‘Sweet/Vicious’ is going to be your new TV obsession. The show is tackling sexual assault in a bold new way and taking female empowerment to a whole new level. HollywoodLife.com got the chance to talk to star Eliza Bennett EXCLUSIVELY about the show, and she revealed some serious scoop before the premiere!
Eliza plays Jules, a university student at Darlington University. She’s a sorority sister by day, and a vigilante by night. She serves justice on campus for sexual assault victims. She strikes up an unlikely friendship with Ophelia, and together they become a force to be reckoned with at Darlington. Before watching the premiere, here are 5 teases you need to know.
1. Jules is hiding a secret.
She had something incredibly traumatic to her, so as a result, she starts moonlighting as a vigilante, avenging sexual assault victims on campus. She leads a very complicated life, and she’s trying to balance being this sort of self-made vigilante by night and trying to function in the real world by day. She’s incredibly complicated but she’s a survivor. She’s broken and vulnerable, but she’s a badass, strong, feisty fighter.
2. Jules and Ophelia meet under some not-so great circumstances.
Ophelia and Jules’ life kind of gets smashed together in a series of unfortunate events. Ophelia sort of stumbles upon Jules in vigilante mode, taking down one of these campus rapes and becomes obsessed with finding out who this person is. Ophelia is kind of seeking a place where she belongs in this world and finding a purpose to her life and she sees what Jules is doing and wants that and wants to be apart of it. She kind of hunts her down and forces herself to be a part of Jules’ life.
3. At the end of the day, the show is about Jules and Ophelia.
Jules and Ophelia are what drive the show. It’s driven by Jules and Ophelia’s friendship and what female friendship looks like. These two kind of broken girls trying to muddle their way through life.
4. Jules and Ophelia are polar opposites.
They are very different. They’re definitely the odd couple, an unlikely pair. I think if what happened in the first episode didn’t happen, then they would have probably never crossed paths. Jules is pretty much useless at technology, and Ophelia is a weed-dealing computer hacker. So although Jules brings the martial arts, fighting aspect to their duo, she definitely has a lot to learn from Ophelia.
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