2018 San Diego Comic Con: Interview with Eline Powell, Alex Roe, and Fola Evans-Akingbola of Siren

2018 San Diego Comic Con
Day 1 (July 19, 2018)

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Eline Powell, Alex Roe, and Fola Evans-Akingbola, the stars of the Freeform hit series, Siren. The cast spoke on a range of issues including their characters growth in Season 1, hopes for their (complicated) relationships in Season 2 and their love of water.

“He’s amazing at holding his breath. Four minutes, 30 [seconds] … I just think it’s my favorite fact about you.” Eline about Alex

Eline Powell, Alex Roe, and Fola Evans-Akingbola at 2018 San Diego Comic Con

After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Eline, Alex and Fola, as well as video of the full interview!

On their prior swimming and diving knowledge before filming began …

Eline: “I completely, accidentally, booked a film where I played a Siren. So I actually had to learn a bit about SCUBA. It wasn’t as intense as this but I got to know the water a bit and I fell in love with it. Loved it, so much. So I had a little bit of a water relationship before I came.”
Alex: “I’m always in the water. I like to surf a lot so when I’m in California, I’m in the water all the time. I love it. Not necessarily as much underneath the water … ideally, although I do get tossed around.”

On the entangled relationships in Season 2 …

Alex and Fola: “It’s complicated.”
Eline: “At this time, we know as much as you. Well, almost as much as you. But I think we have an amazing, amazing, connection that was growing during Season 1.”
Alex: “Some beautiful moments between you two [points to Eline and Fola].”
Fola: “Each set as it’s own individual dynamic and the group dynamic.”
Eline: “It’s such a pity that it had to crumble at the end because of circumstances, so maybe, I’m hoping Season 2 allows each character maybe to settle down in their own situation so that connection can be reignited. Perhaps we grow even closer.”

On Maddie’s journey in Season 1 …

Fola: “I think Maddie’s very quickly learned that she can’t control everything; you can’t be on top of everything. I think she has perfectionist tendencies to be in control. And she’s quickly learned that that’s not possible in life. Yeah, I think that’s her journey.”
Eline: “What do you hope for Season 2?”
Fola: “More Mermaids!”


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