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'Constantine': Angelica Celaya discusses playing Zed

"Constantine" may have only cast Angelica Celaya as Zed a couple of weeks before San Diego Comic-Con, but she still joined the cast at the event to promote NBC's new series and tease what to expect from her character. On Thursday, Aug. 7, we uploaded our video interview with Celaya from the press room roundtable at Comic-Con.

Angelica Celaya in the 'Constantine' press room at SDCC 2014
Meredith Jacobs

Check out the video above or here. Plus, keep reading for the highlights from Celaya about Zed, the show itself and more.

"I know" fans are going to pick apart everything since this is a show based on comic books, she said, but she has her own take on how she's going to handle that – and play Zed. "Honestly, I don't want to be like Zed 100 percent. I want to be my interpretation of Zed, so I wanted to give Zed what I think, between who I am at this point in this universe, with my life and what I've lived, who I think Zed is to me. So I think that's a more honest approach to my character than trying to be exactly what the comic book says."

What does that mean for the white streaks in Zed's hair in the comic books? Well, we won't be seeing them right away. "I think there's some things we're trying to play around with that, of exactly when that's going to happen and I think it's going to be a little bit more in the future," Celaya explained. "Because I don't think white streaks just happen."

"She's insane. She's going nuts. She has these things in her head that will not let her rest, and that's the way you get introduced to her character. You get to know exactly how crazy her head is," the actress revealed. "It's going to be a lot of fun because Constantine loves to hide who he is," but since Zed can know things by feeling, by touch, "when she touches Constantine's arm, whatever he's trying to hide, she knows it."

Check out the video for more from Angelica Celaya. "Constantine" premieres Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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