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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Kristin Kreuk Teases Her New CW Series

October 11, 2012 by  

After spending more than seven seasons playing Lana Lang on SMALLVILLE, Kristin Kreuk has been largely MIA from our television screens. But tonight, she returns to The CW to play Catherine in their take on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

“It was [executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper],” Kreuk told me of what drew her to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. “Yes, the cupcakes, that was more of an aside thing, but I fell in love with the two of them. And I thought that what they wanted to do, the story they wanted to tell, was very wonderful. And I thought we could build a really strong, complex, female character together. And that was important to me.”

And for Kreuk, one of the aspects of playing this character includes stepping outside of her own comfort zone to play a cop.

“You know, the procedural stuff is the toughest for me, by far,” she admitted. “Keeping it interesting for me and the audience is difficult. But it’s nice to play someone with authority. It’s difficult from what I normally play. And I feel uncomfortable in that kind of authoritative position, so it’s a good challenge…I think there will be sprinkled [butt] kicking here and there.”

Of course, the show also centers on a fated love story…something Kreuk is interested in seeing played out, given how many shows hesitate putting their lead characters together.

“These two characters have such a force that keeps them apart in such a variety of different ways,” she noted. “You’ve got an organization that’s going after him, you’ve got their own emotional issues about trust, and you’ve got his beastliness. So it’ll be a romance and it’ll take time, and it’ll be a courtship, and it’ll be slow. It won’t be explosive in the way a lot of TV is…I’m really excited to explore how Catherine’s relationships break down as she begins to relate to Vincent more and has to lie to the people in her life.”

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST premieres tonight at 9 PM on The CW.

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