Kristine Froseth is Blazing Her Own Trail

Kristine Froseth is Blazing Her Own Trail

The Norwegian model-turned-actress is starring in Blumhouse's 'Prey' and Netflix's 'Apostle'.

The Norwegian model-turned-actress is starring in Blumhouse's 'Prey' and Netflix's 'Apostle'.

Photography: Milos Nadazdin

Styling: Yana Kamps

Text: Whitney Mallett

This interview appears in the pages on V115, our Fall 2018 issue. Head to shop.vmagazine.com to order your copy today!

“I don’t know if you ever find out who you are,” says 21-year-old Kristine Froseth, whose professional life as an actress channels an ability to adapt she learned growing up between Norway and New Jersey. “We would move back and forth every few years. I had to constantly try to fit in with whatever friend group, so I would just adopt a lot of different personalities.” It’s a skill that has no doubt come in handy this year, during which Froseth has played a cult member in Apostle, a high school mean girl in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, a privileged vacationer in Low Tide, and a novelist’s muse opposite Patrick Dempsey in the Epix miniseries TheTruth About the Harry Quebert Affair.

Froseth bristles, however, at the notion of the latter character being a muse. “I’m always a bit careful to protect Nola,” she says, though she acknowledges that the miniseries “is a tricky one to describe.” The plot interweaves the present day, when Nola’s dead body is discovered, with three previous decades, when the 15-year-old was intimate with a much older writer. She is his renowned novel’s inspiration, but when circumstances suggest he might be her killer, he is called into question. Still, the actress cautions that labeling her a muse feels much “too one-sided. They are both a bit like lost souls and they both find each other.”

Froseth comes across as sensitive with an existential streak. “I was a shy kid who spent a lot of time in front of the screen,” she recounts. As a teen, she modeled for a few years before throwing herself into acting, thinking it’d be “awesome to make a living exploring human nature.” Now that this hypothetical has become reality, Froseth is still getting used to seeing herself onscreen. About seeing her recently wrapped projects, Froseth says, “I’ll try to keep my eyes open. It can be hard to watch sometimes.”

KRISTINE WEARS JUMPSUIT AND BELT GUESS, EARRINGS ENCORE A LA MODE
Credits: MAKEUP NATASHA SEVERINO (FORWARD ARTISTS), HAIR MATTHEW COLLINS (THE WALL GROUP)

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