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Why Lorraine From The Vault Looks So Familiar

"The Vault" is a heist film through and through, chronicling the efforts of an underwater salvager, Walter (Liam Cunningham), attempting to reclaim a treasure he found in a sunken ship that was then seized by the Spanish government. As they might in real life, the Spanish government holds his bounty in the Bank of Spain's central building in Madrid. The Bank of Spain building previously played a role in the hit TV series "Money Heist," which included, for example, a real-life vault that floods itself with water in response to an attempted break-in.

As actor Famke Jensen, who portrays a British government official that attempts to stop the central heist in the film, recounted to Looper, "The Vault" aims to win over its audience's sympathy for its heist team by merit of the fact that the gold was Walter's to begin with, coloring his robbery as a simple attempt to reclaim what was once his rather than take what was never his to begin with.

Lorraine is an important member of Walter's heist team, bringing a figurative Swiss Army knife of thievery skills to the table. Lorraine is portrayed by actor Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, who may look familiar due to a variety of roles in films from both mainstream and independent cinema alike.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was born in Spain to a Spanish father, but moved to France when she was still young (via IGN). Her acting career began with a series of appearances on French TV before she played a supporting role in the feature film "The Sea Wall" in 2008, just one year after her TV debut. Three years after that, in 2011, she appeared in her first Hollywood film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," as the mermaid Syrena.

Syrena first appears when pirate leader Blackbeard (Ian McShane) captures her in order to extract her tears for a ritual with which he intends to make himself immortal. However, Philip Swift (Sam Claflin), a missionary on Blackbeard's ship, ends up falling for Syrena and saving her from Blackbeard's machinations.

Bergès-Frisbey told Looper that she essentially learned to speak English for the first time on the set of "Pirates," communicating more often with hand signs than in words. That said, she was able to speak Spanish, the language of her birth country, with her co-star Penélope Cruz (who herself gets along famously well with "Pirates" lead Johnny Depp). The two even watched Spain compete in the FIFA World Cup together, as long as game times didn't conflict with filming.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was Sofi in I Origins

"I Origins" is the second feature directed by Mike Cahill, whose first film, "Another Earth," helped kickstart the career of "The OA" star Brit Marling, and most recent film, "Bliss," was a notable flop. In "I Origins," Astrid Bergès-Frisbey portrays a woman named Sofi, whose eyes are her defining feature. This becomes important when her eyes catch the attention of a Ph.D researcher named Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), whose doctorate research is focused on the evolution of the human eye. The two become begin a passionate romantic relationship with one another soon after they meet.

Sofi's involvement in Ian's life isn't merely serendipitous for her relevance to his work, however. Sofi is also a spiritual person, whose mindset and even the particulars of her entrance into his life contradict Ian's rational, scientific way of experiencing the world. While Sofi's screen time in "I Origins" is limited, her role is integral to the film's core conflict, which weighs spiritual faith against cold rationality.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was The Mage in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

"The Green Knight," released in 2021, is but the latest film based on the adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Whereas "The Green Knight" features Arthur's compatriot Sir Gawain in its central role, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" is the story of the more well-known King Arthur, likewise drawing from medieval texts for its source material. However, in contrast to the somber tone of "The Green Knight," director Guy Ritchie brings his signature edge to "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," injecting an ancient tale with a modern, frenetic energy.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey plays an anonymous mage in "Legend of the Sword." Her involvement in Arthur's life begins when she aids Sir Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou) in an effort to rescue King Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) from execution. The mage then reveals herself to be a disciple of none other than Merlin, also of Arthurian legend, before sending Arthur off onto the next leg of his journey. Like in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Bergès-Frisbey once again portrayed a magical being whose otherworldly powers prove indispensable.