Leah Pipes heeft een gastrol gescoord in de serie ‘9-1-1’, in aflevering 4×08 zal ze te zien zijn als een sterwardess. Aanstaande maandag is de aflevering te zien op de Amerikaanse zender FOX.
The 118 are called to the tarmac when a flight attendant reaches her limit with her flight’s passengers. Athena discovers that quarantine has pushed a couple to their breaking point. Meanwhile, Eddie worries Christopher will not accept him dating, Buck reconnects with an old flame and finds himself in the middle of Albert’s new relationship and Maddie and Chimney make a big decision about their baby in the all-new “Breaking Point” winter finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 8 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-408) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Guest Cast: as Megan West as Taylor Walsh; Gabrielle Walsh as Ana Flores; Keana Marie as Veronica; Leah Pipes as Molly; Maggie Egan as Janice; James Patrick Duffy as Clinton
At long last, Thursday’s episode of Legacies (The CW, 9/8c) raises the curtain on Salvatore: The Musical. But what’s supposed to serve as a straight retelling of the supernatural school’s inception quickly becomes a musical recap of The Vampire Diaries‘ many sordid romances. And we have no complaints.
Following a brief-but-memorable audition process, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Kaleb (Chris Lee) land the roles of Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore, made famous 11 years ago by Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. And just as Damon and Elena’s legacies (tee-hee!) are inherently woven into the fabric of this spinoff, both Bryant and Lee were already familiar with the original series’ angsty lovers.
“It was the first show I ever binge-watched,” Bryant tells TVLine of The Vampire Diaries, adding that she has rewatched the first season “at least three or four times, so the research is already done.” Lee says he was also familiar with both TVD and The Originals before joining Legacies, albeit to a lesser extent, thanks to a previous girlfriend’s obsession with the franchise.
Still, walking (and singing) a mile in Damon and Elena’s shoes helped both actors develop a new appreciation for them. “Elena’s character arc was all about choosing what made the most sense for her, which was sometimes seen as the ‘selfish’ decision, and that’s pretty much what Josie has been dealing with,” Bryant says. “It was fun being able to relate to [Elena] in that way I never thought I would.”
Lee also discovered similarities between Kaleb and Damon, particularly in their philosophies about being a member of the undead among the living. “Kaleb’s attitude, especially in Season 1, came from Damon,” Lee says. “And I love the relationship he had with his brother. It’s like, ‘I love you, but I hate you. I need you, but I don’t want you around.’ That type of thing.”
Speaking of Damon’s brother, Lee commends Ben Levin’s work as Stefan in Salvatore: The Musical. “Jed’s voice is incredible,” Lee says. “He was committed to getting the moves and steps right, making it look like he wasn’t trying at all.” As for his female counterpart, Lee says, “Kaylee is a dream and a half. I love her voice. And she gets theater. She’s so natural at translating it to the screen.”
Though Landon gets in-show credit for penning this musical history lesson, the episode itself was written by Thomas Brandon, who also co-wrote the songs with musician Chris Read. (Brandon, whom executive producer Julie Plec calls her “secret weapon for music,” previously wrote Josie and Landon’s songs for the talent show in Season 1.) Several of the numbers in Salvatore: The Musical are even named after iconic TVD lines, including “Hello, Brother,” of which you can hear in full below:
Next, it was time for Bryant and Lee to dress the part.
“There were pictures of the main original cast of The Vampire Diaries everywhere, and everyone was trying to figure out what their most iconic looks were,” Bryant recalls. “For Elena, it was the layered thermal with the white cami popping out. And a fake leather jacket. So much pleather. We even put up pictures of her hair, trying to find the perfect wig that would fall straight down like her hair did. All that fun stuff.”
But no costume piece brought Bryant more joy than Elena’s flare jeans. “They were really comfortable,” she says. “We need to bring those back. My ankles got so much of a breeze!”
Lee also relished the opportunity to dress like Damon, whose style he originally hoped Kaleb would mirror before he and costume designer Ann Walters settled on a more refined look for his character. Kaleb dresses “like LeBron after a basketball game,” Lee explains, “which makes sense, because he’s a football kid who happened to become a vampire. In the fitting room for this episode, putting on that scarf, those boots, that jacket — it was like, ‘Oh man, I’m not even worthy.’”
Legacies is about to take a trip down memory lane. In the series’ upcoming episode, “Salvatore: The Musical,” the Salvatore School puts on a musical all about the school’s history. That history includes the story of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Stefan and Damon Salvatore (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder), Caroline Forbes (Candice King), Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), and many more. And for Legacies’ Kaylee Bryant, it was a chance to put her love of all things Vampire Diaries to use.
EW spoke with Bryant about the hour and the pressure of playing Elena.
As a fan of The Vampire Diaries, what was your reaction the first time you read this episode?
Oh, I was so excited! I was so obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, and I’ve watched it so many times. I feel like the past 5-6 years of my life have been in preparation for this. [Laughs] I got super nervous when they told me I was playing Elena. But the more that I realized it was me playing Josie and Josie who was playing Elena, the more I was like, “Oh, this is okay. This makes sense.”
You all nailed the Elena costume.
Yeah, it’s kind of amazing. The costume department, the hair and makeup department, everybody got super inspired and super excited about it. We had pictures everywhere of everybody’s most iconic looks, which involved a lot of pleather as I think we all know, a lot of bootcut legs.
And the layering of the shirts!
Oh my God, I miss it, but at the same time we were doing the “Hello Brother” dance and we got to take 30 and I was like, “Why am I sweating so much?” And I was like, “Oh because I’m wearing three layers of thermals.” [Laughs]
As the TVD expert on the cast, did you find yourself explaining a lot of things to your cast mates?
Oh constantly. My only thing is, and I’m going to regret this for the rest of my life, is that in the opening number I was wearing Elena’s necklace and I kick myself to this day because she shouldn’t have the necklace by then. That’s going to drive me crazy for the rest of my life. You see Elena and just associate the necklace with her but Stefan’s the one that gives it to her and she meets Stefan with it on in the musical and I’m like, “Nooo!”
What was your favorite part of making this episode?
Honestly, the rehearsal process was so much fun. Chris [Lee] and I both come from musical theater backgrounds and I think we both were really missing it at that point, so we actually did full-blown rehearsals in a ballet studio with professional dancers and it was so much fun! We all got to play around and that was genuinely my favorite part of it all.
How long was the rehearsal process?
Well, episodes 1 through 4 are year-long episodes. These episodes took a year to do because we started at this time, if not earlier, last year and finished at the very end of last year. It took a very long time because we got put on hold because of COVID so it was a lengthy process. We did the choreography and the recordings and a few scenes before we all got shut down. It’s almost been worse because then I had an entire year to sit back and go, “I could’ve done all of that so much better.” [Laughs]
What does Josie take away from her time as Elena?
She really takes away a lot. I went through the same process as Josie in that I heard that Josie was playing Elena and I was like, “Why would they do that, they have nothing in common.” And then the more I dug, the more I realized that their over-arching character stories have so much in common, with them deciding what is the right choice for them outside of everybody else. So it’s really interesting how her stepping into Elena really validates what it means to be selfish versus what it means to look after your mental health.
Looking ahead a bit, is she still dealing with the Dark Josie fallout in episodes to come?
Definitely. Josie has been at this school for her entire life and she sees magic very differently than everybody else. She struggles with basically an addiction to magic, and I think that she really comes to terms with that these next couple of episodes. The Salvatore School is completely full of magic so her entire life she’s always been surrounded by the thing that hurts her the most, so she has to take initiative for herself and what is best for her.
Is there a side of Josie you’d like to see more of this season?
The first half of the season following the musical and episode 4, we really dive into Josie actually sticking to her word of not being co-dependent and really finding her own independence, which is something that I had so much fun working on. What’s exciting about this season for me personally is that I do get to work with some new faces, which was really fun to get some fresh blood in here.
Kaylee en Quincy zijn een campagne begonnen om de crewleden van ‘Legacies’ financieël te kunnen steunen nu ze hun baan kwijt zijn door de corona-pandemie. Fans kunnen o.a. merchandise van de “Super Squad” collectie kopen of simpelweg doneren om zo de campagne te steunen. Klik hier voor meer informatie.
The cast of “Legacies” is trying to help out their unemployed crew members amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and fans can grab merch and autographs while supporting the behind-the-scenes workers.
Actors Kaylee Bryant (who plays Josie Saltzman) and Quincy Fouse (who plays MG) helped launch a campaign for fans can buy merchandise with the words “Super Squad.” Fans of “Legacies” know that characters on the drama about a magical school call themselves this when they team up to fight the bad guys.
The items are very work-from-home chic. The “Super Squad” collection includes cotton t-shirts ($30), hoodies ($55-$60) and sweatpants ($45). Fans can also rep the magical crew with tote bags and a hat (both $20). Most items are in black or gray, with the notable exception being one hoodie that is tie-dye. The colors are blue and yellow, which “Legacies” viewers will recognize at the school colors at the show’s Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted.
According to the fundraiser, hosted on the Blank Clo website, 90% of the proceeds will go to the crew and 10% will go to Black Lives Matter.
To give fans even more incentive, the fundraiser will include autographs for early customers. “First 100 orders of $100 or more get a signed thank you note from a member of the cast,” the site says.
It isn’t clear how many cast members are participating, but both Bryant and Fouse have promoted the campaign. They seem to have dubbed it “Dauqs Repus,” which is Super Squad spelled backward and a joke that they laughed over during the Instagram Live announcement last week.
“We’ve got a bunch of very wonderful crew, and in these hard times, they’ve been out of a job,” Fouse said during the June 30 live stream. “So the production would like to put together a fund to send money to those families that help make the show we all know and love possible.”
Bryant added, “With all due respect to the cast, the crew does much more work than we do.”
From set designers to hair and makeup artists to stunt performers to lighting technicians, crewmembers far outnumber cast members on most productions. Typically, The CW would be bringing everyone back to the Atlanta set in July, but “Legacies,” like most other productions, is shut down until it’s safe to film.
Fans who would like to donate directly to the crew members in need without receiving anything in return can donate directly to the “Legacies” Crew Relief Fund.
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