Sunday 18 February 2018

Lefevre: Dome's Julia to get tough

The cast of Under The Dome attend Comic-Con
The cast of Under The Dome attend Comic-Con

Under The Dome star Rachelle Lefevre has revealed that her character will have to toughen up in the second series.

The actress discussed Julia Shumway's future as she appeared at Comic-Con. Julia was unveiled as the Monarch who has to seize control of the town of Chester's Mill from James 'Big Jim' Rennie (Dean Norris) at the end of the first series.

She explained: "Julia figures out that even if she doesn't want to be in power, she's had this position thrust upon her and somebody has to (do it) because Big Jim's not the guy. So she really has to step up and get tough."

The 35-year-old was joined on the panel by her co-stars including Mike Vogel (Dale 'Barbie' Barbara), Alexander Koch (Junior Rennie) and Colin Ford (Joe McAlister).

Rachelle, who previously starred in two Twilight films, also revealed that Julia's romance with Barbie won't be smooth sailing.

"There's some great stuff this season where Julia and Barbie are separated for a time and there's conflict, so her ground starts to shake a little under her foot and that makes her be her own compass," she added.

Stephen King, who wrote the novel which the show is based on, wrote the first episode of season two, which is expected to begin on Channel 5 this autumn.

Alexander said Big Jim's son Junior has realised his mistakes.

"This year Junior is into solving the mystery of his mother Angie's death and right a lot of the wrongs that has been laid on by family members, so he's really trying to redeem himself and his family in a way."

And newcomer Eddie Cahill, who plays Big Jim's brother-in-law Sam Verdreaux, added: "I felt welcomed off the bat but I had to settle down, get patient and trust that, in time, the character would reveal himself to me... That was the hard part."

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