“Abbie Mills Questions Dominate Tom Mison’s Comic Con Appearance
While the character of Abbie Mills may be gone, her spirit still looms large over the Sleepy Hollow universe. No one knows this more than actor Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane), who attended London Comic Con over the weekend and was inundated with questions about the character’s death during every interview and panel.
During a Q&A session on Friday Tom echoed the sentiments of Fox CEO Dana Walden, saying “A decision had to be made” about the character’s future, but added “I don’t know the machinations of the politics behind it.” Tom also told fans “It’s not my fault” and that he and Nicole Beharie (who portrayed Abbie Mills) didn’t know the fate of her character until about two days before the finale was to be taped. Tom also called the decision to have Abbie claim her sole purpose was to push his character forward “slightly misguided.”
And the hard questions didn’t let up during Tom’s roundtable with the press on Saturday either. If anything the questions got better, especially the first one which I believe was asked by Lady Jenevia.
Abbie Mills represented more than just another character in the show. When you have a woman of color in the lead role, it’s not just a woman of color in the lead role. It immediately means so much more than that, across the whole of America. There’s a woman of color in a position that not very long ago she wouldn’t have been. It comes to symbolize so much more. So when something like this happens, when they kill off said character, of course it’s going to mean an awful lot more, consequently.
Tom Mison gets it and I love that about him.
I’m still not watching season four of Sleepy Hollow though 😆