If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a huge fan of the television series Lost Girl, which just recently started airing on SyFy here in the US. So when I received an invitation to participate in a Q&A conference call with series stars Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo and Kris Holden-Ried, I immediately jumped at the chance.
The Q&A revolved around season 1 of Lost Girl, as that is what is currently airing here in the US. So don’t worry, there are no spoilers ahead.
Silk started by speaking about the relationship that her character, Bo, has with Trick, portrayed by Richard Howland. She talked about the unique bond that Bo and Trick share and how it works because of the great chemistry she has with Howland. “He’s a great guy to work with,” Silk remarked about Howland. The other cast members agreed.
Upon the show’s success worldwide, Solo said, “In season one, we were really finding our footing and discovering who we are, as characters, and as the show ,and what our voice really is. In season two, we came back to really kick ass.” She went on to say that she knew the show had taken off when she went to several conventions and saw girls cosplaying as Kenzi. “We knew we were doing something right.”
Silk mentioned that the show has had a great response in the US, as well, and that she can’t wait for us to see Season 2. When asked about remembering back to season 1, she mentioned having to go back and review episodes. “It’s challenging, but it’s really cool to see a whole new response. People who are experiencing it for the first time.”
All three discussed how great it was to be working in science fiction, which I, personally, found refreshing. So many actors see science fiction as a joke and I loved getting the feeling that the Lost Girl cast really loved being part of a genre that doesn’t always get a lot of respect.
According to Holden-Ried, “It allows us to have so many different creative storylines. These are things that, as an artist, we don’t often get to explore. It’s a lot of fun, very imaginative and it’s a great thing.”
Silk stated that it was a little weird to have a sword fight with something that wasn’t there via green screen, but that as an actor, it was a challenge where you just have to trust yourself. “But you get to just play. We get to have fun with it.”
The cast also teased with talks of their third season, but when asked about what to expect, Silk jokingly replied, “We all become big demons.”
Holden-Ried added, “For me, it’s nice to know that we’re going to continue to work on this. We can keep telling our stories for a longer time.”
Holden-Ried, a former champion competitor in riding and fencing, was asked about the physicality of his role as Dyson on the series. He discussed how the role gave him an excuse to get back into shape. “You have to be careful doing stunts, though. But it’s great.”
Solo discussed the challenge of keeping up with the crazy energy that surrounds her character: “I really take inspiration from great actors that I admire from movies, from people I know, and Kenzi, she’s really so full of life and she has so much energy. That’s the one thing that was very new for me, playing a character that was A) comedic relief and B) seems she has a rocket on her somewhere.” Solo went on to say that she always works on eating properly and making sure she has enough physical energy through the long days of shooting the series “to keep Kenzi as colorful and bright as she is.”
When the content of Lost Girl being overly sexual was brought up, Silk responded, “Bo is an overly sexual character because that’s what she is. It’s definitely refreshing. It’s one of the things we’re most proud of on this show.” She briefly discussed the love triangle between Bo, Dyson and Lauren. “Those relationships rival each other and they’re really strong and sexual and they’re real.” She mentioned when reviewing season 1, she was surprised, though. “I can’t believe how many people I kissed!” But she went on to say it was one of the more interesting parts of her job.
Finally, I got to ask my question. I’ve had the joy of getting a sneak peek at the upcoming episode of Lost Girl on SyFy, and it features Kenzi quoting Ludacris. It is probably one of the most hilarious things I’ve seen. I asked Solo about that and then asked what her favorite Kenzie-ism is. She stated that the Ludacris bit was right up there at the top, but she really felt like she was getting a feel for Kenzi when, in episode 8, she got to say “Smells like fried bitch.”
Solo seems as funny, in person, as she appears on-screen as Kenzi. When asked about Holden-Ried, she remarked, “We’re all so lucky that he’s sexy and takes his shirt off a lot.” And honestly, girl, I could not agree more:
So what’s in store for the rest of season 1 and season 2 on Lost Girl? According to Silk, Bo will start discovering more powers. “She still has a lot of surprises in store for herself.”
Also, according to the cast, we get to explore a little bit of Dyson’s history, and discover that he’s over 1,000 years old. Unfortunately, we still won’t be seeing Kenzi’s roots. “I would love to also explore even Kenzi’s childhood and her family and her family’s ties to the Russian mafia and why she ends up living alone on the streets,” Solo stated.
Tune into Lost Girl on Mondays at 10/9c on SyFy.