I see her as a survivor. In many ways, she does exactly what all other characters on the show do. And quite often she does things that - if she were male - she would be lauded for. So, for me, it’s so refreshing to play a female character that does not have to be likeable. Why does she need to be likeable? Nobody else on this show does!
She has to survive. And so she does the things that ensure her survival. That’s it.
Hannah New on Eleanor, Fathoms Deep, Daphne & The Pirates @ Comic Con
“You hate her. I hate her. They all hate her. Look what good it’s done us. No captain on this island has ever known that kind of power. Power that doesn’t care how many votes you can tally; who loves you, who hates you; power that just is.”