Lost Girl Interview with cast members Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer and Kris Holden-Ried
I don’t know about you, but I’m still reeling after the last few episodes of Lost Girl. Not only has my heart been broken, but my mouth was left agape at all the plot twists and surprises that have been part of this season. And now, with just one episode left of season 4, who knows what will happen? Cast members Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer and Kris Holden-Ried wouldn’t say in a recent interview, but they did talk a lot about other subjects.
Fandom has been an important part of the Lost Girl phenomenon. The series has fans all over the world in places some of us have never even heard of. Thanks to social media, fans are drawn to the show in record numbers. The cast, in particular, are appreciate of the support fans give them. “It means everything to us,” Silk said. “The fans from the very start really embraced the show and have really been vocal about their love for it and what they think about every detail of it. That really means more to us than anything because that’s who we’re making the show for.”
Holden-Ried agreed. “We film this show in a little dark room with lights and just each other and we don’t have like a theatre where we can get an interaction with our audience,” he said. “The fans are our audience. To see that we’re actually making them happy – that’s the greatest reward we could have.”
“I feel exactly the same way,” Palmer said. “They are the heartbeat of the show in so many ways. I believe as we’ve gone on, we have an understanding of how integral they are to the show. They mean more and more to us as we go on.”
Solo stated, “I think we all play our own part and do what we do, but it’s the fans that make the show successful. And it’s really amazing to know that people all over the world can enjoy it. We get fan mail from countries that are very, very far away.” She added, “I feel like because of this global community, that’s what’s brought the show the fans that we have. So I think we’re all very humbled and extremely grateful.”
However, international success means that the show doesn’t always air at the same time in various countries. In fact, for most countries, episodes of Lost Girl air weeks, even months, after they first air in Canada. And this means to avoid spoilers that many viewers of the series find the episodes elsewhere. The cast are well aware of this. “We all wish that episodes were simulcast,” Holden-Ried said. “There’s the piracy issue as well, but then everybody who really wants to watch find ways to watch. In television, people are always looking at numbers, and because a lot of our audience are so internet-savvy and they watch it on the net, the numbers don’t show properly.”
However, at least in the U.S., Silk disagreed. “I was on Twitter last night to see so many people that watched it for the first time, as well. I really wish everyone could see it at the same time, but I was surprised to see so many people experiencing it for the first time.” She was referring to the recent episode that saw the demise of a main character. “So some people do wait for the airing here.”
Solo chimed in, “It’s so odd when you have huge plot twists and big surprises and half the world knows about them and the other half doesn’t. Everyone’s talking about it on Twitter and people can’t go on Twitter because they don’t want spoilers. And then they go and they see the spoilers and then they’re upset because the whole season is ruined because they find out how it ends. It’s just very not fair.
Although I could get the cast to give up any details about the upcoming season finale, they did discuss some previous episodes, including one that featured an awkward love scene. Silk said, through laughter, “I was just thinking of our love scene recently where I’m making love with Zoie’s character, Flora, but as Dyson. I think we filmed that and when we called cut, I remember just falling over and thinking, ‘Man, what hard work!’ It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.” According to Silk, that moment had the crew laughing, too.
In that scene, we also see both Silk and Holden-Ried as the camera shoots both as doing the deed with Palmer’s character. “I felt weird because Dyson would come in, Bo would come in, and then Dyson would come back and then Bo would come back,” Palmer said, laughing. “And I was like, ‘I’ll be here if anyone needs me.'”
The laughter continued. Holden-Ried said “I remember there was this one shot of Zoie’s face and I remember I was watching the monitor and I said ‘C’mon, I’m better than that!'”
Palmer added, “It was probably five minutes until lunch.”
You can catch this fun group one more time this season when the season finale of Lost Girl airs on Syfy, Monday at 10/9c.