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The Magicians cast on which fandoms their characters would join

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Jan 9, 2019

The world of The Magicians is largely built on Quentin Coldwater's (Jason Ralph) love of the Fillory and Further book series. So when we visited the set of Season 4 of The Magicians last fall, we asked the rest of the cast what fandom their character would be stanning on Tumblr.

Jade Tailor (Kady): You know, I don't know why this just came to mind but I'm just going to throw it out there. Xena: Warrior Princess is what came to mind. Just, she would love to be in Fillory but I think she'd want to, I don't know, yeah, Xena: Warrior Princess. That's my answer.

SYFY FANGRRLS: Were you a fan of Xena as a kid?

Tailor: Huge fan! And I heard they were making another show and for a while, I was like, "I want to be Xena." But I don't what happened to the show. Anyways, I'm on this one, it's great. But yeah if it were anything I'd say, Xena.

Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice): I mean, Alice is a huge Fillory And Further fan. If you watch the past seasons and you look very closely, she throws out facts constantly or corrects him on things, but she's just low-key. She's not as crazy about it as him. Quentin would do cosplay for sure, and Alice would not. No, I think that's her fandom too. I think that's one of the reasons why she's attracted to Quentin. She's probably obsessed with Harry Potter, too. Probably idolizes Hermione a lot. I do.

Summer Bishil (Margo): So my character doesn’t know a lot of movies exist because we don’t have electricity.

Brittany Curran (Fen): I’m obsessed with LOST.

Trevor Einhorn (Josh): Josh would love the Great British Bake-Off.

Summer: Yes.

Trevor: And like Top Chef and probably Weeds on Showtime.

Brittany: Fen would like, I don’t know, Vikings? 'Cause of the knives. Like what show has knives?

Stella Maeve (Julia): I think for Julia to be in [Fillory] to be lady of the ... I think she, I think that'd be really cool, to be back in her goddess [form], and to sort of be in that world would be awesome. And as Stella, I was like, "I would love to get to play in Fillory more, with the fairy queen and just get to explore that and be in a fantastical world, because she's been so stuck on Earth for so long." It's nice, I always get jealous of those storylines 'cause I'm like, "Aw, I wanna be there. I wanna be with the mythical creatures and talking to animals."

Arjun Gupta (Penny): That's hard. Penny's fandom. I feel like Penny would be most fascinated by getting into the heads of people, and like what are you? Like who are you? ... I don't, there's not, he wouldn't be a fandom of a show, or a book. That's not who he is. And he wouldn't be a fandom of cars, he wouldn't get, he wouldn't be, he's not a car dude, who's building cars all the time. I think he would get off on—

Stella: Traveling?

Arjun: Well, being in different experiences and talking to different people and just being like, who the f*ck are you, and diving into what your brain is.

Hale Appleman (Eliot): It would be the complete works of Oscar Wilde/David Bowie. 

SYFY FANGRRLS: That's what he makes fanart of? 

Hale: Power Rangers. Huge Power Rangers fan.

The Magicians Season 4 airs January 23 on SYFY.

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