EXCLUSIVE: Lindsey Morgan Talks The CW's 'The 100' & Her Mexican-Irish Roots

Marc Cartwright

Lindsey Morgan made her television debut on General Hospital in 2012. Her role as Kristina Davis landed her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2013 for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. But the 24-year-old belleza has now gone from daytime soap star to kick-ass primetime actress in The CW's newest show, The 100.

Based on the book series by Kass Morgan, The 100 is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization and humans have to live in a heavily rationed, highly disciplined space station called "The Ark." With the end of their resources in sight, the authorities decide it's time to send an advance party to Earth to see if it's still habitable. They choose to send the most expendable (and possibly the most hopeful) of them all: a group of under 18-year-old juvenile delinquents known as "The 100."

Lindsey stars as Raven in The 100 -- the youngest mechanical engineer "The Ark" has seen in over 50 years. We caught up with the Mexican and Irish American star to get the inside scoop on her character, find out what it's like going from daytime to primetime, her favorite Latinos in Hollywood, and more!

Read it all in our exclusive interview below:

Tell us about your character in The 100.

I play Raven Reyes, she's a super smart, kick ass, zero-g space mechanic on The Ark. She is not part of the original 100 sent to earth, but she later joins them after building her own space pod to reunite with her boyfriend Finn and to get in contact with the survivors of the 100.

What drew you to the part?
Unemployment drew me, but the character made me stay. She is a great character, has a lot of strength and dimension. 

What do you love about Raven?
I love Raven. She is by far a better person than I am. She is super smart, tough and just takes care of business. I love how capable she is and how much she is the boss of everything. Her downfall is her heart. Although, she is very guarded, has difficulty trusting others and letting people in, when she does she really commit and open herself up to them it is very special to her.

In what ways are you able to relate to her?
I really relate to Raven when I am working out. You know, when you're in "the zone" and you're killing your sprint or weight set. It's invigorating and empowering. I used to do push ups or something like that before takes to really feel her.

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