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‘Witches Of East End’: Rachel Boston Previews Sunday’s Fiery Premiere

Fri, October 4, 2013 3:14pm EDT by Andy Swift 4 Comments
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Rachel tells what she loves about her bewitching new role — and no, it’s not just getting to hang out with Channing Tatum.

It’s a damn good time to be a witch on TV, and few know that better than the stars of Lifetime’s Witches of East End, which premieres Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. The enchanting series — which made our list of this year’s top 10 new fall shows — tells the story of two seemingly ordinary sisters, whose lives are turned upside down when their magical heritage is suddenly revealed to them. chatted with Rachel Boston, who plays “practical” sister Ingrid, for all the on-and-off-set scoop.

I like to think of Witches as a darker, more adult Charmed — which is a very good thing. And just like that WB gem of yesteryear, Witches is really a story about a family before it’s a story about magic. Nowhere is that more evident than in the relationship between Freya and her more devil-may-care sister Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum).

“Ingrid is ruled by intellect, and Freya is ruled by emotion, so they make a great team,” Rachel explains. “While Ingrid thinks everything through, Freya doesn’t think through the consequences of her actions, so there is a lot of sisterly support happening in the Beauchamp house.”

And the sisters will need as much support as they can get, as a strange evil force — with a major grudge against the Beauchamp family — comes a-callin’ on the series premiere.

Rachel Boston Talks Love On The ‘Witches’ Set

And what would a show about four fiery women be without a little romance? While Freya finds herself torn between two men — her clean-cut fiancé Dash (Eric Winter) and his smolder-y brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso) — Ingrid appears drawn to Jason George‘s character, Adam.

“As Ingrid finds confidence in her new life as a witch, she is also opening up to love,” Rachel says. “And in past lives, watch out! Ingrid was a whole different woman in the early 1900s — a sexually liberated woman, which proves to be quite confusing for modern-day Ingrid.”

Oh, sorry, did I forget to mention all of the women on the show — including the girls’ mother Joanna (Julia Ormond) and aunt Wendy (Madchen Amick) — all have past lives to confront? That’s a major, and very cool, piece of the Witches puzzle.

The ‘Witches’ Stars: What They’re Like Off-Camera

But no matter how intense things may get on the Witches set, Rachel tells us she and her co-stars have just as much fun when the cameras aren’t rolling.

“I feel so blessed to go to work everyday with Julia, Jenna, and Madchen,” she says. “Channing [Tatum] was in town last weekend, and Jenna invited me to my first ‘fight night.’ He likes to watch Ultimate Fighting. I didn’t even know this world existed! So working on this show with this amazing group has brought lots of magic, and all sorts of new and incredible adventures.”

You can get in on those “incredible adventures” yourself when Witches of East End premieres this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 10 p.m. on Lifetime!

WATCH: ‘Witches Of East End’ Promo

— Andy Swift

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