As Paper Girls fans know, KJ Brandman is one of the most complex characters on the show. She is also known as the “clever one” of the group, meaning that the role needed an actor who could portray the character’s violent inner machinations. This is exactly what the Paper Girls casting team found in Fina Strazza. And yes, Strazza is well aware of how important her character is to Paper Girls fans. Entertainment Weekly“I wanted to make sure that I approached this very delicately and made sure that it was said truthfully.”
Like his co-stars, Strazza is still relatively new to the Hollywood scene. At the same time, however, she is hardly new to acting. She made her first screen appearance in the 2014 indie series The Little Game, playing alongside well-known stars such as F. Murray Abraham, Olympia Dukakis and Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio. The following year, she worked with Lacey Chabert and Mariah Carey in the Hallmark holiday film A Christmas Melody. Since then, Strazza has booked a one-off role in the political drama Madam Secretary and appeared as the daughter of NYPD Detective Frank Bucci (Nicholas Turturro) in a couple of disturbing episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
However, Strazza was already an in-demand performer before venturing into film and television. Her big break came on Broadway, where in 2014 she reportedly became the youngest actress ever to star in the hit musical Matilda. Broadway world). We hope Strazza gets a chance to showcase these Broadway-approved pipes somewhere in Paper Girls.