Bellamy Young on ‘Prodigal Son’ and Her Journey Since the End of ‘Scandal’

Collider | 10/14/2019 | Christina Radish
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From co-creators Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, the Fox drama series Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), the son of the notorious serial killer “The Surgeon,” who has dedicated himself to helping the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers. With a manipulative mother (Bellamy Young), a TV journalist sister (Halston Sage) and a homicidal father (Michael Sheen) interfering in every aspect of his life, it makes it challenging for him to ever take a break from murder and have a normal life.

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Bellamy Young (who plays Jessica Whitly, an upper class New Yorker that has no problem sharing her opinion about how her children, Malcolm and Ainsley, are living their lives) talked about her journey since the end of Scandal, what a “perfect little gem” the Prodigal Son pilot script was, how clearly she was able to understand Jessica, playing a mother who had no idea what was going on in her own family, what drew Jessica to Martin, her hope that she’ll get to work more directly with Michael Sheen, the awkward family dynamic, what Malcolm’s ideal life would look like for Jessica, and why the writing on a project is so important to her.

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Collider: This is such an interesting show, and I love your character. Did you know that she would be so fun, when you read this? Because this is a pretty dark show, was it apparent that there would also be some humor in this world?

BELLAMY YOUNG: It was, 100%, all in that pilot script. Sam [Sklaver] and Chris [Fedak] wrote a perfect little gem. They really did. The crime-solving is intricate enough and smart enough to really pull you through, but what gets you and hooks your heart is...
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