Claire Coffee is beautiful – that is until she becomes Adalind the Hexenbiest on the hit TV series Grimm (Fridays, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, NBC). Then she’s positively striking…frighteningly so. And it’s about to get oh so scary as her character develops.
“Tonight there’s a huge fight,” Coffee tells us.
That fight will lead to some important reveals, one of which is Adalind’s beauty regime.
“It’s pretty gnarly,” the actress laughs. “It involves leaches. [The production] made leaches so I had those on my face. I couldn’t look in the mirror. They looked too real. They’re scary – and appropriate.”
If you’ve been watching the show, you already know that Adalind has a super-secret association with Police Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) as well as having placed a spell on Detective Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby).
Now both of those storylines are about to become clearer to fans.
“Hank’s under a spell and you’ll find out why I’ve put him under that spell and what I hope to gain,” she promises. “It all culminates into that huge fight with [Detective] Nick [Burkhardt] (David Giuntoli) in the middle of the forest in Portland.
“A little bit more of Captain Renard’s (Roiz) character will be revealed tonight and you’ll meet my mom (Jessica Tuck), who comes into play with my relationship with Renard. Every episode forward from this one is more about him and the network of people that he represents.”
The beauty of Grimm is that regardless of which episode you watch, you’ll be up to speed immediately. No episodic game playing is involved. Sure, the base of Detective Nick Burkhardt (Giuntoli) being a descendant of the Brother’s Grimm is an unfolding mystery, but each episode has a satisfying resolution that keeps the fan base satisfied and entices new viewers into the Grimm world.
“They’ve definitely laid the groundwork for all these mysteries in such a way that it doesn’t feel confusing,” she points out. “But you do want to know what’s going on and it gets to the root of it.”