Freeform’s Shadowhunters stars Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia partnered up for roundtable interviews at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, with Rosende and Toubia teasing what fans can expect from the final episodes of season two. Rosende said in keeping with what normally happens on their show, fans can expect situations to get worse before they’ll get better. He also revealed the final episodes of season two are a whirlwind of intensity and promised a lot of stuff will being going down.
Shadowhunters season two airs on Monday nights at 8pm ET/PT.
They’ve put both of you through so much this season. How has that been to play?
Alberto Rosende: “I think it’s helped us learn more about ourselves and about the world. It’s kind of cool. Looking in you get a better vision than looking out, a better understanding. I feel that that’s happened. I mean, Simon’s gone through a lot himself. We saw recently that he discovered the vampire monster that’s in him still is very active, whether or not he chose to ignore it.”
Emeraude Toubia: “I love those scenes, by the way. They are so my favorite. […] It was so sexy. I didn’t expect the show to do that kind of stuff. ”
Alberto Rosende: “It really pushes us as actors to work with that. Izzy’s journey this season has been this immense thing. Seeing this strong person fall and then kind of build herself back up, that’s a really cool journey to see. That’s a true hero’s journey, to have an obstacle, be faced with an obstacle, and have to overcome it.”
Emeraude Toubia: “See, I’m a hero!”
Alberto Rosende: “You are. Absolutely.”
How is her addiction playing out the rest of the season?
Emeraude Toubia: “I think for now she’s good. She’s just building herself up and I don’t think we’re going to see any more of that. I’m not sure – you never know what’s going to happen. But, I don’t think so. I think it’s over and done with.”
How is the relationship between Simon and Izzy progressing?
Emeraude Toubia: “There’s a lot of Sizzy moments…”
Alberto Rosende: “…in the next episode, if you want to see that. But the cool thing is just like any great relationship they build a foundation first, and I think that’s where Sizzy is right now. It’s building this foundation of friendship and help and trust. Maybe that will be the good starting point for when it actually dives in, maybe.”
What’s happening with Simon’s love life?
Alberto Rosende: “I think he wants to take a backburner for that. He was really crushed. He lost a lot of trust.”
Emeraude Toubia: “You’ve been with so many girls!” (Starts counting on her fingers.)
Alberto Rosende: “It’s just that Simon’s a very open, very accepting person.”
Emeraude Toubia: (Laughing) “Okay, if you want to call it that.”
Alberto Rosende: “I mean, now he’s in a place where he knows the true pain of heartbreak now, what it really feels like. Especially when you have to let go of someone that you didn’t want to let go of.”
Emeraude Toubia: “Do you think Climon is going to get back together?”
Alberto Rosende: “No. Simon knows. Simon knows that’s not his place.”
Can you talk about working with Will Tudor? He brings a different dynamic to the show.
Emeraude Toubia: “I love him, too. When you work with someone on set, sometimes you obviously feel the connection. But then seeing it on camera…he’s really blown me away. He’s so good. There’s an awesome scene that I get to do with him in (episode 19) so I can’t wait. I just did ADR for that scene and it’s going to be sick. I’m excited to see what he’s going to bring, what else they’re going to do with this character. You know, his journey is going to grow.”
Alberto Rosende: “Whenever we have a new actor come on set it’s always a little – especially someone that’s playing a role that’s such a big part of our story – it’s always weird. We already have a vibe. So it’s like, ‘Are you going to fit with our vibe?’ He just dove right in, just like pretty much everyone in the cast. I mean, Alisha (Wainwright), she bonded with us immediately. Jade (Hassoune) the same thing. Will was able to fit right in and bring a new element, too. I think a lot because of the character but also because of his process as an actor. His true understanding and love of the craft is something that I haven’t gotten to work with him but you see. It’s been really cool to see someone who has that admiration for the craft dive into scenes, dive in and ask questions. Having that new presence kind of makes you a little bit of a better actor.”
Watch the full Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia Shadowhunters interview: