Anna Hopkins says the Shadowhunters 3A finale cliffhangers will leave fans “half happy”

Photo credit: Freeform / John Medland, acquired from Freeform Press Site
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Anna Hopkins talks Lilith’s master plan, her relationship with Asmodeus in Edom, and why fans will be “half happy” and “half freaking-out” after the Shadowhunters season 3 mid-season finale.

The Shadowhunters season 3A finale is almost here and Lilith is closer than ever before to successfully resurrecting Jonathan. In Shadowhunters season 3 episode 8, the mother of all demons broke into Magnus’ apartment to steal Jace from the Lightwoods once more, her precious Owl demon back in her control.

We spoke with the fabulous Anna Hopkins about her role this season to talk Lilith’s master plan, her relationship with Asmodeus, and what we can expect in this potentially massive cliffhanger leading into season 3B!

Hidden Remote: Almost all of your scenes have been really serious and sinister and aggressive this season, but it looks like you had such a great time on set in this role. How much fun has it been to play Lilith?

Anna Hopkins: It’s been amazing. It’s been so fun. I’ve never really played a villain before, so I kind of got to channel everything I’ve ever wanted to do and haven’t been able to do. Yeah, I think when you’re playing something that’s so different from you, you have a lot more room to play. In fact, I find it’s kind of easier to do than just playing a regular gal. It’s been fantastic.

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Hidden Remote: What is Lilith’s plan once she brings Jonathan back to life? Does she want a family, or is it more of a power move?

Anna: I think that it’s a pretty primal, pretty base thing that she wants. Her first husband, Adam, punishes her and makes her barren, and when Valentine comes to her with this opportunity, being given a son is something that she’s never had before.

I think [Jonathan] also represents somebody who might love her, which she’s never had before, considering she’s the queen of hell. So I think her wanting to bring Jonathan back is definitely a very primal desire of wanting to have the person back who is her only family basically.