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STAR-CROSSED: Chelsea Gilligan Talks Getting to Play a Bad-Ass Alien Girl

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * Set visits, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, Star-Crossed on February 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Chelsea Gilligan (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

Chelsea Gilligan (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

One would think that one has to watch out for the boys in high school, but when confronted with the likes of an alien teen girl, most human teen boys are simply out of their league.  In the new CW series STAR-CROSSED, Chelsea Gilligan portrays Teri, an Atrian teen who has more than a few tricks up her sleeve.  Not helping matters is the fact that Teri believes in every fiber of her being that her destined love is Roman (Matt Lanter), an Atrian boy destined to rule their people one day.  Teri’s life would be perfect if the Atrians had never crash landed on Earth ten years ago; but they did, and they have been virtual prisoners on Earth ever since.  However, with new government mandate ordering seven Atrians to participate in a pilot integration program, Teri’s chance to finally stretch her wings and exercise her power has come.  Attending a human high school may be the last thing she wants to do, but it affords plenty of opportunities to get outside their internment camp and discover what the world has to offer.  It may provide the long-awaited opportunity to prove to Roman of their destined love.

If only fate did not have other plans.  Teri could not have known how Roman met Emery (Aimee Teegarden) that fateful day their spaceship crash landed on Earth and how that created a bond linking them that would never be broken.  For Atrians, there is but one true love, and Roman knows he found his in Emery.  So Teri is in for a rude awakening from her dream bubble once Roman and Emery are reunited at school and their bond more obvious than ever.  But Teri is an Atrian and one that has a bit of power than when used can make her a formidable opponent.  She is not about to give up on her chosen destiny – destiny and fate be damned.
In an exclusive interview from the set, star Chelsea Gilligan talked about how surprised she was to find that Teri was such a manipulative and bad-ass girl, as well how much fun it is to portray a character with a special ability:
With factions on both sides, Teri finds herself aligned with an Atrian faction known as the Trags.  While she is not exactly enamored with the humans, she does not really mean them ill-will either.  But with her family and some of her friends choosing to get involved in the resistance, Teri feels pulled to be a part of the action; and in her mind, it cannot be all bad if she gets to play with guns and have some fun.
As Chelsea laughingly noted, fans and viewers may be a bit off-put by Teri.  Teri is just a girl that knows what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it and by any means necessary.  Her abilities are just a means to achieving her goals and she figures it is her alien-given right to use them.

One would hope that over the course of the first season of STAR-CROSSED that Teri would learn a few strong lessons about working with the humans and not against them, but she has a long road ahead of her to see the error of her ways.  She will be the one girl that everyone may love to hate.  But all hope is not lost, there may be a road to redemption in her future, if she chooses it.  Will her love for Roman be the key to reaching her, or the one thing that triggers a rage that no one will be able to stop?

To see which path Teri ultimately chooses, be sure to tune in for all new episodes of STAR-CROSSED on Monday nights, starting February 17th, at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.  Will anyone be able to stop Teri from messing with everyone’s minds?  You can read more about STAR-CROSSED here: “STAR-CROSSED: Introducing An Alien Tale of Forbidden Romance, Forced Integration, and How Its Story Differs from ROSWELL”

Where this article may also be found:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/02/17/star-crossed-scoop-chelsea-gilligan-talks-getting-to-play-a-bad-ass-alien-girl/

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STAR-CROSSED: Greg Finley Talks Playing an Alien With A Secret

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * Set visits, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, Star-Crossed on February 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Greg Finley (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

Greg Finley (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

It seems like each character on the new CW series STAR-CROSSED has a secret.  In the case of Drake (Greg Finley), he finds himself having to hide a blossoming love affair.  Maybe love is just contagious across the universe, but the Atrians are certainly not immune to it.  After 10 years living amongst the humans has taught the Atrians one distinct lesson:  humans are not all that much more different than them.  In fact, outside of all those tattoos, humans and Atrians look a lot a like.  It is any wonder then that Cupid’s arrow may strike both equally?

Drake may not have thought he could ever fall in love with a human, but to his great surprise, he does.  Knowing full well that his fellow Atrians are not going to welcome a cross-species romance, Drake hides his love as a great secret.  But what is a boy to do when the girl he loves may reciprocate those forbidden feelings?

In an exclusive interview from the set, star Greg Finley teased a bit about Drake’s epic love, Drake’s rocky past with the Trags, and how Drake may just be the Mercutio in this “Romeo and Juliet” tale:

It is interesting that right away, STAR-CROSSED establishes Drake as more of a lover than a fighter.  With his dark past with the Trags, a rebel force within the Atrians, one would naturally assume that Drake would be quick to forsake any tender feelings.  But love is a powerful persuader, and Drake is soon under its spell.  Just what draws Drake’s eye?  The fact that the girl he notices is not afraid of him.  She is just as confident and secure in her position and power.  She is an alpha, like he is, and they innately recognize and appreciate the similar qualities in each other.

Drake may come from a warrior tribe amongst the Atrians, but his real strengths lie in the fact that he is hard-headed and confident in who he is and what he wants.  He has no fear, which Greg laughingly admitted is what gets Drake into a bit of trouble at times.

Fortunately, with the steadfast friendship of Roman (Matt Lanter) and the surprising support of the girl he loves, Drake thrives as the Atrians and humans try to come together and integrate their cultures.   Now if only all the other stubborn and fearful Atrians could appreciate the humans as much as Drake does.

To see the sizzling hot romance that Drake finds on Earth, be sure to tune in for all new episodes of STAR-CROSSED on Monday nights, starting February 17th, at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.

You can read more about STAR-CROSSED here: “STAR-CROSSED: Introducing An Alien Tale of Forbidden Romance, Forced Integration, and How Its Story Differs from ROSWELL”

Where this article may also be found:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/02/13/star-crossed-scoop-greg-finley-talks-playing-an-alien-with-a-secret/

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STAR-CROSSED: Natalie Hall Talks Playing the Queen Bee of Marshall High

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * Set visits, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, Star-Crossed on February 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Natalie Hall (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

Natalie Hall (photo credit: Tiffany Vogt)

It is nice to be queen.  In the new CW series STAR-CROSSED, Natalie Hall portrays the social queen of Marshall High.  Her character Taylor is the one everyone looks to for the social cues and she can literally make or break any social circle.  But in a nice twist, this queen-bee is deep down a very nice girl.  There will be no mean-girl tactics on her watch; well, unless they are rightfully deserved.  Taylor is not only the social leader of the school, she is the fashion trend-setter too.  Confident in her style, her social prowess and her power to keep things running smoothly under her watch, Taylor is a force of nature.

So when the government mandates that seven Atrian teens are going to be attending Marshall High as a trial integration program, Taylor wants to be the first to welcome them.  But what Taylor never anticipates is that one of the aliens is going to catch her eye.  Love truly does blossom in the most unexpected of places.  If anyone had told Taylor that her destined true love would be found amongst the stars, she would have been the first to scoff at the idea.  That is until the day she found it does.

In an exclusive interview from the set, star Natalie Hall talks about Taylor’s uncanny knack at being drawn to bad boys, the joy of working with her co-star Greg Finley and how Taylor embraces the political challenges that have come to Marshall High:

What Natalie loves most about her character Taylor is that Taylor has a funny side.  Being the Queen Bee of high school is great, but it is even better if she has a sense of humor.  The other thing that really surprised her was what a big heart Taylor has – and it is that big heart that really gets Taylor in trouble.  Well, perhaps “trouble” is too strong a word.  More like gets Taylor in a complicated situation.  The last thing Taylor needs is to fall in love with an alien, but the heart wants what the heart wants – and Taylor’s heart is head over hells in love with Drake (Greg Finley).  It will not be obvious at first, but soon human/alien relations will be taken to an all new levels as love seems to beckon across the two species and no one can resist its call.

Simultaneous to the blooming love affair between Emery (Aimee Teegarden) and Roman (Matt Lanter) will be an even quieter one between Drake and Taylor – and “quiet” may still be the wrong word as their love will be explosive.  Yet as passionate as Drake and Taylor’s physical attraction maybe, what surprises them the most is how it allows them to be vulnerable with each other too.

This is perhaps why Taylor sees Emery as more of an ally from the start and not a threat in her new world order at Marshall.  She instinctively feels that they share a bond.  Like Emery, Taylor is not afraid of the Atrians, instead she is intrigued by them; and once she feels the pull of attraction, she allows herself to explore that interesting possibility.  Plus, once Taylor makes up her mind she wants something, she gets it.  Life should not be about resisting temptation, but rather exploring it.

If only more humans were as adventurous and open-minded. The Atrians may be from another planet and they may wear tattoos, but they are an awful lot like the humans that they find themselves forced to live with.   So while Taylor may be the social queen, a fashionista at heart, and a risk-taker in love, one of her special abilities is to be able to assess people.  Human or alien, she can sense if there is something innately good about a person. Those instincts will prove valuable as she navigates the treacherous waters of an inter-species relationship; and we applaud how she will follow her heart no matter what the cost.

To see the lengths Taylor will go to in order to protect her new love, be sure to tune in for all new episodes of STAR-CROSSED on Monday nights, starting February 17th, at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.

You can read more about STAR-CROSSED here: “STAR-CROSSED: Introducing An Alien Tale of Forbidden Romance, Forced Integration, and How Its Story Differs from ROSWELL”

Where this article may also be found:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2014/02/12/star-crossed-scoop-natalie-hall-talks-playing-the-queen-bee-of-marshall-high/

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