EXCLUSIVE | 'Katy Keene' star Camille Hyde says 'self-love' is one thing fans can expect from Alexandra Cabot
Camille Hyde plays the role of Alexandra Cabot, a powerful New York socialite in The CW's 'Riverdale' spin-off, 'Katy Keene'
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Camille Hyde plays the role of Alexandra Cabot, a powerful New York socialite in The CW's 'Riverdale' spin-off, 'Katy Keene.' Trying to work her way up in her father's company, she is currently the senior vice president of Cabot Entertainment.
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Hyde talks about her character's villainous relationship with one of the show's main characters Josie McCoy, Alexandra's way of dealing with the Cabot family and what we should look out for as the show continues.
Hyde spoke about working with her famous co-stars saying, "We were all big family, everyone really got along! The whole cast were all extremely close. We really rely on each other when we're tired or not feeling well or something's going on in our personal lives. And the crew, they're all so perfect at what they do. From the costume department to the wardrobe department. The outfits are just so beautiful and so specific to each character and they all are really true artists."
With only three episodes released, we haven't seen too much of the Cabot story and have been treated to only small glimpses of possible family drama. "I feel like in the first episode, you really just see how Alexandra isn't very welcoming to Josie and it's very likely that she just has a lot of insecurities," said Hyde teasing us with bits of Alexandra's story yet to come.
Hyde also shed some light on the dynamic between the Josie-Alexandra relationship and how it impacts Josie's friendship with Alexander saying, "Josie is a very optimistic, free-spirited, free-willed artist and Alexandra has been kind of kept in a box her whole life. She had a lot of expectations from family, good and bad relationships with her twin brother and a lot of responsibilities. She has the family business and stepping into her parents' shoes to fill their role essentially while her brother was able to kind of do whatever he likes and was always still kind of accepted more than she was."
So if fans were to look for one thing in Alexandra's character, what would that be? "I think probably self-love. I think self-love is a big thing. I think she is learning to love herself and she's learning to know herself," said Hyde.
Hyde, an American actress and singer, is best known for her role as Pink Dino Charge Ranger aka Shelby Watkins on the 'Power Rangers' series. She has also played roles in 'Killer Kids,' 'Talk To Me' and 'The Thundermans'. From an action-based superhero role to a more slice-of-life drama like 'Katy Keene', she's portrayed different roles, but was this experimentation a conscious call?
"I think it was very organic. The whole casting process was a three-day thing. On a Wednesday, I had no idea what 'Katy Keene' was and the next Wednesday I was Alexandra. So I think the universe played its part and led me to a role that I could dignify, and that's what happened. It's just definitely a little bit of a coincidence that this is my second reprisal of a comic book role - it's cool that I'm part of two different comic worlds," said Hyde.
On what to expect from Hyde in the near future, she gave us an easy task, "Well, hopefully, it will be on air for a while, but other than that, I am probably going to get into some film. So, everyone should just stay tuned on my socials to make sure they're up to date with everything going on in my life."
'Katy Keene' airs Thursdays at 8 pm EST on The CW.