HOT THRILLS FIRE UP THE BLINDSPOT
The plot thickens nicely with new episodes of Blindspot promising to be just as hot and mysterious as the first ones, all of which is good news for its sexy young stars
Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, stars of hit TV drama
Blindspot, had vastly different responses to the news that their characters would lock lips on the show’s first mid-season finale.
“Well, she’s only human,” smiles the 38-year-old Australian wryly, lounging on the show’s New York set. “You can’t blame her.”
“I started laughing when I read the script,” snorts Alexander.
“I was like, ‘Are you guys nuts?’ That’s like kissing my brother.”
Still, it’s really no surprise that Stapleton’s brooding FBI agent Kurt Weller would end up in a romantic clinch with Alexander’s mysterious Jane Doe.
They’d been connected from the show’s beginning; Jane, who had been dosed with an experimental memory loss drug, was found naked in a duffel bag in New York’s Times Square covered in tattoos (the most prominent of which was Weller’s name written across her back).
Jane now helps the FBI decrypt the tattoos, making a big treasure map to solve her identity and, potentially, thwart some bad guys along the way.
“The kiss was nice for Jane because she felt like she had a family for a moment,” says Alexander.
“She felt a part of something instead of being so lonely and isolated.”
Still, viewers saw that serenity didn’t last for Jane: post-kiss, she was kidnapped and tortured by crooked cop, Carter.
After being saved by her mysterious ex, Oscar, she watched a video of her past self, telling her current self that her memory loss and tattooed body were all of her own doing.
“You did this,” Jane says in the video. “This is all your idea.” As the show returns from that stunning cliffhanger, Alexander says she still doesn’t know whether or not Jane is actually a double agent planted inside the FBI.
“Now, for me, is the video real or is it false?” she says.
“I don’t know if somebody had a gun to her head or what happened.
“I’m just as shocked fans of the show are.”
Indeed, both Stapleton and Alexander say they don’t read the show’s scripts too far ahead.
“If I knew exactly what was going to happen between Kurt and Jane, it would totally change my feelings towards her every day,” he said.
“I don’t want to know if she’s evil or not but I do want to know why we found her and why she was planted by the FBI.”
Still, Alexander says she’s enjoying the story opening up for Jane in the series.
“Jane has spent all of her time being in fights because there’s no backstory for her and everything she does is all on instinct,” says Alexander.
“Now she’s starting to get in her head a lot and she’s figuring out who she really is.
“I’m having to factor in different sides of her personality that we didn’t have in the beginning.”
Alexander and Stapleton will have more time to delve deeper with the show, a hit in the US, being renewed for a second season – something Stapleton is happy to hear.
“I get to spend another year working on a great show in New York,” he grins.
“That’s pretty great.” Blindspot, Seven, Wednesday, 10pm
I DON’T WANT TO KNOW IF SHE’S EVIL OR NOT BUT I DO WANT TO KNOW WHY WE FOUND HER AND WHY SHE WAS PLANTED BY THE FBI
Jaimie Alexander and Aussie Sullivan Stapleton, in action in the hit television series Blindspot.