Jaimie Alexander talked to Fansided about the new season of Blindspot. You can read the interview here:
Jaimie Alexander is back in Season 2 of ‘Blindspot’, and the star is enthusiastic about what’s ahead in an even more exciting new season.
Tonight Blindspot officially moves to its new timeslot on NBC, and that means two hours less to wait for Jaimie Alexander to kick behind as TV’s most exciting heroine Jane Doe.
Season 2 is set up to be even more of a roller-coaster for Jane, as she finally learned the secret of her true identity in the season premiere and now has to adjust to a new role within the FBI team that still feels like she betrayed them. Meanwhile, how many answers will she really get about her past this time around?
Hidden Remote sat down with Jaimie at San Diego Comic-Con to get her reaction to finding out Jane Doe’s identity, and learn what else has her so excited about returning to Blindspot for a second season.
Hidden Remote: We know it destroyed Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) to learn that Jane wasn’t Taylor Shaw. But how was it for her to realize that truth?
Jaimie Alexander: It’s devastating. Just to think you’re this one person and you really wanted to be her and you’re like God something to hold onto and then to just have it ripped away from you and you’re right back where you started, just in any walk of life, that’s really heavy.
HR: Then how is it to actually get her real identity at the start of Season 2?
JA: It is insane. When they pitched it to me I thought oh, so that’s like over five or six episodes and he’s [series creator Martin Gero] like no, it’s the first episode back and I’m like really? The first episode ties up the entire first season, every question’s answered, it’s not a trick or anything. It’s legitimate answers. I asked him like five times, I’m like is this for real and he’s like yes. It gets tied up.
HR: So what can we say about the rest of the season and where Jane goes from there?
JA: We start on a new journey in Episode 2, and it’s really amazing what ends up happening and of course what ends up happening in the beginning, nobody will expect. I didn’t expect when I read it. I kind of got teary cause I was like oh my God. Just to film what I just filmed is really difficult and it’s really fun. It’s heavy, it’s so heavy but it’s really, really great.
Again of course it’s more action-packed than anything I’ve ever done before and that’s saying a lot. There’s something in Episode 2 that I had to get certification for. So it’s going to be great. It’s very exciting.
HR: A lot of fans were pulling for Weller and Jane to become a couple last season, and of course they did share that kiss. So is there any potential for romance again or did that die with the way last season ended?
JA: I think the two of them care about each other so much, and if you’ve been in that situation but you’re always going to care about the person. That’s kind of what happens with them, but they’re in such a bad place.
Tthere’s so much anger and hurt and betrayal and devastation with all the characters and how they’re relating that it takes time, and we’re going to get to explore that and play with that, which is really fun as an actor to go through that roller coaster. Then also blow stuff up.
It’s a very well-balanced season, how it’s starting out, and it’s going to be fantastic. But we made sure, him and I throughout the first season, to as much as we can give each other these little side glances, these little looks because we know that tugs at people. It’s going to be an amazing journey.
HR: You in particular were hailed as the next big heroine on television. There was a lot of talk about Jane’s strength and how she was such a positive character to see. How has that kind of feedback been for you to hear?
JA: It’s an amazing feeling. It’s a long time coming, because I’ve always sort of played characters like this, but to see an uprising in these strong but vulnerable female characters is incredible.
I’m hoping that this show is helping pave the way, along with some other television shows and films, to make room for more roles like this because there are some extraordinary actresses out there that embody strength and confidence, kindness, compassion and empathy and to get that out there is a really good positive image for young women, women of all ages really.
To be told that our show is inspiring mothers and daughters and what have you, both men and women saying we represent a very positive body image on the show because we’re all very different shapes – that’s the best thing I take away from Blindspot.
It’s just an incredible thing; it always makes me a little teary-eyed. I’m not going to cry, but it’s awesome to be a part of something like that, because I always wanted to do that. That’s one of the biggest reasons I got into this industry.