‘Warrior Nun’ is certainly one of Netflix’s greatest new reveals. HL spoke with Toya Turner about Shotgun Mary’s destiny within the season finale, Father Vincent’s deception, and extra.

Warrior Nun followers needed to say a prayer for Shotgun Mary after watching the season finale of the all-new Netflix collection. After studying of Father Vincent’s betrayal and Adriel’s true nature, Ava and the opposite members of the Order of the Cruciform Sword are surrounded by folks possessed by wraith demons. “On this life or the following,” Ava says to Lilith, Beatrice, Mary, and Camila. The ladies echo Ava’s phrases.

Instantly, Shotgun Mary steps out from the huddle. “F**okay that. On this life,” she says. She walks proper as much as the possessed folks and begins to struggle them off. Her life is left hanging within the stability within the closing moments because the possessed folks crowd round and assault her. MeSlop spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Toya Turner about what that ending for Shotgun Mary may imply for season 2 and extra.

Toya Turner stars as Shotgun Mary in ‘Warrior Nun.’ (Netflix)

Okay, we have to speak about that ending. Have been you stunned that the season ended proper in the course of the motion?
Toya Turner:
I wasn’t anticipating that in any respect, particularly since we’ve got such an enormous, big cliffhanger with certainly one of our lead characters already. I used to be not anticipating it. There have been so many questions on the desk.

Clearly, Shotgun Mary’s destiny is left open. Do you personally know what occurs to her?
Toya Turner: I really don’t know.

Do you’ve got your ideas or theories about what occurs to her?
Toya Turner: There are such a lot of various things that may occur, proper? She might be a goner. She might be possessed. I imply, they left it so open. She might be underneath Adriel’s management. So many issues may occur. After all, I need it to be every little thing apart from the loss of life half.

Do you assume in that second, Shotgun Mary is content material with sacrificing herself for the higher good?
Toya Turner: I do. I believe that one thing has been woke up by Ava coming into the OCS. One thing that she stated, I consider it was in episode 8, was like, “Who’s going to die subsequent? Is it going to be you?” I believe she’d fairly sacrifice herself if it signifies that we may cease all this… if we are able to hold Ava secure and the halo secure even for one more second.

One of many largest shockers of the season is Adriel being alive. Over the course of the season, was there part of you that thought he was alive? 
Toya Turner: No, that was the one which I used to be shocked about. I really had a few theories about Father Vincent greater than I did Adriel. I didn’t anticipate him to nonetheless be alive.

Let’s speak about Father Vincent. I felt just like the finale did such an excellent job of bringing every little thing full circle again to the very first episode when Shannon tells Mary to not belief anybody. Have been you shocked that Father Vincent has been Workforce Adriel all alongside?
Toya Turner: Me, personally, I believe Shotgun Mary is so damage. However me as an individual, I used to be considering that one thing isn’t proper about the best way he’s appearing. He was so like… that is what occurred. It was an assassination. They have been attempting to kill it. He was not appearing just like the chief that I believe he needs to be appearing like, in order that form of turned it up for me. I felt like there was one thing soiled about this anyway. We bought a complete bunch of kick-ass girls underneath your management the place you form of snap your fingers and get them to do something. I knew one thing wasn’t proper. That was soiled.

Do you assume Shannon’s phrases will hang-out Shotgun Mary if she makes it out of this alive? I really feel like this betrayal would be the hardest for Shotgun Mary to recover from. 
Toya Turner: I believe she was the closest to Shannon, after which after that, it was Father Vincent earlier than even any of the opposite ladies. I believe there was a household that she had. I believe she’s crushed. That form of goes again to the top second. I believe she’s identical to… f**okay it. Let’s finish it. Hold the halo protected, however like, I’m carried out. What may I presumably do if Father Vincent is sheisty, too?

Now we all know that Father Vincent killed Shannon. How do you assume Shotgun Mary would deal with that in a season 2? 
Toya Turner: The subsequent time she sees him, it’s on-sight. Interval. That’s it. She’s coming to get him. I believe torture ought to undoubtedly be concerned. It shouldn’t be fast and clear in any respect. They hold saying, sure, needs to be dedicated. She’s the loopy one. I believe she received’t be contained like she’s been. She’s going to let unfastened much more.

How do you are feeling about that evolution with Mary and the opposite girls over the course of the season?
Toya Turner: She’s gotten nearer to all of them. Nearer than she ever has been. Particularly after Shannon bought the halo, her essential goal and her love was extra in direction of Shannon however dropping Shannon form of introduced them nearer. It began bringing them nearer once more, and he or she began to comprehend that she has misplaced all of her household. She nonetheless has some.

From the very starting, we knew Shannon meant an excellent deal to Mary. They liked one another. Do you assume that Mary has processed all of her grief about dropping Shannon?
Toya Turner: She’s nonetheless processing the entire thing. She by no means will get an opportunity to essentially cease. Even the second that she has when she goes and searches Shannon’s room, it was such a small, fast timeframe. It was in regards to the enterprise. She goes in, seems for the enterprise, and finds it. She has a fast second of vulnerability, and he or she’s again to the enterprise. She’s been continuous the entire time. The one time she actually will get an opportunity to sit down again is episode 6. I nonetheless assume she has loads of grieving to do.

Shotgun Mary and Sister Lilith in a scene from ‘Warrior Nun.’ (Netflix)

What was the coaching course of for you for this position?
Toya Turner: I knew the way to shoot weapons. I’ve really had gone to the vary earlier than, however it was loads of bodily coaching that I don’t assume I’ve carried out since highschool. It was four hours a day boxing, tactical group coaching, firing different weapons. Shotgun Mary does loads of boxing, and he or she’s extra of a boxer and extra educated to take a success. It was loads of bodily exercise in that means.

Is there something you want to discover with Shotgun Mary in a possible season 2?
Toya Turner: I believe I want to see what she’s like when she’s not on a mission. I believe I’d prefer to see what her non-public life is that she retains speaking about. I’d additionally prefer to see the ladies extra outdoors of their component and in some civilian garments. How are they on the earth? As a result of they don’t exit as a lot as Shotgun Mary, so I’d like to see how they work together with common folks and issues like that. Get them out on the earth and extra motion, please. I need to do a wheelie or one thing on a motorbike and simply shoot folks with each weapons and simply be holding on with my thighs.

What does it imply to you to be part of a present like Warrior Nun the place girls’s voices are on the forefront? 
Toya Turner: It’s inspiring. It’s badass to see. For me, it’s seeing my goals come true. Seeing girls play villains and badasses and complicated characters, it’s one thing that I’ve all the time wished, simply extra illustration for girls, for black girls. It’s a good time.