Rachel Skarsten Didn't Know Which Character She Was Auditioning For During 'Batwoman' Auditions

Rachel Skarsten Didn't Know Which Character She Was Auditioning For During 'Batwoman' Auditions

Rachel Skarsten sits beside Meagan Tandy during the Batwoman panel during the 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday afternoon (October 6) in New York City.

The two stars of the new CW series chatted with fans about the new show, which premiered that same night.

Rachel spoke to Variety after the premiere, opening up about the reveal of just who Alice is – Beth, Kate’s long-lost (and presumed dead) twin sister.

She revealed that during her audition, Rachel didn’t know which character she was auditioning for, as the names on the sides had changed. After being cast, the showrunners let her in on Alice’s secret.

“I always say as an actor I want to know enough about my character — the bigger picture of my character — because of course that informs my decisions in the moment,” Rachel explained. “But I also like to not know some things — because we don’t know everything about the story of our lives as [it] unfolds.”

“I tried to play it as subtly as possible until the reveal, but obviously wanting to do it enough where, if you were looking back on it, you’d say, ‘Oh, there it is!’”

Rachel adds that Alice is “an incredibly talented but also intelligent individual” who is “very aware of everything she’s doing.”

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