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Megan Stott Gives Us Advice to Thrive in High School

The Little Fires Everywhere rising star talks her favorite character, 90's nostalgia, and gives the best advice to make the most out of high school.

Megan Stott plays Izzy Richardson alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere
Photo: Lilly K Photography

How was the auditioning process for the show? What drew you most to Izzy’s character?


The audition process was well thought out and everyone made me feel comfortable. When I first went in I was nervous because Izzy was new to me but it felt like she was always there. On the 2nd or 3rd audition, I met with Lynn Shelton and Liz Tiglar and I knew instantly that this was the role for me. They were both so loving and I had a really good feeling that they liked my work.


During casting, Lexi was in the office and we had met before at a workshop. It was nice seeing a familiar face and I had hopes she would get the role so we could work together. Then I met Gavin, Jordan, and Jade, and I was amazed at how closely we looked alike.


I was most drawn to Izzy’s love of music and her beautiful heart. When she plays her music it is desperate and from the soul. She is bringing out those emotions that she needs and wants from others. Izzy can fully embrace everything she is feeling when she plays and for her it’s equivalent to screaming into a pillow, only with her violin. I was also drawn in by her deep emotions and the many layers to her. In every scene she is peeling back a layer to show you who she really is.


By the end there is nothing left but a seed of who she is so she can start anew. 


Megan Stott plays Izzy Richardson alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere
Photo: Lilly K Photography

We got SERIOUS 90’s nostalgia from Little Fires. What’s something you’d bring to 2020 about life and fashion in the 90’s?


I loved getting to learn about life and fashion in the 90’s. I do have to say that Izzy’s style is sick! I  would say that I would bring the freedom of the 90’s to today's time. Kids were not attached to phones and they did not stay inside all day. Kids ran around and were able to have fun without worry. I loved a lot of the music as well.