Isabella Ferreira is among the stars of Hulu’s highly-anticipated sequence ‘Love, Victor.’ She spoke with HL about Pilar’s journey within the first season, how the present compares to the film, and extra.

Hulu’s Love, Victor will premiere June 17. The all-new sequence is ready in the identical world because the 2018 groundbreaking movie Love, Simon, and follows Victor, a brand new pupil at Creekwood Excessive College. Isabella Ferreira performs Pilar, Victor’s youthful sister, who’s feeling tons of teenage angst after her household’s huge transfer.

MeSlop talked EXCLUSIVELY with Isabella about Pilar’s journey within the first season. Whereas Pilar is immersed in her personal world initially of the season, she slowly however certainly opens up increasingly more because the season goes on. She additionally mentioned how she “clicked” with co-star Michael Cimino from day one. Learn our Q&A now.

Michael Cimino and Isabella Ferreira in Hulu’s ‘Love, Victor.’ (Hulu)

Why have been you drawn to the character of Pilar?
Isabella Ferreira: She’s very totally different from me, so I believe that’s the very first thing that sort of stood out. For some purpose, I at all times get drawn to characters which might be very rebellious, and I wouldn’t take into account me rebellious. However I believe that’s the primary factor that basically stood out. I actually appreciated her storyline, and I used to be fully moved by every part that she stood for. Though she’s undoubtedly going by means of her part of like teen angst, she’s received a bit coronary heart in there. I believe that’s actually one thing that I can join with relating to her.

What’s her relationship like along with her brother, Victor?
Isabella Ferreira: It’s a love-hate relationship. They’re brother and sister, so one minute she loves him, one minute she hates him. However I believe it’s extra that she’s actually attempting to determine issues on her personal.

Is she conscious that he’s struggling along with his sexuality in any respect?
Isabella Ferreira: It’s undoubtedly one thing that she slowly however certainly comes to understand. She undoubtedly isn’t conscious of different folks’s issues. She’s very to herself, and he or she stays like that by means of half of the sequence after which progresses.

When the present begins, Pilar’s household has simply moved to a brand new city. How is Pilar coping with that transfer?
Isabella Ferreira: Effectively, she’s already received lots of teenage angst, so she doesn’t take care of it tremendous nicely. She undoubtedly has a bit tear in her relationship along with her mother and father as a result of she has to depart her boyfriend. That doesn’t actually finish nicely. You’ll see how that progresses all through the season.

Love, Victor is a by-product of Love, Simon. What are the similarities and the variations between the film and the present?
Isabella Ferreira: They’re in the identical world. It’s actually enjoyable as a result of Victor, all through the whole sequence, is messaging with Simon from the film. You get to see that bond between them. He mainly simply asks for recommendation. Because the sequence progresses, we get to see how Victor handles the recommendation, and if he takes it or not. You simply get to see how he discovers himself, and Simon helps him by means of all of it.

Isabella Ferreira stars as Pilar in Hulu’s ‘Love, Victor.’ (Photographer: Antar Hanif)

How do you are feeling about Pilar’s evolution over the course of the season?
Isabella Ferreira: I believe it’s very nice as a result of, at first, she actually doesn’t look after anyone else. She’s very closed off and shy. In direction of the top, she sort of grows into herself and into her physique. You may see that as you watch the present, and it’s a extremely stunning course of to see.

What was it like working with Michael Cimino and establishing that brother-sister bond? 
Isabella Ferreira: I believe me and Michael clicked from day one. He’s completely superb. He’s a tremendous actor. He’s simply a tremendous man typically. I used to be so joyful that I used to be in a position to be paired with any individual like him as a result of I’ve discovered quite a bit. He’s simply nice, and it’s actually enjoyable on set.