Just around the corner here in the UK is the season four finale of ‘Lost Girl,’ which closed out its fourth year a week or two back in the USA.
To date the shows fourth year has seen character developments for all of the characters, but none more so that Ksenia Solo’s Kenzi who throughout most of the series has usually been there for comic relief, but that all changed this year.
Late last week we were lucky enough to be invited to a phone conference with Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer who provided some pretty cool insights about the series thus far.
Below are some highlights from the conference call.
SFP: Ksenia to date in the series your role of Kenzi has pretty much been for comic relief, but this series has seen Kenzi become more dramatic. What do you prefer in terms of acting. Comedy or drama?
Ksenia Solo: You know, I had been doing drama really my whole life until I came on to Lost Girl and it was a really nice switch because I had never really done comedy before so I’ve had a great time all of these years and it’s been nice in Season 4 to go deeper and get to experience this crazy journey playing Kenzi and we had some really intense emotional stuff and I’m glad that we did because I really enjoy when the show does go darker so it was a great challenge for me but I enjoyed doing it.
SFP: This season has seen a few regular cast members leave and the loss of Hale played by KC Collins was particularly sad. Could you all talk a little about how that has impacted on the rest of the cast?
Ksenia Solo: It was very sad to find out about Hale dying. I think it was extremely unexpected and, you know, the character and the person, K.C. Collins, is such an integral part of the Lost Girl family and we’ve all really grown together over these last five years, five years since the pilot. And so, of course, it’s like losing a family member in a way. It was very sad.
Yeah, but I think we knew I think at the beginning of the season that that was going to happen. I think we did, is that right you guys, I can’t remember exactly when we found out but, you know, so we all kind of had to make peace with it as the season went on but it was really hard to say goodbye to him for sure.
Anna Silk: Yeah, I mean, K.C.’s brought such a lot to that character too and he’s such a fine talented actor that, you know – and such a great human being that losing one of our family members is sort of what it feels like but he’s such a talented guy, he’s running around doing shows all over the place. And he’s getting…
Ksenia Solo: And he’s so cool too. So he’s just like, you know, not that we’re not cool but the cool factor has changed on our show.
Anna Silk: We have no more cool left.
Ksenia Solo: Yes.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, K.C.’s – I mean, like him and I have been partners in crime since the Day 1. Like, I remember that opening scene where we’re finding, you know, Anna’s first kill in the elevator there and it’s been such a joy working with him and I wasn’t involved with the scene where he died but him and I definitely had our own goodbyes but they’re not for forever I know, just like everyone says, he’s working and hopefully I’ll be on one of his shows after Lost Girl.
SFP: We’ve seen a fair few plot twist happen this season and I’m wondering if there was anything you all find particularly surprising plot wise when you get your scripts?
Ksenia Solo: Well Hale for sure, you know. I think one of the things that our show runner (Emily) said about the season, which I think is so accurate, is that the highs are high and the lows are low this season because there’s several things that happened that where really amazingly great and then things that were not so great like Hale and I don’t know, I think there’s always a surprise in every episode.
Kris Holden-Ried: We usually have chats with our writers or like our show runner or Jay Firestone on our executive (board) so it’s not always the scripts that come and surprise us because luckily we’re on a show that’s small enough that we can actually talk and collaborate with the writers and creators.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah.
Kris Holden-Ried: It’s always better to know in advance what’s going to happen so you can plan what to do with it as opposed to just going, oh my God and I wish I had done something else in another episode to set it up better. So, luckily they’re on board with that and they don’t just give us the white drafts the day we start shooting.
SFP: Ksenia in an interview that I read some time ago. You said that a theme of this series was coming home. Could you elaborate on how that theme is tied in with the season finale.
Ksenia Solo: Oh good lord if I tell you I’ll have to kill you. Goodness, it’s very hard without giving anything away but, gosh I think… All the characters are just trying to find peace, they’re trying to find each other and in that sense are trying to find home and come together and survive and I don’t know. Nothing I say is going to beat the finale. I’m just going to give up before I say something even more stupid.
Anna Silk: The highs are high and the lows are low.
Ksenia Solo: Thank you Anna. I know it’s (sweet).
SFP: This last season has seen a massive change in that Bo seems to have spent a lot of time separate from the popular triangle of Bo, Lauren and Dyson. Instead she has spent more time with Rainer. Can we assume that we will see a return to the popular triangle in the new season when it gets underway later this year?
Kris Holden-Ried: Assume nothing.
Zoie Palmer: I don’t have a clue.
Anna Silk: I only have a small clue. I don’t know for sure. We’re not told a ton of stuff obviously but, you know, I do know that the triangle is not going away, I don’t think it would ever go away. So, I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen with it in Season 5 but maybe… I don’t know.
Zoie Palmer: But it will have (stitches in corners).
Anna Silk: Yes.
Kris Holden-Ried: It might be isosceles, we’re not sure yet.
SFP: Zoie this season has seen you share a bit of screen time with Ebony, which have created some interesting plot developments for the series. How did you find working with Emmanuelle Vaugier on those scenes?
Zoie Palmer: Yeah, you know, it was a huge, what’s the word, blessing I guess to work with Emmanuelle, she’s such a talented interesting actress and it took us so long to get into scenes together so we didn’t know how it would go and whether or not it would play. You know, sometimes something really works on set and then you see it and it’s like, oh hmm, it doesn’t play but it did really nicely and so it was both a pleasure to do it and then a pleasure to see it. It was – she’s fantastic and she’s such a lovely actress and we had a really great time actually.
SFP: This one is for all of you. With season five about to begin filming. Are there any actors that you’d love to work with as guest stars that you have as yet not had chance to work with?
Kris Holden-Ried: Oh God, there’s so many brilliant actors that I’m sure all of us would love to work with.
Zoie Palmer: I know, I could think of a million.
Kris Holden-Ried: You know it’s…
Anna Silk: Yeah, I mean our guest stars always bring so much and they always have really great roles to play because the guest star roles tend to be so colorful and, you know, I don’t know…
Kris Holden-Ried: Sorry, someone got cut off there.
Zoie Palmer: I was just saying, the shows been really smart about the guest stars we have had a lot of sort of sci-fi genre folks and I think its fun when we keep it in that world. Like some people from Battlestar might be interesting or Torchwood or I don’t know, like sometimes it’s fun to have some crossover type folks on the show.
Anna Silk: Yeah.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, that’s true. Yeah, someone actually mentioned that it would be interesting if we started crossing some worlds like whether it’s the True Blood or the vampire – you know, these sort of worlds start uniting but almost like Marvel has united, you know, these different franchises with the Avengers. I think that would be kind of fun.
Zoie Palmer: That would be. The sci-fi Avengers, I like the sound of that.
Kris Holden-Ried: I’m down.
Zoie Palmer: I’m down too, I can already pick my outfit, that would be good.
The season four finale of ‘Lost Girl’ will hit the UK this coming Thursday on Syfy channel at 9PM.