Happy Fae Day, Lost Girl fans! After a torturously long wait, tonight marks the start of Season 2, and to celebrate its return, here’s my long-awaited interview with series star Anna Silk. You probably have already read some of this interview at our dear friend The TV Addict‘s site, but here’s the extended cut for all of you Faenatics out there! And let me give a slight spoiler warning for those who haven’t read my advance review of the Season 2 premiere … there are some spoilerish elements below.
Since discovering she was Fae, Bo’s always remained very neutral and refused to align herself with the Light or Dark Fey. In light of the attack on the Elders, during the upcoming season, do you think that Bo will be put in a position where she might be forced to choose a side?
I don’t know if that’s something she’ll be forced to do. I think that one thing, when it comes to the politics that are involved in the light and dark fey, Bo learned a lot in the first season and is now smarter and stronger coming into the second season. She also knows she has to be more accountable for her actions, so she can’t be quite so cavalier, she knows that her actions have consequences. I think she is more conscious when it comes to navigating the politics and knows that she has to protect the people that she loves, her friends and her family that she now has, Kenzi, Dyson, Lauren and Trick. I don’t know if she’ll necessarily be forced to choose, but I think there is something out there that is even bigger than Bo realizes and it’s probably more than she can even handle, and she doesn’t know what that is yet, so there’s definitely something on the horizon.
Now that Bo knows a bit about who her mother was, will Bo start to question her character and doubt her goodness knowing that she came from such malevolence?
Definitely she will. Bo learned what she is and who she is, well, more what she is at the beginning of the first season and now she is starting to learn who she is. She knows some of her roots, but there are still a lot of questions that have gone unanswered and I think she does question those roots and question some things that do happen during the second season that I can’t give away, but those definitely are red flags for her and raise a lot of potential for evil. It’s scary for Bo.
In the second season premiere, Bo seems to have more control over her powers. Have we seen the full extent of her powers as of yet?
No we have not, definitely we have not. I don’t even think Bo has seen that yet and that’s all I’ll say about that!
There’s a scene in the second season premiere where Dyson tells Bo what he gave up to help her out. There was a look between the two of you that kind of indicated neither one realized the extent of their feelings for each other. Had their relationship evolved beyond pure lust and into a more emotional connection without them knowing it?
Yeah I think so. That was certainly something that Kris [Holden-Ried] who plays Dyson and I had discussed and something that was intentioned for that [scene]. I think that Bo had never had a relationship before, she’d never been in love and here she was in this relationship with Dyson… and with Lauren as well. She had real relationships with lovers in her life that aren’t dying. Sometimes we don’t realize what we’ve got until it’s gone.
Speaking of Lauren, in that first episode, there’s almost a caretaker vibe where Bo is caring for her, she’s under a lot of stress and strain carrying for the Ash. What I know a lot of readers want to know is are we going to see some more sparks between Bo and Lauren this season?
Bo and Lauren’s storyline has become so popular which I’m really proud of and really happy about. There’s definitely more to come with Lauren and Bo this second season.
You’ve heard about fans that refer to the two of you as “Doccubus,” right?
[Laughs] I have, I love that. They call her, Dr. Hotpants or something? I called her that on set yesterday and she laughed.
Without of course giving anything away, is there a specific episode you’ve filmed so far that you can’t wait for the fans to see?
Every time we get a new episode it’s really exciting for us. We read it, we’re excited and there’s something new that the fans are going to learn so I think I’m just excited for the fans to see them all because there is such an arc this season for Bo and for all these characters. Episode 9 was something really challenging for all the actors, we were all on set together and it’s going to be a really funny episode. It’s going to be kind of a stand-alone episode because it’s a little bit different than what you usually see.
Lost Girl took a darker turn at the end of the first season. In Season 2, will the series be darker, or will we see more of the balance that was there in Season 1?
I think there is always that balance of having the sort of darker tone that the show has but also having a lot of comedy in there – I think that’s what makes that balance work – but I think the themes of the second season and the sort of journey that Bo has to take is certainly not comical, it’s a really big deal and a really important journey for her, for all the people around her and for the Fae. There’s definitely a lot of humour in the show too, but there are some darker moments, more so than first season.
Given how diverse the audience is, why do you think Lost Girl has such a universal appeal and reaches so many different generations?
I think the appeal is there’s such a vast world to explore on this show, the mythology that gets introduced is interesting. Every time I read a new episode, I think, “Wow, that’s really cool.” It’s like a little kid having a really big imagination, and that’s appealing. What I think draws people in is the relationships between the main characters, and I think that Bo’s journey is kind of a universal journey although it takes place in a really messed up world. I think it’s the realness of the relationships, the friendship between Bo and Kenzi, the real sisterly bond – they’re two females on a show that aren’t bitchy towards one another – they really love and support each other. And the love story that exists, the relationships that Bo is in.
As for how it appeals to different generations, I don’t know. I think that’s where you’re making a show and you’re not sure how people are going to react, that’s the little piece of magic that no one can really explain. I meet people, and they tell me, “My dad loves the show,” and I’m like, “Really?”
This summer, you made your first appearance at San Diego Comic Con. What was that experience like for you?
I loved Comic Con. We walked into the room where the panel was, and I heard screaming. That was the first time that I’d seen any kind of fan reaction, and I was so overwhelmed and thought, “All these people are here because they love the show.” I like talking to the fans, see what they love and hear what they don’t like. They’re really vocal and take ownership of the show, and I think that’s great.
Season 2 of Lost Girl begins tonight at 9pm on Showcase in Canada – be sure to tune in!
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