Killjoys’ Mayko Nguyen On That Surprising Delle Seyah Twist

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Syfy / Bell Media
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*** Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Killjoys Season 3 episode “Necropolis Now” ***

Alright, show of hands everybody, who didn’t see the Killjoys’ ending with a pregnant Delle Seyah coming? If your hand is up, you’re probably not alone. After a tense back and forth relationship with Gander (Ted Atherton) all season, Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen) was kidnapped by Aneela’s (Hannah John-Kamen) right hand man and taken away to be impregnated. It still remains a mystery as to what his true plans are with the former member of the Nine, but we’re guessing Aneela will be none too happy about Delle Seyah being taken away from her, especially after the pair woke up happily in bed together to begin the episode.

As it turns out, Delle Seyah’s pregnancy was written into the plot for Season 3 given that Nguyen was actually pregnant during shooting. Showrunner Michelle Lovretta and her team of writers adjusted the story, and where they are now headed with it is anyone’s guess, but you can be certain we’re eagerly awaiting the answers. Nguyen recently spoke exclusively to The TV Junkies about her pregnancy, previews what Gander has up his sleeve and why she believes Aneela won’t stop until she finds Delle Seyah.

The TV Junkies: At the end of Episode 306 it’s revealed that Delle Seyah is pregnant! I take it this was due to your own real life pregnancy?

Mayko Nguyen: When I found out that I was pregnant I told them a month before we started shooting. They were amazing and the show is just incredible. I was scared I was going to lose the contract and Delle Seyah wasn’t going to come back. They were so great though, and I think the intention was that they were just going to hide it. If you go back to the first episodes, everything is shot above my waist and with body doubles. But I actually got really big and really fast so we couldn’t hide it, but there was an opportunity for an interesting storyline. They asked if I was OK incorporating the pregnancy and I thought it was great.

Syfy / Bell Media
Syfy / Bell Media

TTVJ: I have to say I was surprised, thinking you were just wearing some really nice flowing Hullen robes.

MN: I love Delle Seyah’s wardrobe, but in past years she’s always cinched at the waist. I’m usually quite uncomfortable in her clothes because it’s always quite tight with these huge bands around my waist. This year it was the complete opposite, and it’s all incredibly drapey. They were also trying to differentiate between Delle Seyah as Hullen versus old Delle Seyah. So that switch in the look was also timely, but we definitely needed to cover up.

TTVJ: That’s exactly what I thought it was. She was also wearing her hair down and I just thought it was a new look. It totally worked on me.

MN: [laughs] Yeah and she has less makeup. That is awesome to hear though.

TTVJ: Can you give us any hints as to what is happening to Delle Seyah?

MN: I can’t say too much, but Gander’s taken her away to impregnate her. It’s a huge spoiler if I tell any more. I’m sorry.

Syfy / Bell Media
Syfy / Bell Media

TTVJ: Will we see Aneela work to get to her or try to find where she is at all?

MN: Oh yes, for sure! Aneela and Delle Seyah come back together again and become even tighter.

TTVJ: Because we did see the start of a romance between Aneela and Delle Seyah. Is that going to continue at all?

MN: Yes, it does. From Delle Seyah’s vantage point, it doesn’t feel like just a lust thing. I think she gravitates towards Aneela because she’s also a very lonely person. That’s where her attitude comes from, it’s protective and they find something in each other that allows them to be a bit more real. There is a relationship that grows there, but what I like is that it’s not purely sexual.

TTVJ: But it doesn’t hurt that she also looks like Dutch, who she always had a crush on.

MN: Of course! [laughs]

Were you shocked by the end of that Killjoys episode? Add your thoughts below!

Killjoys airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on Syfy and Space.

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