The former Mad Men and Suits star, 37, returns as professor Lucy Preston when the team of TV’s Timeless goes for one more time-traveling spin. In a two-hour show-finale movie on NBC (Dec. 20), Preston tries to stop the historical meddling of the Rittenhouse organization one last time.
Tell us about the movie. We meet people who don’t mean anything to history, and Lucy wants to save them. She started caring only about rescuing historical wgures and protecting historical accuracy, and now she’s like, “What’s the point of saving history if we don’t save the people in it?” During the two hours we go to two different time periods to stop Rittenhouse.
Will there be a real resolution? I think, as with all good endings, it ends. But it doesn’t “end,” because we want the story to live with the audience as they think about the future. It achieves both a resolution and leaves the door open.
What is Reprisal, the new Hulu pilot you Lust Ƃlmed? It’s about a survivor who seeks revenge on men who attacked her. It reyects the collective consciousness on the planet right now: women rising up and being able to go back and stand up to their attackers. But it’s done in a really cool, dystopian way. Are you related to the British Spencers, like
Princess Diana? That’s so funny. My grandmother swears [we are], but I’ve never done any digging. I did meet a lot of Spencers [in England] and I am a Spencer, so who knows?