The Secret Circle is generating a lot of buzz, especially around the characters of Cassie and Adam. Well, Zap2it sat down with EP Andrew Miller and got some spoilery goodness on a couple of TSC’s other characters, Nick Armstrong~Louis Hunter and Melissa Glaser~Melissa Parker Kennedy.
“Nick is a troubled young man,” Miller tells us, laughing a bit. “Both his parents are dead; he lives with his aunt and uncle. He’s a little bit more messed up than the other ones. He’s got this cool guy facade, but he spends a lot of time pushing people away, probably out of insecurity and fear. Miller goes on to reveal, “What I like about Nick is that he’s very much an outsider even as a part of the circle. In being an outsider, he’s got an outsider’s perspective that allows him to read people very well because he’s so used to looking at them from the outside — sometimes literally, from the outside looking in. I don’t know that you’re going to see the same kind of thing that happened in the book between them, but he does understand Cassie in a way that no one else does.”
“Melissa is an insecure mean girl. She has this unique position of being friends with Faye, which kind of makes her a powerful girl at school, and yet, she’s not ‘that girl,’ so she’s kind of in a weird spot,” Miller explains. “She’s been living in Faye’s shadow for their entire friendship, which is a safe place to be because it’s not a lot of pressure, but at the same time she’s not given the opportunities to assert herself in any real, meaningful way.” Andrew promises we’ll see a change in Melissa. “Over the course of the season, as she comes into her power, she’ll create a clear definition for herself and it will help her define herself outside of her relationship with Faye in a really cool way.”