The Bold Type’s Meghann Fahy Talks her BOLD character


Meghann Fahy stars on the stellar new Freeform series, The Bold Type, as Scarlet Magazine’s strong, powerful, and hilarious, Sutton. The Bold Type centers on three young women in their twenties navigating, life, love, and being a badass! They all support each other and are all still trying to figure it all out, even if they have no clue what it is that they are figuring out. All three women work for Scarlet, a feminist magazine that prides itself on being not only cutting edge, but also spewing the truth to the youth, while maintaining a sisterly role in their lives. Fahy effortlessly steps into Sutton’s (very fashionable) shoes and perfectly captures her bold, ambitious, and compassionate spirit.

The Bold Type is an extremely unique, timely, and necessary series, one that Freeform should be very proud of. The TV Junkies caught up with the incredibly talented young actress about her character, Sutton. She spoke about the importance of this series, what we can look forward to with her character, and what would be on Sutton’s Spotify playlist.


The TV Junkies: What drew you to this project? What made you want to play Sutton?

Meghann Fahy: What drew me to this project was the authenticity of the relationships and dialogue between characters. I wanted to play Sutton because I loved how her relationship with Richard (Sam Page) went against the stereotypical way those kinds of relationships have been previously portrayed.

TTVJ: As you said, Sutton and Richard’s relationship is unlike the workplace relationships we’re used to seeing. Sutton is in control and they genuinely care for each other. What can you preview about their relationship in the future? How will we see them grow over the course of the season?

MF: What we will see is a continuation of how deeply they do care for each other. We will see them explore what is most important to them and what they’re willing to sacrifice for it.


TTVJ: All of the girls are so positive and they all root for each other to succeed. How important do you think that is for young girls to see on television? 

MF: I believe that representing positive, supportive and encouraging relationships is vital to portray always, but especially right now. I hope that our audience will see that and know that they are capable of making big changes in small ways through being a person who lifts others up.

TTVJ: Whose storyline, aside from Sutton’s, are you most excited for the fans to see unfold this season?

MF: I’m really excited for fans to see Kat’s (Aisha Dee) story unfold. Kat is an amazing character that I think the other girls learn a lot from.

TTVJ: How will we see Sutton grow over the course of the season? 

MF: Sutton will become more assertive, she will take bigger risks and stand by her beliefs in a way that is really inspiring.

TTVJ: These girls all met when they were assistants, will we ever get a glimpse into what they were like a few years back? Will we get to see a pre-Scarlet era for the girls? 

MF: I don’t know if we’ll ever get a glimpse of the girls pre-Scarlet! But I for one would be totally on board for that.

TTVJ: The show features such great music! What would be on Sutton’s Spotify playlist?

MF: On Sutton’s Spotify playlist, there would definitely be the new Paramore album. Also “Machine” by MisterWives. I think that song goes along with our show pretty well.


How did you like the premiere of The Bold Type? Will you be tuning in this week? Let us know in the comments!

The Bold Type airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Freeform and ABC Spark.