Beauty And The Beast Q&A: Bridget Regan On Her Character Alex & Jay Ryan's Legend Of The Seeker Cameo
Bridget Regan as Alex and Jay Ryan as Vincent in The CW's 'Beauty and The Beast' -- The CW
Bridget Regan is back as Alex on "Beauty and The Beast" tonight, and her character is hoping to head off on a little romantic getaway with Jay Ryan's Vincent, to rekindle their old romance.
But, for fans pining for the Vincent-Catherine pairing, there's some good news. Alex still has to hear from Vincent about his secret, which could extinguish that relationship. She also is starting to notice that Kristin Kreuk's Catherine has something of her own going on with the handsome former soldier in hiding.
Bridget famously played Kahlan Amnell in "Legend of the Seeker," and that was actually where she first met Jay, before joining The CW drama for an extended guest arc. While cruising around Hollywood earlier this week, Bridget told AccessHollywood.com about their first meeting in Jay's native New Zealand, and fielded questions about Alex's intentions toward Vincent. Oh, and we asked her about Muirfield too.
AccessHollywood.com: So let's talk about Miss Alex. I noticed in last week's episode she had all these pictures up of her and Vincent.
Bridget: I know!
Access: That's either creepy or she's a schemer. Why hasn't she moved on from Vincent? That's a long time to think someone is dead and still have all those photos up?
Bridget: I know. It's kind of crazy. I think the ones that are out in her apartment -- I kind of think that maybe she just put those out again when he came back into her life. I agree with you -- it would be kind of bizarre to have them up for 10 years. I think she has tried to move on a lot, but she just never met anyone like him, and never had that sort of connection. I think she's just never found it.
Access: Vincent's going to tell her his secret. What is her reaction going to be like? She's in the medical field so she can potentially understand it, but it's not every day someone tells you they are a former super-soldier with corrupted, cross species DNA.
Bridget: Alex knows that there's something going on. She's being respectful and trying to wait [to talk about it] until he wants to talk about it. Obviously she picked [up on that] there's something happening with him. [But], you wouldn't expect this. I mean, this is so extreme. And granted, soldiers do come back and they have post-traumatic stress [disorder] and they have a lot of stuff to deal with. They've seen a lot of things, so she's expecting something along those lines, as anyone would, so it's not an easy thing for her, when you're expecting one thing and you get another. But she's trying to just be there for him and be cool, but she's challenged. She is an ICU nurse and she's seen a lot and she doesn't scare easily, but this is an extreme, this is out of this world sort of stuff.
Access: Obviously we saw her swiping hospital supplies and taking them to the clinic. Does she have more secrets we are going to find out?
Bridget: There's a lot to her. I think she has been running this clinic, I kind of describe her as - she's a good guy. She's really trying to do some good in the world, but at the same time... she can't stop because if she does, it'd be really sad and she keeps herself really, really busy... It's not until Vincent comes back [into] her life that she goes, 'OK, let's go. Let's run away. Let's [live] happily ever after.'