STAR-CROSSED: Meredith Averill and Adele Lim Talk What’s Next for Roman and Julia (2014)

"Star-Crossed" (Julia and Roman)
“Star-Crossed” (Julia and Roman)

Last night was the premiere of the CW alien drama series STAR-CROSSED and it set up some wonderful storylines as the humans and Atrians began to take tentative steps towards integration and getting to know their fellow planet-mates.  The sweeping romance of Roman (Matt Lanter) and Emery (Aimee Teegarden) is but one of the storylines being explored.  Another storyline to be explored is now that Roman has healed Julia (Malese Jow), how will that effect them?

So if you watched the premiere of STAR-CROSSED, then these are likely to be a few of the burning questions on your mind that I got to pose to executive producers Meredith Averill and Adele Lim:

In the pilot, Julia gets exposed to Roman’s blood and is kind of healed through his blood, does that create a link and a bond, and does that then give her the ability to tap into some of their supernatural abilities?
ADELE: There is going to be an effect.  But we’re also mindful of how everybody knows about vampire-culture right now, and if you share blood with a vampire, suddenly you’re linked in all kinds of these different ways. So we didn’t want to retread some of that territory.  So there is an effect on Julia that we will see and it will be kind of exciting, which you’ll see very early on by the end of episode 2.  Again, I don’t think it’s something anyone has seen before, and they are going to have to deal with it.  But it will be different from the vampire-link.
MEREDITH:  In terms of the bond that she then shares with Roman, it’s certainly something that we are playing with and it’s something that she has to keep secret from Emery.  So that’s something we also want to play with.

But isn’t Emery is aware of the fact that Roman healed Julia?
MEREDITH:  She saw the cyper but when she confronts Roman about it, he has a very good explanation for her.  So that’s a little bit of a secret that they have to hold from Emery, and that creates a little bit of a confusion for Emery seeing her best friend and Roman kind of whispering off in a dark corner.  So that is a story we are playing.
ADELE:  When you do know the truth, even if everything is out in the open, there is that weird feeling of your best friend in the whole world and this boy you have feelings for and you know you have a connection with, and then they have their own special connection and how do you feel about that.

In episode 2 which airs next week, look for more to be discovered about a potential bond shared by Roman and Julia.  Roman may not even be aware that by sharing his blood with a human that there could be a connection; and things are about to get just a little bit more interesting in the STAR-CROSSED world.  So be sure to tune in for an all new episode on Monday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.

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