'Dallas' Exclusive Interview: Jordana Brewster and Juan Pablo Di Pace on Elena and Nicolas' Complicated Plan
'Dallas' Exclusive Interview: Jordana Brewster and Juan Pablo Di Pace on Elena and Nicolas' Complicated Plan
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
In last Monday's Dallas premiere, Elena (Jordana Brewster) was a woman on a mission. She recruited her childhood friend, Nicolas Trevino (Juan Pablo Di Pace) to help her make the Ewings pay for cheating her family. 

Before the premiere, I visited the Dallas set to speak with the cast about season 3. Jordana Brewster and Juan Pablo Di Pace sat down with reporters to discuss Elena's plan with Cliff Barnes and the relationship between Elena and Nicolas.


Watch the edited video interview below with highlights.

Jordana Brewster Interview

Highlights from the interview:

  • Both the light and dark side of Elena will be shown in Dallas season 3.
  • "Saint Elena" is gone. She's been the character with the strongest moral code, but that will shift some.
  • Brewster's having so much fun playing this new layered Elena.
  • Elena is still good at the core, but she will seek revenge and justice. And she will make mistakes along the way.
  • Elena and Christopher's relationship: "It's on pause for a little bit." He has a new woman and she has Nicolas.
  • Bobby and Christopher affect Elena the most. They make it "difficult for her to do what she's doing."
  • "Elena's no dummy." when it comes to a partnership with Cliff Barnes. She knows he's dangerous, but needs to move forward with the plan. 
  • Barnes is the puppeteer and she's the marionette ... for now.
  • Elena questions what she's doing and will reassess it and reflects on what she's doing. 
  • Nicolas helps her. "They might end up in bed together."
Juan Pablo Di Pace Interview

Highlights from the interview:

  • Nicolas is Elena's proxy for her plan and it's complicated.
  • Elena and Nicolas have a close relationship from childhood. Elena's family took him in their house and got him off the street.
  • He's streetwise, good with money, and rich.
  • Nicolas isn't two-faced, he's ten-faced. He's quick like a gambler. He acts different with each character. A chameleon. 
  • Nicolas has no regrets about helping Elena. He may look like he cares, but she's most important. 
  • Nicolas likes the "passionate Elena." That's the person he knew growing up. She has a fire in her.
  • Nicolas will go with the flow through many twists and turns in the plan.
Dallas airs on Mondays at 9 pm ET on TNT.

(Image courtesy of TNT. Video: Carla Day. Travel and accommodations provided by Warner Bros.)

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