After an amazing stint on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Michelle Fairley returned to television as someone entirely different: A villain. The actress spilled to HollywoodLife.com about her encounter with another gruesome death scene and Margot’s not-so villainy ‘conviction!’
Michelle Fairley can add battling Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) — television’s most beloved action hero — to her resume. The Game of Thrones alum and current 24: Live Another Day star dished to HollywoodLife.com exclusively about that shocking twist on the June 24 episode, her character’s “conviction” and her luck with horrible death scenes.
’24’: Michelle Fairley On Her Gruesome Death — Plus Margot’s ‘Conviction’
For all you 24: Live Another Day fans, Michelle’s character Margot Al-Harazi met the true death on the June 24 episode after an intense encounter with Jack Bauer. Margot’s deadly goal — to use her power to control military drones and destroy London as retaliation against President Heller (William Devane) — was ruined after Jack tracked down her location.
Margot met a another bloody end on another hit show — Jack shot and pushed her out a window to her death! This marks the second very gruesome death for Michelle onscreen. However, unlike the possibility of Michelle’s character Catelyn Stark to return to Game of Thrones, Margot is gone for good.
“She’s gone,” Margot told HollywoodLife.com. “She may of wished she had wings, but I can tell you she’s gone.”
Michelle Fairley Talks About Margot’s Proud ‘Conviction’ On ’24’
Michelle revealed to HollywoodLife.com what it was like to play such a powerful and deadly woman, who was essentially just a “normal human being” when it was all said and done.
“Even though you knew you didn’t agree with what she was doing, she was basically a normal human being who has a passion and she is basically going to get it,” Michelle told HollywoodLife.com. “In her mind, she’s not bad. In her mind, she’s doing the right thing. It was fantastic to play a woman who was so passionate.”
Michelle’s right. Margot was passionate about her cause. Margot had her own daughter’s finger chopped off just to make her suffer and she blew up a hospital in the hopes of killing her own flesh and blood! Margot was one tough cookie, but Michelle is used to that. She’s played insanely powerful women on not just 24: Live Another Day, but on Game of Thrones. Michelle talked about the “different mindset” in playing those strong and confident characters and how they are “fully committed” to their causes.
“It’s about a conviction,” Michelle told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “It’s about whatever her goal is and how she is going to achieve it. She’ll do anything in her power to do it. They’re fully committed. She may seem powerful but she is still a human being with flaws and weaknesses. But she has learned to keep those feelings on the back boiler and suppressed. It’s like she’s drained the humanity from her body. It’s a different mindset.”
We have to say, we’ve loved Michelle’s run on 24: Live Another Day. It was a nice change of pace and she was a total badass, if we’re being honest.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about Michelle’s character on 24: Live Another Day? Did you enjoy her character? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson