NYCC Interview: Roundtable with Matt Davis & Danielle Rose Russell from LEGACIES

Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell struggle to figure out what they can and can’t share with us about their new show LEGACIES.

I won’t lie. As a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals I could not wait to ask Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell about Legacies, this new spinoff in The Vampire Diaries world. Unfortunately, as we all know, the list of what talent can’t say about their show is a longer than the list of things they can say.

That’s the hardest part about this. It’s that there’s so many cool things that you do want to talk about but you can’t spoil anything which puts us actors in that awkward position of looking like idiots trying to talk about something that has nothing to do with the other.

So instead, we focused in on how Klaus’s and Elijah’s unceremonious death will affect Hope and whether this tragedy will walk down the dark path that her uncles themselves struggled to get away from. Thankfully, Davis and Russell were quick to let us know that Alaric would quickly step in as Hope’s next father figure.

Alaric understands Hope and knows how to interact with Hope in a way that I don’t think any one else really does. He respects the fact that she doesn’t really want to get close to a lot of people, so it doesn’t really bother him I don’t think. They have like this partner in crime but you’re also trying to guide me and help me deal with everything that’s happening, while also not forcing her to do something that she doesn’t want to do – Danielle

I think that’s the cool thing about this school. It’s not about trying to control anybody. It’s like controlled chaos, it’s a safe zone for everyone to express themselves and find themselves but it’s not about trying to control or tamp down their powers – Matt

 

Legacies premieres this Thursday at 9/8c on The CW

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