The Winner of the 2014 Best Of TV Award for Best Youth Actress is…. Bex Taylor-Klaus!!
This year’s win is for her role as the smart-mouthed street kid “Sin” on CW’s Arrow. She beat out last year’s winner, Maisie Williams from HBO’s Game Of Thrones, with almost double the votes. That margin is a new category record!
Bex is also nominated for the 2014 Best Recurring Actress award … the winner will be announced any day now (we’ll keep you posted!).
Last year, Bex was nominated for Best Youth Actress for both “Bullet” in The Killing and for “Sin” in Arrow.
AND … You can catch Bex on Arrow
Wednesday, February 4th at 8pm ET
on The CW (find your channel)…
Bex got some terrific ink in the Television section of the New York Times yesterday.
A Twice-Killed Series Finally Ends It All
By MIKE HALE – JULY 31, 2014
Above all, “The Killing” was steadily one of the best-acted shows on television. Ms. Enos and, particularly, Joel Kinnaman as Holder have been superb, and they’ve been matched by Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton as the grieving parents in the first two seasons and by Bex Taylor-Klaus as the street kid Bullet in Season 3.
Here’s a fun one! At the end of his ‘Ask Matt’ column, TVGuide.com’s Matt Roush acknowledges Bex’s ‘fast-rising career’…
Question: My question is about the girl who plays Sara and Roy’s friend on Arrow. Is she the same girl that played the homeless runaway on The Killing who kept bugging Holder, because I think they look alike. Either way, can you tell me the girl’s name. —Kim
Matt Roush: Yes, it’s the same young actress. Bex Taylor-Klaus, so memorable as the ill-fated Bullet on The Killing, is currently playing Sin on Arrow and can also be seen in the third season of Showtime’s House of Lies. This is what you’d call a fast-rising career.
You can check out the full article at: TVGguide.com/News/Ask-Matt-Reboots-Finales-Binge-Nashville-Law-Order-SVU-1079067.aspx
Bex is currently in Vancouver filming episode 220 (season 2, episode 20) of Arrow, so we’ll have to wait to see her on CW for a while.
And if you’ve been trying to follow her on Showtime on House of Lies, and aren’t sure when she’s on, she’s already been in episodes 302, 303, 304, and 307. She’ll be on next week in episode 309. We’ll keep you posted after that!
That’s all for now — keep sourcing good stuff for Pilot Season!
As one stage of an actor’s world ends, the next begins. This post was written right after episode 9 was filmed, but we couldn’t share it until after episode 9 aired. So here’s a little background for you — this was written in Mid to late May.
This last week has been pretty eventful. In true Bex form, things have not gone exactly as planned. Let’s see…
- Thursday Bex got a call from Director Jonathan Demme (of “Silence of the Lambs” fame) who was disappointed to learn that Bex would not be in the episode he was filming for The Killing (ep 9). (Here’s how it works: a “series regular” role means that the contract guarantees a minimum number of episodes – generally 7; beyond those it is discretionary.)
- Friday night, Bex went to her last night of filming episode 8 — call was at 10 p.m., and they wrapped at 4:00 a.m. There was a beautiful bouquet of flowers in her dressing room from Veena. A fitting close to an extraordinary adventure. Or was it?
- Tuesday, Bex went to set for the read through for the next episode. Apparently, Demme wants her in it, and there are discussions happening.
- Wednesday, Bex spends the day on set because it’s just better than being anywhere else!
- Thursday and Friday? I guess we’re all going to have to wait to see what kind of magic wand Demme has! Looks like it was quite a wand — Bex was fitted for “dead” contact lenses, and spent 2 hours in that trunk. In the end, they only used two scenes, but Demme did an amazing job, and it was a perfect closing experience for Bex on the set of The Killing.
Suffice it to say, life is not dull for Bex these days. May 20 is the cast and crew screening and party, and Bex will head back to LA for her graduation by May 23!
This chapter’s almost over, folk! The auditions are just beginning.
The work of acting happens between gigs — auditions, self-tapes, interviews — while the play happens when they’re on the job. At least, that’s what it seems to be like for Bex. When she’s working — on set — she’s having the time of her life. Now that things are settling down and we’re starting to think about what’s next, it’s starting to feel a little like work, again.
But not too much!
As Bex’s agent says, it seems to be “Bex Season” in audition-land. She’s already taped one audition for a pilot, and another 2 are in the works. Bex is trying to get her head back in the “comedic space,” jumping right back into audition work as if it were yesterday.
NOTE: Special Late Edition:
- Thursday and Friday — Bex is in Episode 9! Don’t ask — Demme magic happens.
- Thursday — Interviews begin with a reporter from the Atlanta Journal/Constitution.
- Thursday — network wants to tape some 1 minute promo videos, so it looks like Bex is going back to LA for her graduation, and then returning to Vancouver for a little more fun (without the) sun!
That is all for now!
In the newest issue, Bex gets a CHEERS in TV Guide‘s Cheers & Jeers section.
“CHEERS to Bex Taylor-Klaus (with Joel Kinnaman) for her high-powered performance
as Bullet on The Killing. The Atlanta-raised teenager routinely swipes schenes as the
scrappy lesbian who’s been surviving on the streets of Seattle since she was 13. If you
ask us, she’s cable TV’s No.1 new actress — with a Bullet.”
Here’s the full page so you can see who else earned a CHEERS (and who got JEERS):