So says Deborah Ann Woll in an interview she did with Rolling Stone’s Sarene Leeds. Deborah also expressed her excitement about the second half of the fifth season, as well as her vision of Jessica’s future role in the vampire world. She also spilled on what happened to her when she shared a bit too much of a perceived spoiler via her twitter feed…
You caused a quite a stir a couple of Sundays ago when you tweeted that someone might die in that night’s episode [Christopher Meloni's character, the vampire Guardian Roman Zimojic, wound up being killed. The tweet has since been deleted].
Oh, gosh, I felt so bad about it afterwards because I had completely forgotten Roman was going to die that night [laughs]! Because I had that big immortality speech [in Episode Five], I had been getting a lot of tweets from people afraid that Jessica was going to die. So I was like, “Well, why don’t we just stir them up a little bit? And hint at someone just as, like, a lie. And then when I watched the episode that night and Roman died, I was like, “Hah! That’s funny! Someone did die!” And then I got a call from HBO, and they were like, “You blew it!” And I was like, “Oh, my God, I’m so sorry!”
Are you having the time of your life this season? Jessica is living off of Bill’s money, hooking up with Jason (although in the most recent episode things have started to get ugly) – and she got to have an all-out girl fight with Tara. It looks like so much fun!
It is! It’s fun to do different things each episode and see where it goes. But I’m really excited about the second half of this season. We’re getting into more serious, scary stuff coming up and I think that will be fun for audiences. Now, certainly, with the death of our Authority leader, who knows what’s gonna happen over there? Russell [Edgington] seems pretty powerful. Or more powerful than we thought.
Stephen Moyer went behind the camera for this Sunday’s episode. How did your “maker” do as a director?
He did such a great job. I’m so happy for him. He was born to be a director. From the very first day I worked with him he was talking about camera angles and how to stage it so it told a better story. He has that innate sense about him – and I think we just all were looking forward to it. It is a bitch to have to shoot and do pre-production and be in your own production, and then post-production. I almost can’t believe he did it because it’s just so hard.
If it were up to you, what would you like to see happen to Jessica? I envision her as a Catwoman-esque superhero because she’s so loyal and good to her friends. But at the same time, she’s going to do what she wants.
I think she’s one of the most humane vampires we’ve ever had. While she has these vampire impulses, she does not see humans as merely food or something less than her. I really see her as being able to lead a forward movement into a better coexistence between vampires and humans. Now, she’s young and hasn’t quite figured out how to do that yet, but I do see her – as she matures – being able to hold a place of power.
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