A piece of the Frost sisters' past has been unveiled. In a CBR-exclusive clip from "iMprint," The Gifted flashes back to their mysterious youth, to a time when they were forced to use their powers against their will.
"What's really cool in Season 2 is we actually do get an episode where we go back and we meet the Frosts when they're little," Skyler Samuels, who plays all three Frost sisters, revealed to CBR during a set visit. "I can't say how many of us there are, but you get to see sort of where we came from and sort of why we ended up being a bit deranged, because we had a really hard childhood and upbringing."
Notably, in the clip above, there are more than three beds in the Frost sisters' sleeping quarters. In the comics, of course, the Frosts originally had five sisters total. Between the clip and the fact Samuels said she couldn't reveal "how many of us there are," The Gifted seems poised to reveal more Frost sisters.
Samuels also teased that the sisters will begin to assert their distinct personalities. "The way that [the sisters] were sort of designed and described to me is like the Id, the Ego and the Superego," she explained. "If we think of the Hive Mind as one mind though they're three people, Esme is our Ego. She is ethical. She is sort of our straight shooter. Then we have Sophie, who is sweet with her sort of softer voice, much more rational, much more thoughtful. She's our Superego, just looking out for what's best, what's good. And then there's our Id, which is Phoebe, who's got her raspy voice and she's just full of piss and vinegar and feist and is like ready to throw down at like any second."
"It's sort of fun, because in Season 2, we get to see the girls' personalities be much more distinct. Their voices are distinct. Their opinions are distinct, and they don't always agree," she added. "And so it's sort of fun that we get to go behind the curtain and see them argue with each other. There's a really fun scene in episode six where we're getting dressed in our fabulous walk-in closet -- probably my favorite set of the season -- and we're arguing. You see us arguing like sisters about how we get dressed in the morning and about our day, and I think it's nice that they feel like real sisters, which is they love each other but they do not always get along."
According to Samuels, Esme has a particularly big role to play moving forward. "Polaris starts to ask questions. She starts to press on about the ethics of what we're doing and if it's the right thing, and Esme then starts to ask questions, but Phoebe and Sophie are dead-set with Reeva. There's no breaking their legion, so -- as Polaris starts to question what's happening in the Inner Circle and as does Esme -- Esme actually sort of defects from her sisters a bit and we start to see a faction between the girls, which is really interesting," she teased.
The Gifted Season 2 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox and stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker and Skyler Samuels as the Frost Sisters.