In The CW's new midseason show Star-Crossed, Greg Finley plays Drake, an alien of the Atrian race who intersects with normal (i.e. human) teens after leaving a government internment camp in this futuristic Romeo and Juliet retelling.

Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with Greg about Drake while he appeared at the the environmental charity event Oceana Beach House, presented by Nautica, on June 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Wetpaint Entertainment: Tell me about your character on Star-Crossed.
Greg Finley: I play Drake, Roman’s best friend. I kind of play the Mercutio to his Romeo. I hate the humans because they’ve been imprisoning us for 18 or 19 years … There’s no love for the humans.

So are you the bully character?
No, I’m not the bully because Jesse [Luken] plays the bully [Eric]. [I'm] not the bully … just protective over his race and protective over Roman. As Roman falls for Emery’s character I almost feel like he’s going against me and against us.

So you, as Drake, do not approve of the Roman-Emery relationship?
Not at all, at all. I think the show is going to start to expand on that. As you’ll see in the pilot, something happens, something kinda very bad and it’s kinda my fault.

So you come between them?
Very much, yeah.

Have you heard anything else plot-wise about the first season?
We haven’t heard anything. I haven’t heard anything. I’m excited to get that next script. I’m foaming at the mouth!

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