Alexandra Daddario on Lasher, ‘Mayfair Witches’ Alluring Big Bad (VIDEO)
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Viewers will quickly learn how bad Lasher is for all players in Mayfair Witches, but Jack Huston’s dangerously smoldering specter will draw them in nonetheless. Such is the power and danger of the magical being whose connection to the Mayfair women is exhumed in the opening season of AMC’s second Anne Rice adaptation.
Alexandra Daddario plays Dr. Rowan Fielding in the supernatural drama (premiering Sunday, January 8 on all AMC networks), and she tells TV Insider in the video interview above that Rowan is practically a walking open wound with uncontrollable power — when Lasher makes her feel good ( and he does), she will lean.
“It’s the guy you shouldn’t like that you keep going back to,” she explains. “Jack did such an incredible job with the character, had such brilliant ideas and is so magnetic on screen. I think that’s a big part of the relationship: This is a woman who can’t resist this person she knows shouldn’t be with. There is this intense connection. She doesn’t really get it, but she doesn’t really care. It’s certainly something that a lot of us can relate to.”
Not understanding the world around is a simple way of describing the complicated upheavals in the young neurosurgeon’s life in the first few episodes. As she struggles desperately to save her adoptive mother (Erika Gimpel) into an experimental medical study, a disturbing anomaly from her past resurfaces. Rowan enlists her mother’s help in deciphering these apparent magical abilities, but her mother lies and downplays reality to protect her daughter.
As for her, New Orleans-based Mayfairs and supernatural protector Ciprien Grieve (Tongayi Chirisa) trying to stop Rowan from doing that is exactly what she (and her birth mother, Deirdre) were toying with Annabeth Gisch) is attracted. But Rowan has powers no one else in her family possesses, and Lasher knows it. This allows Rowan to handle Lasher differently than Uncle Cortland (Harry Hamelin) or Aunt Carlotta (Beth Grant) ever could.
“One of the things that [Mayfair Witches] deals with it – and Anne Rice wrote beautifully about it – is who are we when we come to power? Are we good or evil?” The White Lotus alum explains. “Rowan is no different. I think she’s doing what feels good to her and trying to get by. She comes from that baseline as she steps into this new world and Lasher makes her feel good.”
Carlotta certainly won’t like that, but Lasher certainly will. But then there’s Ciprien, Rowan’s assigned guardian at a supernatural agency, who knows the rare importance of Rowan’s place in the Mayfair line and believes she should know the truth. Find out how Rowan and Ciprien’s relationship will impact everyone’s struggle for power in Mayfair Witches in the full video interview above.
Mayfair Witches, Series Premiere, Sunday 8th January 9/8c, AMC, also streaming on AMC+ (Premiere simulcast on BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WEtv)