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Wrenn Schmidt is fa­mous for her roles in drama and ac­tion shows like Board­walk Em­pire (2010-2014) as Ju­lia Sagorsky from 2012 to 2013 and Per­son Of In­ter­est (2011-cur­rent) as Dr Camp­bell from 2014 to 2016. But it’s out with the old and in with the new as Wrenn takes on the devil and ex­or­cisms as Megan in hor­ror se­ries Out­cast (2016-cur­rent).

The South­ern Belle loves pe­riod 1

dra­mas like ’20s mob­ster-themed Board­walk Em­pire and they love her. Says Wrenn, “They to­tally grav­i­tate to­wards me. It’s the hair, which I call my 19th-cen­tury Jheri Curl. And maybe my Euro­pean roots.”

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she says that her flam­ing red hair is thanks to her dad’s DNA: “He’s Ger­man and there’s some English and Scottish and Irish and a bunch of other things”.

The 23-year-old al­ways wears her 3

hair down as old-school char­ac­ters and there’s a very good rea­son for that – Wrenn has a lightswitch tat­too on her neck. “My friend has a pa­per­clip tat on his hip. What would fit me? A lightswitch be­cause I’m the kind of per­son who’ll wake up at 2am and go, ‘Where am I go­ing? What’s next?’ I’m on 24/ 7!”

Out­cast is based on the comic 4

books of the same name by Robert Kirk­man, whom Wrenn’s a fan of thanks to his other hor­ror comic-turned-se­ries: The Walk­ing Dead (2010-cur­rent). And she got to meet him at her au­di­tion. “I didn’t re­alise that’s the guy. Walk­ing Dead’s Robert Kirk­man. He is in that room! Not know­ing calmed me down!”

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but Wrenn did get tongues wag­ging in March this year by keep­ing very, very close to Tom Hid­dle­ston, her costar in 2016 bi­og­ra­phy I Saw The Light about mu­si­cian icon Hank Wil­liams.

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