Maisie Richardson-Sellers says that one of the great things about breaking history in season two of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow was that it offers the Legends a chance to go back and interact with some really interesting historical figures. During the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, Richardson-Sellers also chatted about what’s in store for her character, Amaya/Vixen; relationships within the Legends team; and Amaya’s need to return to Zambesi to keep her timeline intact.
The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow season three will premiere on October 10, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT.
What can you tell us about where the Legends start in season three?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “We’re in big trouble. We’ve broken time. We’re stuck in LA with dinosaurs. We realize this is a big one to get out of and we might need some help from the Time Bureau. That kind of puts us in a half-hazard position because we’re kind of defunct now and they’re great; they’re efficient. So, the question is what happens next? What do we do? That’s the position we find ourselves in.”
Can you tease anything about Amaya and Nate’s relationship?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “It ended quite nicely at the end of last season. There was a sort of making up and such. I think this season they’re definitely going to explore it, but I think she’s very conscious of the fact she has to go back. She has to go back home in order to fulfill her timeline and that puts a time limit on their relationship. So, is it going to stay just chill and they’re just going to have fun? Or are they going to be able to control their emotions?”
How will the Legends will try to fix what they broke?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “They’re kind of racing the Time Bureau because it’s a competition to see who can fix time first and better. And, they get alerted quite suddenly…’Oh, we’re going here. We’re going there.’ So, we’re going to go to those places trying to fix it but there’s also the big bad also going through time trying to make it worse. So, we’re going to be chasing the problems and the bad at the same time throughout time.”
Have you enjoyed the different time periods portrayed in the series?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “It’s the best. It’s almost like doing a movie every week. The costume department – everything is handmade and beautiful. And it means we get amazing guests every week. I think it’s one of the huge pleasures of the show and I hope for the viewers, as well, because you never know what you’re going to get.”
Is there anyone you’re going to get to interact with more this season that you didn’t share many scenes with in season two?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “I think I work more with Caity (Lotz). As I start discovering new sides to my powers that I didn’t know before, which kind of challenges my very righteous side, that will make me more relatable to Caity as well and to Mick who both experience some of these things. I’m hoping we’ll go deeper into their friendships.”
Is there anything from what you’ve filmed of season three that was particularly fun or that you can’t wait for fans to see?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “We’re going to England which should be fun. We visited the circus which was amazing – a 1700s circus, a P.T. Barnum circus. I get into a lot of trouble at the circus.”
With the crossovers in the works, are there characters on the other shows you’d like to be able to work off of?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “Candice (Patton’s) character, Iris West. I think that would be awesome. Who else? I would love to work with Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) again. That was super fun. We had such great energy and lots of improv. Just getting all the women together! I think it would be great to have a big battle scene with all the women fighting or something like that to show all the power we have. We have some really great kick-ass female characters. It would be nice for us all to have screen time the same day.”
In this post-Wonder Woman setting, the narrative and the importance of women in the DC universe has changed. Are you feeling that?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers: “Definitely. And I think it’s so important and it’s about time. You’ve got the new amazing Tala (Ashe) who’s joining our cast. We’ve also got a female ‘bad,’ and another wonderful female character who’s going to be at the Time Bureau. I think we’re definitely feeling that ripple and it’s great that it was so successful because I think that it shows that there’s an audience who are interested. The strength of the female characters represents everything, so I hope it’s going to continue to translate well.”
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