'The 100' star Marie Avgeropoulos teases an Octavia and Bellamy reunion: 'Blood is thicker than water'
Marie Avgeropoulos reminds us that Bellamy and Octavia have a long way to go to mend their tattered relationship.
‘The 100’ has put the teenagers from space through hell multiple times over, turning them into the hardened, no-nonsense young adults who have had to make some tough, questionable choices. The ongoing season 6 will see them reliving these mistakes and making amends the best way they know how. Octavia Blake, portrayed by Marie Avgeropoulos, has had the biggest transformation among them all.
Just for being born, she was hidden and protected by her mother and brother Bellamy (Bob Morley) all her life. That is until she hit the ground and the people around her showed her how much of a badass she can be. Over the years, she has let her anger drive her, anger about being treated unfairly as a child, about the unfair treatment and subsequently the death of her boyfriend.
In the previously aired season 5, we learned that she became the brutal leader called Bloodriena while in the bunker, and when she did get out of it, she found it difficult to adjust. Now, her friends hate her, her followers fear her, and her brother despises what she has become, even going as far as to lock her out of their space ship in the face of danger.
“They have a long way to go to mend their tattered relationship. She felt incredibly abandoned when he closed the door on the ship and left her to the darkness and danger of the new planet. Blood is thicker than water so you’ll have to wait and see if he can accept her again,” Avgeropoulos tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) regarding a reunion between Bellamy and Octavia.
However, because they can work towards a relationship Octavia needs to forgive herself for the horrible, immoral, and unethical things she did to ensure the survival of Wonkru. Avgeropoulos says that in her eyes everyone's sins are redeemable and forgiveness possible, and this is the truth she uses to play the character.
“It won’t be an easy road and I am looking forward to the fans seeing her new journey,” she says. As always, the writers have done such an outstanding job on creating a fantastic arc in season 6 too. “She has transposed so many times, I always look forward to the next script to see where she is headed and how I can add my own personal spin on it as an actress. Ultimately, she still has the same bones beneath, she has just had to face so many adversities that her layers have become thick. This season you will see her shed some and see what is beneath,” she says, warning that there are some raw and ugly emotions below.
We are definitely looking forward to seeing these emotions every Tuesday at 9:00pm/8c on The CW, after which they will be added to The CW app.
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