Clarke Who? How The 100’s Eliza Taylor Took On a Entire New Character

Clarke Griffin is lifeless. 

In fact The 100’s defacto chief is just not actually lifeless (we hope and pray), however for now, her physique’s being occupied by a younger lady named Josephine, one of many authentic inhabitants of Sanctum, the brand new house of Earth’s survivors.

Her mother and father have been ready years for one more individual with black blood to be born, as a result of solely these with black blood might be hosts, so in fact when Clarke walked in along with her black blood (because of that Flame storyline from a number of seasons in the past), that was the top for her. 

It’s, nonetheless, the start of a brand new performing problem for Eliza Taylor, who will get to step outdoors of the character she’s been enjoying since 2014 with out even leaving her present. 

“Uh, I used to be terrified,” she tells E! Information of her response when she first discovered what she’d be doing this season. “When Jason known as me and advised me that I used to be going to be enjoying not solely a very completely different character, however then I would be enjoying her enjoying my outdated character, it was a little bit of a mindbender. However as soon as we have been capable of sit down and actually nut out how we have been going to painting this character, I bought actually excited.” 

Josephine’s arrival comes simply after Clarke had type of the night time of her life. She bought to decorate up and go to a celebration and dance after which sleep with some random man she hadn’t ever been cooped up with on a spaceship, just for all hell to then break free (she bought paralyzed after which kidnapped and erased with a chip implanted in her mind). 

“It was so unhappy,” Taylor says of that individual chain of occasions. “It was so unhappy that she was like having the time of her life and at last letting free and stress-free, to then be killed moments after. It was actually, actually unhappy. I felt so sorry for Clarke. Like man, she simply cannot catch a break.” 

Earlier than she might even begin enjoying a brand new character, Taylor needed to act in a number of key scenes with solely her eyes, as Clarke was paralyzed, which Taylor describes as “actually tough.” 

“We’re speculated to do it on a regular basis and also you’re supposed to have the ability to present what you feel with only a look, you already know, as an actor, however when you may’t transfer something, it was actually tough,” she says. “I needed to hold asking [J.R. Bourne] if I used to be doing a superb job on that, and he was like, ‘No I can inform that you simply’re terrified!’ and I am like, ‘I do not know what I am doing!’ However yeah that was completely different.” 

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Then, Taylor needed to bounce up and ensure we instantly knew she was not Clarke, and that she was now Josephine, and all she needed to go on was one scene within the season premiere once we met Josephine greater than 200 years in the past. 

“It was an actual form of collaboration between myself, the writers, and [Sarah Thompson], who performed Sarah initially,” Taylor says. “I actually simply wished to do her justice, so we did lots of work collectively over the script, so I get down her mannerisms and her means of talking to efficiently pull off that swap, and with a bit of luck I did, I hope.” 

Once more, her fellow forged and crew have been very encouraging at the same time as she was nervous she wasn’t getting it proper. 

“They’ve given me lots of reward for it, in order that made me calm down somewhat bit,” she says. 

Viewers will get to know Josephine with the following episode, appropriately titled “The Gospel of Josephine,” and really shortly you will uncover that Josephine is nothing just like the world weary Clarke. 

“It was completely liberating, and it was actually pretty to have that change. It was like a breath of contemporary air. And it is humorous as a result of Clarke, clearly within the episodes main as much as this, was a punching bag for a superb three episodes or 4, so it was very nice to play somebody who’s fully carefree, but additionally actually cheeky and manipulative.” 

“The Gospel of Josephine” may even characteristic a traditional trope that Orphan Black and The Vampire Diaries typically delved into with their clones and doppelgangers, as Josephine has to faux to be Clarke to maintain her family and friends from realizing something is fallacious. 

“It was completely a mindf–k. It was actually actually actually exhausting,” she says. “Like, I used to be simply getting a maintain of how you can play Josephine after which I had to determine how you can nuance Josephine enjoying Clarke in order that she did not do it properly sufficient, nevertheless it was simply sufficient to type of get by. So I had to determine how you can play Clarke poorly, if that is smart. Yeah, it was actually tough.” 

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Taylor clearly could not inform us how lengthy Josephine might be sticking round, however for now, she joins the small membership of actors who’ve performed a number of roles on one present, which you’ll see beneath! 

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Eliza Taylor is taking up a brand new function because the way more carefree Josephine whereas Clarke, the character she’s been enjoying for 5 seasons and chief of Earth’s survivors, seems to have been completely erased. Josephine was an authentic inhabitant of latest house Sanctum, and apparently lives in a chip that may solely be implanted in folks with that coveted black blood. 

Elizabeth Gillies, Dynasty, TV Double Duty

The CW

After Nicolette Sheridan left the function of Alexis Carrington, Gillies is stepping in because the fresh-faced(?) model of the character, who just lately survived a face full of fireside and bought some critical cosmetic surgery.

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, TV Double Duty

FX

Paulson has performed many, many characters over eight seasons of AHS, however Apocalypse noticed her enjoying three directly: Ms. Venable, Billie Dean Howard, and the long-lasting supreme Cordelia. 

Yael Grobglas, Jane the Virgin, TV Double Duty

The CW

For a number of seasons, Grobglas performed each Petra, the wealthy and (generally) rich twin with the new (ex) husband, and in addition Anezka, the much less rich and barely extra evil twin with the beautiful dangerous hair. Petra later killed Anezka (in self protection!), and now solely she stays on the CW telenovela. 

Alexandra Chando, The Lying Game, TV Double Duty

ABC Household

Freeform as soon as had a present a couple of foster child who discovered she had an equivalent twin sister with a dwelling a lifetime of luxurious and satisfied her to quickly swap locations. Each twins have been performed by Alexandra Chando. 

Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars, TV Double Duty

Freeform

For the ultimate season of the Freeform drama, generally, Spencer was really her evil twin sister Alex. Eagle eyed followers might fairly simply inform when Spencer was not Spencer, however that is a testomony to Bellisario’s performing. We can’t communicate of her accent work, nonetheless. 

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Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, TV Double Duty

BBC America

Maslany ought to train lessons on performing reverse your self. She performed, amongst others, Sarah, Cosima, Helena, Alison, and Rachel frequently on the BBC America present Orphan Black and deserved a number of awards for just about each episode. 

Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries, TV Double Duty

The CW

Elena Gilbert was from an extended line of doppelgangers, so it was solely pure that Dobrev had lots of components to play. Elena and the way more evil Katherine bought probably the most screentime, however Tatia and Amara have been memorable too! 

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer, TV Double Duty

The CW

SMG performed troubled equivalent twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan on this short-lived CW sequence.

Patton Oswalt, Agents of Shield, TV Double Duty

ABC

Oswalt performed the entire Koenigs, the quadruplet SHIELD brokers who have been lengthy regarded as robots, and turned out to only be brothers. 

Lisa Kudrow, Friends, TV Double Duty

Warner Bros.

Phoebe Buffay’s twin sister Ursula was nearly the exact opposite of Phoebe, even when Phoebe did fall in love with a few her boyfriends/stalkers. 

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld, TV Double Duty

HBO

After spending episode after episode telling us all about park creator Arnold, the HBO drama revealed that Arnold was really the person Bernard the robotic was primarily based on, and each are performed by Jeffrey Wright, and no we will not clarify it any additional. 

Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development, TV Double Duty

Netflix/FOX

Tambor performed equivalent twin brothers George and Oscar on the sitcom. Whereas George Sr was in jail, Oscar moved in on his spouse Lucille…

Anna Torv, Fringe, TV Double Duty

FOX

Anna Torv broke hearts in every single place as Olivia and Fauxlivia, the crimson headed alternate dimension model of her who stole her life for a time. 

Maisie Richardson Sellers, Legends of Tomorrow, TV Double Duty

The CW

After Amaya selected to remain behind in her personal village and time interval on the time-traveling superhero drama, Sellers did not go wherever. A gender-fluid shapeshifter selected Amaya’s type to govern the Legends and bought caught in that physique, leaving us with the a lot cheekier Charlie in her place. 

The 100 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. 

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