While most of the main cast members of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returned for its sixth and seventh seasons, one of the few stars that didn’t come back for the show’s final two seasons is Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
Showrunner Phil Klemmer announced that Richardson-Sellers would exit the series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow after the show’s season 5 finale which aired in June 2020. “This was something that was well over a year in the works,” Klemmer told TVLine of the actress’ departure from the show. “We knew that [Maisie] was wanting to make her mark as a filmmaker on her own, and so that allowed us to craft a story that would, hopefully, make for a satisfying conclusion. The [season 5] finale was sort of all about her.”
Why did Charlie leave the Legends?
After saving the world from her sister Lachesis’ (Sarah Strange) control at the end of the season 5 finale, Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Seller), a.k.a. Clotho, bid farewell to the rest of the Waverider crew and decided to stay behind in 1970s London with her punk band The Smell.
“For me, it’s so bittersweet, bringing it back to that punk club and The Smell,” Klemmer said of how Charlie’s story ended. “The good thing is that people are allowed to come back and have come back.”
Richardson-Sellers made her Legends of Tomorrow debut as Amaya Jiwe, a.k.a. Vixen, in season 2. In season 4, the actress began taking on the role of Charlie, who was revealed to be the Greek goddess Clotho early in season 5.
Richardson-Sellers confirmed her departure from the series in a since-deleted tweet that read: “Thank you for your endless love and support. Amaya and Charlie have brought me so much joy these past 4 years, and you are THE MOST kind, generous, inclusive fan base a show could hope for. Never change. I can’t wait to share the projects I’m currently creating. Love you all.”
Who is Maisie Richardson-Sellers?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers is an English actress who rose to prominence for her role as Korr Sella in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Prior to appearing in the superhero series Legends of Tomorrow, she starred as Michal in the short-lived ABC series Of Kings and Prophets, as well as Rebekah Mikaelson in The CW series The Originals.
The British actress made her screen acting debut in the 2012 short film Our First World. A year after her first short film appearance, Richardson-Sellers booked her second role in the short Americano and Rum.
Who plays Amaya in Legends of Tomorrow?
Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen, is one of the two characters Richardson-Sellers played in Legends of Tomorrow. Amaya first appeared in season 2, aligning herself with the Legends to get their assistance in her mission to hunt down the mysterious time traveler who killed her boyfriend, Rex Tyler (Patrick J. Adams). Amaya decided to leave the Legends and return to her village at her proper point in time after they defeated Mallus at the end of season 3.
After portraying Amaya, Richardson-Sellers came back for seasons 4 and 5 to play the role of Charlie, a singer for the punk rock band The Smell, who was later revealed to be the Greek goddess Clotho. After saving the world from her twisted sister Lachesis (Sarah Strange) at the end of the season 5 finale, Charlie bid farewell to the rest of the Waverider crew and decided to stay behind in 1970s London to continue her punk band dream.
What is Maisie Richardson-Sellers doing since leaving Legends?
Since her Legends of Tomorrow exit, Maisie Richardson-Sellers has been busy working on directing and acting projects.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers as a director
Richardson-Sellers made her directorial debut in the drama short film Sunday’s Child. Released in 2021, Co-wrote and directed by Richardson-Sellers, Sunday’s Child centered on Esi (Chauntice Green), a new Los Angeles resident who stumbles upon a diverse, vivid party that welcomes her into a community where she can let go of societal and family pressures and venture towards self-acceptance.
Although Richardson-Sellers didn’t come back in front of the camera since her departure from Legends of Tomorrow, she actually returned to the CW series as a director. She directed the show’s season 6 episode There Will Be Brood and the season 7 episode The Fixed Point.
In case you didn’t know, Richardson-Sellers actually founded Barefaced Productions, a production company focusing on nuanced, honest, and diverse representation in media and film.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers as an actress
Richardson-Sellers didn’t retire from acting after leaving Legends of Tomorrow. In fact, since exiting the show, the actress has appeared as Chloe Winthrop in the 2020 Netflix movie The Kissing Booth 2 and in its 2021 sequel The Kissing Booth 3.
Richardson-Sellers also played the starring role of Kathy Freeman in the 2023 thriller miniseries The Undeclared War. Written and directed by Peter Kosminsky, the six-part series revolves around a New British general election and follows a crack team of data analysts trying to fight back a possible cyber-attack on the United Kingdom’s electrical system. The series originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK from June to August of 2022 and is currently available to stream on Peacock in the United States.
According to her IMDb page, Richardson-Sellers will be next seen in the drama project Run, directed by Bernard Kordieh, and in an untitled thriller project helmed by Kelley Kali.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ personal life
How old is Maisie Richardson-Sellers?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers is currently 31 years old. She was born on March 2nd, 1992.
Is Maisie Richardson-Sellers black?
Born and raised in London, Maisie Richardson-Sellers is multi-ethnic. Her mother is Black Guyanese while her father is White British.
Where did Maisie Richardson-Sellers go to college?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers attended private schools through bursaries and scholarships. In 2013, Richardson-Sellers graduated with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Hertford College, Oxford University. According to reports, she participated in and directed several plays, including Mephisto, Chatroom, and There Will Be Red, while in college.
In an interview with The Guardian in 2022, Richardson-Sellers shared that she relished the amount of research and rigor needed to take it all in and would often end up in the library until 5 a.m. during her time at the University of Oxford. “I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person,” she admitted to the news outlet. “Even now, when I do a project, I am drawn into creating the backstory and over-researching.” She also admitted that adjusting to the culture at Oxford was hard, sharing: “I struggled with how homogenous it was. A very privileged, predominantly white world.”
Who are Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ parents?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ mother is Joy Richardson while the name of her English father is not known to the public.
Richardson-Sellers reportedly comes from a family of stage actors. Her mom starred in several British TV shows including The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Casualty, and Silent Witness. She even appeared alongside Richardson-Sellers in two episodes of Legends of Tomorrow, appearing as Amaya’s ancestor. On the movie front, Richardson had a role in the 2006 Oscar-nominated film Children of Men, which starred Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine, among many others.
Is Maisie Richardson-Sellers part of Shethority?
Yes, Maisie Richardson-Sellers is a member of Shethority, a digital platform and community founded by Arrowverse actresses Caity Lotz and Candice Patton in 2018. The platform aims to create a positive space for women and the feminine to inspire, empower, and share. It features articles, videos, and discussions on a wide range of topics, including feminism, intersectionality, mental health, and body image.
Is Maisie Richardson-Sellers in a relationship?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who openly identifies as a queer woman, is in a relationship with L.A. soul singer Clay. The two have been dating for a few years now after meeting at a party.
“She’s the best! I am honestly inspired by her every single day and feel so grateful to have her in my life,” Clay gushed about Richardson-Sellers in a 2019 interview with Ones To Watch. “We met at a party that neither of us particularly wanted to be at. It’s always the case, I suppose, to encounter something [or] someone amazing when you’re least expecting it.”
Richardson-Sellers directed and edited the visual of Clay’s 2019 Project 5 video, which spotlights the LGBTQ+ community. “We noticed that we were constantly brainstorming and bouncing ideas off of each other, and decided to explore that dynamic on a project,” Richardson-Sellers told Diva Magazine about how the video was conceived. “This one was the perfect place to start! It’s been fantastic, especially because we know each other so well that there is an effortless flow and trust. We have several more collaborations in the works, so watch this space.”
Watch Project 5 in the video below: