The Gifted‘s Polaris is due for some new powers. According to Emma Dumont, who plays the character in the X-Men TV series, Lorna’s pregnancy will cause her to go through another manifestation, which means she’ll develop some new mutant abilities. Speaking to CBR, Dumont teased how the baby affects Lorna’s powers.
“In the later episodes, we see that the baby starts to affect Lorna’s powers. I’d like to say she has a second manifestation of her powers,” she revealed. “But is that permanent, or is it just using the baby’s? Normally, mutant children aren’t born with their powers already there, so that’s like a very strange thing that it’s already affecting her pregnancy. I don’t think that’s ever been seen, a mutant that was just born with their powers — and in some cases, like Reed, they never get them.”
“So yeah, I really want to explore the baby in Season 2, and obviously more of her ancestry. I would love to have her dealing with that more. She deals with it a lot this season, but even more so next season would be great. I’d love to see a flashback of when her powers first manifested,” she added. “I’d love to figure out if we’re sticking to the original mythology or if we’re having our own version, but any of that stuff would be cool.”
Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, The Gifted 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, and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker.
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