Legacies' New Headmaster Speaks: What Does He Have Planned for Josie?

TVLine | 10/20/2019 | Andy Swift
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Alexis Denisof (Angel) made his long-awaited debut as Headmaster Vardemus on this week’s Legacies, and while we won’t deny the sorcerer’s ability to rally a crowd, we’re not ready to trust him just yet.

Our suspicions about the Salvatore School’s shady new leader intensified in the final moments of Thursday’s episode when he invited Josie to participate in a brand-new curriculum designed for advanced students — a reward after catching her giving one of her classmates a magical bloody nose.

Character - Vardemus - Josie - Denisof - TVLine

“I like that a visually outrageous and extroverted character like Vardemus has gravitated towards the more silent-but-deadly Josie,” Denisof tells TVLine. “They have a really interesting dynamic together. She brings out a different aspect of him, and in turn, he brings out some new colors in her character.”

Below, Legacies‘ new addition answers more of our questions about his character, including how he really feels about Alaric Saltzman:

TVLINE - | - Confession - Years - Someone

TVLINE | I have to start with a confession: I spent years thinking you were actually British before someone finally set me straight.

[Laughs] When people meet me, they’re often surprised, or slightly disappointed. They’re expecting Wesley.

TVLINE - | - Wesley - Vibe - Character

TVLINE | I was certainly expecting more of a Wesley vibe with this character, but you’ve managed to craft an entirely different accent. How did you settle on what he would sound like?

I had some fantastic direction to start with, in terms of the character description and the details in the script. I found myself going back and watching older ’50s and ’60s British interviews, particularly with people like Laurence Olivier and Peter O’Toole, trying to channel that generation of accent that isn’t around as much anymore. It’s a little more period, but not so period that it feels too specific. I wanted him to...
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