‘The Magicians’: Stella Maeve wants Julia to become a goddess — and sing

That’s like life. Seeing as how Quentin and Eliot have both sung, would you want Julia to sing on the show? He’s hanging out in Hawaii right now. It’s too hard to look at yourself in the mirror. Eike Schroter/Syfy
Would you want to see Julia get in on more of the lighter, fantastical stuff going on in the other storylines? So without having her Shade, Julia wasn’t able to be empathetic and connect with other emotions and feelings. We’ve been cracking up on this email thread, and Sera’s like, “I have so many ideas now for season 3.” I would love to have to get to do a musical number. … I love how empathetic she is. ET on Syfy. Well, I love that we get to explore this side. He’s still around. Show Full Article We get to watch her earn it, and it’s nice. However, in the most recent episode of the Syfy fantasy, which was   renewed for a third season, Julia’s decision to spare Reynard’s life helped earn her Shade back — and sent her on a second, slightly   less emotionally harrowing journey to face her actions over the course of the season. And in a way, not having her Shade for that time, was that really for her? There’s an element to that which is really refreshing because she made her choice, and she did the moral thing. “Quentin still has a shot at happiness. She felt as if, “Even if I did get my Shade back, even if I did figure all this out, I’m still broken. Even a goddess, this otherworldly being that we all idolize, messed up. It’s a documentary on this cult leader. What kind of woman doesn’t want to play a goddess? Nobody wants to deal with their emotions and feelings. I watched this one called Holy Hell on Netflix. She didn’t have to deal with her emotions anymore. In the novels, Julia becomes a goddess and gets to live in the woods and speak with animals. But I think in order to get there, all of this darkness had to happen. I’ve actually been sending the showrunners, Sera [Gamble] and John [McNamara], ideas of what songs Julia would sing for next season. There’s beauty in the imperfections, and maybe if we all humanize one another, we’d get it. I feel like now, she’s looking at herself in the mirror, and she’s sitting down and really dealing with it in the right way. That’s the right way and proper way to grieve, but instead, she just didn’t want to feel it. That would be hilarious. You have to keep going. It’s unreal. The best way I was able to understand that storyline was watching a lot of documentaries on serial killers. She’s dealing with the pain and everything that’s happened. the tiny part of your soul that lets you feel things), causing her to essentially have her humanity switched off. What are you most excited for fans to see tonight? … People just do the best they can. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Julia has been on such a journey all season. It didn’t surprise me. It started out as kind of like a joke, and now it’s turned into a real thing. Her sense of empathy is crucial and critical, especially with what’s happening in the world right now, it’s nice to get to show it. There’s a huge surprise coming up. Nobody is perfect and has all the answers, even if you think someone is God-like in their power or perfect. What was it like for you to learn that not only is Our Lady Underground Reynard’s mother, but she’s not really been monitoring what her son has been up to? But as much as I feel like all of us would love to not give a s—,   you have to. It’ll be good. When she lets Reynard go after the awful things she endured from this man because she’s able to empathize with the fact that he’s not right, and the fact that he has a mother, and his mother Persephone’s pain. It’s amazing. Going into the finale, where is Julia at emotionally and mentally? That would be wonderful! Not having it was fun for a while. Or are you happy exploring this side of her? With the character at such a big juncture in her development, EW caught up with Julia actress Stella Maeve to find out what’s going down in Wednesday’s season finale. If they found the right pick, it could be actually awesome. And kind of like where America is in the world and what’s happening politically. There was validity in that in the sense of she did this because she loves Quentin and wants to see him happy. So what’s the point?” That was the mentality behind it. It was such a selfless act, but at this point, she also didn’t think that happiness as possible for her. Not only was she still dealing with being raped at the hands of Reynard the trickster, but when she finally managed to end her pregnancy, she learned that the procedure had also “nicked” her Shade (a.k.a. What are you proudest of her for? What does it mean for Julia to have her Shade back? That was lovely. Yeah, it was a form of escapism. I would love to see her in her element and get to explore that. What did that mean for her to be able to make that decision? It’s such a mirror image   because that’s what Julia should have been doing. She’s just allowing herself to go through the pain, but with that comes a sense of relief in a sense that she had a face-to-face with Reynard and saw where he was coming from. It’s going to be a great cliffhanger, and people will be itching for season 3. It’d be nice to see her finally get to the light and be nonhuman. That’d be really cool. She’s sitting with herself and dealing with trying to pick up the pieces rather than to outsource through revenge. Like, Alanis Morissette’s “I’m a B—-,” Snap’s “I’ve Got the Power,” and Joan Osborne’s “I’m a God.” It’s been pretty amazing. It was visceral. It’s totally fictionalized for TV purposes and embellished, but it can feel that intense at times in reality, and it’s nice to see someone who is heroic not be the hero immediately. STELLA MAEVE: What I love about Julia is the fact that we get to watch her mess up — and granted, she’s thrown so many curve balls, and the writers really, really dragged her through the mud this year — but we get to see this fallen hero, and that’s what life is. I felt like that was so metaphoric. One of the pleasantly surprising things was when she chose to bring Allison’s Shade back instead of her own. I love that. The Magicians season 2 finale airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. It’d be awesome to do a musical number on the show! Julia Wicker has been through a lot during this season of   The Magicians. It throws us these crazy, awful things. I can give this to him.” But I loved the morality of it in the end where she gets her Shade back anyway. It was interesting to play with the fact that all of these people, what they have in common is a lack of empathy and a moral compass, and that’s the biggest common criminality within sociopaths. The funny thing is we get to watch Quentin on his journey through the steps of grief. There’s a sense of relief as much as there is sadness. She’s not focused on a mission or putting that energy elsewhere.