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Fan Fest Exclusive: ‘Z Nation’ Newcomer Sydney Viengluang on Acting, Sci-Fi Fans, and Being Asian-American in Hollywood

The third season of SyFy’s Z Nation may have already come to a close, but one vision that’s sure to stick with viewers for months to come is that of newcomer Sydney Viengluang. As Dr. Sun Mei, Viengluang set the show ablaze with the power of her on screen presence. Episode after episode, Viengluang colored Sun Mei with strengths and vulnerabilities that made her character’s arc and humanity-saving mission all the more believable. And it’s this unique ability to infuse a character with a sense of complexity and realism that...