Left to Right: Jaimie Alexander talks to theTVAddict, Amrie,
Ducky and Rae at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, July 2008
How do we know that Entertainment Weekly isn’t overstating things when it promises that tonight’s action-packed third season premiere of KYLE XY plays out like a one-hour version of SPIDER-MAN?
Well, this TV Addict (alongside fellow TV Addicts Ducky, Amrie and Rae) were (not so) recently given the fantastic opportunity to chat it up with Jessi XX herself way back in July at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con.
What follows is not only what actress Jaimie Alexander had to say about what the future holds for Jessi XX this season and why playing the proverbial outsider mean so much to her. But perhaps one of the most eloquent and meaningful answers from an actress we’ve ever had the pleasure of posting at the end of this interview.
What can you tell us about what is in store for Jessi this season?
Jaimie Alexander: This season, Jessi goes through a lot and must deal with normal human emotions such as being in love, being torn about who she is and battling hart to try and find out where she fits in. There are time when she’s going to feel worthless and times when she will feel like she has really has made a difference. She’ll break your heart this season.. umm.. I mean I’ll break your heart! Trust me, some of the things I was like … I’m going to need a Martini at the end of the day. It was pretty rough stuff.
Anything that might surprise the fans?
There are so many stunts this season. They really upped the sci-fi this year. A LOT! Matt [Dallas] and I both were shocked. There’s a lot of ass-kicking and Kyle has a lot of stunts, which was different because last year I had a lot. There’s also lot of exploration with regards to the new powers both of us have, we share. Jessi and Kyle spend a lot of time finding out about eachother and becoming more comfortable with how they were brought into this world. It’s pretty amazing.
Also, Jessi does get a love interest and moves in with the Trager family which really stirs things up between her and Lori.
The writers really are amazing this season, not that they weren’t before. But I have not been as happy working on this show as I have been this season. Really, it’s been a full on pleasure. There are also a lot of new characters which are pretty stellar. We’ve added some ethnicity and accents.
I imagine it’s nice to finally not be the ‘new girl’ on set?
I’m still the one who entered in season two! But now I get to play pranks on all the newbies that we have this year.
What’s the best thing about getting to star on a show like KYLE XY?
I love talking to fans of the show. I actually have more fun talking to people who enjoy the show than working on it because it fuels what I do. I’d have no reason to work on the show if nobody watched it.
Well now is your chance. What message would you like to send directly to your fans?
I want kids to know that while you may be the outcast now, the things you get teased for in school are really you best attributes. I was on the high school wrestling team, I have a deep voice and I’m really tall. Those thing seem to be my best attributes now.
KYLE XY kicks off its third season tonight at 9PM on ABC Family