‘The Umbrella Academy’: Ellen Page Says Vanya Feels Like a ‘New Character’ in Season 2

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves on

Changes are coming when The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is launched on Netflix beginning Friday, July 31. The first season left followers on the sting of their seat. So naturally, everybody is able to dive again into the mess created by the Hargreeves household. But in a current interview, Ellen Page hinted viewers might not acknowledge Vanya when The Umbrella Academy returns for its second season. So right here’s what to anticipate shifting ahead.

What occurred to Vanya in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 1?

Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves on 'The Umbrella Academy'
Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ | Netflix

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In The Umbrella Academy Season 1, Vanya was launched because the one Hargreeves youngster who didn’t have particular powers. However, she turned out to be essentially the most highly effective of all. Vanya can manipulate sound into power, and her capability to take action is tied to her feelings.

When Vanya realized about her powers on The Umbrella Academy, she realized Reginald suppressed her feelings. As a result, she broke down and have become The White Violin. Then within the finale, Vanya went on a rampage, even killing Pogo (Adam Godley) for understanding the reality about her powers. 

By the tip of The Umbrella Academy Season 1 finale, the Hargreeves got here collectively to cease Vanya from destroying the world. However, they have been unable to flee the apocalypse, as Vanya shot a beam of power on the moon. So Five (Aidan Gallagher) gathered his siblings and everybody jumped again in time.

[Spoiler Alert: The Umbrella Academy Season 2.]

Ellen Page discusses Vanya in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada revealed in July 2020, Page teased what’s subsequent for Vanya in The Umbrella Academy Season 2. And regardless of the character’s downfall within the first season, it appears Vanya will probably be rejuvenated when the Netflix collection comes again. 

“Vanya, at the beginning this season is quite different than last season,” Page stated. “And in many ways, she felt like establishing a bit of a new character. At the end of the first season, we see her release a lot of energy, a lot of repressed emotions, anger, and trauma. It doesn’t benefit the world because she does blow up the moon.”

She continued, “But we find her in the beginning of the second season and she’s lighter, she’s happier, she’s more open. She can connect to her emotions, she can connect to other people, she falls in love for the first time.”

Page additionally famous Vanya’s journey within the second season was “fulfilling.” Though she didn’t precisely reveal whether or not or not her character’s path ends on a contented notice.

“As an actor, it was about figuring out how she was going to exist,” Page stated. “You know, the way she moves, the way she talks, the way she relates to people. Then going on her journey throughout the season was incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling as an actor.”

‘The Umbrella Academy’ showrunner shares why Vanya will probably be completely different in season 2

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When talking with Parade, The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman opened up about Vanya in season 2, revealing why the character will probably be so completely different after inflicting a lot destruction within the first season.

“In Season 2, Vanya will find a whole new Vanya,” Blackman stated. “She doesn’t remember her actions just before she arrived. She gets a fresh start, which the other characters don’t get.”

Meanwhile, the showrunner confirmed Vanya gained’t be pushed to the sidelines when the collection returns.

“She doesn’t have to be the wallflower anymore,” Blackman stated. “This year she can be assertive, and she can find herself in this new time period.”

While followers will certainly get pleasure from Page’s efficiency as Vanya firstly of The Umbrella Academy Season 2, it’s a bit worrisome to consider what may occur if and when she regains her reminiscence. But no matter rises when the Hargreeves present up within the 1960s, it’ll certainly be one viewers gained’t need to miss. 

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