Breakout Star Phoebe Tonkin Talks Books, Fanbase, and More with E!Online “I try to stay pretty true to her mannerisms”
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E!Online’s Tierney Bricker talked to Phoebe Tonkin who plays Faye Chamberlain. If you aren’t a fan already, you’re missing out. Phoebe is definitely a highlight while watching on Thursday night. Read entire interview here and follow Tierney for updates on The Secret Circle.
Of all our 2011 Breakout TV Stars, you’re the only one whose show and character is derived from a book series. Were you at all nervous taking on a role that already had a pretty large fanbase?
Phoebe Tonkin: A little bit. I had never read the books before we started filming, but I read the two books during the pilot. Obviously, it’s always going to be a different medium and it’s someone else’s interpretation of the story. In terms of my character, I try to stay pretty true to her mannerisms, and in the book it says that she has red nails and [has] little kinds of quirks like that that you can put into the show—I try to do. But ultimately, it’s Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller’s vision of the story and there’s new characters coming in, so it’s kind of going to change quite a bit.
Get ready for a marathon Secret Circle fans! The CW will re-air episodes 1-9 starting Dec 29th. Watch the preview below. All new episodes of The Secret Circle begin Jan 5th!
The CW just released the official episode synopsis for episode 1×11, “Fire/Ice.” The episode airs on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9PM. Highlight to reveal!
FAYE’S QUEST FOR POWER THREATENS THE CIRCLE — Cassie (Britt Robertson) asks Adam (Thomas Dekker) for help when she wants to look into her father’s past, and their search leads them to an eerily familiar place. It also rekindles an old flame when Adam, thrilled to be spending time with Cassie again, asks her to the Fire and Ice dance. But because of her friendship with Diana (Shelley Hennig) Cassie is forced to give a surprising response. In an effort to be a better father, Ethan (Adam Harrington) offers to chaperone the dance, much to Adam’s dismay. Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) asks Lee (guest star Grey Damon) to help her with a spell that would grant her individual magic. Unfortunately, the spell has some terrifying side effects that nearly destroy the Circle. Jessica Parker Kennedy also stars. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead (#111).
Check out this brand new clip for “Darkness” which airs Jan 5, 2012. Can you say intense? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section. In case you can’t view it, here’s the YT link.
“I don’t call them flashbacks exactly, but within the first bunch when we get back, we have this obligation to the fans and to the characters to enlighten everyone about what went on 16 years ago.” So, how are they doing the flashbacks? Miller wouldn’t say, but he did tease that they’re “doing it in a really, really cool way.” Color us intrigued!
“We’re so excited for the show to come back, because as we keep making the episodes and writing the episodes, it’s been a little frustrating, not having the instant gratification of going online and reading what people are saying. We like all the fan response that we get; we’re very appreciative of the fans. The interactive nature of TV makes it more fun.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Jan 5th episode “Darkness”.
CASSIE REVEALS HER DEEPEST SECRET YET; STEFANIE KRAMER (“HUNTER”) AND GREY DAMON (“FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”) GUEST STAR — Cassie (Britt Robertson) turns to Adam (Thomas Dekker) when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle, including Diana (Shelley Hennig). Meanwhile, Diana is thrilled when her grandmother Kate (guest star Stefanie Kramer, “Hunter”) drops in for a visit, but Charles (Gale Harold) is suspicious of his mother’s motives after Kate takes an unusual interest in Cassie. Meanwhile, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) recruits a mysterious stranger named Lee (guest star Grey Damon, “Friday Night Lights”) to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever. Jessica Parker Kennedy and Natasha Henstridge also star. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by David Ehrman (#110).