MEET NESTA COOPER, THE CANADIAN STAR OF ‘SEE’

The 25-year-old holds her own against stars like Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.

Nesta Cooper (Photography, Victoria Stevens; makeup, Emily Cheng; styling, Sarah Toshiko)

Like any good Canadian, Nesta Cooper is sorry. Now, the 25-year-old actress doesn’t have anything she should be apologizing about, at least to us, but that isn’t stopping her. Why? Because although we’re on the phone to talk about See, the new Apple TV+ show she’s starring in alongside Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, it’s still a little too early to actually talk about the dystopian epic. “I wonder if there’s more I can tell you?” Cooper says, thinking out loud. “I’m probably always saying too much [about it], but I feel like people have been able to figure some stuff out through the trailer anyway.”

See is among the first batch of new shows launching with Apple’s new streaming service on November 1. In it, British Columbia-raised Cooper – who previously was in sci-fi series Travelers – stars as Haniwa, a twin who is born with sight in a world where humans are blind. (Her dad is played by Aquaman star Momoa, nbd.) We caught up with the actor to (sort of) talk about the show and being the OG fangirl.

OKAY, I KNOW THERE’S NOT MUCH, BUT WHAT CAN YOU TEASE ABOUT SEE?
So you already know the show is [set in a world] where everyone is blind, but these twins are born and they can see. I play the girl twin, and she’s kind of the more troubled of the two. She’s not the evil twin, but she is the feistier one. She’s a warrior, she’s defiant, she’s strong and she’s emotional. She’s a lot more like her dad, played by Jason Momoa. She’s got this roughness to her and looks up to him in a lot of ways. It’s definitely the coolest role I’ve ever played.

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