‘Resident Evil’ star Siena Agudong graduates in more ways than one

‘Resident Evil’ star Siena Agudong graduates in more ways than one

Siena Agudong has been on screen since she was eight years old. When she was a teenager, she had roles on Nickelodeon. star falls and the Disney Channel Original Movie upside down magic. Now, in many ways, she’s graduating: not just to more emotionally expansive roles, but to a bigger, scarier phase of her life.

Last year he had a cameo in F9 of Fast and Furious franchise. Now she is one of the stars of from netflix demonic resident adaptation, released on July 15. She will also attend NYU in the fall, where she plans to study screenwriting and business.

Agudong is remarkably sweet and focused for someone who has been in the industry for as long as she has. She says “oh my gosh” a dozen times on our Zoom call, she says “cheers” after sneezing and tells me the last browser tab she opened was Getty photos of the demonic resident premiere.

Her latest role is sure to catapult her from Disney sweetheart to grittier performances. In the series, she plays a young Billie Wesker, the twin sister of the main character Jade, a peacemaker who often has to take care of Jade in a big way. It is a role that, according to Agudong, broadened her acting skills.

“There is no right or wrong when preparing for a role like this. Because ultimately when you’re about to do the scene, it’s just about letting it go,” Agudong tells NYLON. “Over the years, a role like this scared me a lot and thought about it too much, and I did it for sure. But I found that the times that I was most successful in the scenes were when I learned to let go and just breathe and whatever happens happens, that kind of thing.”

It’s this kind of thinking that will serve Agudong well as he traverses both the emotional terrain in upcoming roles and the physical terrain in terms of his move to New York, a good 5,000 miles from his native Hawaii. Before the launch of demonic residentNYLON caught up with Agudong to talk about his dream music festival schedule, the bad habits he can’t break, and his obsession with soy milk coffee.

1. What is your astrological sign (and do you believe in it)?

I am Leo and I am on the cusp of Virgo. I don’t know much about horoscopes, but I think I’m more of a Virgo. I think I would like to hope to be more of a Virgo. But I feel like it would make sense if I’m a Leo, because I’m in the industry and I feel like a lot of artists are Leos.

2. Who would be the three headliners of your dream music festival?

Lizzy McAlpine, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse.

3. What was the last internet rabbit hole you went down?

Can I look at my phone? …Actually, myself. demonic resident Fake images.

4. What was the last DM you received?

My friend named Kylie, she works in a band’s home studio and we met because I was taking guitar lessons there and she responded to the press conference photo and was like, “Ooh.”

5. If you could be in any music video, what would it be?

I honestly don’t watch many music videos. I should. But maybe a music video with the three main headliners.

6. What was your first concert and what memories do you have of it?

My first concert was when I think I was six years old and my family surprised me and my sister with tickets to Justin Bieber. I remember I didn’t really know him, but I tried to listen to the songs so I could be a big fan when I got there. And I’m so thankful that we went, but we were literally in the back seat, so we couldn’t even see it. But I do remember having a lot of fun. It was above all very fun to have that experience with my whole family there.

7. What was your favorite TV show as a child?

Tom and Jerry. That was most of it. always was Tom and Jerry. I swear every time he came home from school, it was Tom and Jerry and so sponge Bob.

8. What is your favorite Internet meme or joke and why?

This is a video, but my dad found a key and peel video. And it was the the Living Dead and the actor in the background. And it was fun. They are brilliant. My family and I were laughing out loud. We were having dinner once and we were all watching it.

9. What is your favorite breakup song?

I’ve been lucky I haven’t had to claim one yet. But probably any Lizzie McAlpine song. Oh, she says… Oh, she has a heartbreaking song called “Where Do I Go?”

10. What one thing should everyone buy that costs less than $10?

Sunglasses with UV protection. I didn’t start using them a year ago.

11. What item of clothing from middle or high school would you like to keep?

I don’t know why this has always stuck in my head, but I had this little green jacket when I was 10 and I think I wore it to every project. And she had panda eyes on the hood, so she could put it down.

12. What is one question you don’t want to be asked again?

Maybe what is my favorite song. Because I will never know and I will always say something different.

13. What reality show would you like to appear on?

One of the game shows, like Wheel of Fortune, the price is ok. And oh my God: Clean up! either American Ninja Warrior. Not because I think I would win, just because I wanted to do it and see how far it would go.

14. What is your best beauty tip or trick?

I always put Vaseline on my eyelashes. I really don’t know if it works. But over time, I feel like she has helped me and I haven’t stopped.

15. What is your coffee order?

16. What is your favorite fast food place and what is your order?

I’m vegan. So, it’s always complicated. But I will always hold on to a bowl of acai. Wherever I go, I feel like if I see them on the menu, I always choose them.

17. What is your favorite pair of shoes and why?

I’ve had these Converse since I was 12 years old from a project called star falls. For some reason they still fit me well and I wear them as my skate shoes and I like that the lace breaks and I still lace them up. I just won’t let them go. But I think those are my favorites, just because they’re so threadbare you don’t have to worry about a thing.

18. What is the weirdest snack you make?

I definitely have a lot of coffee. I don’t know if that counts as a snack, but it’s too much.

19. What is a bad habit of yours that you have wanted to correct?

Coffee and cracking my knuckles. Broken bones in general. I have no idea when it started but over the years I have found that there is a new bone that I can break and it is just terrible.

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