Chloe Bailey was getting her back BLOWN out by actor Damson Idris
Dominic Fishback’s usually lovable personality gets axed in Prime Video’s “Swarm.” Instead, she played an eccentric Stan from a Beyoncé-esque artist named Nija. The new thriller series is directed by co-creators/executive producers Donald Glover and Jenny Naborth and a writing team that includes Malia Obama, the 31-year-old actress who plays Dre, a pair of The overzealous fan of Ni’Jah’s obsession, the world’s biggest pop star sends her on a bizarre journey across the country to protect the superstar’s name and reputation. The series also stars Chloë Bailey, who plays Dre’s sister, Marissa; and Damson Idris from “Snowfall,” who plays Marissa’s boyfriend, Khaled.
Interestingly, Fishback was never the expected leader of the Swarm. According to Vanity Fair, the actor was initially offered the role of Bailey (to the surprise of the singer, who said she “couldn’t imagine Dre being anyone else”), but Fishback told POPSUGAR that her acting record The “lovable” character is what convinced Glover and Nabors to let her try something sinister.
“I went to a meeting and they told me this story and Dre, and I was like, ‘Oh, I want to play Dre,’” she explained. “So I said that to my team, and I got on the phone with Donald, and he said, ‘Tell me what you’re thinking. Tell me what happened.’ I said, ‘Hey, listen, I Never wanted to be an actress.’” According to Fishback, Glover said he originally thought of her to play Marisa because she “had to have a warm energy” and was “someone who felt relatable and lovable and welcome.” .
“He said, ‘Oh, we’re so used to seeing you [as these lovable characters], so I wanted to do something different,’” she continued. “They’re used to me being able to do this, so his mind didn’t automatically go to [Dre], but he was excited about the idea. He said, ‘Well, if you’re Dre, then if you’re [ She] instead of Marissa, what would the world be like? Who would be your Marissa?’” Insert Bailey – She credits Fishback’s performance on “Swarm” for opening up about how she played her character on the show.
“You’re a gift to the character and a gift to me,” Bailey told her co-star, “how I’ve been able to go through the whole series because of the Marisa you gave me.”
The “In Pieces” singer – who also starred in the peacock-choral musical Praise This – said “Marisa’s strength and how she seems to hold herself and her loved ones together” despite the sinister tone of “Swarm” draws her. She added, “It’s like she’s the glue, but somehow she can’t give herself the same love, attention and grace. I really want to represent Marisa in the best possible way, for everyone who feels that way Stand up.”
There was another thing that drew Bailey to her role on “The Swarm”: the sisterhood between Del Rey and Marisa, which she felt mirrored her relationship with her own sister, Halle Bailey. “My sister and I are similar in how much and how passionately we love each other and how much we ride for each other and fight for each other,” she noted, jokingly adding that this rules out Dre and Marissa’s “toxic “But there’s a lot of the driving force of their sisterhood — when you look at my sister and I, it’s like fire and ice, because I’m a Cancer and she’s an Aries” — that’s Fishback. “Okay, ladies and gentlemen,” Bailey said with a smile.