Emily Deschanel Previews Her 'Conniving' Turn on Animal Kingdom — Plus, Her Thoughts on a Bones Movie

TVLine | 5/24/2019 | Charlie Mason
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Make no Bones about it: Emily Deschanel’s Animal Kingdom character has as much in common with Temperance Brennan as a cobra does a butterfly. “Angela’s a recovering addict who just got out of prison; she’s kind of at rock bottom,” the actress tells TVLine. But since Angela’s an old friend of Smurf’s late daughter Julia, “she has a history with the whole Cody family, so she’s hoping to manipulate her way into their home and infiltrate their lives.”

Something tells us she’s gonna manage. Here, the actress not only previews her arc on the addictive TNT drama (ahead of its Season 4 premiere Tuesday at 9/8c), she cops to her nervousness at returning to work after her post-Bones break and contemplates the possibility of reuniting with David Boreanaz for a standalone movie.

TVLINE - | - Words - Manipulate - Angela

TVLINE | You use the words “infiltrate” and “manipulate” to describe Angela’s approach with the Codys. So clearly, even though she’s at rock bottom, she’s not helpless.

Right. I use those words because that’s how people will perceive it, but that’s not how Angela perceives it. She doesn’t even see herself as someone who is really conniving. I think she is a survivor and a hustler. She does what she needs to do in life to get by.

TVLINE - | - Relationship - Codys

TVLINE | What’s her relationship with the Codys like coming in?

She needs them. She wants to be part of the family. Julia didn’t want anything to do with her mother. Angela feels that way, too, but she also sees an opportunity. So she has mixed feelings. She grew up with these guys and knows them. And since she has a dark side, she understands and can relate to them.

TVLINE - | - Smurf

TVLINE | That can’t sit well with Smurf.

Yeah, she really is at odds with Smurf. There’s a territorial thing there. And Angela’s also looking out for...
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