Angélica Celaya doesn’t want to play the victim, and her character Mary “Zed” Martin in NBC’s new drama Constantine is anything but that. Based on the DC comic book series, Constantine follows John Constantine (Matt Ryan) who has already been condemned to hell but continues to fight the forces of evil to protect the innocent. In the comics, Zed is an artist and former lover of Constantine’s.
The Daily Quirk sat down with Celaya at a roundtable interview at New York Comic-Con to get the scoop on the new series and her character!
Though Celaya said she couldn’t directly relate to Zed’s familial issues, she built the character around the memories of the girls she grew up with who did run away from their families, built a lot of walls but had a lot of street smarts.
“She’s a strong woman,” Celaya said at the roundtable. “I don’t believe in ‘Woe is me.’ I believe if life is horrible, change it. … Don’t be afraid to take off your shoes and go. Go after them and attack. Because that’s what we women do. We’re dressed very nicely. We’ll go to dinner… then when it hits the fan, we’re there 100 percent responsive.”
Watch the video below to see what Celaya has to say about Zed and John’s eventual relationship, her favorite episode and scene and what else we can expect from Zed.
Reporting & Camera by Sean Torenli | Production by Jose Fashen | Written Content by Meryl Gottlieb
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