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Interview with Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo & Kris Holden-Ried of "Lost
Lost Girl Q&A with Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo & Kris Holden-Ried
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, weíre
delighted to introduce Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo and momentarily, Kris
Holden-Ried, to talk about the hit series in general and specifically
next weekís episode called The Morning After airing on March 19 at 10:00
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 weíve 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, itís 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 Halland who he
wants to know since you love acting with him whatís your favorite moment
working with Trick?
Ksenia Solo: I think my favorite moment just happened, the fact that
Anna Silk: That is a pretty favorite moment, yeah, definitely.
Anna Silk: Yeah, sure, yeah, I mean working with Rick who plays Trick
is, heís such a great actor and heís such a calming presence on set.
And heís - when I do scenes with him as Bo, Bo and Trick have such a
unique bond and thereís this trust that she has in him, so - and Rick,
he embodied all of that.
Heís got so much presence and I canít really think of one specific
moment but heís just a really - heís just a great guy to work with.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah and heís an incredibly gifted actor, every time I do a
scene with him I always have to stop and be like seriously, like youíre
amazing, like how are you doing this?
Youíre just amazing. And heís 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
So we all enjoy him very much and heís 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
werenít able to talk about before?
Anna Silk: Which scene?
Jamie Ruby: I donít know yet.
Ksenia Solo: I think itís from episode - God Iím so lost, let me try and
remember, itís from episode...
Anna Silk: I know itís from episode...
Ksenia Solo: Is it fatal - yes, Fatal Justice, it was Episode 11, has
Episode 11 aired yet?
Garry Morgenstein: Not yet.
Ksenia Solo: Okay so we canít 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 Pizzazz 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 itís been so successful?
Ksenia Solo: I donít know, you tell us.
Anna Silk: Ksenia do you want to go first? Weíre 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 didnít know what the fansí response was going to
And the fact that itís 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.
Itís 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 couldnít be happier.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and I think the show, I mean itís 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 thatís what weíve done. I know that
first season is still airing here in the US.
And itís gotten a great response and the show continues to grow like
Ksenia said, first season really laid a good foundation for the second
And we really sort of took off from there and took it in new directions
which I canít wait for everyone to see. And the fan response has been
Itís - 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
And in our lives as a result so itís 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 youíre
heading into the second - well I guess youíre in the second season now.
Ksenia Solo: Anna you answer this one the best so go ahead.
Anna Silk: I do?
Ksenia Solo: Iím always like taking quotes from what you say, Iím always
like well as Anna puts it. You mentioned like how we came back and we
really felt each otherís 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 itís written out on a piece of paper for us as well.
But we naturally sort of have each otherís 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
And changed and as actors on set weíve just sort of bonded as the
episodes went on, so itís 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; Iíve been watching every week with my
husband who asked me to tell you that he loves it as well.
Anna Silk: Oh good, thatís great.
Erin Willard: Absolutely loves it, itís not filthy, itís not whiny, itís
just - we just love it. You were just saying the three of you have such
great, fantastic on screen chemistry and Iíve just seen the next episode
where we meet Saskia and thereís great chemistry there too.
Iím really happy that sheís going to be I guess in three episodes
according to what the press release said.
So can you tell us without - well I know youíre going to be nice about
it, but are there any particular guest stars that youíve 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 donít 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: Youíre 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, weíve 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 thatís 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 donít know, I mean thereís
a lot of great people that come in Season Two as well that you have not
yet seen, and I donít know, thatís a tough one.
Kris Holden-Ried: Put it this way, weíve never had a bad guest star that
we wouldnít 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
thatís 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: Iíll 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, donít get to often explore or learn to
express. Itís a lot of fun, itís very imaginative and itís a great
playing field to work with.
So yeah, Iíd do it all the time. The only downside is I donít know, I
donít 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 youíre acting against a green screen, or
like a tennis ball.
Like thatís 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 itís 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 thatís
going on is really real to these characters.
And we take it seriously but we donít necessarily take the world that
seriously because itís crazy Fae world, so we get to laugh at it a lot
And have fun with it, but - and the downside, I donít know, I mean I
guess along the lines of what Ksenia said Iíve had to like sword fight
something thatís not there.
And itís a little weird but you just have to trust that you - that itís
going to look good in the end, and it usually does. SO itís 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: Thatís 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 weíve done
quite a while ago and the show has really continued to grow from there.
So as actors and as the characters weíre sort of in a different place
than where we started, so Iíve 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 itís challenging for sure, but itís really exciting to bring it to a
new audience and itís really cool to see this - a whole new response to
people that are experiencing it for the first time.
So itís 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 summerís best tour, it has only 6000 views, so thank you
Anna Silk: Oh yeah, thank you.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thatís awesome.
Michelle Alexandria: Can you talk a little bit about next weekís
Anna Silk: Next weekís episode? Sorry youíre just a little bit hard to
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, youíre hard to hear. Is it ten, Episode 10 that
theyíre showing next week?
Anna Silk: Yes, itís Episode 10 that theyíre showing next week, itís the
one where Ingaís character is introduced, yeah. Well yes, I mean I can -
itís definitely from Boís perspective itís an episode where thereís 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 donít 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 itís 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 whatís 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: Thereís so many.
Ksenia Solo: I know, thereís so many.
Kris Holden-Ried: My gosh. I guess for me Iím 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: Thatís 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 weíre doing this big acting, weíre 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 itís 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: Thatís 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 donít think I can top that memory so Iíll just leave that
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.
Itís tough shooting a series obviously, itís hard on everyone.
Itís long hours and that kind of thing so itís great that we all get
along and sort of support each other when someone needs a little extra
support weíre all there for each other.
So thatís - I mean weíre a very happy cast and crew so those are the
good memories from that, I mean itís 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
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of (Heather McLachey)
with The Killer Vixen, 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 youíre 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 donít know
that it necessarily changed the dynamic but I think itís - because I
think that Lost Girl has a long way to go. I think that because itís
such a vast world to explore thereís really - thereís a lot of
And we still havenít tapped into many of them, so I think that itís - I
guess it changes your mind set a little bit in terms of like okay this
is - weíre in this for a while.
So letís 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 youíre 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 donít think it really changes our day to day
performance, I mean weíre always sort of - we have a certain job to do,
requires a lot of presence in the moment and thatís what we focus on.
But I mean for me itís just - itís nice to know that weíre going to
continue to work on this, itís kind of a relaxed sort of okay, now we
can keep telling our story for a longer time and the age old actorís
phobia, when am I going to be out of a job, whenís my next job has been
sort of put off for a little while.
Anna Silk: I know itís weird, Iím not used to that feeling.
Ksenia Solo: I think just as much as the fans are excited to see where
the show goes and whatís 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 donít know whatís going to happen.
And itís 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 showís changed, Iíve been lucky enough, Iíve seen the
first half of the second season as well as the first.
And the show changes a lot over what Iíve 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. Thereís a chain of sort of command that also has sort of
decision, decision powers or vetoes.
But I think weíre very fortunate, we work on a - itís not a huge sort of
network show so itís still an independent production where we actually
can converse with the writers and executive producers one on one when we
And theyíre always open to our story ideas. So weíre 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 Iíve felt this
way but over the course of the two seasons that weíve done, the writers
that have gotten to know us tend to write more to our strengths.
And itís when that sort of changes that I might speak up about something
and itís 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 hadnít spoken up?
Anna Silk: Can you repeat the question, Iím sorry.
Kris Holden-Ried: He was just asking if there was a specific, something
that would have been different if one of us hadnít 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 itís all part of the process.
Kris Holden-Ried: And - yeah, youíll see stuff, anyway, okay. End of
Season One stuff, youíll 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, Iíve got some question Kris for in maybe Iíll 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 youíve done.
So in our next - and Iíll try and make this into a question for all of
you, is there anything that youíve done in (unintelligible) to acting
(unintelligible) that you think has maybe helped you in this area that
youíve 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, itís 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
And it was fantastic up until I injured myself in the middle of second
season, but Iíve bounced back from that. And the thing is you have to be
careful always doing stunts.
Itís like Iíve been in the OR, accidents happen and you just have to be
careful, but itís 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 Iíve learned along the way to get my
Anna Silk: And for Bo I definitely try to stay fit and I donít 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, Iíve
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, sheís really so
full of life and she has so much energy that thatís one thing that was
very new for me, playing a character that was A, the comedic relief, B,
somebody whoís just seems like she has a rocket on her somewhere,
because sheís constantly go, go, go, go, go.
So thatís something that Iíve 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, Iíve actually - Iím
actually about half way through Season Two now because weíre getting
Season Two in the UK at the moment.
So I want to thank you all for your time, itís 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 itís 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 itís 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, hereís 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, heís become one of our
best mates and luckily heís become more and more involved in the show as
its gone on.
Anna Silk: Yeah, and the thing about Vex too is that heís so - he is so
powerful, heís so in control but he doesnít take any of it seriously
which kind of drives us crazy.
Aas 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 heís just really fun and funny and
really committed actor, heís great.
Ksenia Solo: And I feel like a lot of people, a lot of actors can play
like the evil character but thereís something about Paul that is so
incredibly intriguing. Heís 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 heís 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 heís got this real strong sex appeal which is - .
Ksenia Solo: Nobody can wear a pair of leather pants like he can and
Iíve heard this many times on set where I look at him and I go like damn
Paul, like youíre looking good. I really donít know who else could make
those look good.
But you make them look good.
Anca Dumitru: Especially since he didnít 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, heís 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 thatís 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
Ksenia Solo: Oh goodness, I get this question sometimes and thereís been
so many that itís 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, thereís 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: Youíre 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 donít want to go
into the shipper room because I know that that would take up the rest of
But I guess I wanted to know what is your perspectives on playing such
overly sexual characters because I think itís incredibly refreshing.
Anna Silk: Well Bo is essentially an overly sexual character because
thatís what she is. I mean sheís a succubus so thatís who and what she
Itís definitely refreshing, I think itís one of the things that weíre
most proud of on the show is the fact that thereís this love triangle
that gets established in the first season between Bo and Dyson and Bo
And both of those relationship kind of rival each other, theyíre really
strong. Theyíre sexual and theyíre real. So I definitely think I agree
with you, it is refreshing and it is something that weíre really proud
Itís funny, in watching some of the episodes from first seasons which
Iíve done lately to kind of try to remember what we did, I canít believe
how many people I kissed.
Like oh my gosh, I kissed so many people which is an interesting part of
my job, but itís an important part of the show and an important part of
Kris Holden-Ried: I think one of the things that weíre 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 youíre working with and then spinning it towards putting in tones
of sexiness isnít 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, weíve - we just - itís
not Kris is very likeable obviously and very respectful actor to work
So any of the stuff that weíve 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 doesnít matter
if youíre gay or straight or youíre blue or black or green.
It doesnít matter, itís open to the entire human race, itís open to
everybody and for Kenzi she doesnít 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
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
I enjoyed the scenes you guys had together and Iím 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 donít mind.
Ksenia Solo: (Steve) Iím so sorry, I didnít 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 weíre half (unintelligible)
and half Latvian and sheís 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: Weíre 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 thereís a third.
Ksenia Solo: Thatís true, never mind.
Kris Holden-Ried: But yeah, I donít know, itís - like I mentioned in the
other question, itís 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 itís 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 - Iím really glad we did.
Ksenia Solo: Yeah it was a very emotional episode for myself and weíre
so lucky to have Kris on the show, I really - Iím not trying to kiss his
ass but he knows, I tell him this every day that I think heís 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 weíre lucky.
Weíre also lucky that heís 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, Iím 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, youíre 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 itís going to be in print Kris so donít
worry, youíll 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 Iím Canadian so I had to review
my recordings of the seasons to get caught up for this.
So itís all pretty fresh in my mind. The development of the Bo Dyson
Lauren triangle has been both really cool and completely unpredictable.
Iím just wondering if you could maybe tease that, where that goes over
the rest of the season.
Kris Holden-Ried: Weíre talking two, 110?
Anna Silk: Just Season One I guess.
Sheldon Wiebe: Just Season One.
Anna Silk: Yeah, gosh, well both of those relationships theyíre 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
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 canít really give anything away for the
season finale for Season One but something big does happen between them.
And itís something that is going to impact Bo in a big way and Dyson in
a big way in the next season. I know itís very vague but I donít want to
give away anything.
Kris Holden-Ried: I couldnít answer it any better either. Something big
comes down that affects us and brings us all the way through to Season
Sheldon Wiebe: Oh so that is going to play through Season Two, I havenít
completely finished that one yet. Excellent. Iím just also want to say
how much I love the show so far, and are we going to see Julian Richings
He was the trader Fae that saved Kenziís life with his trade with Trick
and Iím just thinking heís...
Ksenia Solo: Guys Iím so sorry, I canít hear anything at all.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thatís what happens when you (unintelligible).
Anna Silk: What - Iím sorry can you repeat the guest starís 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 donít think he comes back.
Kris Holden-Ried: He has not been back yet. But Iím 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 youíve joined since I talked.
I know Anna youíve said that youíd like to see an incubus but can you
guys talk about the other supernatural - mythological creatures youíd
like to see on the show that havenít been on yet?
Anna Silk: Weíre all like...
Kris Holden-Ried: Iíve always wanted to see a minotaur to be honest.
Kris Holden-Ried: Leprechaun would be great.
Anna Silk: Gosh, I donít know. I mean definitely an incubus.
Kris Holden-Ried: The infamous troll, Trickís infamous troll.
Anna Silk: Oh the troll, yeah.
Jamie Ruby: All right.
Kris Holden-Ried: Thereís so many creatures from different mythological
backgrounds, I mean itís like tough to pull from. some demons would be
great, like how far do we take it, right?
Jamie Ruby: Thatís true.
Ksenia Solo: I want to become one so Iím 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 donít 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 thatís the first time Bo realizes that thereís 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 sheís 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 Iím recording this so Nice Girls TV if you want to copy that little
But I turned on probably five or six people to the show already, Iím in
America and I have a friend in Vancouver so Iíve 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 thatís
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
So just trying to learn to be a little bit more grounded because I donít
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 thatís something that Iíve 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 Iíve 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 weíre actually in the middle, weíre 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
Kris Holden-Ried: Our hiatus is very small this year, two months, so
weíve - I think we probably all just got our taxes done.
Anna Silk: Still doing my taxes, donít 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 weíre doing and itís been great to introduce the show
to you guys. But itís 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 Iíve been trying to just spend time with friends and family and yeah.
Heather McLachey: Okay well Iíve 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: Itís 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 itís just a really great addition to our audience and
weíve wanted to air in the states for a long time.
So itís been really exciting for us.
Anna Silk: Yeah and thereís 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
Iíve definitely because Iím 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 itís been really pretty great.
Kris Holden-Ried: Yeah, absolutely. Itís such a huge audience and they
love, they tend to love this genre, Americans and thereís been so many
other successful shows down there in the sci fi genre.
And weíre so glad that weíre 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 characterís back story that they havenít at all yet
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 Iíve 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 thatís 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 donít
know what else Iíd like to - I think that revealing things a little bit
at at time is kind of the way to do it.
I think thatís all Bo can handle and I think itís 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, thereís some flashbacks in an episode. Iíd 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 Iím
looking forward to hopefully some more back-story exposed and maybe some
Anna Silk: and youíll get to see Kris in sexy long hair in that
Ksenia Solo: I would love to also explore even Kenziís childhood and her
family and her familyís 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. Whoís first? Well I mean I can think of three, I
mean they just might not be the most interesting answer, but itís
certainly truthful to who Bo is. I mean sheís strong, sheís loyal, and
Jamie Ruby: All right, what about the rest of you. I didnít 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;
heís got loyalty going on. Heís Iím just going to throw in the generic
old and I donít know, damaged or just wise. No heís not particularly
No, Iím mixing up Season Two and Season One two, Iím like in Season One,
heís - so yeah, loyal, ancient and I donít know guys, whatís the third
one for Dyson?
Anna Silk: Oh gosh, heís kind of brooding, heís - itís always like he
knows more than he ever says. He always knows more than he says. I know
thatís 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 canít tell us how old he is though because now
you made me wonder.
Kris Holden-Ried: Oh I think heís over 1000, heís about 1000 years old.
Jamie Ruby: All right, well thank you you guys.
Anna Silk: Thank you very much.
Garry Morgenstein: And Iím 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
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