Michelle Gomez is returning as Madam Satan in Netflix’s teen horror series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
Gomez established herself as a go-to actor for characters with an evil edge. She says she grew up watching the original “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” cartoon, but that its modern remake is very much darker. She says the show celebrates inclusivity and highlights identities that have been historically othered in television. She’s also acknowledged over the course of her career how women’s roles have changed and how much more empowered they are becoming.
“The show is caught in a bit of a zeitgeist moment where it just so happens that we’ve landed at a time where things have really changed, like it feels like socially and culturally, things have really changed,” she said. “At my age, you should just kind of fade away, but I feel like there are a lot of women that are just kind of roaring ahead.”
Gomez has played not one major villain, but two, having also played the first female incarnation of The Master on “Dr. Who” — a reputation she credits her distinctive looks for.
“And then there’s this face that’s sort of clearly—born to play witches and bitches,” she joked.