After starring in minor and supporting roles in different Netflix series, Abigail Cowen finally lands her first lead role in 'Fate: The Winx Saga'. Get to know this gorgeous actress more.
Abigail Cowen stars as the fire fairy Bloom in Netflix's 'Fate: The Winx Saga.' Bloom is a Californian teenager who discovers she is a fairy after a devastating incident.
With her impressive acting and jaw-dropping looks, there is no doubt that Abigail truly deserves her first leading role.
However, if you are a Netflix binge-watcher, you might be shocked to find out that you already saw Abigail a few times before she landed her big break.
Here are ten amazing facts you might not know about Abigail Cowen.
'Fate: The Winx Saga' is Abigail Cowen's biggest project to date, but the star revealed that she told herself that she did not want the role at first and that she should let go.
“I almost let go of the project already,” she said in a recent interview via ExpressUK.
“Before I (walked) into the room, I would just be like, ‘I don’t need it. I don’t want it. I don’t care’—even though I really did,” she added.
The truth is, using reverse psychology is one of the actress' techniques to calm herself during auditions.
Good thing it worked, and she landed the coveted role!
Just in case you missed it, Abigail Cowen played a powerful witch role in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.' Abigail starred as Dorcas, one of the three Weird Sisters, alongside Prudence and Agatha. She was part of the 26 episodes of the series.
Working in the showbiz world can be pretty exhausting, especially for an introvert like Abigail Cowen. Dealing with people can drain an introvert's energy, making her feel exhausted. She finds comfort in therapy and wishes that people should normalize it.
"Therapy as well is really wonderful - I'm all about therapy. I think we need to normalize it more, get people talking, in touch with their emotions, their past, realizing why certain people do things and why you feel a certain way. That's been life-changing for me as well," she told Glamour.
Knowing how much therapy helped her, she wants to break the stigma around it so people would feel that it is okay to seek professional help when needed.
"If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, or that you just don't really know what's going on or you just don't feel right in your life, there is absolutely nothing wrong with going and talking to someone. But for some reason, in society, there's such a heavy stigma around it. That breaks my heart because then people feel even worse for how they're feeling, and they're ashamed - it sends them deeper into this pit," the actress said in the same interview with Glamour.
During an interview with Coup De Main for her role in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Abigail Cowen was asked if she had any supernatural experiences herself.
The actress answered: "Yes, I have! I've had so many, which is kind of strange."
She proceeds to tell the story about having vivid dreams that will happen the next day, in the same scenario, just exactly how she dreamt it. Abigail said that the premonitions happened to her six or five times already and recounted the time when she dreamt about her boyfriend breaking up with her in high school.
"I remember in high school, I had a dream how my ex-boyfriend would break up with me, and sure enough, exact same place, exact same reason- everything he said, it's so strange."
One of Abigail Cowen's striking features is her beautiful red hair. Her naturally red crowning glory gives her a distinctive personality, and it fits perfectly for her fairy role. However, she used to get bullied for having ginger locks back in middle school and high school.
"I'd say actually middle school to high school time. I was very bullied in middle school for actually having red hair. Just brutal stuff written on the internet. It was just when group chats were starting to become a thing on the internet. I think it was through Gmail. All of these kids at my school joined in and were just talking about just something - my hair - that made me different. I was probably the only ginger in my class or whatever!" Abigail told Glamour.
The incident was traumatic for the young Abigail because she wanted to fit in with the others so badly! Luckily, the incident helped her love and accept herself, including the things that make her different.
According to her bio on IMDB, Abigail Cowen always knew she wanted to be an actress. In grade 4, she told her mom about her ambition, and her mom enrolled her in acting classes.
She went to Oviedo High School and spent active time as a track and field athlete. She studied PR at the University of Florida, then moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her acting career.
It's great to know that she's got a strong support system while trying to achieve her dreams.
Abigail Cowen is currently living a fast-paced life as an actress, but she lived an entirely different life while growing up. She and her brother Dawson were raised on a farm in Gainesville, Florida, by their loving parents Andrew Cowen and Leslie LeMasters-Cowen.
Abigail Cowen's first big break was getting cast as Vicki Carmichael in 'Stranger Things' season 2. Vicki is friends with Tina and Carol and is one of the girls who was swooning over Billy when he arrives for his first day at Hawkins High School.
She looks completely different with her classic 1980's updo.
Having experienced getting bullied in the past, Abigail Cowen knows how hard it is to try to fit in. Her character, Bloom, is also experiencing the same predicament in the series. These experiences allow her to relate to her character on a deep level.
“It’s a very hard thing for Bloom when she goes to a place where she is supposed to fit in, and even there, she finds out that she doesn’t and that there is something still different,” Cowen told The Wrap.
“And it is traumatic. It is a really hard thing to deal with. Just like in anyone’s life, when you find out something about yourself that you didn’t know, the journey of self-discovery in and of itself is difficult.”