Tonight’s episode of Star-Crossed is a big one for Emery’s (Aimee Teegarden) bestie Julia (Malese Jow). Thanks to Roman and the miraculous healing powers of the Cyper herb, she’s been cured of her terminal illness, which means she’s finally able to be a normal teen girl. And, of course, her first plan of action as a normal, healthy high schooler is attending the school carnival. Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with Malese Jow ahead of Episode 2 (“These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends”) and we got the scoop on what to expect this season — from Julia and Roman’s special connection, to the stellar fashion, and a potential romance for Julia!
We’re so happy your character survived the first episode because for a minute, it looked like you were about to be killed off another CW show.
It was so cruel for all the Vampire Diaries fans who were watching. They were like, “This can’t be happening again!” So we had fun with that. It was interesting. [Laughs.]
Is Julia going to start to suspect that something happened that night? Because she made quite the miraculous recovery.
She is! Something happens between the two of them that sets off her suspicions. It’s outlandish, but she’s so into the Atrians, and knows so much more about them than a normal person would, that she doesn’t think it’s too far off to suspect that. So that definitely progresses, and she finally confronts Roman for some answers. They end up sharing this secret for a while because if anyone else knew about it, it could put tons of people in danger — not only Emery and the people close to them, but the whole Atrian race as well. Julia definitely has a heart for the Atrians, so that’s the last thing she would want. She tries to keep that secret for as long as possible.
It sounds like her and Roman are going to have this unique friendship.
Yeah. They’re kind of partners in crime. And that causes friction between Roman and Emery and Julia and Emery because she has no idea what’s going on. So it’s interesting to see that play out.
When it comes to the Roman vs. Grayson debate, it’s safe to say that Julia is on Team Roman, right?
Oh yeah. Julia is definitely Team Roman. Emery and Roman are her OTP, as people online would say. As soon as Julia returns to school with Emery, she gets to be in the middle of that with her. I definitely think she wants them together.
You can read Malese’s entire interview at WetPaint.com