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One to Watch: Skyler Samuels

For The Gifted’s talented rising star Skyler Samuels, Atlanta is her playground.

Next up, see the blond beauty star in the indie film Spare Room, which screens at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, running through Nov. 3. 

 

Playing not one but three characters on Atlanta-filmed Marvel series The Gifted, currently in its second season on Fox, would present a challenge for most—but for 24-year-old Skyler Samuels, the role of the telepathic Frost sisters is nothing but a thrill. “I have a really fun time playing the triplets,” says the Los Angeles native. “They’re crazy, and they’re kind of evil at moments, and they’re so smart it’s scary, but they are just my favorite.”

No stranger to the supernatural genre, having starred on Freeform’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Samuels is looking forward to this season, when viewers finally get a peek into the Frosts’ private lives. “Sometimes, they have to be a united front when they’re out doing business, but behind closed doors, they don’t always get along,” she shares. “It’s fun to see their dynamic evolve and maybe even break off a little bit.”

When she’s not on set, the actress—who boasts a marketing degree from Stanford—is having the time of her life relearning A-Town since her last stint here for the movie The DUFF. “I feel like I need to do an eating and drinking tour of Atlanta because I have really gotten to know the city so well,” she says. Her faves? Midtown’s The Lawrence, where she likes to sit at the bar and order The Larry Burger, as well as Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market. Between bites, Samuels can likely be spotted cuddling with rescue puppies at Best Friends Animal Society or reading to refugee girls at Global Village Project in Decatur. “Giving back should not be optional; you have to do it, even if it’s a small gesture of holding the door open for someone once a day,” she says. “I feel like the more you give, the more you get.” @skylersamuels