ALL MY CHILDREN's Natalie Hall (Colby) is headed back to high school in The CW's new drama, STAR-CROSSED, and she's okay with it. After all, she's playing that vivacious, popular girl that everyone wanted to be with one unique exception: She's sharing the hallways with aliens! "It's raw, edgy and dark." Hall previews. "It's a little bit District 9 and a little bit ROSWELL... it's really exciting to be a part of."
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Set in the year 2024, the series is about an alien race called Atrians that crash landed on Earth and were quarantined for a decade. Now the government wants to try integrating the Atrian teens into the educational system. "I play Taylor, the [human] queen bee of the school she picks and chooses who she likes and who she doesn't," Hall laughs. "She's also the fashionista of the show, which was a lot of fun for me to play."
While Taylor is set to meet her match in an equally influential Atrian teen named Drake (THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER's Greg Finlay), the series focuses on the forbidden romance between Taylor's classmate, Emery (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS' Aimee Teegarden), and Roman (Matt Lanter, 90210), the Atrian boy she'd met and befriended as children. "There's a Romeo And Juliet aspect to the show," Hall acknowledges. "There's also a lot of action, fighting, fashion and sci-fi I really think it has everything!"
Most of all, there are the politics that come with the social experiment of integrating two races and smack in the middle of that plot is Hall's fellow soap alumna, Victoria G. Platt (Vicky, GUIDING LIGHT) whose character, Gloria, is a proponent of the controversial program. "She's so beautiful and great to watch," Hall enthuses. "She has a presence about her that's very commanding." Don't miss The CW's STAR-CROSSED when it premieres Monday, February 17, at 8 p.m. EST. For more about Hall's post-daytime career, including her thoughts on possibly returning to her recurring role as Britney for the upcoming final season of DROP DEAD DIVA, check out Hall's upcoming feature in Soaps In Depth.