On July 15, Netflix added the second season of I never thus reliving the story of Devi and her new dilemma: choosing between Ben and Paxton, the two most handsome boys in school and who ended the first edition falling in love with the protagonist. Played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, this character became one of the most important in recent times.
Is that in I never Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays a young Indian-American who experiences certain discriminatory situations precisely because of her origins, but she always managed to get ahead, thus being a great example for the community. And, this is one of the reasons why the producers were not wrong when choosing this actress among 15,000 candidates.
Born in Mississauga, Canada on December 28, 2001, as a result of the marriage of two refugees in the North American country of Sri Lanka, Ramakrishnan was interested in acting from a young age and between the ages of 15 and 16 began to participate in plays of her Meadowvale High School. However, it was precisely I never the one that changed his life completely.
According to what she herself told in an interview, it was through a tweet that the actress found out about the casting. “Attention, young Indians. I am organizing an open casting for the lead role in my new show on Netflix. I am very excited to have the opportunity to do this. The papers are delicious and funMindy Kaling wrote on twitter.
ATTENTION DESI LADIES! I’m holding OPEN casting calls for leads in my new @netflix show! I’m THRILLED to have the opportunity to do this. The parts are so juicy and funny, and I’m SO excited to meet you! Full info is here! GOOD LUCK! pic.twitter.com/GGsvfa3a0c
– Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling)
April 12, 2019
That is why a friend of Ramakrishnan advised him about the casting since the only requirement was to be Indian. So much so that the interpreter did not hesitate for a second and recorded her audition in a local library, using her mother’s camera so that later, when the producers contacted her, they asked her to present another four audiovisuals.
“I was sending the videos they asked for, but when they told me I had to go to Los Angeles I couldn’t believe it. And much more when they called me to tell me that I had been chosen“Maitreyi said excitedly. And, the surprise of Devi’s interpreter is due to the fact that her role as I never it was his acting debut on screen, and all thanks to a tweet!
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