With the production of season 2 of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Set to debut next week in Prague, the AMC adaptation has announced recast news.
Described as a “sultry, contemporary adaptation of Anne Rice’s groundbreaking gothic novel”, AMC’s Interview with the Vampire follows the epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality of Louis de Pointe du Lac (played by Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia (Bailey Bass), told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosyan).
Bass, however, will not return as Claudia for season 2. In her place, Delainey Hayles, whose previous TV credits include BBC City of Holbywill take over the role.
Bass can be seen as Tsireya in James Cameron Avatar: The Way of the Water blockbuster, and is set to reprise that role in the franchise’s third and future installments.
“Due to various unforeseen circumstances, I cannot return to Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for the second season,” Bass said in a statement. “Playing Claudia has been a dream role and an incredible adventure. I wish Delainey the best of luck taking over. I can’t wait to watch.
AMC’s own statement reads, “Bailey Bass is a talented actor who has done an outstanding job bringing the character of Claudia to life…. For a variety of reasons, Hayles will appear as Claudia in Season 2. We are grateful for Bailey’s unforgettable performance in Season 1 and wish her only the best.
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