Spinoff Online interviewed Bitsie Tulloch, who plays Juliette Silverton on NBC’s Grimm. She talks about Grimm’s season four renewal, Juliette’s journey, doing stunts on the episode “Eyes of the Beholder”, and the season three finale’s cliffhangers. Source: Spinoff Online
Check out an excerpt of the interview.
Spinoff Online: I’m sure you didn’t take a fourth season for granted, but in some ways it was expected based on the quality of your show and the ratings. How satisfying is it to get that renewal?
Bitsie Tulloch: It’s pretty amazing. As you said, it wasn’t necessarily surprising. I’m proud to be on this show, not only because it’s the kind of show I would have been watching even if I wasn’t on it, but it’s really true that it’s gotten significantly better from season to season. Our showrunners have been amazing about listening to the fans and responding to the kind of stuff that the fans really like seeing more of. In Season 3 in particular, it’s been this Scooby squad. They like that. Juliette is in the know now, helping out and adding to the gang. We’ve seen a lot more of that kind of stuff. Another thing the fans really seem to respond to and love is the mythology. That’s something [executive producers] Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt are really good at. It’s definitely moved away from being all procedural all the time to focusing on this Wesen family tree. I’m sure Season 4 is going to be better than Season 3. The final episode [of Season 3] is kick-ass. There’s a really crazy twist.
You are currently filming the season finale. Where is the rest of the season heading?
The biggest thing is Adalind comes back and Nick’s Mom comes back. As you can imagine, I basically want to kill Adalind. The last time I saw her, she put me in a coma and almost destroyed my life and my relationship with Nick. There’s going to be a lot of drama about Adalind showing up with the baby. That’s a great example of Juliette being like, “I don’t think so. This is not happening. This is not going to fly.”
We also have a new recurring character being introduced in episode 19. Basically from episode 17 on, there’s a ton of stuff happening. You also have Monroe and Rosalee’s wedding to look forward to, which is going to very a Shakespearean Montague versus Capulet kind of thing.
Will there be a cliffhanger like in previous years?
Absolutely. This cliffhanger is a big deal. It’s not even one cliffhanger in this one. Last season was really just about Nick getting the zombie powers. This one has at least three pretty big cliffhangers. Almost every character has something crazy happening to them going forward.