Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca, who plays Nikita’s protege Alex, recently discussed her character’s arc in season 3, including a potential relapse of her drug addiction and her relationships with Nikita, Sean, and Owen. Spoilers ahead!

HuffPost TV has the interview:

Liza in Nikita "Innocence"In the season’s second episode, “Innocence,” Alex is hit hard by the story of a girl who was kidnapped and forced to train by a rogue Division agent; the girl “has a big impact on Nikita and Alex in different ways that they weren’t really ready for,” Fonseca says. “[S]he’s so much like Alex as far as what she’s been through and what’s going on and that look in her eyes.”

And while “Alex deals with the parents and mostly the mom,” Fonseca explains that for Alex “[t]here’s so much closure” in the situation because “Alex’s mother didn’t know she was alive and this mother doesn’t know. And then in the end, Nikita gives her this beautiful gift of letting her take Liza back to her family. And that’s so meaningful in such a deep way. And Nikita knows how much that means to Alex.”

As for the Alex and Sean relationship, Fonseca teases that she recently filmed a scene where she is “making out with him in a storage closet.” However, “it’s going to be a very bumpy road to get to that closet” because “[t]his isn’t a regular young woman who knows how to have a normal relationship.

“With all the trauma that’s been in her life,” Fonseca says, “it’s like… well, what else is she going to do? She has to stay in this Division world because that’s her whole life, so he’s going to give her some ultimatums and it’s going to be like, ‘Me or this place? What do you want?’ And they’re going to have to come to some sort of understanding.”

Lyndsy Fonseca and Maggie Q Nikita 3x02If Alex remaining in Division is causing problems with Sean, then why is she staying? “I think that Nikita is a huge part,” Fonseca says. “Their bond is so intense that, can you imagine Alex just going off with another life without these people? This is who she is, and she doesn’t have anyone else.

“But also, it’s not just Nikita — it’s the purpose. We as people are happiest when we have purpose, when we feel like we have a job to do and we feel like we’re a part of something. And so to just have all of her money and just go off and go on a honeymoon, that’s really not going to be great. Where most people would be like, ‘Yeah. Awesome,’ that’s just not what she wants. That’s what Sean wants, so that’s the problem,” she laughs.

As for Alex’s relationship with Nikita, which saw some major bumps in the road in season 2, “[s]o far it’s been really great,” Fonseca says. “I think that there’s a lot more maturity in their friendship this year” because “Alex is in a place where, even though there’re some addiction problems coming up, in general there’s just this really great understanding of they have.

“They’re working together and they’re really on the same page,” she adds. “I feel like they really have dealt with all of the secrets that they’ve been hiding from one another and they can just move forward and be present in the moment.”

Lyndsy Fonseca as AlexAlex will also be interacting with Owen for the first time when he returns to the show in episode four. “Owen comes back into the story this year in a way where we don’t really understand where he’s been. We don’t know what he’s been going through,” Fonseca previews.

“So we need to question him and figure out what he’s been doing and what happened to him and where he stands, physically, mentally, emotionally, and so Ryan has me interrogate him basically because I’m the one that’s not close to him. Nikita, everyone else knows him too well…”

But that will not be the end of their interactions. In fact, “they have this strange spark between them that I don’t really understand yet. There’s something there… I don’t know if we’re necessarily going to get into it or maybe eventually we will, but I think the fans will like it,” she says.

Also in terms of returning characters, there is Amanda, who also returns in episode four. “Amanda wants to kill Nikita, obviously, but I think that she realizes this year that the best way to get her is to get all the people she cares about,” Fonseca teases.

“What we’ve shot so far, that’s kind of just the beginning of it, and what’s going to happen is still up to the writers,” but “there is going to be connection between Alex and Amanda and there’s definitely going to be a power and a hold that Amanda has over Alex…”

Nikita airs Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET.

A new Fifty Shades Darker trailer was released on Wednesday and ups the sexy for the sequel.

Ana and Christian are getting back together in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, but the former has a couple of new rules: No secrets, way less BDSM. Christian agrees, but new problems come to light: Is someone from the millionaire’s past haunting him?

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A new Fifty Shades Darker trailer was released on Wednesday and ups the sexy for the sequel.

Ana and Christian are getting back together in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, but the former has a couple of new rules: No secrets, way less BDSM. Christian agrees, but new problems come to light: Is someone from the millionaire’s past haunting him?

Dakota Johnson continues to bring a fun vibe to Ana Steele, playing the awkward lines with self awareness better than Kristen Stewart ever did as Bella in Twilight. “Have dinner with me,” Christian begs. “Okay fine, I will have dinner with you, because I’m… hungry,” Ana replies. The line could come off corny if executed poorly, but Dakota has a strong hold on playing this character for fun.

Tickets for Fifty Shades Darker are now on sale. Check out a new poster for the movie below:

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The Fifty Shades Darker synopsis reads, “When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.”

The movie hits theaters this Valentine’s Day. It stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden, and is directed by James Foley.

It’s looking like Nick Robinson will go from battling dinosaurs to battling the process of coming out.

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ actor revealed

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 21-year-old Nick Robinson is in talks to play Simon in the book to film adaptation of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli. The movie will be directed by CW/DC Universe mastermind Greg Berlanti.

Nick Robinson is best known for his supporting role in Jurassic World, in which he played big brother Zach Mitchell. He also co-starred as Ben in the book to film adaptation of the dystopian novel The 5th Wave starring Chloe Moretz.

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It’s looking like Nick Robinson will go from battling dinosaurs to battling the process of coming out.

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ actor revealed

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 21-year-old Nick Robinson is in talks to play Simon in the book to film adaptation of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli. The movie will be directed by CW/DC Universe mastermind Greg Berlanti.

Nick Robinson is best known for his supporting role in Jurassic World, in which he played big brother Zach Mitchell. He also co-starred as Ben in the book to film adaptation of the dystopian novel The 5th Wave starring Chloe Moretz.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an excellent coming of age/coming out LGBT YA novel which we’ve raved about here on Hypable before. Nick Robinson is definitely an actor we can picture in the role, so we can’t wait to see him play the adorable character.

The film is being produced by Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment, who’s responsible for The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers.

What do think of Nick Robinson as Simon?

If you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend that you do. The book was first published last year:

After you read it, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Becky Albertalli. Simon was her first novel!

Netflix has unveiled a new Series of Unfortunate Events trailer, showing off Neil Patrick Harris’ excellent portrayal of the evil, wacky, will-stop-at-nothing-to-get-that-money Count Olaf.

Neil Patrick Harris’ ability to convincingly become any person — whether male or female, young or old, ugly or beautiful — becomes abundantly clear in the latest ASOUE trailer. While some of us may’ve been a little skeptical of his casting initially, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role after seeing previews like this.

The trailer begins with narrator Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) warning that the new Netflix show is no delightful watch. Then the focus turns to Olaf and his mission to steal the children’s fortune, left to them by their parents after their untimely deaths:

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Netflix has unveiled a new Series of Unfortunate Events trailer, showing off Neil Patrick Harris’ excellent portrayal of the evil, wacky, will-stop-at-nothing-to-get-that-money Count Olaf.

Neil Patrick Harris’ ability to convincingly become any person — whether male or female, young or old, ugly or beautiful — becomes abundantly clear in the latest ASOUE trailer. While some of us may’ve been a little skeptical of his casting initially, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role after seeing previews like this.

The trailer begins with narrator Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) warning that the new Netflix show is no delightful watch. Then the focus turns to Olaf and his mission to steal the children’s fortune, left to them by their parents after their untimely deaths:

The Unfortunate Events trailer also presents new looks at colorful characters including Uncle Monty (Aasif Mandvi, below), Aunt Josephine (Alfre Woodard, below), and Justice Strauss (Joan Cusack).

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A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres all eight episodes of its first season on January 13, 2017.

“Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.”

Another trailer was released two weeks ago — you can watch it here.

Is ‘Unfortunate Events’ looking as good as you hoped?

Harris previously confirmed that each book will be adapted into two episodes of the show. The first season of ASOUE covers the first four books, so presumably season 2 will roughly cover another four books. There are a total of 13 books in Lemony Snicket’s series.