For The Fall of the House of Usher, Kate Siegel was inspired by... The Incredibles

For The Fall of the House of Usher, Kate Siegel was inspired by… The Incredibles

“Sorry for ruining your childhood!” laughs the actress from Mike Flanagan’s horror series.

On this Halloween day, The Fall of the House of Usher is an ideal program: inspired by multiple news by Edgar Allan Poe, Mike Flanagan signs a new original horror work for Netflix. Although less touching than The Haunting of Hill Housethis sort of Succession Gothic pleased the editorial staff, who notably welcomed the director’s choice to have once again hired his favorite actors (Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli and Sauriyan Sapkota), who had hit the pibloc thanks to Bly Manor Or Midnight Clubto offer them the roles of the Usher children, all more “impeccably detestable” as each other.

Kate Siegel, who is also in a relationship with Flanagan in the city, tells in a promotional video for the platform a funny anecdote about his anti-heroine, Camille L’Espanaye. His name is taken directly from the short story Double Murder in the Rue Morguepublished in 1841, but for the rest, it is in The Incredibles that she drew her look and the confidence from her “super-bad”. Yes, she’s talking about the animated film designed in 2004 by Brad Bird for Pixar Studios about a tight-knit family of superheroes trying to save the world!

She was precisely inspired by Mirage, one of the Parr’s adversaries, since she participated in the kidnapping of Mr. Incredible on behalf of Syndrome, before finally siding with his “enemies” when she discovers how destructive her boss can be. A last minute turnaround for this self-confident, clever and manipulative woman.

“Once you see it, you can’t stop thinking about it!, exclaims Kate Siegel about the look of these two heroines, young women with silver hair and always dressed at the cutting edge of fashion. Camille is entirely inspired by a character called Mirage, who we see in The Incredibles. When I was younger, she was like my Jessica Rabbit. I thought she was the most beautiful woman you could imagine. She is the one who traps Mr. Incredible, who brings him to the island and who kidnaps him. I’m sorry to ruin your childhood, but here it is: Camille is simply Mirage.”

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