perform even if I am not in the scene. In season one of The Witcher, I learnt so much from everyone especially MyAnna Buring who is phenomenal. 

How can you tell when you’re reading a great script?

I think it is something guttural. You can’t stop reading and you feel yourself getting excited. There has been a few scripts that I become so invested in that I immediately get up and start walking around saying the characters lines. 

When did you begin to see acting as a potential career avenue?

Probably when I was at the RADA Foundation. I had played with the idea of different careers normally in psychology and law but being able to act everyday ignited something in me. Something switched and I decided there was no plan B, this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 

How important is social media to you right now?

I am incredibly grateful for social media as I love connecting with people and seeing the responses to the show. I do try to keep my social media usage to a minimum though and have a timer that goes off that tells me to put down my phone. 

What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had this past year?

That it is ok to leave the party and be in bed at 22:30. I won’t lie to you; I love having a dance but I also love an early night. 

Everyone seems to have an app idea at the moment, what’s yours?

I am such a foody and I wish there was a global app that allowed you to type in the food that you were craving and it would show you the best places to get that food. For example, type in doughnuts and it tells you to go to Bread Ahead in London Bridge. 

What makes you feel nostalgic?

My mum wears L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake. The smell transports me back to so many happy moments when I was young.