Coinciding with the Season 2 premiere of "Station 19" this past week, series star Danielle Savre is covering the fall issue of Retreat magazine.
Inside, she talks about body positivity, remembering how the issue came up on set. "I remember telling one of my cast mates, who was anxious because a bra scene was just sprung on her, that it has nothing to do with how you look its about how you carry yourself," Savre tells Retreat. "I know that’s easier said than done, and I even have down days, but start practicing it and you will be amazed at how much happier you are with both yourself and with life in general."
She also talks about her character, Maya, a bisexual firefighter, saying, "Maya is the believer, the optimistic realist, loyal friend, feminist, determined to a fault and her own worst critic. She has so many facets to play off of between her brother being a recovering addict to her winning a gold medal at the London Olympics before hanging up her shoes and deciding to become a firefighter. Usually, you start a show with a character that you have to build from the ground up with no backstory. Maya was handed over to me with so many interesting and exciting elements that made stepping into her shoes effortless."
Season 2 is filled with exciting things, both for Savre as an actress and, she promises, for viewers! "Every episode is a surprise and constantly changing, so I get excited for things that are announced daily," she admits. "But I am personally excited to explore more of Andy and Maya’s friendship and how that came to be and where that friendship is going. I am also interested to discover more of Maya’s past and why she chose to stop running and to become a firefighter. When did she find out she was bisexual? Is she as happy as she presents herself to be? I’m interested in slowing unraveling Maya more and more to get to the root of her how and why."
"Station 19" airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET. Retreat magazine with Danielle on the cover is out now!