Recently, Netflix premiered its highly anticipated series The Sandman
, based on the comic series written by Neil Gaiman. When the Sandman (Tom Sturridge) aka Dream, is held captive and kept from the world of the Dreaming for a century, it causes havoc in the waking world as well. Dream must go on a quest to retrieve that which was stolen from him and mend both worlds. Dream meets different characters along the way, including Lucifer (Gwendoline Christie), when he enters Hell to retrieve his helm from a demon, and Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman), who can help him find his sand. He also gets some advice from his sister, Death (Kirby Howell-Baptist).
Recently, SciFi Vision spoke with the three actresses during a press roundtable where we asked them about balancing what they pull from the source material and script versus what they are able to add creatively.
“I feel like we've been very, very true,” Coleman told SciFi Vision. “…Particularly in the comic book, for me, the interaction with Mad Hetti (Clare Higgins) on screen, it just felt like literally [a] mirror image. So, I found that very, very, very thrilling. I think our version of Johanna Constantine is, obviously, visually very different from the comic book, but otherwise, I feel like that episode in particular is very, very true to the source.”