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Experimenting + Stretching As An Artist: A Conversation with Multitalented Actress Aria DeMaris for Netflix’s LOST IN SPACE

13 January 2020

There’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith and the always charming Don West, to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe... survival is a Robinson specialty after all.

Aria DeMaris is a Latin American actor, writer, producer, and dialect coach. Her acting work includes “Lost in Space,” “DC Legends of Tomorrow,” British WWI drama series “The Bagley Boys,” Hallmark’s “Christmas at Holly Lodge” and the award winning “That Burning Feeling.”

She has dialect coached on “Supergirl” and “Altered Carbon” and coaches actors all over the world. She wrote, produced, and performed an original two woman play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has lent her voice for Disney’s “Tini: The New Life of Violetta” as well as English and Spanish narrating for Cambridge University. Her first written feature film is in the post production stage and will be out in festivals later this year.

In our interview, The Fan Carpet's Marc Jason Ali had the pleasure of talking to multi talented Actress Aria DeMaris who plays Izabel in season 2 of Netflix's LOST IN SPACE and special thanks to Chris Harvey for setting this interview up.

Aria tells us about how she got started in the industry, her passion for being an artist and her experience portraying Izabel on LOST IN SPACE...


If we go back to the beginning, was there a defining moment for you to get into the Film Industry?

I've been an artist since I can remember. I started drawing and painting, which turned into making comic strips and writing stories and plays that I would perform with my friends. I also liked creating voices and personalities for my pets and inanimate objects. As for defining moments, watching the behind the scenes at MGM and Universal studios with my family was pretty awe-inspiring as a kid. I became a film aficionado very early on, learning about the classics from my dad. One unforgettable memory was watching La Vita e Bella. I think it hit me hard then and there that I needed to be a part of this magical world of storytelling.

You’re currently Izabel in Lost in Space, what can you tell us about Izabel that compelled you to portray her and how she fits into the story?

Izabel is a space ship coder on the Resolute who helps the Robinson family with the reparations of their ship. She is also the wife of Aubrey Azevedo and mother to young Elise, who befriends Will Robinson. I was thrilled to play a capable, intelligent woman, wife, and mother trying to survive in a strange and threatening world with her family.

A lot of the premise of the show is about survival and cooperation, and those with families fight to give their children a better life and a chance at a real future free from danger. I think Izabel is relatable as she is a strong, skilled person, with a complex job, combining a tender maternal side, managing family life.

I thought it was a progressive move on the writers parts to have a same-sex married couple with a young daughter in the show. It is the future after all! One more thing to add is that I'm happy to be able to play my ethnicity, as most people don't know it but I am Hispanic, and Izabel is Brazilian.

Lost in Space was recently released on Netflix, what was the filming experience like? Do you have any memorable moments?

It has been a wonderful experience from the start. The sets are colossal and impressive. Seeing the magnitude of the Resolute was one of my favourite moments along with my own "Indiana Jones falling door" stunt scene, though not exactly as smooth as Indy's escape. I have my amazing stunt woman Tamara, and stunt coordinator Jeff to thank for helping me make those moves (painless) and looking right on camera! Of course hanging out with the Robot/Brian is always a good time, but then again everyone on the show has been so lovely to work with, it really is a blast!


What is your preferred genre, and do you have any favourite films?

That's tough as I really do love most genres. As a viewer I get my kicks from Comedy, Psychological Thrillers, as well as Historical, Fantasy and Period genres. But I'm also a sucker for Documentaries, Sci-Fi, Grind-House and Drama.

As an actor I love working in different genres as they all come with their own interesting challenges that adds to the fun and the growth as an artist. I've had a lot of fun with Period, Crime and Sci-Fi though.

My list of favourites would make this too long, but I'll try and keep it short; The Godfather, Casablanca, Sunshine, The Shining, Misery, The Silence of the Lambs, The Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski and I'll leave it there or this will go on!






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