Brisbane born Alyssa Sutherland has come a long way since winning the Girlfriend Model Competition in 1997. She has graced the covers of Australian Vogue and Harpers Singapore, walked the runways for every major international designer and is now an acclaimed international actress starring in her second major TV series The Mist.
Alyssa’s breakout role was in the hit TV series Vikings, shot in Ireland and created and written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors). In her role as Aslung, the wife of Viking chief, Ragnar, she worked alongside Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel. A long road trodden, Alyssa’s star is shining bright in the world of film and television.
Recently, Schon magazine featured Sutherland in a story about her latest TV role, her insights into the world of modelling and looking at her acting trajectory. The Mist is an appropriation of Stephen King’s original 1985 story, The Novella. To be aired on Spike TV, the series “centres around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and in some cases, each other.”
Sutherland revealed, “I only read the pilot before being offered the role… I really liked what Christian has highlighted in terms of how a victim of sexual assault can be blamed and shamed by society at times.”
Sutherland’s plays a ballsy mother figure in the series that later unveils more than just a complex mother-daughter relationship. For the full interview with Sutherland visit Schon
We at the Chic Group are very excited to see what is next on the horizon for this very talented young woman.
Fashion / Douglas Van Laningham @PhotogenicsArmy
Hair / Preston Wada @ Opus Beauty
Make Up / David Velasquez
Production / Vannga Nguyen @ The AdvntSociety
Assistant / Geoff Glenister
Location / Dream Factory Studios