Beauty and the Beast is adding one more beast to its growing family.
During a mission to take down one of the most high-profile beasts on Monday's episode, Vincent (Jay Ryan) discovers and rescues (or some might say kidnaps) his daughter Tori (Amber Skye Noyes). Unaware that her father is a part of a species she never knew existed, Tori is stunned and then devastated when he dies. As if that wasn't enough to deal with, in the closing moments of the episode, Tori sees her eyes glow a beastly shade of green. How long before she becomes a full beast? And will she and Vincent bond over their shared connection? We checked in with Noyes to find out.
That was the first time she saw signs of being a beast, right?
Amber Skye Noyes: It was definitely the first time that has happened and now that she has seen and knows what it means to be a beast, she's definitely scared. She doesn't quite know what to do and it's pretty clear there's really only one person she can talk to about it.
Will she go to Vincent right away?
Noyes: We're going to see that play out in the next episode because she has a decision to make. Maybe it was just a random flare. She doesn't know if it'll happen again. But I can say that in the next episode, you will see her fully beasted.
How was the process of filming a beast scene?
Noyes: Jay and Sendhil [Ramamurthy] gave me some tips, but because I'm the first female beast on the show, my moves and characteristics are a bit different. And she's a new beast, so what does that mean?
Tori and Cat had a nice heart-to-heart in the last episode. Will they develop a friendship?
Noyes: She doesn't really have anyone else and she certainly can't talk to other people about what she saw go down, so Cat is another person in the fold who knows about things and is on her side and not judging her because of her father. Cat also understands Tori's predicament about being conflicted about loving somebody.
How will Tori and Vincent's relationship grow? And how will that affect Cat?
Noyes: Tori is going to have her own relationship and connection with Vincent and that will change the dynamic between Tori and Cat for sure. It's very clear they share a distinct relationship and bond, one that Cat and Vincent could never have. But Vincent is also a more established beast, so the dynamic will evolve as he continues to help Tori and guide her just like he was doing in the last episode.
The next episode includes a big Thanksgiving dinner. What can you tease?
Noyes: Well, it doesn't end well, but I guess it would be boring if it did. Someone beasts out at the end of Thanksgiving dinner; something goes down for sure. Also why are Tori and Gabe there? I guess it's much more fun that way. It was so much fun to shoot though. We filmed on location at this great home and it was really fun having the whole cast there.
What are you most excited for viewers to see from Tori?
Noyes: I love this role because she goes on such a journey. She goes from a character locked away, high in the tower who's been kept away by her father, and then she becomes a beast and it's exciting to figure out what that means for her. What we haven't seen on the show is a beast from the beginning. Is it good? Bad? How does she harness those powers? Maybe Tori will like those powers. So we're going to see how she really feels about her new strengths and see her character develop. Her first episode she was dealing with a lot, so now we'll see her come into her own and how as a character she deals with who's she's becoming and whether she accepts that and grows into it or fights it.
Beauty and the Beast airs on Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.
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