The 'Legion' star on getting to see the downside this season of never forgetting everything.

Having a mutant ability that includes a perfect memory might sound incredibly useful, but there’s also would likely be some innate issues that go along with that – something we saw reflected in a notable way on last week’s episode of “Legion” on FX, as David (Dan Stevens) and Cary (Bill Irwin) discovered that for Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), the perfect life would be forgetting things, all the time, rather than have to recall everything he’s ever experienced.

When Marvel.com spoke to Harris on the set of “Legion” Season 2, the actor spoke about exploring more of the downside of Ptonomy’s abilities this year, along with the new character dynamics in play this year. But first, we began by chatting about the show’s behind-the-scenes move in the second season, as far as where “Legion” is produced…

Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace in “Legion.”

Marvel: What was it like for you relocating the show from Vancouver to Los Angeles for Season 2?

Harris: I really like it. I’m actually based in New York so it’s cool to be here and live in LA under these circumstances, working on a really great show and getting to know the city and meeting new people and exploring, all those types of things. It’s exciting. I liked Vancouver but Vancouver is the type of place that’s really beautiful in the summertime and then it just rains. [Laughs] So we started shooting in August and when we first got there, I was like “Man, Vancouver is gorgeous!” I was hiking, walking around and then probably by the middle of September it just started raining and was really gray every day and I was like, “Oh, I don’t know if I love Vancouver as much as I thought I did.” It’s an amazing city. It’s a beautiful city. But you know that [weather] can be a little tough sometimes!

Marvel: It was interesting to begin the season with this time jump that David himself didn’t understand at first, given the new dynamics with the characters, including the move to Division 3.

Harris: I think we’re in a place now where everyone has similar roles but different relationships – relationships have changed a lot. So just seeing that develop and seeing those relationships develop has been nice and exciting and fun. You’re reading every script going “Where’s this going? Why am I now close to this person when I wasn’t close to them before?” There are a lot of those thing that come about that are exciting and interesting and fun things to explore as an actor. With Ptonomy, I think he has a straightforward, direct way of addressing people and talking to people so I think that continues and he puts on more of a detective hat this season which is really nice and interesting. He has some really cool obstacles to overcome.

Marvel: His mutant abilities are very intriguing and different than the norm.

Harris: Yeah, I think the main thing [in Season 2] is just going deeper into how he feels about those powers. I think we’re getting more into his relationship to his own powers and how they affect him and just how he feels about them. I think in Season 1 we see in some ways how they can be a burden but I don’t think we went too much into the ways in which remembering everything can be daunting. It’s there for a job and a purpose and feeling David out and who is this guy, what is he really about? In Season 2, we’re getting into his relationship to his own powers and how he really feels about them.

I think he’s a task oriented, very focused person so obviously he’s always going to be like “What are we trying to do? How do we figure this out? How do we move the needle forward?” Less emotions and more “Let’s get this done.” Stiff upper lip. He has that, but I think we’re gonna be granted the opportunity to let him express more emotion and that’s exciting.

New episodes of “Legion” air Tuesday nights at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

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See a preview for a new episode airing tonight -- Tuesday, April 17 -- at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX!

Last week on “Legion,” David Haller (Dan Stevens) had his first face-to-face — in an astral plane manner — conversation with the Shadow King, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban), and learned the importance of a certain monk. On top of that, David learned more from Syd’s future self about why it was important to help Farouk, while he also shared the truth about these encounters with the present day Syd (Rachel Keller).

In Tuesday night’s new episode, “Chapter 11,” the story continues, as David navigates the maze. You can check out a preview at the top of the page and photos from the episode in the gallery below!

Written by Noah Hawley & Nathaniel Halpern and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, “Legion” – “Chapter 11” airs Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

For more on “Legion,” read what Bill Irwin and Amber Midthunder told Marvel.com about Cary and Kerry’s evolving dynamic.

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The 'Legion' stars on how things are changing for the two mutants and their unique dynamic.

One of the fascinating character dynamics on “Legion” — airing Tuesday nights on FX — is Cary (Bill Irwin) and Kerry (Amber Midthunder) Loudermilk, two mutants who co-exist within Cary’s body, with Kerry only physically appearing when needed.

Recently on the series though, things have been changing for them, including a crisis in last week’s episode that found Cary instead be absorbed within Kerry, which resulted in a notable change in appearance for Kerry when it came to her hair. Meanwhile, larger questions about what happens to them down the line — especially considering Cary is physically much older than Kerry — continue to be raised.

During a visit to the set of “Legion,” Irwin and Midthunder spoke to Marvel.com about the new season and the unique challenges their characters face.

Discussing the duo, Irwin said, “They’re ever evolving and it’s really interesting. In Season 2, things have happened between these two characters that inhabit one body so that we’re forever feeling out our duality. But as the same time, we as a storytelling group, this production, we’re going back and looking at this proposition and getting a second chance to take it on. Last year, as with all first seasons, we hit the ground running. Amber and I were merged. Now we’re figuring out what that means for us as characters and for us as storytellers and how the rest of the set of characters take that on.”

Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk in “Legion”

As far as what just occurred on “Legion,” Irwin added, “There are some complications when I look at my other half, who is in real life 40 years younger, in the episode which we just completed, and she has a couple of gray hairs.”

Said Midthunder, “I think before Season 1, the two of them had their life where they each played roles in their unit. If the two of them are one piece, they each had their territories that they covered in life and they could do that. And then David came in and it continued, but it really forced them to look at themselves and called into question – are they two people who are dependent on each other? Is it okay? Or are they truly unhealthy? Are they codependent and it’s a problem? I think it called into question a lot of things about their relationship and their living situation that now can’t be ignored.”

Midthunder noted that for Kerry, when it came to these issues, “I think if it were up to her, she’d ignore it. She’d be like ‘It’s fine, I’m happy with the way things are! I have this, I have you, we’re okay.’ But he knows that you can’t just live like that forever. Some hard unknowns have been called into question that they have to figure out the truth to. Like he had that moment last season of ‘I wonder what happens to her when I die?’ They have to figure that out. You can’t ignore that anymore. It’s like being in high school where you’re like ‘real life is never gonna happen’ and the years go by and then you’re like ‘Oh, I actually have to become an adult? I have to be independent? I have to do life by myself?’ I think that’s sort of what she’s dealing with. She’s like ‘No, we’ll just coast.’ And he’s like ‘No, we have to figure this out.’ I think it’s about her learning to be independent and how she views that and what that means to her because it’s more a question of the stability of their relationship in her eyes. The more independent she is, the more she views it as distance between the two of them. When you don’t know anything else and you rely so much on someone and they feed your soul, you don’t want them to be distant from you. So, I think that’s really where she’s at.”

Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk in “Legion”

In Season 2 of “Legion,” the action has shifted from Summerland to Division 3, and Irwin noted that for scientist Cary, “He does have slightly greater resources perhaps. And of course the group of mutants doesn’t have to expend quite so much energy hiding from D3. I love the texture and I hope to get to sit down and talk to Noah [Hawley] about this but it seems to me that those of us who created the Summerland environment in which the story took place last season, there must be some undercurrents of ‘Oh, that’s how they do it at D3.’”

Kerry in the meantime is a fighter, and Midthunder said that when it came to filming her action scenes, “It’s always a challenge. but I have a lot of fun with it. It’s definitely something I look forward to. Travis Wong is our fight choreographer, Mike Gaines is our stunt coordinator, and they’re both really amazing. We work really well together. They’ve been great about teaching me things and really balancing [it all]. On a show like this it’s not just like ‘A fight is a fight.’ We have to do the narrative also and do the internal and show the internal physically. So that’s been a lot of fun to unravel that and figure out who she is and how to show it – because Kerry is not a person who is very emotionally aware of herself. So she would take her feelings out without understanding them. But she would take them out physically, so how do we transfer that? As an actor, I understand how she’s feeling. How do we show that through her way of showing it? So that’s been a lot of fun.”

New episodes of “Legion” air Tuesday nights at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

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Host Angélique Roché and actor Jeremie Harris talk about the perks of being different!

If you liked the debut of Marvel’s Voices with host Angélique Roché, there’s even more for you to watch! In this bonus clip from last week’s interview with Jeremie Harris, the “Legion” actor talks about being a first-generation American growing up in New Rochelle, New York and how being different is actually “mainstream.”

Watch the clip, then download the full episode from Marvel.com or on Apple Podcasts, then subscribe on iTunes! And explore the rest of Marvel’s new shows at Marvel.com/digitalseries!

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Check out a preview for a new episode airing tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX!

“Legion” kicked off Season 2 last week with a big, mind-bending premiere that found David Haller (Dan Stevens) returning after a year away, only to discover a lot had changed in his absence. On top of that, by the end of the episode, David was also recalling some of what had occurred for him while he was gone, including a message from Syd (Rachel Keller) that had major ramifications for the future.

In Tuesday night’s new episode, “Chapter 10,” the story continues, as David meets his oldest enemy. You can check out a preview at the top of the page and photos from the episode in the gallery below!

Written by Noah Hawley & Nathaniel Halpern and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, “Legion” – “Chapter 10” airs Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

For more on “Legion,” read our new interviews with Aubrey Plaza and Rachel Keller!

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The 'Legion' star on how things are different for her character in Season 2.

“Legion” returned this past week for Season 2, and things are as wild as ever. It’s a year later for the characters on the show – well, most of them at least, since David Haller (Dan Stevens) feels like virtually no time has passed since he was abducted at the end of Season 1 in front of Syd (Rachel Keller).

On a visit to the set of “Legion,” Marvel.com sat down with Rachel Keller to find out how Syd is processing everything that’s happening around her, from her new location at Division Three, to David’s return, to the benefits of sometimes using her mutant power to change places with a cat…

Marvel.com: David’s back but a lot is different for Syd. What can you say about where her head’s at?

Rachel Keller: For her it’s been a year, but for David it’s been like twenty minutes. So for her, there’s been some deep exploration and maturation that’s happened in her abilities. She’s been practicing and honing who she is and what she can do. I think she’s sunk deeper into who she is. It’s like anything… When we learn something about ourselves it can be new and confusing, but the deeper you get into it you can start to accept and acknowledge and maybe even thrive in that thing that is you. She’s in that place. I’ve been really enjoying exploring the relationship between the two of us where I’m in one place and you’re in the other place and I still really love you, but where are you? Because here I am a year later and you haven’t grown. How’s that going to work with me with where I am right now?

Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett in “Legion”

Marvel.com: Everyone is now working with Division Three. Do you think she’s found a new niche while he’s been gone?

Rachel Keller: I think you could say that. She tends to be the sponge that listens and sucks things in. Her ability is to swap places with someone, so she has her pet cat this year and she spends a lot of time walking the corridors as the cat and soaking up all the juicy secrets and details and is very aware of everything going on. And I find her to be kind of resilient and consistently searching for what she can do to help. I think she really wants to be of service to getting David better and deepening the exploration of all these people with all these different abilities.

Marvel.com: I imagine Syd swapping with that cat is giving you some interesting things to play?

Rachel Keller: Oh, yeah! It’s like an animal project. It’s been fascinating.

Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett in “Legion”

Marvel.com: What is her relationship dynamic like with Melanie at this point?

Rachel Keller: Well, Melanie is in a really new place too, in a more reserved way – less of the leader. So I think that as the kind of female energy that’s present for her… Melanie last year took on a lot of those masculine traits of pragmatic, logical, rational leadership skills and behaviors. And because that’s dwindled this year, because of what she’s been going through, I think Syd, in a way, is trying to keep the group together. But ultimately she’s kind of an anarchist, cares not about the system, cares only about the people that mean the most to her.

Marvel.com: This show is known for including some outrageous sequences. Is this season still keeping you on your toes when you get a script?

Rachel Keller: Yes, I would say it always keeps us on our toes. The other thing is, last year we really didn’t know what to expect at all. This year we fold those bizarre, uncanny scenarios and situations in a little bit more smoothly. It’s less jarring to see a certain situation happen. It’s more like “Oh, yeah. Sure, we can do that!”

Legion airs Tuesday nights at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

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Host Angélique Roché and actor Jeremie Harris talk 'Legion' dance parties!

In the first episode of Marvel’s Voices, “Legion” actor Jeremie Harris joins host Angélique Roché for an in-depth chat. And in the clip above, watch Jeremie give a few behind-the-scenes details about getting his big break on “Legion” and joining some Aubrey Plaza-inspired dancing on set!

Take a look at the clip, then listen to the full episode right here!

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Plus a new trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 and a surprise for guest Zach Braff!

Get ready for a jam-packed episode of Earth’s Mightiest Show!

This week, your hosts Lorraine Cink and Ryan Penagos get into the Russo Brothers’ tweets about Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and the new trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man coming to PS4! Then, Langston Belton hits the red carpet to talk to the stars of “Legion” on FX. And finally, Zach Braff swings by to talks about his new ABC show “Alex, Inc.” and we surprise him for his birthday!

Watch the episode above, then stay tuned for more from Earth’s Mightiest Show soon!

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The 'Legion' star on going from embodying the Shadow King to becoming controlled by him.

Aubrey Plaza got to go to a lot of memorable places as an actor in the first season of “Legion,” which was especially impressive given her character, Lenny, died in the first episode of the series. However, both the audience and David Haller (Dan Stevens) would continue to see Lenny, as she appeared to him, and eventually came to be known as the main representation for the Shadow King, who was hidden inside David’s mind.

With “Legion” Season 2 underway, following this past Tuesday’s season premiere, the Shadow King is now inhabiting the body of Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement), even as we see that both Oliver and Lenny are trapped inside with him.

On the set of “Legion,” Marvel.com spoke to Plaza about the path Lenny has taken, the conversations she’s had with showrunner Noah Hawley about Lenny’s current status as an undead, mental prisoner of the Shadow King, and more…

Marvel.com: What can you say about where Lenny at in Season 2? She’s clearly changed a lot.

Aubrey Plaza: Lenny’s power has been stripped away. She’s no longer embodying the Shadow King. She’s now being controlled by him. Lenny has become a puppet trapped in the astral plane and really in her own afterlife because Lenny, as a human, died. So it’s a really different energy for Season 2.

Marvel.com: In Season 1, Lenny eventually became the avatar for the Shadow King and you got to go all Super Villain there. Is it interesting for you to take a step back and have this very different perspective on her and who she is?

Aubrey Plaza: It’s definitely interesting. The initial conversations I had with Noah [Hawley], he was really interested in exploring Lenny’s human side and getting back to who she was as a human and her own vulnerability. It was about stripping down all of the personas and figuring out who she really is at the core, which is interesting when you have a character that’s morphed into all these different characters. To get back to the real Lenny is a challenge.

Marvel.com: Lenny and Oliver are sort of stuck in the same predicament now.

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, I think we are. Maybe he’s kind of embodying [the Shadow King] more than Lenny is this season, in a way that she did last season, but in that first scene we’re both laying side by side in bathing suits, floating in a pool in the blazing, 106 degree sun and we’re kind of trapped together. It’s been fun!

Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker in “Legion”

Marvel.com: What’s it like to work with Jemaine?

Aubrey Plaza: He’s a ridiculous person! [Laughs] We actually shot a movie together a couple months ago which was a total coincidence. We were attached to that movie before he was cast in this show so we have a really fun dynamic. Those were really different characters. But we both come from the comedy, improv world so we have a very playful vibe with each other. I love working with him.

Marvel.com: You knew Noah’s talent from the start, but now that you’ve seen what the first year of “Legion” looked like, and how striking the series is, does it help to better visualize when you get a script and it’s got these strange aspects?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah. I never know how these things are gonna be put together in the end. So the challenge for me is always to filter out all of the noise and really focus in on what Lenny really wants. It’s sometimes hard to focus on that when the show is just so trippy and abstract and dealing with all kinds of weird dimensions, but I try to just focus on the human story.

Marvel.com: Lenny was fully this corrupt, Shadow King version of herself at the end of last season. But now that she has some of her true self back, what is she feeling about David? Does she want to help him?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, I think David was Lenny’s only friend when she was a human. Like her only real friend that she ever had. So I think in a way, now that she’s back and conscious of who she is and what she’s doing and not being controlled by the Shadow King, I think she desperately wants to be friends with David again and to have him trust her again. But how can you trust someone that was trying to kill you for an entire season?

Watch ‘Legion’ Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

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Celebrate all stories with your host Angélique Roché!

In keeping with our tradition of bringing fans the best stories from every point of view, Marvel proudly introduces its latest podcast: Marvel’s Voices with host Angélique Roché!

Featuring insightful interviews with a stellar roster of guests, Angélique will focus on the brilliant minds bringing diverse characters and viewpoints to the forefront of the Marvel Universe and the entertainment industry. But the conversation isn’t limited just to super heroes! Angélique will use Marvel as a springboard into other topics that you’ll want to hear about, including literature, comedy, science, technology, and so much more!

Listen to the maiden voyage of Marvel’s Voices above, as first-generation American, Julliard alumnus, poet, writer, and “Legion” actor Jeremie Harris joins the show!

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