"Star-Crossed", a midseason series offered by the CW network for the fall 2013 lineup. The series follows a teenage girl who recently reunited with her childhood crush. Apparently, her crush happens to be an alien who spent the intervening years of his childhood in a government internment camp.
Friday Night Lights actress Aimee Teegarden plays the role of teenager Emery and 90210 actor plays his alien-lover, Roman.
Also joining the cast is Secret Life of the American Teenager actor Greg Finley. On the series, he portrays the role of Drake and is one of the villains in the series.
Wetpaint scored an interview with Finley and Teegarden on a recent charity event where the two cast members dished some spoilers about their characters on the supernatural-themed drama. Check out the excerpts from the Q&A below:
In the pilot of Star-Crossed, your character, Emery, befriends Roman and, in doing so, commits social suicide. How will that play out during the season?
I don’t know — I haven’t actually seen anything other than the very first episode. So I’m not sure, but I have a feeling there will be a lot of mixed emotions and ups and downs, and … fighting what your heart wants versus what your mind is thinking and what you should be doing. There’s going to be lots of good turmoil. I think it’s one of those TV shows that really captures the youth, and obviously there are aliens that are an aspect of it, but it’s not really about that. It’s really about the storylines. So, yeah, your guess is as good as mine.
Do you think Emery will befriend the other Atrian teens?
Oh no! I’ve become an Atrian wannabe — that’s what’s going to happen! I think that she sees the world in a different light. I don’t necessarily think she sees race between humans and aliens — or purple, green, pink, whatever. It doesn’t matter to her. I think she’s really interested in getting to know the individual, so I feel like if there are other good Atrians, aliens, then possibly. But we’ll see.
Where do you see Emery's romance with Roman going in this first season?
I don’t know. I feel like it’s going to be a slow burn. I feel like it might be a slow burn with some road bumps, like any good high school romance.
Tell me about your character on Star-Crossed.
Greg Finley: I play Drake, Roman’s best friend. I kind of play the Mercutio to his Romeo. I hate the humans because they’ve been imprisoning us for 18 or 19 years … There’s no love for the humans.
So are you the bully character?
No, I’m not the bully because Jesse [Luken] plays the bully [Eric]. [I'm] not the bully … just protective over his race and protective over Roman. As Roman falls for Emery’s character I almost feel like he’s going against me and against us.
So you, as Drake, do not approve of the Roman-Emery relationship?
Not at all, at all. I think the show is going to start to expand on that. As you’ll see in the pilot, something happens, something kinda very bad and it’s kinda my fault.
So you come between them?
Very much, yeah.
To whet your appetite more about Star-Crossed, watch this sneak peek video from the pilot episode below: