Elizabeth Mitchell previews Revolution [Interview]
Things that go boom aside, Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays mother to Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers), says tomorrow’s episode will help the audience “gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding.” Just don’t look for the big why the lights went out reveal just yet. That comes in the April 8 episode, as Kripke previously teased. Mitchell says of the reveal, “[Rachel] basically just sits there and tells the entire story. That’s it. Literally, she lays it out. It’s absolutely fun.”
From an acting standpoint, Mitchell says the second half of the season has been just as satisfying as the reveal will be for fans. “It’s kind of like [Kripke] has no fear when it comes to these characters. He’s not trying to make anyone a cookie-cutter [and] not trying to make anyone a traditional this or a traditional that,” she says. “I think I’m consistently surprised by the characters’ development and who these characters turn out to be down the line.”
Among the most surprising character reveals down the line? We’ll find out why Rachel and Miles are on less than friendly terms (“That probably an excellent direction to go in,” Mitchell says with a laugh when asked if their history is romantic), Zac Orth’s Aaron “goes on such an incredible journey” that ends with a face-to-face with his wife, and Neville and his son will find themselves on diverging paths after an “unforgivable schism,” teases to Kripke.
But the big question: Will this perilous world claim the lives of anyone near and dear? “No one is safe,” warns Mitchell. “I think it’s a world that’s incredibly precarious and the deaths and violence will reflect that.”
“We’re stuck but stuck in such a nice way,” actress Elizabeth Mitchell (“V,” “Lost”) said while promoting the show in Los Angeles. “I can’t wait for the vacation to be over so I can come back to Wilmington. I miss my house. I miss my view. I miss my neighbors. Part of me is like, why don’t I just live there? It suits me.”
Mitchell, who lives with her husband and 7-year-old son near Seattle when not filming “Revolution,” said she’s glad to get a new view from a different coast. She said it’s similar to the experience she had filming “Lost” in Hawaii.
“I can’t even tell you how pretty Wilmington is,” she said. “The sunsets and sunrises are probably the prettiest I’ve ever seen. I had a friend watching a sunset here (in Los Angeles) and he was like, “They’ve got nothing on Wilmington.”
Source: Star News On Line
Elizabeth Mitchell: I get really excited every time I get a script – I read it as fast as I can, even if I just have my phone with me. I sit there and just look at the whole thing. I feel like Eric’s mind is devious and creative, and I like that.