“Ant Man” actress Hayley Lovitt confirmed today that she’s playing the mutant Sage on Fox’s upcoming X-Men based series THE GIFTED. She reposted an instagram made by co-executive producer and writer Jim Campolongo, which said “Mutants Unite! Hayley Lovitt and Blair Redford take direction as Sage and Thunderbird prepare to take action.”
Sage, also known as Tessa, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She has most often been associated with the X-Men and the Hellfire Club, whom she spied upon for Professor Charles Xavier. Sage possesses a number of mental abilities and was originally presented as the personal assistant to the Hellfire Club’s Sebastian Shaw, but an extended retcon revealed that she was one of the first mutants discovered by Professor Xavier. She has been a member of the original X-Men teams, Excalibur, the Exiles, and a cross-dimensional X-Men team similar to the Exiles known as the X-Treme X-Men. [Wikipedia]
Lovitt also shared a throwback photo from the set showing herself and cast celebrating Redford’s birthday.
Flashback to July and a repost of Blair's birthday morning in the makeup trailer. I was looking a bit ratchet but happy to be at work ☺️🙌🏼 and our beloved @elysea with us, basecamping like a boss (😭 she's leaving us Bc she's an AD now 👏🏽). So grateful to share a show w all these super genuine souls. #thegifted #mutants #fox
“The Gifted” premieres October 2 on Fox at 9pm/8c.