The official site of DC Comics had an exclusive chat with Brec Bassinger, the protagonist of Stargirl, who advanced some details that we will see in season 3
Teenage girls face many challenges in our modern times and Courtney Whitmore is no exception. The young heroine known as Stargirl, played by Brec Bassinger, may have defeated Eclipso, but the aftermath has left many questions unanswered.
For example, how is Starman alive and what does his return mean to her? Also, the former villainous Crocks have moved into their neighborhood and Cindy Burman is applying to join the Justice Society.
To top it off, Courtney still has feelings for Cameron Mahkent, son of the late supervillain Icicle. (Is it any wonder this story is subtitled “Frenemies”?) There’s a lot to unpack, so we sat down with Stargirl herself, Brec Bassinger, who broke down everything about Stargirl season three.
DC: Where is Courtney emotionally?
Brec Bassinger: As the song says, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” The ending with Eclipso was really going to be one way or another. Either he was going to black her out completely, or he was going to come out the other side stronger, and that’s what happened.
You saw the heroes and the villains teaming up to take on Eclipso and I think that really solidified in Courtney that even bad people have something good in them.
In the third season, she is so open minded that everyone is good and everyone has that good in them. Whitmore is very positive going into season three.
Courtney wants to see the good in everyone and now Cindy Burman wants to join the Justice Society. Where is Courtney’s head in all of this, and how does the team dynamic change?
Brec Bassinger: She’s open to that. Beth is a little too, but more so than Courtney. Because of what happened last season, she wants to give people opportunities. She wants to support the good in people so they can thrive on it.
Circumstances can sometimes affect people, and she wants to give people the best possible circumstances. That said, her teammates Rick and Yolanda aren’t on board. They obviously have more history with her, specifically Yolanda.
It’s not just about Courtney, it’s also about what they want, so it’s like Courtney is pushing them to come together. It’s such a fun dynamic.
Last season ended with the Crocks moving into the neighborhood. What is life like in the Dugan-Whitmore household with the Crocks as neighbors?
Brec Bassinger: The Crocks have been villains for so long that they just can’t help but have those thoughts. Watching them fight is so much fun. Now that they are neighbors, the new relationship between Tigresa and Bárbara will be interesting.
And then Pat and Sportsmaster. Their relationship as neighbors is a very fun situation and there are a lot of good things throughout the season with that.
We have Cindy at the JSA, the Crocks across the street, and you also have a Starman in your basement. How is Courtney handling Sylvester’s return and what was it like filming with Joel McHale?
Brec Bassinger: Joel is literally the coolest, funniest human being alive. He’s funny on TV, but he’s just as funny in real life. It was a running joke on set, who would get the button for the scene? Was it going to be Luke (Wilson) or Joel because they would fight over who gets the last line of the scene)
Sometimes it would only last sixty seconds of them going back and forth, and finally the director would say, “Okay, they’re both funny, we have to cut!”
It was really a lot of fun having him on set. From a story perspective, I love it. It has been a slow fire. We found out that Starman was alive at the end of the first season. He took us a whole season, but we finally got some answers.
Why is Starman back? How did he come back from the dead? What will he be like? What will he think of the people who killed him and his friends who live in the same neighborhood as him? I think there are a lot of interesting questions raised with his arrival.
Let’s dive into Courtney and Cameron’s relationship, or Camney, as fans call it. It’s been two seasons of teasing. How do things look for the third season?
Brec Bassinger: Yes, in the first season trailer we see the kiss! Camney is front and center! Talk about another slow burner. I didn’t know if it would ever happen, but they can finally put their hearts forward.
It’s young love and it’s very sweet, but obviously there are a lot of obstacles there with his father being Icicle and everything that happened with Icicle and Stargirl. I think she feels very guilty and wants to be honest, but her team doesn’t necessarily want that.
So once again, she’s fighting what the team wants versus what she feels is the right thing to do. That’s a big challenge that she faces throughout the season with different things, but especially with Camney.
Superman and Lois are on hiatus and The Flash won’t start its final season until 2023. This means that when Stargirl does premiere, it will be the only DC show on television. How does it feel?
Brec Bassinger: That’s crazy. When I was cast in Stargirl, we had Supergirl, Flash and Arrow. There were superheroes everywhere! I feel like it’s an honor to be a part of this universe and it feels a bit surreal. I hadn’t realized that, and that’s really cool. No pressure! (laughs)
Last year we talked about the Stargirl spring break special and how you wrote a little feature on the back. The story of that one-shot will be continued in the Stargirl: The Lost Children limited series. Will you also contribute to that?
Brec Bassinger: Oh my gosh, I hadn’t thought of that. It hasn’t been talked about, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m going to mention it to Geoff (Johns) because I had so much fun doing it!
I saw the new comic (Earth-Prime: Stargirl) and I love that they changed the graphics. They looked exactly like us, which made me very happy. There’s even Buddy the dog. Pat looked exactly like Luke Wilson, Barbara looked exactly like Amy (Smart), and Courtney looked exactly like me. She was very interesting!
The third season of Stargirl will premiere on September 8, 2022 in Mexico and Latin America through the HBO Max platform.
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Source: DC Comics
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