The 100: Paige Turco Talks Abby’s Leadership In Season 3
The long-awaited Season 3 premiere of The 100 airs this Thursday, January 21, and today here at KSiteTV, we have another interview to share from the Vancouver sets of the show.
Today, the spotlight falls on Paige Turco, who in addition to being the movies’ best April O’Neil, is Chancellor/Doctor/Mom Abby Griffin on the popular CW show. (And here we thought The Mysteries of Laura’s Laura Diamond had it hard shuffling mom and cop duties!)
Can you talk about Abby’s leadership position as we go into The 100 Season 3?
She’s still in leadership, but there’s so much chaos, with all the Arkers trying to find a way of new rules and how to live… this is so hard, because I’m way ahead, and I’m going “what do I say? What do I not say?” She does go into it as Chancellor this season, and always keep in mind that Abby did not ask for this position.
Did she have any health issues after they tried extracting her bone marrow in the Season 2 finale?
No. She’s kind of miraculous. I did think about that, as well, though. She’s not limping anymore; she’s pretty much healed. We pick up three months after, so time has passed.
Will we still see Abby in her doctor capacity as well?
That’s part of her struggle. She wears two hats — well, three hats, being a mom, as well. But I think that’s what’s interesting in what my character is going through at the beginning of the season; trying to manage and balance being a doctor, being the Chancellor, and trying to find a way to do both, which is exhausting.
Abby’s tried so hard to be with her daughter. What is Abby’s mindset with Clarke’s absence, and what is that like going forward?
She’s gone again! You know, it’s a very mother, teenage… you don’t want your child to grow up, right? Or you always want to take care of them. So, no matter how old they are, you always know better, right? Which really isn’t the case, because on the ground, she has a lot more experience. Last season, we saw that she can be a leader. But, yes. This season, we’ll go further with Abby and Clarke finding [not only] a new relationship, but a new way to see each other. We respect each other, but it grows. It’s going to grow. But she’s always running away!