Why Zoe From Night Teeth Looks So Familiar
The latest original movie from Netflix, Adam Randall’s “Night Teeth” is a campy, stylish vampire thriller set over the course of a single momentous night, in which a hapless chauffeur, Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), is swept up into a violent power struggle taking place in the secret vampire underbelly of Los Angeles. Although the movie has many ingredients — catchy music, gorgeous neon-drenched cinematography, a sense of tongue-in-cheek fun — that could make it another hit for the streaming service, its biggest asset by far is the cast.
From Lendeborg’s endearing breakout performance to the note-perfect cameos by Megan Fox and Sydney Sweeney, “Night Teeth” is filled with flawlessly-matched actors you just want to keep watching bounce off each other. One of them is the Australian actress who plays Zoe, the raucous, troublemaking half of the vampire best friend duo (along with former Disney Channel mainstay Debby Ryan as Blaire) that hires Benny to drive them around L.A. Here are a few places where you might have seen her before.
Lucy Fry was one of the two leads in Vampire Academy
YA adaptations had a real moment in the early 2010s, and one of the most peculiar productions to have come out of that period of Hollywood history is “Vampire Academy,” the 2014 cinematic take on the best-selling Richelle Mead novel. Unlike the novel, the “Vampire Academy” movie was not much of a hit, flopping hard at the box office (via Box Office Mojo) and drawing scathing reviews across the board (via Metacritic). But it did get seen by a lot of people in the years since, presumably due to the sheer power of attraction of its premise: It doesn’t get more sleepover-ready than teen comedy antics at an all-vampire boarding school.
Queensland-born actress Lucy Fry was one of the film’s two breakout stars, the other being indie circuit darling Zoey Deutch. Fry played Vasilisa “Lisa” Dragomir, a moroi — i.e. mortal, peaceful vampire of royal descent — who attempts to run away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend Rose Hathaway (Deutch), only to be dragged back into the school’s web of intrigue, secrets, and mortal danger.
She played Lee Harvey Oswald's wife Marina on 11.22.63
The Stephen King adaptation miniseries “11.22.63” was one of Hulu’s first significant stabs at original programming in the streaming era, and remains to this day as one of the most underrated as well. Starring James Franco, the show fell within the non-scary, sci-fi-drama purview of King’s oeuvre, with a plot about a modern-day schoolteacher who is sent back through time into the 1960s to try to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination — which history nerds will remember took place on the titular date.
In one of her biggest turns on American TV, Lucy Fry tackled the tricky role of Marina Oswald, the Soviet-American wife of Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber), who eventually becomes involved with series co-lead Bill Turcotte (George MacKay). The complex, multi-dimensional character provided Fry with a chance to win over critics, and she received ample praise for her performance, with many noting how perfectly she captured Marina Oswald as described by King.
She fulfilled a childhood dream with her role in Bright
Critics weren’t too hot on “Bright,” the Will Smith-starring, David Ayer-directed 2017 urban fantasy actioner, but Netflix audiences sure loved it. Within a few weeks, the film had become one of the most-streamed Netflix original movies ever (via Comic Book Resources). As it would seem, the unique blend of gritty crime-thriller elements with elaborate high-fantasy worldbuilding struck a nerve with viewers.
Lucy Fry played one of the film’s most memorable and cosplay-ready characters, Tikka, the young Inferni elf girl who wields the magic wand that drives the film’s plot. The role was a dream come true for Fry, as she explained to Variety. “I love when magic and reality intertwine and the way they can open imagination,” the actress said, explaining her passion for the magic realism genre. “Since I was 10, I’ve wanted to play an elf because I love [J.R.R. Tolkien characters] Arwen and Galadriel, and I got to play one in ‘Bright.'”