Motherland: Fort Salem’s Amalia Holm Bjelke Visits AfterBuzz, Talks Growth of Scylla and Self

Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem Amala Holm Bjelke talks about the insane effects love and grief can have on a person and what it will drive one to do! 

Gunner Teixeira

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
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This episode of Motherland: Fort Salem was extremely emotional, and the biggest topic was the impact of grief and how to comfort someone while they are grieving. Amalia explains how hard it can feel to be there for someone when they are in such a dark place. Saying, 

“It is so hard to stand next to someone who is in grief. Because you feel so hopeless, and there is very seldom anything you can say to make it better, you can tell them. So it is so much about confirming the feeling and being in it with them. And I think our unit really did that.”

Holm broke down Scylla as a character, specifically before she met and developed feelings for Raelle. Their relationship really opened Scylla’s eyes, Holm told us, to the possibility of a human connection. We love seeing our kind-of villains of the show turned to the light by the power of love.

And while we are talking about the villains, Amalia could not deny how amazing it has been playing one of our main villains of the series. She says, 

“It is a dream come true. I always wanted to do a villain and I wouldn’t typically be cast as a villain… it was so much fun… so she’s using her ability to seduce as her way to conduct herself as a spy. And then, when that turns into true emotions then all of a sudden she’s charged her weapon with love instead of with the mission.” And that is exactly what we are seeing on screen as Amalia kills it as Scylla. 

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Amalia has such a unique voice and I could not have been happier to spend time with her discussing all the witchy things of Motherlands. If you want to see Amalia Holm Bjelke as Scylla decide whether to follow her cause or follow her heart, tune in to Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform Wednesday nights. Then tune in every Thursday for the Motherland: Fort Salem after-show at 8 pm with myself and my witchy panel.

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Gunner Teixeira is an Afterbuzz TV host & the biggest fantasy fan. He is a broadcast journalist from Dos Palos, CA.

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