Delainey Hayles is an actress known for replacing Bailey Bass as Claudia in season 2 of AMC Network’s television series “Interview With the Vampire.” Also, she is known to have been featured in the theatre play “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
This article explores Delainey Hayles’ impressive career, focusing on her prominent roles in popular television shows such as the BBC’s Holby City and ITV’s Too Close.
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Early Beginnings and Passion for Acting
Delainey Hayles found her love of performing at a young age. Growing up in a small town, she took part in local theater productions and school plays, where her innate passion for the performing arts blossomed.
Hayles saw her talent and decided to pursue her aspirations by enrolling in a top theater school in London.
Breakthrough Role in Holby City
Hayles’ big break came when she was cast as Billie Faber in the popular BBC medical drama series Holby City.
The show, noted for its fascinating plots and stellar cast, gave the ideal platform for Hayles to demonstrate her acting abilities.
Diverse Roles and Versatility
While Hayles rose to prominence through her performance in Holby City, she did not confine herself to a single genre.
She demonstrated her flexibility by playing a variety of roles in both television and movies.
Hayles shown her ability to instantly adapt to varied roles and bring them to life on screen in everything from dark psychological dramas to breezy romantic comedies.
Hayles further solidified her position as an actress with her role “Billie” in the ITV psychological thriller series, Too Close. In this show, she portrayed Billie in just one episode.
Short Films and Stage Productions
In addition to her television work, Hayles has also made significant contributions to the world of short films and stage productions.
One notable project was her involvement in the stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy novel, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” at the renowned London Theatre.
Hayles had the honor of playing the iconic character of Lucy Pevensie in the theatre production.
Replacing Bailey Bass As Claudia
Earlier this year news broke out that Delainey Hayles would be replacing Bailey Bass as Claudia (a young vampire who was turned by Lestat after being rescued by Louis from a house fire) in the series “Interview With the Vampire.”
Bailey said this during an Interview:
“Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances I’m unable to return to Anne Rice’s ‘Interview with the Vampire’ for the second season,” Bass said in a statement. “Playing Claudia has been a dream role and an incredible ride. I wish Delainey the best of luck in taking over. I cannot wait to watch. I’m extremely appreciative of AMC, the producers, Jacob, Sam, the crew and, of course, the wonderful fans.”
The reason for Bailey’s departure was not stated. However, it is important to note that Bailey played a significant role in James Cameron’s blockbuster movie “Avatar: The Way of Water” which was released on December 16, 2022. As we looked into this we couldn’t find any information leading to her departure.
Delainey Hayles is still a rising actress who still has a lot more to accomplish in her career. As of when this article was published her net worth is yet to be estimated.