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Fashion, Fangs, and Friendships, Savannah Basley Discusses Season Two of REGINALD THE VAMPIRE

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(L-R) Sean Yves Lessard as LeBron, Savannah Basley as Angela Hibbert | Photo by James Dittiger/SYFY

By Shannon McGrew

In the second season of REGINALD THE VAMPIRE, Reginald Andres (Jacob Batalon) finally got his life together - when he was turned into a vampire. While he doesn't fit into the stereotypical expectations of what a vampire looks like - he's not chiseled or classically handsome - Reginald has found his place amongst an unlikely cohort that includes the cool vampire who sired him, the former vampire chieftain turned unexpected ally (or is she?), and his co-worker/former girlfriend.

For the new season, Creepy Kingdom's Shannon McGrew spoke with actor Savannah Basley, who plays the vampire Angela. During their chat, they discussed everything from Angela's loss of power and status to her love/hate dynamic with Maurice and more.

Thank you so much for speaking with me today, Savannah! Angela is such a badass and one of my favorite characters in the series. She had a bit of a rough go at the end of S1, so where do we find her at the beginning of S2?

Savannah Basley: She is! At the beginning of this season, we see Angela not living the high life as much. She's been booted out of her mansion. She's been booted out of her position of power. We see her having a mid-century life crisis [Laughs].

I must comment on Angela's style because her outfits are always on point. Do we get to see more of her style throughout this season?

Savannah Basley: Yeah, definitely! We had a lot of fun picking out the outfits this season. There are still a lot of corsets, which I love. They keep her upright and very cat-like, which is great. Plus, there are a lot of nice, tall heels and a lot of leather and lace.

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(L-R) Savannah Basley as Angela Hibbert, Jacob Batalon as Reginald Andres | Photo by James Dittiger/SYFY)

One of the show's highlights is Angela's relationship with Maurice. Whether it's good or bad, the chemistry is palpable. How is that explored this season?

Savannah Basley: We still have that same love/hate relationship. This season, Angela has grown accustomed to the idea of being a part of a team again and having people around her. For a really long time, Angela protected herself by isolating and pushing people away. In the first season, we see her with her minions that she wanted around, but she kept them at arm's length by being very sassy and mean to them, but she still wanted them around. At the end of the first season, she was like, fine, you can stay - which is telling after everything they did [to her]. Angela has grown accustomed to having people around her this season and being part of a team. Maurice is definitely a part of that team, and surprisingly, so is Reginald.

Speaking of Reginald, it would seem that Angela has started to have a soft spot for him, would you agree?

Savannah Basley: She's starting to view him in a different light. I wouldn't say she's fully respecting the people around her, but she can see that they're not all completely useless [Laughs].

Lastly, what are you most excited for fans to experience with this new season?

Savannah Basley: This whole season is a lot of fun. There's a lot of new stuff that we're going to throw at everybody, but I am excited for them to get to see a different side of Angela. Sarah (Em Haine) and Angela do this parallel in the opposite direction with their storyline, which is really cool and fun. You get to see a softer side to Angela, or maybe not even a softer side, but you get to understand her better.

Now that she has people around her and more humans around her, I think they remind her of a part of herself that she hasn't seen in a long time. With that comes emotions, and when you have people you can count on, sometimes those people can disappoint you and let you down. I think that's something she's afraid of and avoided in the past. She's also afraid of being someone who will let someone down again or that she'll hurt someone as badly as she hurt Maurice. Then, there is the appearance of angels, which throws her for a loop. You get to see a different side of Angela which I'm excited for people to see.

Catch up with the Season 2 premiere of REGINALD THE VAMPIRE available to stream on Peacock.


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