Stepping straight from ABC’s award-winning series Lost where she portrayed Juliet Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell stepped into the very different shoes of V’s Erica Evans, a women who is fighting for her home, her family, and for humanity.
When asked about the first season’s explosive finale, Mitchell said, “I think that our first season was so much about setting it up, setting up the playing field, making it all work. And unfortunately, I think some of that can be kind of dull for me. You know, the exposition, the this, the that. Some of it was great and some of it kind of… (shrugs) But you know, we had to figure it out, we had to find it out. And now we’ve come to the place where we get to move the ball. So, I’m excited about that.!
“I’m excited about moving forward, about some of the characters getting more complex, I’m excited about heightening the drama, the romance, the things that can go horribly wrong. And I’m really excited about fracturing the characters. I’m so happy to know that they’re going to be a little bit broken, because that makes people more interesting. I don’t know if you guys ever read comic books, but you know how it always gets to the best part and it says to be continued? You know the story builds and your like, meh, and then you get to the the last two pages you’re like, this is so … and getting so … and you go, oh come on! I feel like this (V) right now about (the to be continued).”
And since we were at Comic Con, one of the biggest comic book conventions in the world, we just had to know what comics Elizabeth Mitchell was reading! “I hate to admit it, but when I was a kid read Archie and Veronica. Right now we read the Hulk because its my son’s favorite. So anything to do with the Hulk, even the newer ones where you’re like, who is that guy? Even the ones where it splits off … whatever.”
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