“The Boys” star Dominique McElligott on Maeve’s “Tentative Alliance” with Starlight in Season 3
(Caveats: This article contains spoilers for “The Boys” Season 2 finale.)
Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty) may have stood side by side in solidarity pride in the Season 2 finale of “The Boys,” but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be friends with if early. Yes, even though Maeve brought Starlight back to the Seven by blackmailing Homelander – which she also did for Butcher (Karl Urban), Ryan (Cameron Crovetti), Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude) and herself – Elligott says that it is a “provisional alliance for sure” before season 3.
“I think with Maeve, she’s going about her own business,” the Amazon Prime Video star told TheWrap. “When she sees Starlight, especially in Season 1, Starlight was kind of like a damsel in distress and Maeve was there saying, ‘Come on, get yourself together. “And it’s a little one-sided in that Maeve is always trying to help Starlight in some way. She either saves her or gives him advice. So it’s basically one-sided, which is why probably why Maeve is a bit short with Starlight sometimes. “
“I mean, I don’t even remember Starlight saying thank you,” McElligott joked. “It doesn’t seem to be part of his vocabulary. Going forward, I think Maeve is essentially a really decent person. She will always show up when you need her. She won’t let anyone die under her watch if she can help it. And she’ll always be there, but the superficial niceties Starlight likely expects from her will likely never be part of the equation for them. So I don’t see friendship, because I don’t think it’s double-sided. “
And when it comes to Maeve, who “is the strongest woman in the world” and the dynamics of Homelander, McElligott says that is definitely going to change now that Maeve has blackmailed him into leaving her alone after revealing her. bisexuality and helped Vought exploit him and endanger not only his relationship with Elena, but both of their lives.
“He no longer has a hold on her. So you see this turning point where she is now in a position to act. And that leads to that last moment where she reunites with the other girls on the show and they get their own backs back. “
Now that Maeve has ensured Elena’s safety, but the two have broken up because Elena can’t accept some of the horrible things Maeve has been forced to do as part of her job in the Seven, McElligott isn’t sure if the two will reunite in Season 3 – but she’s hoping they will.
“I think the relationship between her and Elena is complicated. I think Maeve has a deep love for Elena and no matter what, she’s going to protect her whether they’re together or not. This part isn’t about her. , because Maeve considers Elena to be her family. And this world that Maeve lived in as a superhero in the Vought company, she doesn’t have many people, so Elena is very important to her. I don’t know not what Season 3 is going to bring about that. And though I knew I couldn’t tell you. But I hope we see Elena again.
“The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke shared the title page of the Season 3 premiere script last week, revealing his name was “Payback.” With the series set to go into production for its third season in early 2021, we asked McElligott if she knew what this title refers to, because in the comics Payback is the name of the Soldier Boy team (who will be played by Jensen Ackles) is one of them.
” I do not know. I swear. I have no idea. But it’s really cool. I love the way different characters are introduced each season, it really keeps the freshness. And I can’t wait to see where the show goes in season 3 because anything can happen. “
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