Maisie Richardson-Sellers talks about her new avatar Charlie on 'Legends of Tomorrow'
Stars of 'Legends of Tomorrow' discussed Charlie's impact on the rest of the characters because of her similarities to Amaya.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers makes her much-awaited return to 'Legends of Tomorrow, except this time she takes on a new avatar. Returning as Charlie, who looks exactly like a past character Amaya, Richardson-Sellers will be seen essaying a part that is the polar opposite of Amaya.
Many stars of the show sat down with Entertainment Weekly for an interview to discuss this development. Richardson-Sellers describes how Charlie is everything Amaya is not and that they would never get along. “She’s snarky, she’s cheesy, she’s a bit of rebel, she’s a massive troublemaker, and she’s just out for herself," she elaborates. "She doesn’t care about any collective or greater good, so she really shakes up the energy on the ship, and everyone’s a bit confused by her.”
Similarities in Charlie's and Amaya's appearance and the difference in their personalities is going to have a major impact on the rest of the characters. Caity Lotz, who plays Sara Lance talks about how Charlie might change the dynamics between the characters, “Everybody has a little bit of a different reaction. She kind of sheds some light on some stuff that the team, just being in the thick of it, hasn’t realized. So she’s shedding a new light on things that makes them think a little differently."
Charlie's interaction with Nate (Nick Zano) will be specifically strained owing to Nate's romantic past with Amaya. “At first, [Nate and Charlie’s relationship] is quite confrontational because she feels like she doesn’t owe Nate anything, and Nate is just furious," says Richardson-Sellers. She also adds, “It’s hard for Nate. I think she’s a constant reminder of everything that he’s lost and of his old life, so it definitely affects him on a deeper level. I’m interested to see how that pans out at the end of the season.”
Charlie's entry will cause major ripples on the show and raise questions as to why her appearance is the same as Amaya's. Phil Klemmer also gave fans a little more information on how this new mystery is going to pan out: “That mystery we answer pretty quickly, the mystery of who she is beyond her appearance, though, will be something we’ll be exploring for the rest of the season.”
Richardson-Sellers gave more insight into the core of Charlie's character in an interview with Comicbook, "She is a magical fugitive who slipped through with the magic that we started with the breaking of Mallus. She is a prankster, she’s cheeky, she is definitely a rebel child. She’s like this rock, tough chick."
Amaya's storyline was wrapped in the season 3 finale of the show when she returned to her own timeline but she will continue to have an impact on the main characters because of Charlie's entry into the show.