Homeland: Big changes ahead for season two finale

by Owen Tonks

Homeland star Morgan Saylor has hinted there are some big changes to come in the season two finale of the show.

The actress is set to take on bigger plot-lines and is excited to see her character develop in the next series of the popular American drama.

Morgan, who plays Dana Brody, has become involved in a hit-and-run storyline and is delighted to be the focus of the plot.

She told the Los Angeles Times: “It was a surprise. My character got a little bigger at the end of the last season, but this season I have my own plot-line.

“It’s crazy. Each script came out and it was juicier and juicier. And I was excited, but so nervous and scared that I wouldn’t be able to carry it out.”

And the 18-year-old star also hinted that her on-screen brother Jackson Pace, who plays Chris Brody, could also become a bigger character in the upcoming fourth series of the show.

She said: “I know Jackson is eager to do something. I think as he gets older, there will be a little more juice able to be soaked up by him…

“There are some big changes in the [Brody] family. We’re kind of pushed to the limit.”

And Morgan claims it’s her on-screen father Sgt. Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis, who has helped her character mature.

She recently told Salon: “Yeah, her dad coming home has kind of matured her.

“In the beginning of season one, she was a little pot-smoking hooligan. And she has kind of cleaned up her act.

“She’s learned the realness of the world, and by the end of this season she really has learned even more about it. It’s just kind of a loss of innocence, I think.”

And it seems her parents have no issue with her playing a drug-smoking teenager.

When asked if they’ve ever commented on her role, she said: “They never really said. A lot of times I auditioned for around the time of Homeland were kind of that.

“I mean, not all of them at all, but I was probably – and I’m using air quotations here – one of the ‘edgier’ girls at my agency in the suburbs of Atlanta. So I often got put on stage for that sort of thing.

“I remember when we signed the contract – [U.S. TV network] Showtime has a very liberal contract – and we made sure we read through it thoroughly before agreeing to it because of Showtime’s history of drugs and sex and rock ‘n’ roll and cursing.”

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