Actress Mansour, who is also a singer and pianist, said she used music as a way to prepare for her role as the disillusioned and sceptical teenager.
She said: “Hope definitely had to cry a lot in a lot of scenes so I listened to a lot of sad music. As the season goes on she doesn’t really smile very much.”
Mansour, who has previously starred in Madam Secretary and Seal Team, said Hope was a lot like her little sister and she would study her sister’s behaviour and reactions in order to create Hope’s personality.
She added: “As for the stunt training, I definitely wasn’t ready for that. I started running a bit.” Ahead of season two, she has taken up kickboxing, so fans are looking forward to seeing her in action.
She also said she had been watching teen shows like Riverdale in order to find out what makes them so popular, and she rewatched Scooby-Doo, comparing the group of teenagers to the Mystery Machine crew.