This SA actress just landed a MAJOR international TV role

06 March 2017

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Cape Town model and actress Alex McGregor is set to play the title role in an international TV series soon.

The 23)-year-old has shared her excitement on social media after learning recently that she’ll be playing the character Fable in the mythical series Searchers.

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On her Facebook page, the brunette beauty describes how she had to get to Los Angeles in 21 hours recently for the final audition. She was one of just three hopeful actresses who had to audition last Tuesday again before a panel of some 20 executives of television network The CW.

The network has produced popular series such as Jane The Virgin and My Crazy Ex-girlfriend.

“I was confident but walking into that room was helluva intimidating,” Alex says.

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After the audition, as she was waiting outside the building for an Uber back to her hotel, the writer of the series, Jason Rothenberg, stopped next to her and said: “You got it. You are Fable.” “I lost all ability to speak. I kinda just started gasping for air and waving my hands around,” Alex described the big moment. Preparations for the series started earlier this week. According to Netwerk24 Searchers will be filmed in Cape Town. Alex is the cousin of well-known model sisters Kerry and Tracy McGregor.

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Previously she’s been seen in several major productions, including Spud 3: Learning To Fly. More recently she played opposite big names in the industry like Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult in the 2014 film Young Ones.

She was also seen in the Bible drama series Of Kings And Prophets, which was filmed in Cape Town. Soon she will also appear in the drama series The Dark Tower , opposite Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

In Searchers Alex will play opposite Zane Holtz, who takes the part of her character’s brother, Cooper. The series focuses on the fate of the two siblings 10 years after the death of their parents. They embark on a journey to get to the bottom of the disappearance of their parents and in the process dig up legends, myths and puzzling riddles of the world.

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