We were joined on the Popternative show by Ruth Codd who plays Anya in Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series The Midnight Club on Netflix. The series, set in 1994, centers on a hospice for terminally ill young adults and eight patients who gather every night at midnight to tell each other stories. They also make a pact that the next of them to die will give the group a sign from the beyond. 

The series features familiar faces to those who have watched Flanagan’s other projects including Igby Rigney (Midnight Mass), Annarah Cymone (Midnight Mass), Zach Gilford (Midnight Mass), Samantha Sloyan (Midnight Mass), Matt Biedel (Midnight Mass), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House), Rahul Kohli (Midnight Mass), Katie Parker (The Haunting of Hill House), Robert Longstreet (Midnight Mass) and Alex Essoe (Midnight Mass).

(L-R) Iman Benson as Ilonka, Ruth Codd as Anya, Igby Rigney as Kevin, Adia as Cheri, Aya Furukawa as Natsuki and Annarah Cymone as Sandra in episode 105 of The Midnight Club. Photo by: Eike Schroter/Netflix

The cast also includes Iman Benson (Alexa & Katie), Aya Furukawa (Brand New Cherry Flavor), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), William Chris Sumpter (Power), Larsen Thompson (Pearl), and newcomers Adia, Sauriyan Sapkota and Ruth Codd who make their acting debuts in The Midnight Club.

Ruth Codd as Dana in episode 107 of The Midnight Club. Photo by: Eike Schroter/Netflix

In our interview, Ruth tells us about getting into acting and being discovered on TikTok, preparing for episode 7 which is a big and emotional episode for Anya’s character, working in the horror landscape, and the representation of disabled characters.

Watch the full interview below!

The Midnight Club is now streaming on Netflix.

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