'Reign' Exclusive: Meet TV's New Queen B

By JARETT WIESELMAN

October 21, 2013

If The Dowager Countess, Victoria Grayson and Lucille Bluth have taught Hollywood anything it's that audiences love a manipulative matriarch, and The CW's Reign may just feature TV's next great mean mother!

As Queen Catherine, actress Megan Follows shatters whatever goody two-shoes image remained from her Anne of Green Gables days and re-frames herself as a cunning, calculating, cool and confident regal ruler. But for Follows, finding the humanity was key to making her machinations more Machiavellian. "She’s fiercely loyal to her son, so it's not like she’s just malicious. She beheads kids for a reason," she told Vulture. And given the real life inspiration, calling Catherine a "witch" might be less of an insult and more of an accurate adjective in the coming weeks.

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ETonline scored an exclusive first look photo from Thursday's all-new Reign, titled Snakes in the Garden, as Queen Catherine learns that someone knows about her plot to destroy Mary so she stops at nothing to make sure they are silenced for good! Watch a sneak peek!

Reign airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.



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