In an interview with Elle, actress Kaya Scodelario talks about her recent appearance in an ad for Cartier and how she’s proud of Zac Efron‘s portrayal of a serial killer. Playing opposite Zac Efron in the highly anticipated film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Scodelario takes on the role of Carole Ann Boone, wife of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.
Talking about Efron: “He was on set all the time. He never returned to his trailer. He wasn’t distracted. He wasn’t on his phone. He wasn’t who you imagine Zac Efron to be.” She also explained she really enjoyed playing a still alive character like Carole Ann Boone.
“I really loved doing that story and research. […] We managed to find some archival pictures of her doing interviews, because she was very vocal during the trial. She almost took on the role of his publicist. She would give interviews to the press and defend him quite rigorously, so I had that to work with.”
But that’s not the only role the young actress has on the docket this year. Scodelario is currently in production on Spinning Out, a forthcoming 10-part series on Netflix, based around figure skaters. She said this story is very close to her heart. “I play a figure skater who has bipolar disorder and it’s about how an athlete at the top of their game can balance the pressures of that alongside a mental disorder.”
She collaborated with Cartier this year, becoming the face of their new campaign. When Elle asked why she wanted to work with the brand, she replied that it wasn’t only for the love she has for the jewels but also for the many activities the famous jewellery brand is involved in.
“We got talking and I sort of learned that as a brand they’re very passionate about things outside of just their pieces. They have an incredible women’s initiative in business and they hold a huge conference every year. They do a lot of work for the environment. They make sure that everything is bought sustainably and morally.”
You can read the full interview here, and don’t forget to check out the Cartier campaign video and the photoshoot below.