One of Germany’s busiest young actresses, Fries won great acclaim for her portrayal of a terminally ill young woman seeking assisted suicide in 2013’s “Zurich.” The rising star next appears in Tom Tykwer’s highly anticipated historical crime series “Babylon Berlin,” from Sky Deutschland, ARD Degeto, X Filme, and Beta Film, set in the glamorous and decadent German capital of the 1920s. “For me, as a Berliner, it was really enriching to move through the Berlin of the 1920s,” she says. The actress has also appeared in “Lou Andreas-Salomé,” about the famed a Russian-born psychoanalyst, and the upcoming “Rakete Perelman,” about a young woman who joins an artist commune. She is set to play an elite music student in her next, as-yet-untitled film, in which she co-stars with Louis Hofmann (“Under the Sand”). Fries, whose favorite recent films include “Blue Valentine,” “Mon Roi” and “American Honey,” says she enjoys working with directors who are collaborative and work with actors to develop characters. “I currently find Maren Ade, Andrea Arnold and Xavier Dolan very exciting,” she says.