'Roswell, New Mexico' actress Lily Cowles says Isobel will 'have to learn how to reach out to other women'
In an interview with MEAWW, the actress said her character Isobel will spend time with the other women on the show including Liz Ortecho, her sister Rosa, and Maria DeLuca
The second season of 'Roswell, New Mexico' is underway on The CW, and fans have already been offered some great moments. The first episode revealed that Max Evans could potentially be brought back to life and that his sister, Isobel Evans, is pregnant.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) spoke to Lily Cowles about Isobel's struggle with a pregnancy she does not want and overcoming her past with her husband Noah Bracken, who was violating her when he was alive. She also spoke to us about what fans could expect to see in Season 2, including more scenes where Isobel spends time with the other women on the show including Liz Ortecho, her sister Rosa, and Maria DeLuca.
"I don't think she's been very nice to the women around her, you know, she's been pretty hard on Maria, Liz, and Rosa. I think this is something that will really humble her -- she's been cut down. She's going to have to learn how to reach out to other women. There will definitely be relationships evolving with the other female cast members which is great for me as an actress. Heather (Hemmens), Jeanine (Mason), and Amber (Midthunder) are just wonderful actresses, it's such a treat to get to interact with them," she said.
She also said that Isobel will need to let other people in and be more trusting for her sake. Cowles said, "I think it's probably going to be difficult at first for her to let people in and trust them because right now she's so protective of herself. But I think it's sort of out of necessity. She'll have to learn how to reach out to other people and she'll have to let those guards down. She's almost forced into this place, but I think it will offer her this chance to develop relationships outside of that little pod squad with her brothers."
Cowles also said that investigating her past is a high priority for Isobel. She said, "She wants to know as much as she can about where she comes from and where she's going." She added that fans will also learn something about the alighting that Noah spoke of in the first season.
She said, "We're going to be exploring the mythology of what happened in that 1947 crash and what all of it means and where they come from. I think we're going to get to explore that mythology."
Cowles is also all praise for her fellow cast members. She said, "Nathan (Parsons) is such a sensitive and giving actor. Michael Vlamis is a spitfire and we have so much fun. Getting to work with Heather -- who is a very dear friend of mine -- was fun. Working with Tyler Blackburn in Season 2 is wonderful [because I get] to see how he works -- he is such a talented actor and such a sweet human."
She continued, "One thing I'm so grateful for in the show is that the collaborative experience is so open and working with our super, super talented costume designer and makeup artists and hair artists, these women who all are so talented in their own field."
Cowles said she got the opportunity to explore and be more creative with how Isobel looked in Season 2 and how it reflects in her clothes, hair, and makeup.
She said, "That was another really fun part of the season for me, getting to explore all these different looks and to push Isobel in a new direction because in season 1 she was pretty buttoned up and she had sort of a Southwestern Stepford wife vibe going on but this season, she's really breaking out of her shell. So we had a lot of fun exploring the ways that she would express that."
Cowles also teased that the Michael Guerin-Alex Manes-Maria DeLuca love triangle this season is very juicy and that fans will not be disappointed, saying, "There is a lot of exciting stuff that goes on there."
Cowles is also excited for fans to see Rosa's storyline this season, which she says is moving and powerful. She said, "Amber is killing it. She's so talented and the character they've written for her is poignant and badass. She's so cool. I think fans are going to fall in love with Rosa Ortecho and the way she interacts with all the different characters."
'Roswell, New Mexico' airs on The CW on Monday nights at 9/8c.