DISCLAIMER: THIS INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO JULY 13TH BEFORE THE ACTORS WENT ON SAG-AFTRA STRIKE
The new show The Summer I Turned Pretty is making waves in the teen romance community, and its upcoming episodes have everyone at the edge of their seats. If you’re looking to learn more about the series, then we have some exciting news for you! We have an exclusive interview with Sparrow Nicole, who stars as Angie in the series! We can’t wait to talk to Sparrow about her role, her thoughts and experience with the series and cast members, and more. Because the series is already released, if you’re planning on reading this interview and haven’t had the time to watch the series, this article will actively avoid any spoilers regarding the series. For those planning to watch before reading this article, we highly recommend watching it first. And now, onto this interview and its refresher.
The Summer I Turned Pretty has been a must-watch on people’s watchlist since its reveal in 2021, especially upon seeing its cast members ranging from Lola Tung to Rachel Blanchard. Created by the author of the original trilogy, the show premiered on June 17th, and the first season consisted of a total of seven episodes. The show was eventually renewed for a second season on July 14th, consisting of eight episodes. The synopsis of the story is as follows: following an annual summer vacation to her family friends’ beach house, Isabel reunites with her brother and twins Jeremiah and Conrad and eventually becomes involved in a love triangle between the two. The series features aspects of first love, first heartbreak, and the magic that surrounds that one, fateful summer between friends. For those who haven’t watched the show and are wondering where to watch it, watchers can see this series under Amazon Prime Video.
Did you know the series is based on a trilogy of the same name, based on author Jenny Han’s books? That’s right, the creator of the show is the author herself! Jenny was also involved in another series she has written herself, which you might recognize as To All the Boys series and the spin-off, XO, Kitty. The trilogy consists of three books: The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer. The books are the same in terms of story, as it follows Isabel as she spends the summer with her mother’s best friend and sons, which that summer eventually turns into a romantic love triangle between her and the twins. This coming-of-age trilogy features independence as one of its main thematic points of literature throughout the trilogy and features the same cast of characters that are seen in the television series. While the series is more based on the first novel, the trilogy has not only become a national best-seller, the final installment was listed under The New York Times Best Seller list for at least a month. That’s a huge achievement!
Here is some information on Sparrow Nicole! An actress based in Atlanta, she trained as an actress from a young age and is in several roles such as a girl scout in Good Behavior, a mean girl in Terror in the Woods, Ashlyn Bates in The Mule, Four from Stranger Things, and Winona from Doom Patrol. In her upcoming roles, she will be making an appearance in not only The Summer I Turned Pretty as Angie, but she will be making appearances in Popular Theory as Amanda and A Beautiful Shadow short as Samantha. Not only is she an actress, but she is also a pop singer/songwriter who can be found in streaming services and is an award-winning writer.
We first asked Sparrow about her audition process and what it was like. She answered that it was pretty normal. When she saw the audition, Sparrow talked about how she wanted to initially watch the series before she would make her self-tape, as she hadn’t watched it yet at the time. And so, she watched a few episodes of The Summer I Turned Pretty and noticed something in particular. If you want to know what this thing was and the details of her audition process, watch the entire video for the full interview!