Cassie’s again with a vengeance after her fall on ‘Tiny Fairly Issues.’ HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Anna Maiche about Cassie’s ‘endgame,’ season 2, and why there’s extra to Cassie than only a ‘vicious exterior.’
When Cassie Shore awakened on Tiny Fairly Issues, she wasn’t this good, fragile particular person. After being pushed by rival dancer Delia, Cassie spent months combating for her life in a coma. She’s again and able to struggle for her place on the Archer College of Ballet. She kickstarted her return by accusing Bette of pushing her off the roof, understanding full effectively it was Bette’s sister, Delia.
HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Anna Maiche concerning the complexities of Cassie Shore. Anna admitted she was “shocked” by how “ruthless” Cassie may very well be however believes it’s all stemming for a “place of insecurity.” Although she broke his coronary heart, Anna really thinks Cassie has an actual love for Nabil. She additionally revealed her hopes for season 2, which incorporates exploring far more of Cassie’s “depth.” The sequence is now streaming on Netflix.
At the start, there are a ton of nice characters within the sequence. However what was it about Cassie that actually stood out to you?
Anna Maiche: Properly, Cassie is fascinating as a result of, I imply, I had an damage that pressured me to cease dancing, so I associated to that a part of Cassie. Not that she’s pressured to cease dancing, however simply the truth that her future’s completely rocked by this fall that occurs to start with. So I associated to that rather a lot. I believe that her drive… I imply, she most likely goes about issues in another way than I might. She’s perhaps just a little harsher than I’m, however she’s very, very pushed. I like that about her.
So a lot of your co-stars have loads of background in dance that we get to see over the course of the season. What’s your background with dance?
Anna Maiche: I began in Cuba after I was 4, which gave me an amazing understanding of ballet at a very younger age as a result of it’s an enormous a part of their tradition. After which I stored dancing for 16 years, and I type of traveled across the States with ballet. I acquired accepted into an organization, and proper earlier than beginning with that firm, I fell and needed to have surgical procedure. And that was the top of my profession.
At first, we don’t know if Cassie’s alive or useless. However then she’s hospitalized and her destiny’s up within the air. With loads of reveals, particularly spoiler-heavy reveals like this, the writers don’t even inform the actor what occurs to them. Do you know Cassie’s destiny from the start?
Anna Maiche: I did. We’ve our contracts that we signal and all of that, so I wanted to know what number of episodes I used to be in and all that. There are technicalities behind it. However the showrunner additionally referred to as me proper earlier than I boarded my airplane, and he was like, let me speak to you about Cassie. He type of instructed me from begin to end what was going to occur along with her. That was very nice as a result of from episode 1 to eight, I’m probably not enjoying Cassie. In all of those desires that persons are having, I’m enjoying their concepts of who Cassie is, or who Cassie is of their thoughts in relation to them. So I by no means actually acquired to discover her till the top of the season as soon as all of my different castmates have been so well-practiced of their characters and actually knew them just like the again of their hand. I didn’t know Cassie in any respect. In order that was fascinating, but it surely was good to have that to stay up for from the start.
She does take fairly a flip on the finish. Have been you shocked by that reveal? The road that I at all times hold coming again to is, “I get it. Sleeping Magnificence wakes up, and it seems she’s a b*tch.”
Anna Maiche: That’s my favourite line. I like that line. Through the desk learn, everybody began laughing. It was actually cool. I used to be shocked at simply how ruthless she is as a result of Michael [McLennan], the showrunner, instructed me that she was going to be just a little harsh when she awakened. Simply so , she’s not this sufferer. All these items that the characters have been saying about her… I imply, Brennan [Clost], who performs Shane, Shane is not going to cease speaking about how horrible Cassie was. All these folks have horrible issues to say about her, however each time you see her she’s bruised up in a hospital mattress in a coma. So, in fact, you might have empathy and you’re feeling sorry for her. However I really feel like that goes away fairly shortly. It type of went away for me too after I learn simply how brutal she is.
What’s her endgame on the finish of the season? She accused Bette of pushing her, so what do you assume her endgame is now?
Anna Maiche: Her endgame is to have energy. She simply needs to be again within the college and on high. That’s going to take, in fact, loads of exhausting work and dedication on her finish, but it surely additionally goes to take getting some folks out. There isn’t an open mattress within the dorm for her proper now. Neveah took her place, and now she’s awake. So whose place is she going to take? I believe that’s type of what she’s attempting to determine. However I do not know the place that’s going to go. I actually don’t know what’s going to occur.
When she was in her coma, a lot occurred. That’s what Bette says to her, that you simply’re not going to spoil this, what we’ve established whilst you have been sleeping, you’re not going to win this time. Cassie says, “I have already got.” I really feel like that was a weighted remark. I really feel like there was much more than simply, “I accused you of pushing me.” I really feel like she has just a little bit extra meat behind these phrases.
Anna Maiche: Properly, what she tells Neveah within the hospital room is that she is aware of. She remembers the whole lot that folks instructed her. There have most likely been issues that… you noticed Bette go to her, June, Neveah, and Nabil. All these folks instructed her issues that perhaps the viewers didn’t see, so I believe that Cassie now simply has the entire secrets and techniques that she’s prepared to make use of towards folks.
Do you assume Cassie is redeemable? Do you assume there’s much more to her than we simply don’t know? Or do you assume she’s simply ruthless to the core?
Anna Maiche: No, I believe she’s positively redeemable. I believe that in all of her harsh moments, the hospital scene with Nabil and with Ramon, there’s a purpose behind the whole lot she does. It comes from concern or insecurity or simply the truth that her entire world has been rocked. So proper now, she doesn’t know if her profession as a dancer is over. She doesn’t need anybody to harm the folks she loves, and Ramon clearly threatened to take action. So all of her type of ruthless actions come from a deep place of insecurity. I believe that within the coming seasons, you’ll most likely get to see the softer aspect of her.
There’s a purpose why Nabil was so in love along with her. There must be one thing there that isn’t all dangerous.
Anna Maiche: I imply, you see it even when she has that scene with Nabil. Each second he turns round, her coronary heart is breaking, after which he turns again and he or she stiffens up, after which he turns round and her coronary heart breaks. So that you get to see a tiny glimpse of it in that second when Ramon makes her feels so fragile. However, it’s similar to Bette proper? She actually had some harsh moments, however once you see her along with her mom, you may’t assist however perceive the place she’s coming from.
I really feel like they’ve loads of very comparable traits whether or not they prefer to admit it or not. Clearly, Cassie says she’s acquired scores to settle, and he or she’s beginning to settle these. Do you assume there’s anybody who’s secure from her scores to settle?
Anna Maiche: I believe most likely Nabil is secure. Properly, I don’t know as a result of now he began this new fling with another person, and I do know that may be a supply of ache for her. I actually consider that her breaking apart with Nabil was not one thing she needed to do, so I believe she’s going to be very damage. I believe it’s exhausting to say proper now as a result of we don’t actually know her relationship with folks. We all know that her and Shane have dangerous blood from what he mentioned. We clearly have seen her and Bette, however we don’t actually know what her relationship is with Caleb. We don’t know what her relationship is with Torri. We don’t know. Properly, we all know her relationship with Delia and with Oren. I imply, that’s her buddy. That’s her companion who she was type of on the rise with, so now that he’s discovered somebody new that he loves partnering with, I don’t know. I don’t know if she’ll come for them.
I did wish to carry up was the Paris aspect. There’s rather a lot that was mentioned about Paris and what occurred in Paris. Particularly with Ramon, there was that photograph. Is that one thing you want to perhaps dive just a little bit extra into simply because I really feel like that summer time and that point constructed the framework for the way it all got here crashing down with Cassie’s fall.
Anna Maiche: I’m curious to discover that. I’m curious to know additionally simply what went down with Cassie and Ramon, however I believe that Cassie and Nabil do actually love one another. It’s exhausting for me to just accept that she might have carried out one thing with Ramon. After which it’s additionally weird when Ramon is having that lunch with Delia and he or she confronts him and he’s like, “Yeah, it was Paris.” Identical to, it was Paris?! I discovered just a little fascinating. He wasn’t denying that something occurred, so I’m wondering with all of that simply how shut Delia and Cassie turned.
Is there anything that you simply want to contact on in a possible season 2 with Cassie?
Anna Maiche: I imply, I’d prefer to see much more of her vulnerability. I do know that that’s coming as a result of we see that with the entire characters. We acquired to know all of their issues, however with Cassie, I’m wondering the place it’s coming from. I’m wondering what her set off is? If it’s Ramon, effectively, he’s out of the image. So now what’s it? If it’s the profession, effectively, simply work actually exhausting and get there. What’s it that makes her type of have this vicious exterior? I don’t know if we’re going to the touch on that, however I believe we’re, and I hope that she will be able to type of present the viewers that she’s acquired much more depth to her.