The 'Containment' Cast Gets Real About Their Complicated Characters

The 'Containment' Cast Gets Real About Their Complicated Characters

Complete chaos is about to erupt tonight on the series premiere of Containment.

Adapted from the Belgian series Cordon by the genius that is Julie Plec, Containment follows the lives of different people when a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta and a a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure.

The series puts Vampire Diaries alum Chris Wood at the helm, with a talented cast that includes David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Trevor St. John.

JustJaredJr.com got to visit the set last year and sit down with the cast to talk about their characters and the relationships we’ll see overlap amidst the craziest of circumstances.

“Essentially [Lex] starts off as a guy who feels and thinks and uses his heart, and things aren’t that complicated in his life,” David told JJJ about his character, who is a Major in the Atlanta PD. “He knows who he loves, he knows the workforce, he knows the people that he serves, and he knows what he wants to do with those things. And this virus comes in and shakes that all up. Right and wrong, and good and bad, become real challenges to him. As we go through the episodes, he has some really big decisions to make.”

Containment airs TONIGHT, April 19 @ 9/8c on The CW.

Click inside to get more scoop on the characters from the castmembers themselves…

Chris Wood on Jake and Lex’s friendship:
“They are best friends. They’re like bothers more so than anything. In a lot of ways, they have the ability to spar and really be honest with each other. They really go at it. And the way that they deal with the situation is at first a bit harsh. Jake sort of blames Lex for getting him into that position inside…you see Jake sort of struggling with that.”

George on Dr. Cannerts’ expertise
“He’s there at Ground Zero with Patient Zero trying to discover what’s going on. He’s super stressed, but he’s trying not to show he’s super stressed. He’s the most qualified person there and people are looking to him to find out what happened.”

Christina on Janna’s fear of commitment:
“With someone like Janna, you have to make her seem like it’s her idea. [Lex] knows how to push the boundaries a little bit, and if you push too much, she’ll run away…It’s her demon, her tragic flaw. What she wants more than anything in the world is intimacy and family, but it’s also the very thing she’s utterly afraid of.”

Hanna on Theresa being separated from her boyfriend:
“Everything is so heightened. Xander really tries to calm her down. But she’s panicking. She needs her better half to calm her down.”

Kristen on school teacher Katie’s dark side:
“One of her students is her son, so she’s a single mom. The father isn’t around. She’s in a custody battle with his parents. She has her mother-in-law constantly on her. That’s definitely a tense relationship. She’s seemingly a really good mom, but there’s a past. She’s got a past.”

Trevor on why reporter Leo’s determined to get a story:
“He’s been disgraced because of some erroneous information that he printed. His reputation has been tarnished by that and he’s trying to con his way back into the game. And this might be his Watergate.”

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