Each new role offers the artists a chance to expand their horizons. For Luciane Buchanan, her journey from New Zealand to the global stage is filled with memorable performances, cultural pride, and lessons learned. These five facts offer a glimpse into the life of this rising star beyond her role as Rose Larkin, revealing an artist with a passion and pride in her heritage.
Luciane Has A Mixed Ethnical Background
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, to a Tongan mother and a father with Scottish roots, Luciane found herself surrounded by a blend of cultural experiences from an early age. This mixture of Tongan and Scottish heritage has played a role in shaping Luciane’s approach towards her career. Besides, she is proud of her roots:
“To be a young educated Tongan woman that gets to live the way I want, I mean it’s pretty cool, and I get to own it.”
Buchanan Loved Working With Gabriel Basso
In the Netflix series ‘The Night Agent’, Luciane and Gabriel Basso spent a good amount of screen time together, and it’s safe to say they shared a wonderful working rapport. According to Basso, the two had the opportunity to explore their characters in depth and build a vibrant on-screen chemistry during the pandemic:
“We were both away from home, and we both were just sort of thrown into this, so we both bonded over that. Also, I think the way it was written was really gradual. … It felt really grounded and realistic, and all my strengths were her weaknesses, and her strengths were my weaknesses. It was very complimentary, and we never felt like we were competing for anything narratively. We just sort of helped each other’s characters.”
As it appears, their discussions about roles and plotlines not only benefitted their performances but also greatly enhanced the narrative of the show.
She Has A Net Worth Of $3 Million
As of 2023, Buchanan’s estimated net worth stands at an impressive $3 million. This figure is the result of her earnings from her acting career, promotional deals, and endorsements. Her breakout roles in ‘The New Legends of Monkey’ and ‘The Night Agent’ probably played a substantial part in boosting her financial status.
She Wasn’t Familiar With Shawn Ryan’s Works Before The Night Agent
Shawn Ryan is mostly known for his work on shows like ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘The Shield.’ However, Buchanan admitted to not having seen any of Ryan’s previous projects before she was cast in ‘The Night Agent.’ This was largely due to the fact that network television, which hosts most of Ryan’s works, does not air in New Zealand. However, this did not hinder her performance in the series, as her portrayal of Larkin was received positively by audiences and critics alike.
Buchanan Had One Challenge About Her Rose Larkin Role
For every actor, every role comes with its own set of challenges, and for Buchanan, the role of Larkin in ‘The Night Agent’ was no different. One of the significant hurdles she faced was perfecting an American accent, as her native accent is New Zealander. To overcome this, she spent months working with a dialect coach:
“That took up a lot of time. And I had an amazing dialect coach, Doug Abrams, and he spent a lot of time with me… There were definitely some hard words for sure, people’s names for example.”
Her dedication certainly paid off, with viewers lauding her American accent in the series, some even unaware of her Kiwi roots.