Samantha Hanratty Breaks Down Season 2 Premiere (VIDEO)
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Yellowjackets Season 2 Episode 1, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen.”]
Frozen Jackie snacks. Magical therapeutic powers and visions. Sunny songs belted out unironically. We break down among the weirdest wilderness moments within the Season 2 premiere of Showtime‘s Yellowjackets on this launch episode of our new weekly aftershow, The Buzz on Yellowjackets. Our information for this episode? Samantha Hanratty, who performs the teenager model of needy sociopath Misty Quigley (performed as an grownup by Christina Ricci).
Hanratty shares her response to that surprising last scene of the season opener, which sees Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) — who’d been conversing with the frozen corpse of her finest good friend Jackie (Ella Purnell) all the episode — eat her lifeless pal’s ear, which had fallen off throughout certainly one of their “chats.”
When the actress first learn the scene, she was on her strategy to set in Vancouver with castmate Alexa Barajas, who performs Mari. “We have been studying it and it will get to the ultimate a part of ‘she takes a chew’ and it was like ‘It’s taking place!’” Hanratty laughs, admitting she couldn’t wait to get to set and take photos with the Jackie dummy. Will there be extra eating? Try the video above for extra of Hanratty’s ideas on the cannibalism storyline.
However will Misty get a seat on the desk? She continues to be semi-ostracized after poisoning (though unintentionally) the women when her magic mushrooms have been combined into the stew, resulting in Season 1’s debauched “Doomcoming” social gathering the place Travis (Kevin Alves) was almost killed.
“Recover from it!” Hanratty says with fun. “If I’m being completely trustworthy, if I used to be poisoned, I most likely wouldn’t be essentially the most stoked! I additionally assume there’s quite a lot of projection, [they] did this horrible stuff and as an alternative of taking possession, they’re like, ‘oh it’s as a result of you did that.’ That’s how Misty’s taking it in. It simply confirmed your true selves, and also you didn’t like what you noticed.”
So, she’s super-stoked within the premiere when musical theater geek/new character Crystal (Nuha Jes Izman) — who bursts from the outhouse singing “That’s the Glory of Love,” a basic we’re fairly certain she realized from the 1988 Seashores soundtrack — suggests “We will harmonize.”
“We’ve had a lot enjoyable taking part in Misty and Crystal and creating this funky and bizarre friendship. For any individual to decide on [Misty], is a large deal. She’s by no means had that earlier than and it’s fairly stunning,” Hanratty says.
The premiere additionally noticed budding priestess Lottie (Courtney Eaton) stepping it up because the group’s religious chief. Some, like Nat (Sophie Thatcher), scoff on the “Wiccan” however Misty was certainly one of Lottie’s early followers. It’s the one place she suits in.
“Misty may be very a lot within the group. She inserted herself into the group. We’ll see how that performs out,” Hanratty says. “I don’t see it as Misty believing in it however seeing a spot of energy and eager to get near energy so she will be able to hopefully sooner or later manipulate or do no matter she will be able to to be the one who holds the facility.”
For extra from Hanratty, take a look at the total aftershow above! The actress shares a lot extra behind-the-scenes scoop on the episode. Plus, she fangirls over Ricci taking part in her grownup counterpart, opens up about her fave-ever Misty scene, and reacts to carrying that kitten sweatshirt.
Come again subsequent week after we’re joined by Nélisse to debate Episode 2! It’s gonna be gross.
Yellowjackets, Season 2 Premiere, Sunday, March 26, 9/8c, Showtime (Friday, March 24, On Demand and Streaming)