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Sandra, I miss the Secret Circle dearly. Some scoop would make this a truly Happy Thanksgiving! — Kelly
As if Charles’s life is wasn’t already about to get more complicated — with the impending arrival of his mother — now his high school-ex his headed to town as well! The show is currently casting the role of Lauren, described as a “haunted” woman with a “dark strength” that lurks beneath her timid surface. And casting scoop indicates she’s not too friendly with Mrs. Meade.
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by Christi Kassity
I had the opportunity today to go to The CW Network where I watched the fall finale of The Secret Circle, entitled “Balcoin,” and then sat down with executive producer Andrew Miller and actor Gale Harold (Charles) to discuss what we can expect when the show returns in early 2012.
The episode ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, but also answered a few of our questions (as well as left us asking a whole lot more!). My lips are sealed about the bombshell that was dropped at the very end, but I won’t be silenced for long — you can see the episode in full Thursday, November 10 at 9pm on The CW.
What I can tell you is it has twists, turns, and Gale Harold looking dashing in a suit.
The first thing we can count on for the return of the show in January is that Jake (played by Chris Zylka) will be returning, but Miller couldn’t say for how long he will stay.
Can Jake be trusted?
“I think Jake would sacrifice the whole circle… It feels to me like he’s still kind of an enigma. I think the truest thing about Jake is what Faye sees in him… that he really does care for Cassie, but I don’t know where that leads him because he’s a weird guy, that Jake. Handsome, but weird” offered Miller.
You will find yourself changing your mind about him several different times throughout the final episode and will still be rendered unsure by the end of it. The problem, as Miller brought up, is the relationship dynamic between Jake and Isaac (JR Bourne). “I think there is a hold Isaac has on Jake. Isaac has a lot of confidence and I think that over the last two years their relationship has grown,” said Miller, describing the relationship as a little father/son and a little mentor/mentee, which makes it difficult for Jake to break away from, emotionally. “Isaac knows he can control him, so there is no need to kill him.”
Question: Because this is different from the other roles you’ve done, what was the appeal of this for you?
GALE HAROLD: It’s not the witch aspect that’s interesting. What’s interesting is the cover, and not being who you really are and trying to get away with it, with the repercussions primarily being a long sentence in the penitentiary. In terms of drama and something to play against, that’s what’s compelling. That’s the first step. The context is interesting because it’s not common, at all. It’s something that you maybe don’t believe in. I don’t know if I believe in witchcraft. Maybe I do. I don’t know. But, I do believe that, if I go to someone’s house and burn them down and the state patrol finds out, I’m going away for a long time and my daughter is going to be orphaned, and all of that. Meanwhile, I have to do so much work to cover that and be good at it. In talking about why he didn’t seem to have any remorse for burning Amelia alive, I think there’s a real addictive quality to those moments. That overload of power sends it all home, for me. It’s just a person walking down the street, doing some very strange things, and fighting their own mainline addiction to it. That’s not a very common position to be in.
Question: Can you talk about the addition of more elders into the story?
HAROLD: Charles’ mother is on the way, and she’s got some issues to resolve, or to start, so that she can resolve them later. We’ll slap each other around for 35 seconds, and then she’s gonna leave. So, yeah, she’s coming and she’s pissed, and she’s very good at covering that. As far as how that relates to the other elders, I’m not sure, but I know that it makes Charles very nervous. In an existential way, he really wants to be in possession of the kind of power that he imagines the elders have, but doesn’t know how to access. In a weird way, it’s Oedipal because there’s Dawn (Natasha Henstridge), and then mom comes around. Charles doesn’t have a woman in his life except for his daughter, which is a totally other kind of relationship, but it puts him in a weird position and then you’re back in that Greek stuff, which is always good.
Thanks to galeharold.it by Shirley Petchprapa