When “Under the Dome” actress Britt Robertson talked to reporters during production of the locally filmed series’ fourth episode back in April, there she was, still in that underground bunker.
Angie’s feisty nature, and her desire to get as far as possible from her town, makes the dilemma all the more painful for her character, Robertson said, but the kidnapping is a lot of fun to portray.
“She’s a pure fighter,” the Charlotte native said. “Almost all of my scenes have been physical so far, and I haven’t gotten to do a lot of that in other jobs, so I’m really going for it.”
Angie’s struggle in the bomb shelter – trapped, with seemingly no way out – isn’t that much different from that of the other residents of Chester’s Mill, which was abruptly and mysteriously sealed off from the rest of the world by a large, transparent dome in the first episode.
“It’s sort of interesting to see kind of the good and bad of people, and how the dome brings that out in everyone,” Robertson said. “Angie is sort of in this dome inside of the dome being in the fallout shelter. You’d think that that would bring out the bad in her – you’ve seen the sort of promiscuous side of her from the start – but it actually makes her be a better person ultimately. She has to start making really quick survivor choices, and if she ever does get out of that shelter, then maybe she can apply that to the real world.”
And if she does get out, maybe she’ll get to touch the dome. At the recent Wilmington premiere at Thalian Hall, Robertson revealed that more than halfway through the 13-episode season, she was still one of the few regular cast members yet to interact directly with the all-important plot device.
And if Angie doesn’t make it out? The show did already kill off one character at the end of the first episode.
Robertson said even she’s in the dark about her character’s fate. But if it’s Angie’s time to go, the actress has one request.
“It better be a cool death,” she said. “I’d better go down with a fight.”
I have added a bunch of Under The Dome related things to the site this evening, including pics from a press junket and screening that I got from CBS’s facebook page and HD logoless captures from the pilot episode where we’re introduced to Britt’s character Angie in a very interesting way!
In a recent interview that Huffington Post with Alexander Koch and Britt Robertson, she talked about her character on the show. Here’s a snippet and go to the source to read the entire interview with both cast members, but be warned it does contain spoilers for the book!
What can you reveal about Angie and her storyline at the beginning of the season?
Angie is a young waitress at the Sweetbriar Rose, which is the local hangout diner, and she works as a candy striper. She’s a small town girl who’s always dreamed that she would make it out at some point, but hasn’t yet; has never had the opportunity. She ends up dating a guy that she’s known for a very long time and it’s supposed to be a little more casual than he makes it out to be. And because of that relationship, she gets thrown into quite a claustrophobic situation and it’s a smaller, enclosed version of the dome. And she’s kind of experiencing these horrible circumstances inside a fallout shelter while everyone is dealing with an even larger issue.