Fans of The CW network will be sure to recognize Sabrina Mayfield. A talented and versatile actress, Sabrina recently landed a coveted role on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. Premiering in October 2013, Sabrina plays the role of Diane Freeman.
We recently had the opportunity to exclusively talk with Sabrina about her recurring role on the highly anticipated fifth season of The Vampire Diaries and what fans can expect next from her.
Read on for our interview with Sabrina Mayfield.
Pop City Life: How did you decide to get into acting? Were you inspired or influenced by anyone?
Sabrina Mayfield: I decided to get into acting after attending a performing arts high school my senior year. Another big influence for me was from my 4th grade teacher who had us put on a musical.
You’ve appeared in both stage, television and film. Is there one you prefer over the other?
Sabrina: No, I love all equally.
The Vampire Diaries is a huge success amongst both viewers and fans. How did you react when you found out you got the part? Was it intimidating?
Sabrina: Wow! My reaction was crazy exciting. I couldn’t wait to tell my husband and children. Close to my first shoot day I did feel a little intimidation because here I was coming onto a show in its 5th season and not knowing how I was going to be received.
Do you have a favorite memory so far from working on the series?
Sabrina: My favorite memory is how nice every single person working on the series is. They all have taken me on as family.
Can you talk a little about your role of Diane Freeman for those who haven’t tuned in yet?
Sabrina: Diane Freeman is a working mother like myself and is head of campus security at Whitmore college.
As a show based around vampires, what kind of preparation does that entail going into it?
Sabrina: For me I had seen a few of the show episodes, since my boys and their friends watched so, I went on Netflix and watched every episode from season 1-4.
Considering your character is a part of the society running scientific tests on vampires, was any mythological research involved for the role?
Sabrina: For me, no. I have left all the science stuff to Dr. Wes Maxfield. Lol
Will “Diane” be playing a role in the possible testing on Damon now that he’s been taken as an Augustine lab rat once again?
Sabrina: For that, you will need to stay tuned! 🙂
What’s next for you? Is there anything else fans can look forward to that you’re working on?
Sabrina: Next for me is to hopefully continue on this great show. A few other things are in the works and you can follow me on twitter for updates.
We’d like to thank Sabrina for taking the time to answer some questions for us! We really appreciate it.
Be sure to follow Sabrina on Twitter to stay up-to-date on everything she’s up to!
Interview by: Noelle Gruber and Dianna Berrian