'Roswell, New Mexico' star Michael Vlamis says love triangle will create lot of underlying tension in Season 2
MEA WorldWide spoke to Michael Vlamis about his new relationship with Maria and whether 'Malex' fans can hope for a reconciliation
While Michael Guerin and Maria DeLuca might be the OG couple from 'Roswell' that fans rooted for, the 'Roswell, New Mexico' reboot changed things up when they made Michael bisexual and introduced Alex Manes as another love interest for him.
So began the Michael-Maria-Alex love triangle and while it may look like it's been tabled for now, 'Malex' fans can breathe easy and know that Michael and Alex will always have something between them.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Michael Vlamis, who portrays Michael Guerin, to talk about his character and what 'Malex' fans can expect this season. When asked what fans can expect for the couple in Season 2, Vlamis had this to say: "Luckily for fans, Michael and Alex are trying to become friends. So when you're trying to be friends with someone, you spend time with one another and whether they're really trying to be friends or not — they have a deep history. They have a deep love for one another and they want to be around each other. So that’s fun for the fans this year."
He continued, "I mean, we might even have more scenes this year than we did last year. They could look forward to it. Whether they're romantic or not, you'll see as the season unfolds."
Vlamis said, "I can't give away any spoilers, but for right now, I think Alex understands. I mean, he's one of Maria's best friends too. He gets where she's coming from and he just wants Guerin to be happy. Maybe it was an unselfish move in the last episode when he could have fought a little harder. But he said he understood how I could like Maria and that is almost like a just a nod of respect, 'I get it, you've got to go do your thing'."
Vlamis also admitted there will be a lot of underlying tension between Michael, Maria and Alex and that it will be interesting to watch. He said, "That was a really fun dynamic to play, being caught in between someone that you loved so deeply before and someone that you love so deeply now and circumnavigating that space. You don't want to say something that bothers your ex-lover, but you don't want to say something that bothers your (current) lover."
He continued, "I think people can relate to being in situations like that where someone's got a crush on you but you like their friend or whatever, and this is just amplified to a whole other level — we take it to the CW level."
However, does that mean his relationship with Maria is in trouble? Vlamis said, "Nobody’s ever alright, that’s what makes good TV right? It’s the same thing with Alex, ups, and downs, a lot of hurdles. This is a fresh new relationship for (Michael and Maria), so they don’t even know what’s going to happen, where it’s going to go."
He said, "This guy was making out all over another girl in (a previous episode) playing pool and he’s not thinking about anybody right now. He’s super selfish, he’s almost playing a victim card because of all the trauma he’s been through his whole life. But Maria’s going to be his safe space, for a while at least. He usually finds a way to mess it up, but he’s going to do his best."
Vlamis also promised that fans will get their answers they are looking for on Maria's mysterious psychic abilities this season.
'Roswell, New Mexico' airs on The CW on Monday nights at 9/8c.