Maddie Hasson (‘Impulse’) on playing a sexual assault survivor with ‘extraordinary ability’ and a ‘raw nerve’ personality [Exclusive Video Interview]

Maddie Hasson (‘Impulse’) on playing a sexual assault survivor with ‘extraordinary ability’ and a ‘raw nerve’ personality [Exclusive Video Interview]
Maddie Hasson was drawn to “Impulse” because she found the protagonist, Henrietta “Henry” Coles, to be “really interesting, especially for a young female character.” Based on the book series by Steven Gould, the YouTube Originals series centers on a teenager who discovers she possesses powers of teleportation following a sexual assault. A version of this story was previously filmed by Doug Liman as the 2007 film “Jumper.” The filmmaker then brought the show to the streaming network and directed the pilot episode. Watch our exclusive video interview with Hasson above.

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The actress describes Henry as “a very lonely person. She’s always on her own. I liked her because she’s like a raw nerve. She’s very angry, real and harsh. I liked seeing that in a young female character because I think so often young adult TV shows can get caught up … in being likable.
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