Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo and Kris Holden-Ried Season 1 conference call interview with 12 digital media reporters from BitchStoleMyRemote.com, EclipseMagazine.com, FanGirlConfessions.com, NiceGirlsTV.com, Pazsaz Entertainment Network, SciFiBulletin.com, SciFiMafia.com, Sci Fi Post (wn.com), SciFiVision.com, Suite101.com, TheTelevixen.com, TheMortonReport.com.
Moderator: Gary Morgenstein
March 14, 2012
1:00 pm CT
OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by. Welcome to the SyFy conference call on Lost Girl. During the presentation all participants will be in a listen only mode. Afterwards we will conduct a question and answer session. At that time if you have a question you may press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator you may press star 0. As a reminder this conference is being recorded today, Wednesday March 14 2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Garry Morgenstein, please go ahead sir.
Garry Morgenstein: Welcome everyone to our Lost Girl call, we’re delighted to introduce Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo and momentarily, Kris Holden-Ried, to talk about the hit series in general and specifically next week’s episode called The Morning After airing on March 19 at 10:00 pm.
So Anna, Ksenia, welcome.
Woman: Thank you, hi.
Woman: Hello, thank you.
Garry Morgenstein: (Nelson) you want to put forward the first call because I know we’ve got a bunch of people waiting.
OPERATOR: Yes, thank you. As a reminder you can queue up for a question by pressing the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. Our first question comes from the line of Jamie Ruby with scifivision.com, please proceed.
((Jamie Ruby)): Hello, it’s great to talk to you guys again, thanks for doing the call.
Woman: No worries, hi.
((Jamie Ruby)): Okay, so this question I got is from Rick Howland who he wants to know since you love acting with him what’s your favorite moment working with Trick?
Ksenia Solo: I think my favorite moment just happened, the fact that he...
Anna Silk: That is a pretty favorite moment, yeah, definitely.
Anna Silk: Yeah, sure, yeah, I mean working with Rick who plays Trick is, he’s such a great actor and he’s such a calming presence on set. And he’s - when I do scenes with him as Bo, Bo and Trick have such a unique bond and there’s this trust that she has in him, so - and Rick, he embodied all of that. He’s got so much presence and I can’t really think of one specific moment but he’s just a really - he’s just a great guy to work with.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah and he’s an incredibly gifted actor, every time I do a scene with him I always have to stop and be like seriously, like you’re amazing, like how are you doing this? You’re just amazing. And he’s a wonderful man and a wonderful friend and we really are so lucky to have him and his sense of humor is out of this world. So we all enjoy him very much and he’s a very, very special person, I love him very much.
((Jamie Ruby)): Okay great, thanks guys. And then I just wanted to ask, can you two talk yet about the scene, you keep saying cracks you up that you weren’t able to talk about before?
Anna Silk: Which scene?
((Jamie Ruby)): I don’t know yet.
Ksenia Solo: I think it’s from episode - God I’m so lost, let me try and remember, it’s from episode...
Anna Silk: I know it’s from episode...
Ksenia Solo: Is it fatal - yes, Faetal Justice, it was Episode 11, has Episode 11 aired yet?
Garry Morgenstein: Not yet.
Ksenia Solo: Okay so we can’t talk about it yet. But soon I promise.
((Jamie Ruby)): Okay, thanks.
Ksenia Solo: Thank you.
Anna Silk: Thank you Jamie.
Garry Morgenstein: Next on the line?
Kris Holden-Ried: Hey guys, this is Kris, I just joined the call, sorry I was late, I thought you guys were calling me, my bad.
Ksenia Solo: Hey Kris.
Garry Morgenstein: Hey (Nelson), the next caller please?
OPERATOR: Yes, thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Pattye Grippo with Pazsaz Entertainment Network, please proceed.
((Pattye Grippo)): Hi everybody, thanks for talking with us today.
Anna Silk: Hi.
Ksenia Solo: Hi.
((Pattye Grippo)): So let me ask you all, how do you think the show has changed since it started and why do you think it’s been so successful?
Ksenia Solo: I don’t know, you tell us.
Anna Silk: Ksenia do you want to go first? We’re so polite to each other, we always...
Ksenia Solo: Well I think that Season One we were really finding our footing, we were discovering who we are as our characters. We were really discovering who we are as a show, what our voice really is and I think we all knew that we got involved with something very unique and of course we didn’t know what the fans’ response was going to be. And the fact that it’s been what it is has been incredibly humbling and incredibly exciting for us all at the same time. And I think Season Two we really came back with more oomph if I can say it that way. We really had time to explore in Season One and Season Two we came back ready to kick ass and getting a chance to meet our fans at Comic-con and Fan Expo and all these different events. It’s been really amazing and what I thought was the most kind of exciting was when I saw other girls dressed up as Kenzi for me that was like a sign of like wow, people really enjoy these characters and they really love the show. And just we couldn’t be happier.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and I think the show, I mean it’s from the first episode there was so much room for growth and the show could only sort of grow and develop from there, playing Bo this whole world was brand new to her. And so it was brand new to the audience as well so we had so many places to go and so much to explore and that’s what we’ve done. I know that first season is still airing here in the US. And it’s gotten a great response and the show continues to grow like Ksenia said, first season really laid a good foundation for the second season. And we really sort of took off from there and took it in new directions which I can’t wait for everyone to see. And the fan response has been incredible. It’s - people have - I know I said this before but people have really taken ownership of the show and really invest in the lives of these characters. And in our lives as a result so it’s really cool.
((Pattye Grippo)): Cool. And let me ask you this, the dynamic between the cast, has that changed at all as the first season went on and you’re heading into the second - well I guess you’re in the second season now.
Ksenia Solo: Anna you answer this one the best so go ahead.
Anna Silk: I do?
Ksenia Solo: I’m always like taking quotes from what you say, I’m always like well as Anna puts it. You mentioned like how we came back and we really felt each other’s rhythms, like a real family did.
Anna Silk: We did, yeah. Like I can remember that first few episodes back we all - the whole cast was in a scene together and everything just felt like a family, like everyone sort of naturally knew when to come in and obviously it’s written out on a piece of paper for us as well. But we naturally sort of have each other’s rhythm and energy as actors but also as these characters. So I mean again because the show starts with everyone meeting for the first time the relationships have naturally evolved. And changed and as actors on set we’ve just sort of bonded as the episodes went on, so it’s been really great.
Ksenia Solo: I mean personally I hated everybody but.
Anna Silk: Yeah, Ksenia hates everyone, but.
((Pattye Grippo)): Thank you very much for your time today.
Anna Silk: Thank you.
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Erin Willard with scifimafia.com, please proceed.
((Erin Willard)): Hi everyone, thanks very much for being on the call.
Ksenia Solo: Hello.
((Erin Willard)): Love your show; I’ve been watching every week with my husband who asked me to tell you that he loves it as well.
Anna Silk: Oh good, that’s great.
((Erin Willard)): Absolutely loves it, it’s not filthy, it’s not whiny, it’s just - we just love it. You were just saying the three of you have such great, fantastic on screen chemistry and I’ve just seen the next episode where we meet Saskia and there’s great chemistry there too. I’m really happy that she’s going to be I guess in three episodes according to what the press release said. So can you tell us without - well I know you’re going to be nice about it, but are there any particular guest stars that you’ve had on that you really want to have back?
Kris Holden-Ried: From Seasons One?
((Erin Willard)): Yep. At this point, yeah.
Anna Silk: I mean I think it would be really cool to have Inga Cadranel back, I mean she was really fantastic in Season One. Gosh, I don’t know.
Kris Holden-Ried: There was that guy, the guy in our pilot which turned out to be Episode 8 who played the (unintelligible).
Anna Silk: The vampire?
Kris Holden-Ried: Humphries or whatever.
Anna Silk: Something, he was fantastic. Yeah.
Kris Holden-Ried: You’re asking us to remember something from over two and a half years ago.
((Erin Willard)): Yeah, sorry about that.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah, I vote vampire guy, he was amazing and...
Anna Silk: He was.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah.
Anna Silk: Unfortunately he was also killed. Yeah, we’ve had such amazing guest stars on the show, I mean - and actors are just so excited to come on the show because the guests are all - tend to be pretty colorful and fun. So Inga certainly makes an impact, I know that’s the next episode to air in rest, she definitely made an impact on the show. And it would be great to have her back, and I don’t know, I mean there’s a lot of great people that come in Season Two as well that you have not yet seen, and I don’t know, that’s a tough one.
Kris Holden-Ried: Put it this way, we’ve never had a bad guest star that we wouldn’t work with again.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah, great answer Kris.
((Erin Willard)): There you go. So can you tell us what each of you then likes best about working in sci-fi and if you had any downsides to it?
Ksenia Solo: Sorry, repeat your question?
((Erin Willard)): As a genre, do you like working in sci fi, is it something that’s really especially great about working in sci fi or is there anything that seems particularly a down side for it?
Ksenia Solo: Who wants to go first?
Kris Holden-Ried: I’ll start. I love working in sci fi and fantasy genre because it allows us to have so many different creative story lines and characters that we can explore. I mean having super powers or being able to be really old, these are things that as an artist, don’t get to often explore or learn to express. It’s a lot of fun, it’s very imaginative and it’s a great playing field to work with. So yeah, I’d do it all the time. The only downside is I don’t know, I don’t really get one but the girls I guess have to wear a lot of tight uncomfortable fitting corsets and stuff.
Ksenia Solo: I think the only downside is when you have like crazy intense emotional scenes but you’re acting against a green screen, or like a tennis ball. Like that’s always an interesting experience. And you always feel a little bit stupid I have to admit but the challenge is just making it as real as possible. But I completely agree with Kris that you get to kind of go outside of reality and it’s always a lot of fun. You get to go wild.
Anna Silk: Yeah, I mean you get to really - you get to just play. this scenario on the show and the circumstances and all the stuff that’s going on is really real to these characters. And we take it seriously but we don’t necessarily take the world that seriously because it’s crazy Fae world, so we get to laugh at it a lot too. And have fun with it, but - and the downside, I don’t know, I mean I guess along the lines of what Ksenia said I’ve had to like sword fight something that’s not there. And it’s a little weird but you just have to trust that you - that it’s going to look good in the end, and it usually does. SO it’s good.
((Erin Willard)): Great, thanks so much and thanks for your great show.
Anna Silk: Thank you, thanks for watching. And thank your husband too.
((Erin Willard)): I will.
Ksenia Solo: That’s our goal, bringing married couples together in front of the TV.
Anna Silk: Yes.
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Michelle Alexandria with Eclipse Magazine, please proceed.
((Michelle Alexandria)): Hello everyone, I have a couple of process questions. My first question is you guys in your rating your second or third season, is it tough doing for Season One?
Anna Silk: Is it tough doing press for Season One?
((Michelle Alexandria)): Yes, returning - starting all over again for a new audience, is it tough doing press for that?
Anna Silk: Yeah, I think so, I mean these are things that we’ve done quite a while ago and the show has really continued to grow from there. So as actors and as the characters we’re sort of in a different place than where we started, so I’ve actually had to kind of review some of the Season One episodes in order to be able to do press because it was quite a while ago. So it’s challenging for sure, but it’s really exciting to bring it to a new audience and it’s really cool to see this - a whole new response to people that are experiencing it for the first time. So it’s challenging I would say a little bit.
Kris Holden-Ried: But rewarding.
Anna Silk: but rewarding, yes. Yeah.
((Michelle Alexandria)): I wanted to let you guys know that one YouTube video from this summer’s best tour, it has only 6000 views, so thank you for that.
Anna Silk: Oh yeah, thank you.
Kris Holden-Ried: That’s awesome.
((Michelle Alexandria)): Can you talk a little bit about next week’s episode?
Anna Silk: Next week’s episode? Sorry you’re just a little bit hard to hear.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, you’re hard to hear. Is it ten, Episode 10 that they’re showing next week?
Anna Silk: Yes, it’s Episode 10 that they’re showing next week, it’s the one where Inga’s character is introduced, yeah. Well yes, I mean I can - it’s definitely from Bo’s perspective it’s an episode where there’s a new character introduced that is going to have an impact on her life. And it certainly has an impact on her life in that episode, I don’t want to give away too much but she meets someone who has something very much in common with her which is a first for Bo. So it’s something that is gong to change her a little bit.
Ksenia Solo: And I believe Bo and Kenzi get to do a little speed dating which is always a fun time.
Kris Holden-Ried: And Kenzi discovers something about Trick.
Ksenia Solo: Yes.
Kris Holden-Ried: And Dyson needs a haircut.
((Michelle Alexandria)): And can you talk a little bit about what’s most memorable experience has been while filming this show?
Kris Holden-Ried: What our what experience, our best experience?
((Michelle Alexandria)): Most memorable experience on and off set.
Anna Silk: Memorable experience on and off the show?
((Michelle Alexandria)): Yes.
Anna Silk: Okay.
Kris Holden-Ried: There’s so many.
Ksenia Solo: I know, there’s so many.
Kris Holden-Ried: My gosh. I guess for me I’m going to take it right back to the pilot, that was the first thing we ever did together, the three of us.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah, that first day using our tushes off on Clean Street.
Kris Holden-Ried: That’s right, when we all sort of met and we had no idea what we were doing but we were creating this world for the first time, it was very exciting.
Anna Silk: And we were all trying to be like really cool but it was so cold so we all had runny noses.
Kris Holden-Ried: And we’re doing this big acting, we’re like yes, we thought we had the idea of what the show was, we were really serious about everything, and it was a great episode, I still think it’s one of our best episodes but that first time when we were all together working and (Penny) and I laughing, Anna and trying to figure out how to have a sex scene that was properly (unintelligible).
Anna Silk: Yeah, and that opening of Episode 8 was airing a couple weeks ago here in the US was - Episode 8 was our original pilot, so the - that sex scene that Kris is talking about was almost like doing a stunt. I mean it was exhausting and I remember it was my birthday that day, do you remember that Kris?
Kris Holden-Ried: That’s right.
Anna Silk: And I was - I spent it nude covered in blood on top of you. It was a great way to spend my birthday. So that was really great, so that was a good memory.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, absolutely.
Ksenia Solo: I don’t think I can top that memory so I’ll just leave that with you.
Anna Silk: And I think in terms of when you say off the show, I guess you just mean like behind the scenes. I mean we all have a lot of fun. It’s tough shooting a series obviously, it’s hard on everyone. It’s long hours and that kind of thing so it’s great that we all get along and sort of support each other when someone needs a little extra support we’re all there for each other. So that’s - I mean we’re a very happy cast and crew so those are the good memories from that, I mean it’s great.
((Michelle Alexandria)): Okay, thank you.
Garry Morgenstein: And if I may, excuse me because we have so many people on the line if you could just please limit yourself to just one phone call - one question and then you can have a follow up later. Thank you everyone.
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Heather McLachey with The Televixen, please proceed.
((Heather McLachey)): Thank you so much for talking to us today guys, congratulations on the success of the show.
Ksenia Solo: Thank you.
Anna Silk: Thank you.
((Heather McLachey)): My question is filming - you talk about Season One when you all are just kind of getting started and feeling your way around this new universe. When you went into Season Two you knew that you were going to have US distribution and then you found out you had the Season Three renewal while you’re still shooting now. So did that change the dynamic at all since you knew you were going to have some road to run in terms of developing these characters and these stories that you knew for sure you were coming back and you knew more people were going to be seeing the show?
Ksenia Solo: We all became really big divas.
Anna Silk: We all got bigger trailers. I mean for myself I don’t know that it necessarily changed the dynamic but I think it’s - because I think that Lost Girl has a long way to go. I think that because it’s such a vast world to explore there’s really - there’s a lot of possibilities. And we still haven’t tapped into many of them, so I think that it’s - I guess it changes your mind set a little bit in terms of like okay this is - we’re in this for a while. So let’s pace ourselves a little and think about sort of how to - I guess it makes you kind of think about some subtleties you can bring into the character that you’re playing. I mean I can only speak for myself but yeah, I mean it was just exciting news really. I mean it was just exciting and we get to be on the show and get to play these great parts and do all this fun stuff for longer. And bring it to a bigger audience, so it was just exciting news.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, I don’t think it really changes our day to day performance, I mean we’re always sort of - we have a certain job to do, requires a lot of presence in the moment and that’s what we focus on. But I mean for me it’s just - it’s nice to know that we’re going to continue to work on this, it’s kind of a relaxed sort of okay, now we can keep telling our story for a longer time and the age old actor’s phobia, when am I going to be out of a job, when’s my next job has been sort of put off for a little while.
Anna Silk: I know it’s weird, I’m not used to that feeling.
Ksenia Solo: I think just as much as the fans are excited to see where the show goes and what’s going to happen to the characters and what new guest stars and creatures are going to come in, I think we all feel the exact same because we obviously don’t know what’s going to happen. And it’s cool that our story lines can really at this point go anywhere, so it will be fun for us to explore different avenues in that sense.
((Heather McLachey)): Thank you.
Anna Silk: Thank you.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thank you.
OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the line of Paul Simpson with Sci Fi Bulletin, please proceed.
((Paul Simpson)): Hi guys, thanks very much for the time.
Ksenia Solo: Hello.
((Paul Simpson)): Hi, can you hear me?
Kris Holden-Ried: Yep.
((Paul Simpson)): The show’s changed, I’ve been lucky enough, I’ve seen the first half of the second season as well as the first. And the show changes a lot over what I’ve seen so far. Have you guys had much input into what actually has happened with your characters?
Anna Silk: Over the course of the - yeah go ahead Kris sorry.
Kris Holden-Ried: I was just going to say we kind of have as much input as we want. There’s a chain of sort of command that also has sort of decision, decision powers or vetoes. But I think we’re very fortunate, we work on a - it’s not a huge sort of network show so it’s still an independent production where we actually can converse with the writers and executive producers one on one when we need to. And they’re always open to our story ideas. So we’re very fortunate to be able to have input, however much we take it is up to us I guess.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and I also think that I mean I know that I’ve felt this way but over the course of the two seasons that we’ve done, the writers that have gotten to know us tend to write more to our strengths. And it’s when that sort of changes that I might speak up about something and it’s generally been welcomed input. So it does feel very collaborative.
((Paul Simpson)): Is there anything in particular you can point to and say this would have been slightly different if we hadn’t spoken up?
Anna Silk: Can you repeat the question, I’m sorry.
Kris Holden-Ried: He was just asking if there was a specific, something that would have been different if one of us hadn’t spoken up about it.
Anna Silk: Oh yes, definitely.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, exactly.
Anna Silk: I mean I can think of things. And I can think of things I wish that I had spoken up about. But we - as actors we want to - we pay attention to the detail. So there are little things that we always wish that we could have changed or do differently but it’s all part of the process.
Kris Holden-Ried: And - yeah, you’ll see stuff, anyway, okay. End of Season One stuff, you’ll see.
((Paul Simpson)): Thank you very much.
Anna Silk: Thank you very much.
OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the line of Ian Cullen with Sci Fi Post, please proceed.
((Ian Cullen)): Hi guys, how are you doing?
Anna Silk: Good.
((Ian Cullen)): Okay, I’ve got some question Kris for in maybe I’ll rephrase it so you can all give an answer. But I noticed that Kris you actually were on the Canadian Pentathlon team before you became an actor. And I should imagine the physical challenges of that would have helped you with a lot of the physical demands on you as an actor in this series and a lot of things you’ve done. So in our next - and I’ll try and make this into a question for all of you, is there anything that you’ve done in (unintelligible) to acting (unintelligible) that you think has maybe helped you in this area that you’ve been important to your characters.
Kris Holden-Ried: Do you want me to start and then...
Anna Silk: Yeah.
Kris Holden-Ried: All right, well I mean yeah, absolutely. The sports has been a huge help for me, it’s how I got into acting. And especially with Dyson being such a physical character that was one of the things that I liked about it so much is that it was going to - it was an inspiration for me to get back in shape and like be stronger again. And it was fantastic up until I injured myself in the middle of second season, but I’ve bounced back from that. And the thing is you have to be careful always doing stunts. It’s like I’ve been in the OR, accidents happen and you just have to be careful, but it’s great to be able to bring a physicality. With Dyson it has a lot to do with energy work as well because playing a super hero you need to have these super sort of charged energy. So different sort of tricks that I’ve learned along the way to get my energy up.
Anna Silk: And for Bo I definitely try to stay fit and I don’t have the same kind of sports background that Kris has but I try to learn little skills along the way and work with different trainers and my stunt double and that kind of thing. And then in terms of other life things that have helped me prepare, I mean just every little thing in my life really, helps you prepare to play any character. I mean for Bo, I mean being vulnerable and afraid most of the time, I’ve got that down pat. So that really helps a lot to play this character. But yeah, I guess every little aspect of your life kind of prepares you.
Ksenia Solo: And for myself 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 that’s one thing that was very new for me, playing a character that was A, the comedic relief, B, somebody who’s just seems like she has a rocket on her somewhere, because she’s constantly go, go, go, go, go. So that’s something that I’ve always kind of have to work on, remember, make sure that I eat properly, make sure that I physically have enough energy to make it through the long days and keep that energy up and keep Kenzi as colorful and bright as she is.
((Ian Cullen)): Okay, I mean I met Paul before me, I’ve actually - I’m actually about half way through Season Two now because we’re getting Season Two in the UK at the moment. So I want to thank you all for your time, it’s been great. Sorry about the difficult question.
Anna Silk: No, great, thank you.
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Anca Dumitru with Suite101.com, please proceed.
((Anca Dumitru)): Hello everyone, thank you for this call.
Anna Silk: Hello.
Ksenia Solo: Hi.
((Anca Dumitru)): My question is regarding very intriguing character that just showed up two episodes ago which is Vex. Some of you mentioned during the interviews him as a favorite character and he was fantastically played by Paul Amos. The episode also happens to be one of my favorite of Season One and had the very strong reviews. My question is because you mentioned it’s one of your favorite characters, why do you think he had - Vex had such a strong impact on both the audience as well as you as actors?
Kris Holden-Ried: Well it’s a combination of Paul Amos being such a fantastic actor and also the character being so interesting and the power to manipulate to be a Mesmer. It just fits so well with us because as supercharged as all of us think we can be, here’s a guy who can just take control of you at any moment and use your power against you. And also Paul Amos is just an awesome fellow, he’s become one of our best mates and luckily he’s become more and more involved in the show as its gone on.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and the thing about Vex too is that he’s so - he is so powerful, he’s so in control but he doesn’t take any of it seriously which kind of drives us crazy. As a character, not as Paul, Vex just kind of gets under our skin and continues to do so, in the series. And he brings a lot to the show and he’s just really fun and funny and really committed actor, he’s great.
Ksenia Solo: And I feel like a lot of people, a lot of actors can play like the evil character but there’s something about Paul that is so incredibly intriguing. He’s such a physical actor. And he is uniquely talented and working with him you really get sucked into his energy and I think the fact that Vex is so manipulative and so sexual and just so many different characteristics that create this - the all powerful being that he is. And he really reminds me of Johnny Depp and the fact that he’s British I think just makes him like way cooler than any of us.
Anna Silk: And he has a lot of sex appeal. Paul does himself but also as Vex he’s got this real strong sex appeal which is - .
Ksenia Solo: Nobody can wear a pair of leather pants like he can and I’ve heard this many times on set where I look at him and I go like damn Paul, like you’re looking good. I really don’t know who else could make those look good. But you make them look good.
((Anca Dumitru)): Especially since he didn’t have too much screen time, he just was in that eight episode and my question is he also going to be in the next season?
Ksenia Solo: Yes.
Kris Holden-Ried: Paul comes back.
Ksenia Solo: Yes, he’s back.
((Anca Dumitru)): Okay, all right, thank you so much.
Anna Silk: thank you.
OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the line of Robin Burks with fangirlconfessions.com, please proceed.
((Robin Burks)): Hi, thank you guys for doing this. Love the show, we just got a sneak peak of the upcoming episodes that’s going to air in the US, and Kenzi is quoting Ludicris. I about fell off my seat when I saw it. And Kenzi gets some really great lines, I was wondering if you had any favorites.
Ksenia Solo: Oh goodness, I get this question sometimes and there’s been so many that it’s really hard to pick. But this speed dating and the quoting Ludicris was definitely one of my favorites. Also in the first seasons and I guess it would have been episode 8 if my memory serves me correct, there’s a line I have where I say it smells like fried bitch. And that was the very first episode we filmed so I was just getting into the groove and the mojo of Kenzi. So getting to say that line our like first week of filming was definitely a lot of fun.
((Robin Burks)): Thank you.
Ksenia Solo: You’re welcome.
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Joe Kipsett with Bitch Stole My Remote please proceed.
((Joe Kipsett)): Hi everyone.
Anna Silk: Hello.
Ksenia Solo: Hello.
Kris Holden-Ried: Hello.
((Joe Kipsett)): Sorry I know everybody does that. I guess I wanted to address the sexuality and the portrayal of it. So I don’t want to go into the shipper room because I know that that would take up the rest of the interview. But I guess I wanted to know what is your perspectives on playing such overly sexual characters because I think it’s incredibly refreshing.
Anna Silk: Well Bo is essentially an overly sexual character because that’s what she is. I mean she’s a succubus so that’s who and what she is. It’s definitely refreshing, I think it’s one of the things that we’re most proud of on the show is the fact that there’s this love triangle that gets established in the first season between Bo and Dyson and Bo and Lauren. And both of those relationship kind of rival each other, they’re really strong. They’re sexual and they’re real. So I definitely think I agree with you, it is refreshing and it is something that we’re really proud of. It’s funny, in watching some of the episodes from first seasons which I’ve done lately to kind of try to remember what we did, I can’t believe how many people I kissed. Like oh my gosh, I kissed so many people which is an interesting part of my job, but it’s an important part of the show and an important part of the character.
Kris Holden-Ried: I think one of the things that we’re really blessed with on our show is the great chemistry we all have with each other. So it really makes taking a leap from a true caring friendship with the actor you’re working with and then spinning it towards putting in tones of sexiness isn’t a difficult step. And that real trust and chemistry we have with each other is I think what transcends through the screen.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and we all like each other too, we’ve - we just - it’s not Kris is very likeable obviously and very respectful actor to work with. So any of the stuff that we’ve done is just sort of comes out of mutual respect and caring for one another. It works.
Ksenia Solo: And I think sexuality is such an important part of life and I think the fact that our show is so open to it, and it doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight or you’re blue or black or green. It doesn’t matter, it’s open to the entire human race, it’s open to everybody and for Kenzi she doesn’t have that much to do with the sexual content in Season One but in Season Two she gets her own taste of it.
OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the line of Steve Eramo with The Morton Report.
((Steve Eramo)): Hi everyone, a pleasure to speak with you guys today. I wanted to find out, actually my question is for Ksenia and Kris. I really enjoyed the work you guys did in the Season One episode food for thought. I enjoyed the scenes you guys had together and I’m wondering if you could maybe perhaps tell us a little bit about working on that episode and acting opposite each other in those scenes if you don’t mind.
Ksenia Solo: (Steve) I’m so sorry, I didn’t really hear the question, did you hear it Kris?
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, he was talking about episode - the one the Food for Thought where you ate the (unintelligible) soup and you were dying and Kenzi and Dyson had some nice moments together he just wants us to talk about that.
Ksenia Solo: Okay, thank you, do you want to go first?
Kris Holden-Ried: Sure. I mean Ksenia and I right from the very moment when we met on the pilot we found out that we’re half (unintelligible) and half Latvian and she’s Latvian and we had immediate bond. And when we finally got a chance to work together all of that stuff kind of just came right to the surface so quickly. And made for some really...
Ksenia Solo: We’re practically related, you and I.
Kris Holden-Ried: Practically.
Ksenia Solo: The only two Latvians in Canada.
Kris Holden-Ried: Well the only two Latvians in Canada on television. Actually no there’s a third.
Ksenia Solo: That’s true, never mind.
Kris Holden-Ried: But yeah, I don’t know, it’s - like I mentioned in the other question, it’s about chemistry right, and we are just so lucky on this show that all of us gel together. So when we get a chance to work with each other, whether it’s with Ksenia and Anna, Ksenia and KC or myself, we just all sort of have our own little nice little niches that we work with each other. And luckily that episode really got to show what Ksenia and I can do with each other and it was - I’m really glad we did.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah it was a very emotional episode for myself and we’re so lucky to have Kris on the show, I really - I’m not trying to kiss his ass but he knows, I tell him this every day that I think he’s so incredibly intuitive and talented and working with him it just makes your job so much easier. Because you really are as good as your acting partner, so he really lifts us all up and I really think that he truly is one of the best Canada has to offer and we’re lucky. We’re also lucky that he’s so sexy and he takes his shirt off a lot.
Kris Holden-Ried: Oh my God.
Ksenia Solo: I wish he had his shirt off all those scenes, when I was dying, I’m sure it would have made me get better sooner.
Kris Holden-Ried: Wow, I wish I had an audio recording of this so I could play this back in my dark days.
Ksenia Solo: I tell you every day anyway, you’re spoiled that way.
Garry Morgenstein: We will have a transcript Kris we can send.
Ksenia Solo: You can put it on your wall and frame it.
((Steve Eramo)): I was going to say it’s going to be in print Kris so don’t worry, you’ll be able to read it on line. Listen I want to thank you guys again so much, huge fan of the show and thanks again for all your hard work, really enjoying it.
Ksenia Solo: Thanks (Steve).
OPERATOR: And our next question comes from the line of Sheldon Wiebe, Eclipse Magazine.com, please proceed.
((Sheldon Wiebe)): Hi, thanks so much for doing this. One of the things that I really enjoyed, first let me just say I’m Canadian so I had to review my recordings of the seasons to get caught up for this. So it’s all pretty fresh in my mind. The development of the Bo Dyson Lauren triangle has been both really cool and completely unpredictable. I’m just wondering if you could maybe tease that, where that goes over the rest of the season.
Kris Holden-Ried: We’re talking two, 110?
Anna Silk: Just Season One I guess.
((Sheldon Wiebe)): Just Season One.
Anna Silk: Yeah, gosh, well both of those relationships they’re brand new in Season One and they develop their own strengths, and then they get challenged. I think both of those relationships get challenged in Season One. The Lauren relationship is one that I know in Episode 8 which aired a couple weeks ago. Lauren was being dishonest with Bo and that has changed their relationship for now. It definitely continues to evolve as the season goes on but also in Season Two. And Bo and Dyson, I mean I can’t really give anything away for the season finale for Season One but something big does happen between them. And it’s something that is going to impact Bo in a big way and Dyson in a big way in the next season. I know it’s very vague but I don’t want to give away anything.
Kris Holden-Ried: I couldn’t answer it any better either. Something big comes down that affects us and brings us all the way through to Season Two.
((Sheldon Wiebe)): Oh so that is going to play through Season Two, I haven’t completely finished that one yet. Excellent. I’m just also want to say how much I love the show so far, and are we going to see Julian Richings again? He was the trader Fae that saved Kenzi’s life with his trade with Trick and I’m just thinking he’s...
Ksenia Solo: Guys I’m so sorry, I can’t hear anything at all.
Kris Holden-Ried: That’s what happens when you (unintelligible).
Anna Silk: What - I’m sorry can you repeat the guest star’s name again because I missed it as well.
((Sheldon Wiebe)): Julian Richings, he was...
Anna Silk: And he played who?
((Sheldon Wiebe)): He was the trader or traded the cure for Kenzi in the episode where she had the foot soup and he owes Trick a trade, I was just wondering if he was going to be back.
Anna Silk: I don’t think he comes back.
Kris Holden-Ried: He has not been back yet. But I’m sure he will be.
((Sheldon Wiebe)): Thanks very much. Wishing continued success.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thank you so much.
OPERATOR: And our next question is a follow up from the line if Jamie Ruby with scifivision.com, please proceed.
((Jamie Ruby)): Hello again and hi Kris since you’ve joined since I talked. I know Anna you’ve said that you’d like to see an incubus but can you guys talk about the other supernatural - mythological creatures you’d like to see on the show that haven’t been on yet?
Anna Silk: We’re all like...
Kris Holden-Ried: I’ve always wanted to see a minotaur to be honest.
Kris Holden-Ried: Leprechaun would be great.
Anna Silk: Gosh, I don’t know. I mean definitely an incubus.
Kris Holden-Ried: The infamous troll, Trick’s infamous troll.
Anna Silk: Oh the troll, yeah.
((Jamie Ruby)): All right.
Kris Holden-Ried: There’s so many creatures from different mythological backgrounds, I mean it’s like tough to pull from. some demons would be great, like how far do we take it, right?
((Jamie Ruby)): That’s true.
Ksenia Solo: I want to become one so I’m going to stick to that answer.
((Jamie Ruby)): And Anna obviously without giving anything away that in this next episode you kind of find out that Bo may have some other powers, is there going to be more beyond that power? I mean are we as the seasons go on going to find out that she can do other things that we don’t know about?
Anna Silk: Definitely. I mean I think that in Season Two Bo starts to experience some new - in the next episode in Season One, you see a new power that she might be able to do. And I think that’s the first time Bo realizes that there’s more to who she is and what she can do. So we definitely see that change a little bit in Season Two. And her powers are pretty new, so to her so she’s still developing them and still has a lot of surprises in store for herself.
((Jamie Ruby)): All right, great, thanks a lot guys.
Anna Silk: Thanks Jamie.
OPERATOR: Our next question comes from the line of Karen Linsey with Nice Girls TV, please proceed.
((Karen Linsey)): Hi guys, Karen from Nice Girls TV, I wanted to tell Kris that I’m recording this so Nice Girls TV if you want to copy that little snippet. But I turned on probably five or six people to the show already, I’m in America and I have a friend in Vancouver so I’ve been able to see it. And I really love the show; I also got my husband into it. I really wanted to ask, we know Kris has an athletic background, what do you guys, the two girls, what do you guys do to prepare for your more active scenes on the show?
Anna Silk: Well I try to just stay really strong and fit because that’s really what you kind of need to be able to kind of have the stamina to do the season but then between first and second season I worked with a martial arts trainer who does specifically fight training for movies and TV. So just trying to learn to be a little bit more grounded because I don’t have a marital arts background. And in the first season my stunt double, her favorite thing to say was stop bouncing, because I was a little bit too bouncy for what I needed to be doing. So I learned how to stop bouncing and learned to be a little bit just more grounded and a little bit more fluid. Maybe a little more ninja and I certainly learned some sword skills as the series progresses as well so that’s something that I’ve had a lot of fun doing as well.
Ksenia Solo: And I come from a dance background which has always helped me in any stunt work that I’ve had to do. Yeah.
((Karen Linsey)): Awesome, thanks guys.
Ksenia Solo: That will do it.
OPERATOR: Our next question is a follow up from Heather McLachey with The Killer Vixen, please proceed.
((Heather McLachey)): Hello again, so you guys are about to go into your hiatus after you finish your press on Season Two in Canada and your press for us. What does the hiatus hold for you? Do you get to take a break, or are yo doing side gigs? Can we look for you all in other things?
Anna Silk: Well we’re actually in the middle, we’re actually towards the end of our hiatus.
((Heather McLachey)): Oh you are, I was thinking you guys have been off - were starting your hiatus, so okay, did you all do anything with yourselves?
Kris Holden-Ried: Our hiatus is very small this year, two months, so we’ve - I think we probably all just got our taxes done.
Anna Silk: Still doing my taxes, don’t remind me. Yeah, I mean I came back to Los Angeles and just got to spend some time here and at home in Los Angeles with friends and got to do still did some work, still did quite a bit of press for the show here which was really cool to kind of get to do some stuff in the US for the US audience. So just like today we’re doing and it’s been great to introduce the show to you guys. But it’s also been really good to just take a break and get away from it for a while because you have a lot more to bring back. So I’ve been trying to just spend time with friends and family and yeah.
((Heather McLachey)): Okay well I’ve caught both of you all and one of my treat shows from Canada is Republic of Doyle so it was a treat to see you and Kris show up in an episode of that last season. Well thank you.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thank you.
OPERATOR: Our next question is a follow up from the line of Anca Dumitru with Suites101.com please proceed.
((Anca Dumitru)): Yes, I wanted to ask you now with the show I think that four more episodes from Season One to air on SyFy, what impact has the new audience on all of you, the new American audience?
Ksenia Solo: It’s cool because Lost Girl is shown all over the world, and it was showing in Australia and England before it ever aired in the states. So I think it’s just a really great addition to our audience and we’ve wanted to air in the states for a long time. So it’s been really exciting for us.
Anna Silk: Yeah and there’s such an online community sort of globally so it was interesting to see that people from Australia and the UK and from Canada are sort of already in touch with the new fan base in the US. So I’ve definitely because I’m in the US right now, I definitely feel an impact on the show. Just more people being vocal about it, people sharing online what they like about it and it’s been really pretty great.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, absolutely. It’s such a huge audience and they love, they tend to love this genre, Americans and there’s been so many other successful shows down there in the sci fi genre. And we’re so glad that we’re part of the party.
((Anca Dumitru)): Okay, thank you very much.
OPERATOR: And next question is a follow up from Jamie Ruby with scifivision.com, please proceed.
((Jamie Ruby)): Hi. So is there something still that you guys would like to know about your character’s back story that they haven’t at all yet talked about?
Anna Silk: Oh yeah.
Kris Holden-Ried: Good question.
Anna Silk: I mean I think that for Bo I mean we sort of - I had a pretty clear understanding of what her back story was before we ever started Season One and I’ve gotten to know more as the series has progressed through writers and through my own imagination. But not as much as been shown to the audience yet so that’s something that will be shown in Season Two and certainly in Season Three and I just think it would be good for people to see a little bit more about where Bo came from. And why she was the way she was at the beginning of the series, pretty new to everything really. A real fish out of water I guess, but I don’t know what else I’d like to - I think that revealing things a little bit at at time is kind of the way to do it. I think that’s all Bo can handle and I think it’s better for the audience that way as well.
Kris Holden-Ried: With Dyson in Season Two we get to explore a little bit of his past, there’s some flashbacks in an episode. I’d love to see a little bit more of that, I love showing the different sort of age of that, our characters have lived throughout. And I think that brings a nice depth and breadth to the show. But I’m looking forward to hopefully some more back-story exposed and maybe some flashbacks.
Anna Silk: and you’ll get to see Kris in sexy long hair in that flashback.
Ksenia Solo: 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 ended up living alone on the streets and where she gets her kleptomaniac tendencies from and all these kind of cool things that I think we can really delve much deeper into. I would love to explore it more.
((Jamie Ruby)): Okay great, and can you each kind of describe your character in just three words?
Anna Silk: Oh gosh. Who’s first? Well I mean I can think of three, I mean they just might not be the most interesting answer, but it’s certainly truthful to who Bo is. I mean she’s strong, she’s loyal, and she’s vulnerable.
((Jamie Ruby)): All right, what about the rest of you. I didn’t mean to make it so hard.
Ksenia Solo: Kenzi is a fashionista, a thief and a very loyal friend.
Kris Holden-Ried: I think Dyson has got a caked in, another loyalty; he’s got loyalty going on. He’s I’m just going to throw in the generic old and I don’t know, damaged or just wise. No he’s not particularly wise actually. No, I’m mixing up Season Two and Season One two, I’m like in Season One, he’s - so yeah, loyal, ancient and I don’t know guys, what’s the third one for Dyson?
Anna Silk: Oh gosh, he’s kind of brooding, he’s - it’s always like he knows more than he ever says. He always knows more than he says. I know that’s not one word.
Ksenia Solo: He says everything with his eyes, not through words.
Anna Silk: Exactly, it drives Bo crazy.
Kris Holden-Ried: Mute with chatty eyes.
((Jamie Ruby)): I suppose you can’t tell us how old he is though because now you made me wonder.
Kris Holden-Ried: Oh I think he’s over 1000, he’s about 1000 years old.
((Jamie Ruby)): All right, well thank you you guys.
Anna Silk: Thank you very much.
Garry Morgenstein: And I’m sorry but our time is up. So there you go. Thanks everyone for joining the call, thank you Anna, Kris and Ksenia, remember Lost Girl Monday nights at 10:00 pm on SyFy.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thank you all for joining us.
Anna Silk: Thank you guys.
Garry Morgenstein: Thank you guys, take care.
Anna Silk: Bye guys, see you guys soon.
Ksenia Solo: Bye.
OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen that concludes the conference all, we thank you for your participation and ask that you please disconnect your line.
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