'The 100' star Tasya Teles says Echo now being the invader she once hated, flips the script for season 6
"When all of us met her, she had a distaste for Skaicru, she hated them. She said that to Bellamy's face when she realized that he is a Sky Person, and now she is the Sky Person," Teles, who portrays the actor on 'The 100,' told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW)
Over the last five seasons, we have seen the only people to survive two apocalypses on Earth, engage in warfare, distrust and backstab each other, but things are hopefully going to take a turn for the better in season 6. After all, Monty (Christopher Larkin) asked the crew to do better in the new home they have discovered.
Complete with two suns and lethal gas, the habitable moon, for all we know, is the only (relatively) safe place for humanity to survive. For the first time, the new Sky People may work towards preserving the new world rather than fighting with the people who are already living in it.
Certainly, the mix of Groundlings and Sky People would give the "invaders" a new perspective on what it means to be guests - having Echo (Tasya Teles) would certainly help. She was, in fact, weary of the Sky People and their ways.
"When all of us met her, she had a distaste for Skaicru, she hated them. She said that to Bellamy's face when she realized that he is a Sky Person, and now she is the Sky Person," Teles, who portrays the actor on 'The 100,' told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
"It is a total inversion of what we have seen before in some ways. In other ways, it is like a re-piloting of the show and so, for Echo, for the first time, she is now an invader," she revealed, adding how the new season is spinning the show on its head.
"When they get to this new planet, I think they are all very apprehensive, there is a lot of mystery involved with who these people are and where they came from, and they have a totally different theology in way of treating people and it's one that they are not familiar with, so tactics that they were using on earth, don't really apply here. So you see them struggle a lot more than they have in the past," Teles added.
Echo has known violence and war all through her life. She is very comfortable in that arena, but for the first time, she too will yearn for peace and work towards it. "For Echo I look at child soldiers or I look at people [who] go through an extraordinary amount of pain and violence in their own life, and I try to use that to connect with it in a real and authentic [way] to the character, but also, the circumstances in which these characters live is one that is heightened and so dramatic and it does require this brave steely quality to go through with it as a strong leader and deal with the circumstances in that way and I think for Echo, she is really well versed with going through a lot of violence and a lot of pain," Teles elaborated.
In fact, the actor promised we will even see her character try to become the bridge between her love interest Bellamy (Bob Morley) and his estranged sister Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos).
Season 6 episode 3 of 'The 100,' titled 'The Children of Gabriel' airs Tuesday, May 14, at 9:00pm/8c on The CW, after which they will be added to The CW app.