Episode 3.02 of a revitalized “Sleepy Hollow” airs tonight, and in it we’ll get to see Betsy Ross, played by new series regular Nikki Reed, in a different light from what the history books tell us about her. While chatting with Reed (best known for appearing in the Twilight films) about Thomas Dekker’s upcoming Jack Goes Home, which she’s co-producing and also co-starring in (look for our set visit report early next week), we asked about her experiences on the show so far.
Reed said of the character, “She’s very fun, she’s kind of… she’s the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ version of Betsy Ross so it’s not the Betsy Ross you might have read about; although of course there are some elements that are very true to whatever historical facts we have about Betsy Ross. She’s also kind of a sexy, edgy version of that. I’m also George Washington’s female spy; I’m in his spy ring so I get to sort of dress up and play different people while playing her at the same time, and it’s been quite an adventure, and she’s kind of the ‘ultimate woman’ is how I’d describe her.”
As for where the series, and her character, might go, Reed teased, “I’m kind of along for the ride, like everybody else. I think that it’s about adventure, and there is definitely a sense of humor, as we’ve seen in the past. It’s quirky and it’s fun, but it’s also… there’s a lot of action and a lot of adventure and a possible romance between the two [Betsy and Ichabod, played by Tom Mison].”
Be sure to tune in tonight for Episode 3.02, “Whispers in the Dark,” to see Nikki in action.
“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 3.02 – “Whispers in the Dark” (airs 10/8/15)
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