Coming into ‘The Gifted‘ – an X-Men property that features some recognizable names, is a daunting task for anyone, but even more so for two people who grew up as, well …fans.
Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White are, after all, the youngest members of the cast and the most likely to have been exposed to the all things X-Men from a very early age. And they’re both big fans, with Percy straight up saying “Nightcrawler” 0.5 seconds after being asked who his favorite X-Men is, and Natalie picking Storm, not just because Storm is awesome, but because Halle Berry is.
We happen to agree on both counts.
As for the characters they play, they teased a pair of siblings that will become even more protective of each other as they discover their abilities – when the show starts Lauren, played by Natalie Alyn Lind, already knows she has powers, but she’s been keeping that a secret from her family, and Andy, played by Percy Hynes White, will discover his in a, let’s say explosive fashion, in episode 1.
This will, of course, change the dynamic not just between them, but between them and their parents, as well. And that promises to be really, really interesting.
Check out our interview with the youngest – and yet without any cool names – members of the mutant gang of ‘The Gifted’ and fall in love with their bickering as we did:
The Gifted premieres October 2nd at 9/8c on FOX.