INTERVIEW: Skyler Samuels (Chloe) and Grey Damon (Brian) from The Nine Lives of Chloe King & Video Interview
August 16th, 2011 by thetvchick
The big season finale of The Nine Lives of Chloe King is tonight and from what I hear, there are going to be a lot of cliffhangers. I am very curious to find out if Chloe chooses between Brian or Alek, if she actually kisses Brian (which could kill him!) and will someone take another one of her nine lives? I caught up with Skyler Samuels (Chloe) and Grey Damon (Brian) at Comic Con, where they talk about the big finale, their on-screen relationship and one big thing that’s going to happen in the finale. To give fair warning, if you don’t want a fairly big spoiler, don’t read the last two questions in this interview. I, for one, am excited to see what happens.
Do you think Brian knows what his dad is really doing or not?
Grey Damon: Well, I know that Brian doesn’t. I think that’s a lot of what Brian’s story is about.
Skyler Samuels: I think Brian is definitely suspicious, though. Whitley is going through a big struggle on the show. He messed up. He made a mistake and he let people protect him. So by doing that, he made it harder to get a hold of me. Therefore, he’s on a personal vendetta. So, he’s nervous because he’s freaking out trying to get to Chloe King. So I think Whitley’s going to crack really soon. And the confrontation where Whitley confronts Brian and Brian finds out about Chloe, I think it’s all imminent.
Do you guys find it odd that in the gala scene where Whitley was standing right beside you and didn’t take the opportunity to kill you?
SS: He knows my name. The pivotal moment about that scene is I turn and I say, “Hi, I’m –” and he stalls. It’s that moment that saves my life. Because, if I had said, “I’m Chloe King,” I’m done. At the end of the season, you’ll see how all of the loose ends and strange looks all come together for a crazy explosion.
What’s going to happen with Chloe and Brian’s relationship? There’s a lot of complications there.
SS: We can’t get it right.
GD: In all fairness though, I think it actually kind of makes it more beautiful. There’s this tension that’s there and it really forces us not to jump into this adolescent, impulsive thing.
SS: I think Grey said it perfectly. It’s really eloquently put. In high school especially, there are those raging hormones. And it’s just when you are so attracted to someone, there’s that total impulsive feeling.
GD: You can’t control yourself.
SS: Chloe and Alek are the impulsive duo and Alek is far more impulsive than Chloe and I think that takes Chloe by surprise. But with Brian, it’s true love, and sometimes true love doesn’t mean being intimate with that person, but just enjoying the time you have with them.
GD: Not for lack of trying, though.
SS: I mean, come on, he tries. (laughs)
GD: If he wasn’t a good guy though, he would peel out. He’s got a lot going for him, and he does have options. And that’s why I think it’s so beautiful. He does want to pursue this, even if it’s hard.
SS: Yeah. He knows what he believes in. I think it’s a good example for teenagers to see that sometimes defining what love means — I think that can be really hard — and young love especially, trying to find what that means, what you choose to do, where you choose to go. I think it’s a great relationship example for girls. You don’t have to feel like you have to rush. You take your own time. And who knows? Maybe down the road, Brian and Chloe will be able to be together in that way but for now, it’s just making our current circumstances work.
GD: I have three nieces who are watching this show, watching me. And they are going to grow up to be like, “I need a good guy, like that.” The older one is just figuring out boys and it’s scary and I have my baseball bat ready. Even on the other shows, which are awesome and great and fun but it is kind of rare to see this slow…
SS: There’s nothing wrong with moving slow.
GD: We’re on a fast show, too.
SS: It’s okay to be a good girl, and it’s okay to go slow, and it’s okay to not be sure and take your time. This show is loaded with good messages. I’m very proud of it.
Does Chloe want to confide in Brian?
SS: Chloe has a lot going on. I think it’s tough because she spends a lot of time with Brian and she’s kind of been Brian’s rock and confidant as far as his situation with his family and investigating his mom’s death, trying to navigate his relationship with his dad. Chloe has always been there for him and I think Chloe revels in that because it’s as close as she can get to sharing her life with him is by being there. But I think that there’s a lot going on with Chloe that can’t share with Brian.
GD: I’m more the female in this relationship.
SS: But on the flip side of that, this is what makes the triangle, because Chloe can’t confide in Brian about those things, she starts confiding in Alek because she needs someone who understands where she’s coming from, gets the Mai, gets the trying to balance the supernatural with the real world and that’s how that relationship starts. She’s torn because there really are two great guys who have been really good to her and she’s being forced to figure out which one can have her heart.
GD: Let’s talk about Alek, because I think that a lot of fans are wanting to hear about Alek.
SS: By the end of the season, one episode, I’m Team Alek and the next episode, I’m Team Brian. You are constantly torn going back and forth because of the journeys that both of those characters go on.
GD: I’m team Alek, by the way.
Is Chloe ever going to tell her mom?
SS: I think Chloe wants to tell her mom. With the way that the season ends and the cliffhangers that are presented and the madness that goes down, it’s a matter of time before Meredith comes out.
On the panel, they revealed that Chloe is going to kill someone that was on the panel. How’s that going to go down?
SS: I can’t really comment much on how it happens, but it’s probably the thing that you’d least expect to happen. It’s totally like, “What? What? Rewind the DVR!”
Does it tear her up?
SS: It does. It’s hard, what happens, but it happens so quickly. And that’s one of the cliffhangers. There are many, but that’s the biggest one. And that will be resolved when we would return in future episodes.
Also, check out what else Grey Damon had to say about Chloe and Brian’s relationship on video:
Be sure to tune in for the big season finale of The Nine Lives of Chloe King tonight at 9 PM on ABC Family!Tweet