The recent phone interviews
with Summer Glau and showrunner Bruce Miller in preparation of the Alphas second season finale brought many additional informations, especially on Skylar and Zoe.
We all know Skylar Adams is a great character and a fan-favorite, not just among long-time Summer Glau fans. Beyond this, i'd like to highlight the bond between Skylar Adams and her daughter Zoe, played by young actress Skyler (no kidding) Wexler.
Summer Glau on playing Skylar
Summer Glau commented on what drew her to the character of Skylar.
”The first thing that attracted me to playing Skylar was the fact that she was a mother…I had not played a mother before and one of the most challenging things about Skylar is that she is a mother but it doesn’t come naturally to her,” she said.
”In the backstory that I have created, she’s been on her own for a long time and she just used to do things for herself, and then when it comes to her child, she’s very conflicted because she has all of these new feelings that she’s probably never experienced before about loving something so much more than she loves herself and caring for something and protecting someone else and making unselfish decisions. For me as an actor, it’s a very fertile storyline for me, creatively. ”
Summer Glau on working with Skyler Wexler
“She’s beautiful,” Glau said when talking about working with Skylar Wexler, who played Zoe. “She’s my pen pal. We email each other every week, back and forth. She sends me things online; we’re very close.”
Glau said working with Skylar has been a special experience. “When I was first working on the show, I was working with Skye and there was a period of time when she wasn’t there and I was shooting without her…I remember the day she came back, I felt so happy and being on set with her was a really special experience for me. It was the first time that I’ve really bonded with a young, young actor like that before. And I remember how nice it was reuniting with her and how much it meant to me and I hope to do it again.”
Bruce Miller on the possibility of a Skylar/Zoe webseries
“Yes, yes, and yes,” said Miller when asked not only about the possibility of Skylar becoming a series regular, but of a possible Skylar/Zoe webseries. “Summer was an absolute pleasure to have on the show. She already knows I love working with her, but as a character, seeing that character on TV was so fantastic and also getting to see someone who’s played many tough characters, to get to see a different side of that actress is great…She was spectacular and I’d love to have her on the show as much as we could possibly have,” he said.
“As far as a webseries goes,” he added, “it’s not really my department to make those decisions but I would certainly love that. I love the very young, very talented actress [Skylar Wexler] who plays Zoe–who, strangely enough, is named Skylar in real life–the two of them together were terrific and one of the toughest jobs we had in the editing room was deciding which moments to cut.”
HEY Summer!!! Do you think we will ever see who Zoe's father is???? What do you think his alpha ability is???
Summer : I'd like to see who he is and give him a piece of my mind. Hopefully we'll find out what his Alpha ability is.
Is zoe as adorable as she looks? Loved the gorilla toy!
Summer : Absolutely!
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