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***SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers from today’s episode of “Marvel’s Runaways”!***

Julian McMahon made his “Marvel’s Runaways” debut during last Tuesday’s episode “Kingdom;” however, you’ve technically seen his ominous presence at the Church of Giborrim since the beginning of the original Hulu series. In this week’s episode “Metamorphosis,” we pull back the curtain a little more on Julian’s presence in the lives of our Runaways and the Pride.

McMahon took the time to talk exclusively with Marvel.com about his brush with death, the sacrifices the Pride makes, and his fascination with the Runaways:

Marvel.com: Let’s dive right into it. In last week’s episode, we get a glimpse into your character Jonah. We learn you’ve met the Wilders 18 years ago. What can you tell us about Jonah?

 

Julian McMahon: There’s two experiences—two journeys that we’re going on here. One is the flashback journey, and one is the current state of affairs with Jonah or what’s happening in his life. They’re very much two separate individuals in a way. One is this egocentric, maybe manipulative, kind of headstrong individual who wants to accomplish what he wants to accomplish and does so unabashedly. He’s got the power to do it in a lot of different ways: financially, intellectually, and all those other attributes that kind of make him consistently a step ahead of every everybody else.

Then, there’s the current version—this guy who has experienced this near-death experience that challenges him, even emotionally, for the first time, as far as he recognizes. All of a sudden, you’ve got this guy from the flashback, you get to build that guy, who’s not that conscious. He’s conscious of what he’s trying to accomplish, and what he wants to do, but he’s not thinking about anybody else. Then, you cut to the current guy, and you’ve got this guy who is very aware, based on the experience he just went through, of his own mortality and what life means to him once that comes into question.

And so, they’re two completely different versions in a way, even though they kind of start to run one into the other. Maybe about episode six, seven, eight or something, it kind of takes off on its own trajectory of that involving the kids and whatever else. It’s interesting because you do get to have a bit of a battle between those two almost separate personalities.

Marvel.com: For the man that we see in the flashback, you can see that he’s already orchestrating and pulling those into the Pride. How did he go about selecting who would belong, who would contribute to the Pride? How did all the other families come into play?

Julian McMahon: Well, there was an ultimate curriculum that he needed—one, the desire to be successful; two, the inability to accomplish it on their own; and three, the need to change their circumstance and situation.

You’re getting people at a place where the opportunity that he was offering was too good to resist, and that happens in life a lot. If you’re looking to build a business and some billionaire comes along and says, “I’ll fund it for you,” it’s very difficult to say, “You know, I might just wait and see how we go.” If you’re in jail and there’s an opportunity to get out and become rich, then that looks a little bit better than living in prison. Those kind of dynamics are what he’s working with, and it helps propel what it is he’s trying to accomplish.

Marvel.com: The big reveal in this week’s episode “Metamorphosis” is that Karolina is your daughter. Can we assume this was always part of the plan or is this something that just evolved from your relationship with Leslie?

Julian McMahon: Really good question. I don’t really know the answer to that, to be honest, I think it was divinely-divine intervention. It came out of something necessary. And, it was unplanned, I believe. You could prove me wrong, but I believe it was a surprise to everybody.

Marvel.com: We know Leslie had always wanted to keep you to herself? However, you insisted on going to the gala. Is it because of your facing mortality after such a close call? This huge need to meet Karolina in case you never get that opportunity again? Or is she key into something bigger you have planned? 

Julian McMahon: Well, at this point in time, it’s the near-death experience that propels everything for him in a way. And it’s, “Okay. Hold on a second. I only have a certain amount of time to live. What do I want? What’s important to me?”

While he was always so driven to accomplish what he was accomplishing, he finds out about that connection, that emotion, is actually just as important and valuable to him as anything else, if not more.

Marvel.com: You were introduced as someone who was friends and studied under Leslie’s father at the start of the church. Is that just a cover story or has your character actually lived that long?

Julian McMahon: He’s been around for a long, long time. And so, he knows Leslie’s father well and probably beyond. That’s really the tip of the iceberg of revealing and understanding how long he’s been around and where he’s come from.

Marvel.com: We can assume you’re not quite human. How do you and Karolina possess this light energy?

Julian McMahon: I would say that he is not a complete human being. So, I’d say that he’s not a complete human being, but the near-death experience has given him the opportunity to feel like a human being for the first time. Did you like that one?

Marvel.com: I did!

Julian McMahon: Okay, because it if sucks, we can try again.

Marvel.com: With Karolina being a half-human, she can’t quite master her light powers. Is that why she needs to wear a bracelet? Or is it because she doesn’t have mastery of her powers the way Jonah does?

Julian McMahon: The bracelet kind of held in her powers to a certain extent. If you kept it on, it wasn’t revealing who she was with those powers. And the bracelet is overall a kind of facet of control.

Also, in regards to what you said, she’s a teenager. There’s obviously a different relationship to that power than Jonah has. Because he’s just fully that. And that becomes an interesting dynamic.

Marvel.com: With all the close calls with the Pride really having a lot of missteps and trying to bring you back to your young, handsome self. How much can Jonah rely on and trust the Pride at this time?

Julian McMahon: As the show moves through the episodes, we realize, or he realizes, and I’m assuming we do as an audience as well, that things weren’t quite as together  as he thought they were. So, how much can he trust them?

From episode to episode, everything becomes more challenging. There are some times where I think that Jonah was really pushed to his limit in regards to what he was putting up with, and didn’t really understand this kind of more—and I’ll let you use the right word because you can say it, just as well as I can—he’s not used to that human dynamic as much. He doesn’t really recognize a way to address it and deal with it. Then it becomes, because of that, it becomes kind of antagonistic between all of them.

Marvel.com: As an architect of the Pride, Frank was never invited into the Pride. What are your plans for him? Why have him in the picture at all since he does stand in the way of you trying to develop this relationship with Karolina?

Julian McMahon: Well, that’s interesting question. As in Josh [Schwartz] and Steph [Savage]’s work, a lot of the time, as things start to heading down one path, all of a sudden you go, “Wait a second. It just turned in a completely different direction than what I thought it was going to.” That happens in this, which I think is really fascinating. The evolution of the dynamic of those four, particularly, is pretty interesting. As we unveil the relationships, everything starts to change.

When we first see Frank and Jonah together, you, for obvious reasons, as an audience, but also, when you see the scenes themselves—you might have seen them—there’s a threat there. That dynamic is the one that they start with. Frank and Jonah’s relationship starts as one, which he becomes very protective and defensive and whatever else you would do when you are being challenged, particularly with your wife and your daughter. That dynamic is how they start. But then, as we evolve, we get to learn some very different things, and we get to see so many different things; by the end, their relationship is completely different to what you would have assumed, based on knowing what you saw to begin with.

Marvel.com: As your character will have more interactions with the Runaways, will Jonah require the kids to make the same sacrifice their parents did? Or are they part of a larger design that you have?

Julian McMahon: It’s certainly up in the air and there’s a couple things that happened the last episode where you, where I-just everybody on set was like, “Okay, what’s going on there?!” and nobody would tell us. We’re kind of in the dark just as much as everybody else or anybody else was. You got to see.

Marvel.com: Thank you so much for your time and I’m excited for fans to learn more about how your character progresses in the season.

Julian McMahon: Yeah, me too. He’s a really fascinating character and we’ve put a lot of work into trying to make him interesting and dynamic and hopefully that comes across.

Get ready to run with “Marvel’s Runaways” exclusively on Hulu every Tuesday! Be sure to follow @Runaways on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Runaways” Facebook page!

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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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Get a sneak peek before two new episodes debut Sunday, April 22 at 8:00-9:00am ET/PT on Disney XD.

Two new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” debut this coming Sunday on Disney XD, the first off which includes an appearance from Phyla-Vell, voiced by Ming-Na Wen!

In the episode “Happy Together,” The Guardians, desperate after squandering their riches almost instantly, take what they believe to be a simple transport job. What they don’t know is that they are stealing a mysterious item from the Krr, and the ruthless Kree leader Phyla the Accuser will stop at nothing to get it back!

Then, in the episode “Gotta Get Outta This Place,” the Guardians find themselves in prison for stealing a mysterious “package” from the Kree – but it was all set up by Howard the Duck. Can they escape the ultimate prison run by the evil warden Minn-Erva and prove their innocence?

You can check out a sneak preview clip of Phyla’s debut at the top of the page, as the Guardians learn she’s one tough Accuser.

Said Ming-Na Wen, about her “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” role, “Phyla-Vell is a fierce warrior who’s main objective is to bring criminals to justice.” The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star added, “It was very fun to play such a strong woman who is sure about what’s right and wrong.”

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” – “Happy Together” and “Gotta Get Outta This Place” airs Sunday, April 22 at 8:00-9:00am ET/PT on Disney XD.

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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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You've met Tandy and Tyrone - now get a look at the rest of their universe!

We’re less than two months away from the premiere of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” only on Freeform! Don’t miss the two-hour premiere, on Thursday, June 7 at 8pm ET/PT!

You’ve been introduced to our two leads — Tandy Bowen (played by Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (played by Aubrey Joseph). Now meet the rest of the key players in their lives. Marvelites, you may recognize some of the characters from their comic book origins.

As a refresher:

Tandy Bowen (played by Olivia Holt) was once privileged little girl, who watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life changing event.

Olivia Holt as Tandy

Tyrone Johnson (played by Aubrey Joseph) is young man who wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever.

Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone

Detective Brigid O’Reilly (played by Emma Lahana) is accustomed to working in a man’s world but she isn’t looking to be “one of the guys”. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counterparts. Brigid believes in justice and doesn’t think that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops.

Father Delgado (played by Jaime Zevallos) is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure that he deserves it. As a school counselor and priest, Delgado is a rock to Ty. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example, as he still struggles daily with the life he has chosen.

Detective Connors (played by J.D. Evermore) is contradiction of a man. Connors embraces an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.

J.D. Evermore as Detective Connors

Liam (played by Carl Lundstedt) is a salt-of-the-earth townie. Liam operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath this rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams. All of them include Tandy.

Carl Lundstedt as Liam

Melissa Bowen (played by Andrea Roth) is the eternal optimist, despite struggles to adapt to her new existence. She’s complex and compromised, and often needs to fill her edges, but her love for her daughter burns brightly outside.

Andrea Roth as Melissa

Adina Johnson (played by Gloria Reuben) invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.

Gloria Reuben as Mrs. Johnson

Otis Johnson (played by Miles Mussenden) trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. All while too-quietly mourners a loss. When he can, this working-class father does what he can to ensure his son Tyrone will grow up to be a man.

Miles Mussenden as Mr. Johnson

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and Marvel Television! Be sure to follow @CloakandDagger on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Facebook page!

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Get a sneak peek from the new episodes airing Sunday, March 15 from 8:00-9:00am ET/PT on Disney XD.

The Guardians of the Galaxy will be facing one of their biggest threats yet on two brand new episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” airing this Sunday on Disney XD – life as celebrities!

First, in “We are the Champions,” Drax decides he no longer wants to be a Destroyer and looks into new occupations. Then, in the episode “Fame,” Quill takes the next logical step after beating Thanos – having his own talk show! But to his dismay everyone seems to hate it, especially the Grandmaster who is rigging the segments to destroy Quill.

You can watch an advance clip from “Fame” above, as Star-Lord discovers having your own TV show isn’t quite as fun as he might have imagined…

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” – “We Are The Champions” and “Fame” air Sunday, March 15 from 8:00-9:00am ET/PT on Disney XD.

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The hero is set to return on Netflix!

Everybody raise a glass: “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will be back for a third season on Netflix!

Following a hugely successful season 2, which launched globally on International Women’s Day 2018, the hero will return to her investigative, crime-fighting best in another batch of thrilling episodes coming soon.

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, with Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, and Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse. The series is executive produced by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. And “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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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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