Interview: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried and Ksenia Solo talk ‘Lost Girl’ season 3 thus far
ScifiPulse was recently lucky enough to attend a conference call with Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried and Ksenia Solo, who discussed the remainder of season 3 of the series and also looked ahead to the 4th season.
Below are just some of the highlights from this fantastic conference call.
The first order of business was to ask the cast about the third season finale, which will air in April and when asked Anna Silk chose her words very carefully.
Anna Silk: Oh gosh. Well, sure. You know there’s still quite a bit of this season to air, I guess we’re about half way through, maybe a little over half way through and you know the tension definitely builds and we definitely have a very heart pumping season finale, that’s all I can really think of to say.
You know everrything’s sort of – some things come together and some things really get ripped apart. So I know that’s really cryptic but I think that the viewers will be pretty excited to see where the season leads and how we end.
And then they’ll be very, very excited to see a fourth season.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah it’s – without – sorry, always difficult to figure out exactly what to say with these things, but it’s a really nice build up. I remember while we were shooting at the last like four episodes we were all really excited and everything had ramped up to a good climax, good end.
When the actors were asked if they could maybe give some hints about the third season without spoiling things. Kris Holden-Ried stepped in and saved the day.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, I mean we’re progressing, we’re moving along; you know we’re trying to figure it out. I think Bo has finally realized at this point by episode seven that Dyson has his love back.
Kris Holden-Ried: I can’t remember exactly what happens. You know the love triangle is in season three and you know I think the writers have always been very conscious of that this is like one of our important story lines and you know and how do you manage these three characters, to one keep the fans interested and two, the characters interesting.
So there’s always progression, whether or not the fans will like it or not, right?
Anna Silk: Yeah I think there is always progression but there’s always major obstacles, you know along the way so it – there’s definitely progression but it’s not quite as linear as you would think.
Kris Holden-Ried: It’s so funny, I love talking about this sort of stuff after the whole season ends because then we can go yeah, see? It’s cryptic; I just irritate myself with them.
When asked if they had made any changes in the approach to filming the series since it got popular. That cast said that they’d not really changed the approach to much, but did acknowledge that the way in which they have worked together over the first few years has been key to the shows success.
Anna Silk: You know I mean I think we’ve all found a good group in terms of the sum in process. You know there’s definitely things move along maybe not necessarily quicker but they feel a little bit smoother.
And we all have a certain familiarity with the show and the style and the look and everything.
And we sort of trust how it comes out so for me anyway that’s one thing that I feel definitely a little bit more confident in terms of what we’re doing.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah and as far as production goes, I mean I know that in season two we had a lot of fixed episodes and in season three we didn’t which was really nice because seven is a good – you know seven is pretty much where you need to make a good show.
Anna Silk: Yeah, those six days were killers.
Holden-Ried: They were just brutal. Just don’t have time to tell a good story. But yeah, you know it’s over three years the crew and the cast really came together and it’s not so Kris much about the notoriety of the show, it’s just a matter of time on task and the right people really getting a good grove on.
And yeah, so those are the big changes production wise.
Anna Silk: And people are excited to work on the show too, I mean like a lot of crew members will show up and be like people want to be on this show. You know people see my Lost Girl t-shirt or my Lost Girl this or that.
And they’re just like wow, like so many people are watching, and we’re like yep, they are. So it kind of fuels everyone to keep making a good show.
When asked what it was like to work with Miriam McDonald again. Kris Holden-Ried reminisced about when he first worked with her, which was long before Lost Girl.
Kris Holden-Ried: You know it’s funny you ask that because Miriam and I have I mean we’ve gone back over ten, twelve years and last time I worked with her she was a 14 year old.
And I’ve watched her completely you know change into a woman and then we’re also both Latvian so we used to joke around, how you know we’re the Latvians in the Canadian shows.
Because then Ksenia came who’s also part Latvian so now there’s a trifecta of Latvians on the show; it was really fun. But no, Miriam’s lovely, I know it was great to reconnect and unfortunately her dead body was all that I got to act with and kind of thing.
She’s a lovely Canadian actress. It was great to have her on the show.
This season has seen Dyson respect Bo by putting her happiness ahead of his own. When asked if it was because he had gained some respect for Lauren. Kris Holden-Ried confirmed that Dyson had gained some respect for her.
Kris Holden-Ried:I never really liked the idea of pitting Lauren and Dyson against each other because in the end they both love Bo and I think that’s something that binds them together as well.
And you know I know Zoie and I we just really wanted to make Dyson and Lauren’s relationship interesting and I think the writers have allowed us to do that so it’s not just like she’s mine, she’s mine.
You know we work together and there is a lot. I respect her and I think she’s learning to respect Dyson a little more.
When asked what her favorite episode of the season was thus far. Anna Silk struggled, but did try to answer as best as she could.
Anna Silk: Oh that’s so hard to answer honestly because I’ve been – there have been a lot of really good ones. I mean I enjoyed the one that recently aired where Bo gets to go home because we get to see a little bit of where she came from.
And it’s a little bit more – the roots of her vulnerability I guess, so I enjoyed that. The next one that airs is really fun and I got to work primarily with Rachel Skarsten which was really a great thing.
And I don’t know, our finale is great, I don’t know, it’s really hard for me to pick one episode. They – you know I just have these standout moments that are various scenes from different episodes so I think we had a really strong season.
That really tells a story and so yeah, I really can’t pinpoint one, I’m sorry.
Thus far the third season has seen the core group of characters pretty much doing their own thing and when asked for some thoughts about this change both Silk and Holden-Ried were more than happy to share their thoughts.
Anna Silk: Well yeah, I mean it was definitely – we definitely kind of go our separate ways, you know with good reason. There’s a lot of stuff for us all to explore, so – but I really can’t say anything about whether or not the gang gets back together.
It would be just giving away too much I think.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, I mean I totally agree with her, I love that camaraderie, that group you know that we had season one and I think for all of our characters to sort of grow we had to break apart and like have issues and things that drew us away.
And yeah, like Anna said it’s back to the group and the group dynamic is pretty pivotal to the last few episodes and how we end season three and start season four so you’re just going to have to watch and see.
When asked about their characters journey’s this year. All actors were more than happy to discuss how the characters had grown since the start of the season.
Anna Silk: Okay, well I think that you know the – like we’ve been talking about a little bit the journey has been pretty – you know we started together and it got pretty separate as the season went on.
We all kind of had to go our separate ways and like Kris said we need to kind of grow separate from the group so we have more to bring back to the group.
So I think that that’s kind of the trajectory of where we’re headed is that you know we do have things to bring back to the group, whether they’re good or bad I can’t say, but we definitely all learn and grow and bring forth something new.
Kris Holden-Ried: I couldn’t have said it better myself.
When it comes to one of the core friendships of the series. Kenzi has had a pretty tough time of late so when asked for some thoughts about that both Anna Silk and Ksenia shared some thoughts on how Kenzi’s issues may affect her friendship with Bo moving forward.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah, I mean it’s been a roller coaster of a journey for both Bo and Kenzi and they’ve kind of you know had time this season to be apart a little bit and go through their own kind of life and death situations and you know no matter what pulls them apart in the moment, in the long run it’s impossible to tear them apart because of the bond they have and the love they have for each other.
So you know every relationship goes through its ups and downs and I think they’ve been you know kind of on the upswing for a while so I think it was time this season to give them a little – you know some hardships to go through.
So I think once they get over these bumps in the road you know they’ll be able to kind of move on to the next chapter in their relationship.
Anna Silk: Yeah and friendships you know really have to evolve, they have to be challenge, so I think it’s good for Bo and Kenzi to kind of shake things up a little bit in terms of their friendship and see where it goes from where we leave off.
When it comes to what the actors would like to see in the fourth season as far as their characters were concerned. Ksenia Solo kicked things off with her wish for more out of the box episodes.
Ksenia Solo: I always say like my favorite episodes are the ones that are really outside the box, so like when we all switched bodies, you know that’s something that we all fondly remember because it was just so cool and different and unlike anything any of us have ever done before.
So I hope that for season four we get to do more of that, you know things that really challenge us as actors and challenge our characters and you know the great thing with our show is we can really go anywhere, there’s no formula, there’s no box we have to stay in, so I really hope we get to explore as much as possible.
Kris Holden-Ried: And I’m really fond of running around in tights and a codpiece so I’m looking for period piece brought back, that sort of thing.
Ksenia Solo: How did I know you would say that?
Anna Silk: And I just think that as much as I would love to see that definitely in season four, I’ll have to mention that to Emily but I think that the show just – you know I feel like we’re evolving exactly as we should which means that we’re constantly challenging and changing and moving forward.
So you know I hope for more of that, I hope that we surprise ourselves and we as actors are surprised by what’s going to happen.
Lost Girl is currently airing its third season on Showcase and Syfy Channel respectively, but as of yet there is no word as to when the series will air its third season here in the UK.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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