One Life to Reside alum Kelley Missal advised UPI she signed on to star in ABC’s The Crossing as a result of she was intrigued by the thought of taking part in a refugee from a futuristic model of the US.
“There was a lot to discover there,” the 24-year-old actress mentioned in a latest telephone interview, noting the story in some methods displays present occasions, politically and socially.
The present follows Missal’s Hannah and about 40 different individuals who wash up on an Oregon seaside, claiming to have traveled by way of time to flee an unwinnable struggle in opposition to extra superior beings. Federal authorities brokers arrive and whisk them away to a close-by camp whereas they decide who the individuals are and the way they acquired there. Armed guards forestall them from leaving and it’s, at this level, unclear to viewers what the fates of the detainees might be.
Enjoying Hannah required Missal to get into the top area of a determined however resourceful lady who flees her house within the hope of a greater life.
The actress mentioned she was nervous about referring to a refugee since she is from the US.
“I do know what it feels prefer to really feel misplaced. I do know what it feels prefer to be someplace that I’m not accustomed to,” the New Jersey native mentioned. “I do know what it feels prefer to really feel responsible and have a previous and I do know what it feels prefer to need to reinvent myself and getting an opportunity to try this, so all of these issues I simply type of acquired actually enthusiastic about.”
The Crossing provides Missal her first common collection function since Danielle Manning, the daughter of super-couple Tea and Todd, whom she performed on One Life to Reside from 2009 till the cleaning soap opera was canceled in 2013.
The actress mentioned that engaged on a big-budget, prime-time collection, a lot of which is filmed exterior and includes quite a lot of crew members, was very completely different from taping episodes of a daytime drama on a studio sound stage.
“Once I acquired on One Life to Reside, there have been quite a lot of finances cuts and the present was type of struggling a bit,” Missal recalled.
She added there have been days when she taped as much as 80 pages of dialogue on OLTL versus the 2 or 4 pages a day she usually movies per day on The Crossing.
“A scene could be two pages, however you are capturing it for 4 hours,” she mentioned.
A visitor spot on Sleepy Hole final yr helped her make the transition from soaps to science fiction.
“I used to be taking part in a 300-year-old witch,” the actress mentioned. “I simply utterly ran with it. I misplaced myself in it. Sleepy Hole was tremendous enjoyable.”
As one among six youngsters in actual life, Missal mentioned she is at house being part of huge ensembles and nonetheless retains in contact along with her former One Life to Reside co-stars whom she regards as a second household.
“I spent a lot of my adolescence with these folks, a lot of my time with these folks and studying off of them. I simply really feel actually fortunate to be in that group,” she mentioned.
Co-starring Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Marcuis W. Harris and Sandrine Holt, The Crossing airs Monday nights on ABC.