As “Queen of the South” heads into the final episodes of its second season, star Veronica Falcon teases that fans shouldn’t expect the show to maintain its status quo.
“A lot of things are going to happen that are very interesting,” Falcon teased. “Things are going to start shifting, and that’s interesting. As an actor, I think that’s wonderful.”
On the USA crime drama — an adaptation of the Telemundo telenovela “La Reina del Sur” — Falcon plays Camila Vargas, the powerful leader of a drug cartel who takes Alice Braga’s character under her wing.
“She wants to inspire her daughter, she wants to teacher her to be a strong women like we all do,” Falcon said, speaking of Camila’s motivations. “She’s motivated by love. She loves Epifanio, and she wants to prove herself to him and get her foot down. She wants to be validated. And of course ambition, it’s a lot of things.”
“Camila is a complicated character,” she continued. “She’s not a character that is moved by only one thing. A lot of things move her, a lot of things inspire her.”
Falcon said she got to explore a lot of those different facets of Camila’s character throughout Season 2, something she’ll continue to do when the show returns for the recently announced third season in 2018.
“I’m very happy how Season 2 ends, I think it’s a wonderful set-up for Season 3,” she said. “I’m very flexible with Camila. I trust completely Natalie [Chaidez] and the team of writers … I’m game, whatever they want to do with the character as long as we keep the core of the character and the integrity of the character, which I’m sure they will because they always have.”
“Queen of the South” airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA.