Caroline Arapoglou Outer Banks Interview

Caroline Arapoglou Outer Banks Interview

From Netflix's Stranger Things to the Upcoming Outer Banks

Synopsis: Outer Banks is a coming of age story that follows a tight-knit group of local teens (the "Pogues") in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When a hurricane kills the power for the summer season, it sets off a chain of illicit events that force the friends to make life-altering decisions. The search for their ringleader's missing father, forbidden romances, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and the escalating conflict between the Pogues and their rivals turn their summer into one filled with mystery and adventure they'll never forge.

On Netflix April 15th, 2020.

Interview with Caroline Arapoglou

Question: Can you tell us about the show, Outer Banks?

Caroline Arapoglou: Outer Banks follows a group of teens that find themselves on a real life treasure hunt for 400 million in gold. There's romance, a clash of classes, danger…everything you want from binge-worthy escapism. The season really takes you on a ride…a beautifully shot ride with an amazing soundtrack!

Question: How are you similar to your character in Outer Banks, Rose Cameron?

Caroline Arapoglou: We're both blonde…and we both love clothes. I think that's where it ends!

Question: What was the best part about playing the role of Rose Cameron?

Caroline Arapoglou: Too many things to name them all! The cast and crew have to be number one. Working in television, as glamorous as it may seem, can be pretty grueling. Often you're shooting really long hours, you're away from your family…so having the support of a loving cast and crew can really make or break an experience. This group is one of the most special (and fun!) I've worked with!

Question: Are you able to tell us about the costumes and accessories on the set of Outer Banks?

Caroline Arapoglou: Oh, our costume designer Emmie Holmes knocked it out of the park. Our story deals with the different experiences of the working class on the island and the wealthy residents…the clothes help ground that story. Rose falls in the latter group, so I got really lucky in the wardrobe department. My fittings were a dream! Her style is very put together and elegant…but also a little extra. I wore a lot of DVF, Staud, Theory, and Milly. As far as accessories…you'll never find Rose in flats. It's always a heel or at the very least a wedge! And at one point, there may be a crown involved… You'll have to watch!

Question: Why will we love Outer Banks?

Caroline Arapoglou: The show feels nostalgic and brand new at the same time. Our creators (Jonas and Josh Pate and Shannon Burke) did an amazing job of combining the best elements of so many of our favorite shows, and putting them together in a way that you've never seen before. It's beautiful to look at, the soundtrack is fire, and I think you'll end each episode dying to know what happens next.

Question: What originally inspired your passion for acting?

Caroline Arapoglou: I was a dancer from a very young age and the storytelling part of ballet was always my favorite part. In that way, it felt like a natural progression into acting. Plus, music videos were huge when I was growing up! I remember watching the country music video countdown every day and trying to reenact the video whenever I heard the song. I think "Blue" by Leanne Rimes was my first acting role.

Question: Can you share your advice do aspiring actors?

Caroline Arapoglou: Learn the craft! If you can take acting classes, take them. Do school plays, drama class, musicals…take any chance you get to be on your feet acting. And keep taking class! The learning doesn't stop once you book a TV show or get an agent. In this golden age of television, you can turn on your TV and find masterclasses in acting all over the place. Watch quality TV and study what actors are doing. And remember, when you're looking for a reputable agency, they never take money up front. Agents only make money when you make money.

Question: What's a typical day like, for you currently?

Caroline Arapoglou: Currently, I'm social distancing! I wake up, make coffee, read the news, freak out, stop reading the news. Do a virtual workout (I'm loving Melissa Wood Health streaming workouts), Zoom with family and friends and do it all again the next day! Oh, and I'm rewatching The West Wing, it's great comfort viewing right now!

Question: What's next, for you?

Caroline Arapoglou: My energy right now is going to the safety and healing of the world and when the time is right, dinner and a cocktail, preferably on a crowded patio.

Question: Can you please share your socials, with us?

Caroline Arapoglou: @CarolineArapoglou

Interview by Brooke Hunter
Artwork by Matt Sayles

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