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Summer Bishil Covers Cliché Mag (Dec. ’17/Jan. ’18)

Cliché Mag — […] Over the course of her early life, her family moved from Pasadena, California to Saudi Arabia, then to Bahrain, and back to Southern California. It was after this return to the Golden State that Bishil decided to take her chance to become an actress. “I became involved with acting as a teenager,” Bishil said. “I always knew I wanted to give it a go and see where it could lead, so as soon as I saw an opportunity to pursue it after moving to Los Angeles, I did.

Bishil was drawn to The Magicians, which wrapped up its second season on the Syfy channel earlier this year, and her role as Margo Hanson during the casting process based solely on the material she was given to try out for the show. “The thing that really drew me to the material was in the audition process. Before reading the books, I fell in love with Margo,” Bishil said. “The audition material really seduced me and I thought to myself, ‘I want this!’” Now, even as a part of the show, she still finds herself drawn in by the surprises that each new script throws at her. It’s also helped to add new layers to her acting and refine how she plays certain scenes. “I’ve never read a script and thought to myself, ‘Well, I saw that coming,’” Bishil said. “So in a lot of ways, it’s made me disciplined in the sense that I operate purely from instinct. Learning to trust those instincts has been invaluable, really.” […] “One of the things I love most about this show is it forces you as an actress to ground fantastical scenarios. The circumstances my character is placed in are never normal or predictable and they are not what I would ever expect to happen.

[…] “She is courageous,” Bishil said. “Early on in her life, she knows exactly who she is and she is self-aware enough to change when she is confronted with her own limitations and failures. She is nobody’s fool and when she loves someone or cares for him or her, she is the most loyal friend you could hope to have. But she doesn’t throw her loyalties around casually. Her trust is hard earned. She is off the cuff, spontaneous, and energetic.

[…] “I’d be remiss to not point out that she is also a woman of color in a leadership role on television,” Bishil said. “However whimsical her regality might be, that’s important to me; to play powerful, dynamic women and to see those types of characters on television because not too long ago, it was hard to find.”

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New #SDCC2016 Portraits for Entertainment Weekly

Back in July 2016, Summer and her “The Magicians” co-stars attending the annual San Diego International Comic Con during which they were all photographed by Matthias Clamer for Entertainment Weekly. Thanks to my good friend Kayla (www.oliviataylordudley.org), I have been able to get my hands onto new high-quality outtakes, which you can now view in our photo gallery.

2017 San Diego International Comic Con – Day 3

Back on Saturday (July 22), Summer and her “The Magicians” co-stars, including Olivia Taylor-Dudley and Hale Appleman, attended Day 3 of the 2017 San Diego International Comic Con. They attended the Press Line for “The Magicians”, followed by the Panel as well as the Comic Con TVLine Media Lounge Sponsored By Hint. Photos have been added to our gallery.


2017 San Diego International Comic Con – Day 2

Our gallery has been updated with various images of Summer and her “The Magicians” co-stars attending Day 2 of the annual San Diego Comic Con to promote the SYFY show. Don’t forget to check back later as the whole cast is expected to attend the series’ panel later today at 5PM.


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