Summer Glau admits she didn’t know where her Firefly character River Tam’s arc was going due to the secrecy of Joss Whedon’s storytelling, while her Alphas character Skylar Adams is different from anything she’s done before.
As we know, Glau will reappear in the second season of Syfy’s Alphas to reprise her role as Skylar. Speaking at the recent Supanova Expo 2012 in Melbourne, she said the character’s motherhood attracted her to the role, “I’m looking forward to exploring that part of her [in Season 2]. I feel really inspired by her and I feel like I’m going to learn a lot next season, with Skylar”.
Regarding matters Firefly, Glau notes that she related to River immediately and admits that she never knew where the character’s story arc was going.
Watch the Summer Glau Q&A in the player below (jump to 13:12 for the Alphas part):