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Rachel Roth, aka Raven, from DC’s Ti­tans talks pow­ers, dark sides and hang­ing out with Robin

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“Some key char­ac­ter traits that I honed in on from the comic books were Raven’s sar­casm and dry sense of hu­mour. I also played a lot of her con­cerns over her pow­ers, about how she doesn’t know how to con­trol them, her anx­i­ety about what she can do and what she can see. Raven can read peo­ple’s emo­tions and she doesn’t un­der­stand why it’s hap­pened to her.”

DE­MON SEED

“Rachel’s big strug­gle is hav­ing a lit­eral de­mon in­side her. She doesn’t know quite what it is, or why it’s there. In her re­flec­tion, she sees an­other per­son. She sees her­self, but it’s an evil ver­sion, which is a per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of her evil de­mon. She can’t con­trol it or con­trol read­ing peo­ple’s emo­tions, and she can’t con­trol her own emo­tions. Her own emo­tions have an ef­fect on the world and she doesn’t know why.”

FACE OF EVIL

“In the comic books, Raven’s fa­ther, Trigon, was typ­i­cally drawn with mul­ti­ple eyes, red skin and horn-like-antlers. For the TV se­ries, “I kept pes­ter­ing the cos­tume de­signer and the spe­cial ef­fects team about it. I think they did it in an in­ter­est­ing way.”

TI­TAN FIT

“Rachel and Dick [Grayson]’s re­la­tion­ship is very men­tor/learner. It was very sim­i­lar be­tween mine and Bren­ton Th­waites’ [who plays Robin] re­la­tion­ship. Bren­ton taught me so much about the busi­ness and he helped me fig­ure out new ways to reach emo­tions. He was a re­ally gen­er­ous per­son to have as a men­tor. And he’s an Aus­tralian, too, so we got to bond over that. It was good to have that con­nec­tion with Bren­ton, so I could bring that over to the screen.” BC

Ti­tans is now air­ing on DC Uni­verse in the US and will stream on Net­flix in the UK.

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