Actress Stella Maeve is considering watching “The Magicians” for the first time.
“I’ve never watched the show,” she told Page Six on Friday, adding that she’s been debating starting it as a learning experience following the pick-up of Season 5, which was announced by Syfy last month. “The actor in me is like, ‘Don’t do it. You’re going to rip yourself apart.'”
Maeve, who plays Julia — a magical goddess who’s recently lost her powers, worries she won’t feel satisfied watching her work on-screen.
“You always feel like you can do better,” she explained. “Yeah, to sum it up, I feel like if I watched, it would be detrimental but maybe now that I’m older … maybe I can just accept it and try to just be objective.”
So how does Maeve, 29, keep track of the show’s multiple timelines and various jumps between worlds?
“I don’t,” she laughed. “I have no idea what’s going on, but I find solace that neither do the writers, neither do the other cast members, so we’re all kind of lost together on this journey, which is great.”
In the current season, Maeve’s character has her first potential love interest since she was sexually assaulted in Season 2.
“I like seeing that Julia can still be a sexual being even after the rape and everything that she’s gone through,” Maeve told us. “It’s kind of nice to have her not be asexual, to get to show and see that even though this woman endured such awful things and traumatic things, she’s still a beautiful, sexy woman that can find love.”
And although things can change in an instant on the Syfy show, Maeve says she hopes Julia’s relationship with Penny on the show will continue to evolve.
Maeve’s own personal life is also connected to the Syfy world with her real-life boyfriend, Benjamin Wadsworth, starring in the new hit series “Deadly Class.”
When asked if she would ever want to appear on his show, she said, “[‘Deadly Class’] is set in the 80s which is my favorite decade. Why not? It’s really cool!”