In an interview with The Wrap, Julia Schlaepfer not only insisted that yes, Alex is indeed genuinely in love with Spencer, but theorized the exact moment when her character fell in love with this strange, stoic American hunter. It would be easy, in earlier episodes of “1923,” when the two have only just happened upon each other in a hotel bar, to assume that her impulsive dash to jump into Spencer’s car was little more than an attempt to escape from a fiancée that she didn’t really love and a life that felt increasingly like a trap.
Schlaepfer thinks that is clearly not the case. “For me, I don’t know if it’s just the hopeless romantic in me, but I was like, ‘Yeah, I’d run after the car.’ It just made sense to me,” she said. Schlaepfer also said that though she had tried to talk to Taylor Sheridan about Alexandra’s motivations, Sheridan’s feedback was fairly brief. What he did say, made sense to her, though. Or at the very least, it made enough sense for Schlaepfer’s imagination to take the ball and run with it.
“But we talked about the moment that everything shifts for her is when Spencer looks at her and says, ‘Dying is the closest thing to alive you’ll ever feel,'” she specified. “And in that moment, I think everything shifts and that’s when she starts to fall in love. And that’s when she realizes there’s a world out there so much bigger than her.”