NOC Interview: Jeanine Mason Discusses ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Jeanine Mason stars as Liz Ortecho in The CW’s hit series Roswell, New Mexico. Season 3 premieres on July 26 and new episodes will continue to air Mondays from 8:00 – 9:00 PM. The show has already been renewed for a season 4 as well!

With Max Evans (Nathan Dean) coming face to face in the final moments of Season 2 with an alien that looks like him… Season 3 will find him, and his alien siblings, tasked to uncover who exactly this mysteries figure is. meanwhile, we’ll find our intrepid Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) living out her dream job, high paid and changing the world in at a lab in California with an ocean view. But a series of events will prove that our one-time lover’s connection might not be severed for good. Which is good timing, as in addition to a mysterious alien that looks just like Max offers context to why our heroes are on Earth in the first place, a mysterious radio signal begins broadcasting across Roswell, Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn) finds himself in the crosshairs of a new clandestine organization and Michael (Michael Vlamis), Isobel (Lily Cowles) and Rosa (Amber Midthunder) all begin exhibiting new powers. Confusing things even further is an eerie glimpse Maria (Heather Hemmens) gets of the future…. Someone they love is going to die.

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In 2009, Mason was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer when she won season 5 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. The actress is also known for her role as Dr. Sam Bello on ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She can recently be seen in Netflix’s Christmas on the Square and lent her voice in Trolls: TrollsTopia as well. Other credits include Criminal Minds, Of Kings and Prophets, and Bunheads.

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Mason and I had a powerful conversation about the representation she brings to the Latinx community, the brilliance of Liz, what she can tease about season 3, the time jump, being renewed for another season, and so much more! Watch my interview below to hear everything she told me.