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Interview with Meaghan Rath of
"Being Human" on SYFY 1/8/13
Moderator: Stephen Cox
January 18, 2013
12:52 pm CT
Moderator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by
and welcome to the Being Human conference call.
Thank you for joining us today. Weíve very excited to have
the lovely Meaghan Rath on the phone to answer your
questions about the third season of Being Human. Before we
get over to your questions, just a quick reminder that Being
Human airs Mondays at 9:00 p.m. for Syfyís Powerful Mondays
only on Syfy. So, without further ado, weíll head over to
Our first question comes from the line of Pattye Grippo with
Pazsaz Entertainment Network. Please go ahead.
Pattye Grippo: So let me ask you, can you talk about whatís
been most challenging for you to continue filming this
Meaghan Rath: Really whatís been the most challenging for me
is taking these fantastical situations and making them
personal for me. You know, itís always a challenge to relate
to what these characters are going through to our real
You know, for example, last season, itís like, how do I
justify murdering 20 people and still remain likeable in
some way? So thatís always been a challenge for me. This
season was super difficult as well because, itís like, okay,
well now Iím a reanimated corpse so not only do I have to
deal with the fact that Iím dead but now Iím brought back
from the dead and what does that mean to me? And itís all
Pattye Grippo: I can imagine. Well, and let me ask you,
going along the same lines, has it been difficult for you to
bring your character not only to life, but to, you know, on
Meaghan Rath: Sorry, whatís been difficult about it?
Pattye Grippo: Has it - in general, has it been difficult
Meaghan Rath: I donít think so because the essence of who
this person is her character and about her personality as
well as her circumstances. I mean, thatís a big part of it.
But really what our showís about is looking at who these
people are and sort of playing against the type and the
supernatural element of the whole thing. So no, I mean, I
really just see her as a person so I wouldnít say itís been
super difficult. Sheís very similar to myself, so itís been
kind of fun.
Pattye Grippo: And let me end with this - whatís been your
most memorable moment or scene from the series so far?
Meaghan Rath: Memorable moment or scene - you know, there
was a lot of great stuff that happened this season and I
have some pretty great scenes with Aidan where a scene ended
up being really, really funny when we didnít expect that it
would be and I think thatís something that weíll remember
for a long time without ruining anything.
Coordinator: And our next question is from the line of Jamie
Ruby with ScifiVision.com. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: So you were talking about scenes with Sam and
all that. It seems like thereís, maybe, more chemistry in
this season. Can you talk any about how thatís going to
Meaghan Rath: Yes, I mean, one of - for our writers one of
their goals was to have the three of us together a lot more
this season because I feel like we lost that a lot in season
two just because of all the stuff we were going through
separately, so thereíre definitely more scenes with the
three of us.
I think that our relationships have developed quite a bit
and yes, the chemistry is still there, if not more than
before. And itís almost changed in some ways as weíve grown
up a bit.
Jamie Ruby: Great. And now that your characterís changed
and, you know, I want to say youíre alive or, you know,
undead, whatever, is there anything that you noticed
particularly different that you have to do now and is there
anything that maybe you like better or maybe you miss as a
ghost? Because I know obviously youíd be filming some of it
different I would assume.
Meaghan Rath: There is nothing that I miss about being a
ghost. Itís so funny, like, I just want to say to everybody,
Iím so happy that we can finally talk now because I feel
like I was silenced for the last, you know, year. Everybody
got to talk about what was happening with their character
and I wasnít allowed to talk about anything. So, hi. Now I
can speak. Iím really excited.
But yes, there was nothing that I missed about being a
ghost. It was, like, you know, I was as happy as Sally was
to be alive and interacting with people physically and, you
know, I was really missing out on a lot of things that
everyone else got to do, so it was really - it really helped
me to get back into her because I was feeling just as
excited as she was.
Jamie Ruby: You can start wearing your clothes now too.
Meaghan Rath: Yes, that is a huge bonus.
Coordinator: And our next question comes from the line of
Tony Tellado with Sci-Fi Talk. Please go ahead.
Tony Tellado: I want to ask you, Iíve been watching it now
for the two years, it just seems like so many of the key
scenes involve the three of you in the kitchen. And even the
way the season started too. Whatís that like for all of you?
I mean, is there - do you get any kind of rehearsal or, I
guess, by now you kind of know each otherís styles and can
kind of just go into it. But is there any kind of planning
because they just seem to be so effortless?
Meaghan Rath: Yes, you know, for the most part when you
asked about rehearsals, no, we donít rehearse beforehand. We
rehearse scene by scene as we get to it. And, itís funny
because scenes that are with the three of us, or even now
with Kristen, itís a relief and a pleasure to shoot those
scenes because I never have to worry about them.
And just because we all trust each other so much and we know
each other so well that we can just trust that our chemistry
will be there and that weíll find a way to make the scene
work. You know, especially if itís a difficult scene or a
more complex scene.
Itís just a fun time to go in there and sort of put your
face in somebody else and feel confident that theyíre going
to guide you in a way that is going to work in the end.
Tony Tellado: I have to say the scene with the three of you
in Aidanís mind in the, like I guess, the SUV was - with
Bishop there as well, was fantastic. Thatís a great example
of the chemistry that all of you have and itís really fun to
watch that scene.
Meaghan Rath: Well, thank you. That was actually the first
day of shooting and that was the first scene that the three
of us had together for this season.
Coordinator: And our next question comes from the line of
Marx Pyle with Scifi Pulse. Please go ahead.
Marx Pyle: So I was also going to ask a little bit about how
it changes your approach with Sally this season now that you
can actually physically interact and you can change clothes
and such. I thought it would probably be a nice - exciting
for you as an actor. Can you explain how maybe that changes
some dynamic in some way, maybe with one of the other
characters now that you can actually interact?
Meaghan Rath: Yes. I think that throughout the season youíll
start seeing some things with Aidan and Sally where the
writers are so smart the way that they did it. Itís like,
thereís a girl living in a house with two guys and it was
never an option for a romantic chemistry. You know, I know a
bunch of you are going to ask is there anything thatís going
on with Sally and Aidan. I just know it. I just know you
guys are going to ask it.
And Iíll answer it right now. What they did is so smart
because itís, like, we never had that option before because
Sally was non-corporeal and it just wasnít going to happen
and they looked at her like a little sister. And all the
sudden, here she is human, or as close to human as itís
going to get. And all of the sudden itís sort of an option.
Itís like oh, we can do this and it sort of reflects a
situation in life. Itís, like, you have a roommate thatís
guy and youíre best friends and it never occurred to you
before but all of the sudden itís, like, youíre both single
and itís, like, huh, should we do this? I guess we could do
And, you know, maybe you drank a bit too much that night and
all the sudden thereís this weird moment between roommates
and I think youíre going to see a couple moments like that
with Sally and Aidan this season.
Marx Pyle: Oh, okay. And Iíve got to ask seriously, because
Iím sure everybody - it comes up, will your character crave
Meaghan Rath: Unfortunately I cannot reveal that at this
time but it does get really, really interesting. Yes.
Marx Pyle: Okay, well, I look forward to seeing the rest of
season three. Thank you.
Coordinator: Our next question comes from the line of Lisa
Steinberg with Starry Constellation Magazine. Please go
Lisa Steinberg: We really love Being Human and I know you
talked about the chemistry with the cast. How does that
translate on screen? How have you turned the camaraderie
that you guys have off screen with we getting to see you at
Comicon and through all the tweets, how do you help that
translate to the screen?
Meaghan Rath: I think itís sort of effortless. Itís not
anything that we ever have to think about. And I feel very
lucky for that fact because itís like, you know, you never
have to think about, all right, how do I pretend that I like
this person in this scene? Weíre not really getting along
because I hate him in life.
We never had to do that and so itís like as our friendship
develops and grows in life, it does with the characters as
well and itís like, you know, we sort of grow on screen
together as well as off. And, itís really nice. Theyíre
really my best friends.
Lisa Steinberg: And I know that you and the guys will live
tweet during the episodes. Why is it important for you to do
that by providing, you know, humorous anecdotes about the
episodes or filming and, of course, interacting with fans
that way as well?
Meaghan Rath: Yes, I mean, weíve never really done that
before and I think itís just really an amazing thing. I
really experienced it for the first time last season when we
live tweeted throughout the episode and it was, like, I
really - it makes me feel close to the fans and itís like
weíre all sort of having, like, a slumber party watching
this episode together and Iím sharing funny things that
happened and theyíre telling me what they think and theyíre
making their own jokes.
I actually really like it. My only concern is, like, why
arenít you watching? And youíre tweeting but you should be
watching. Like, why donít you tweet at commercials? But I
get it, you know, these people can multitask clearly.
Lisa Steinberg: Well, thatís the beauty of Being Human is
that you can live tweet or tweet during the episodes and
then enjoy it that way but if you miss something, the best
part is to come back and watch it again and again.
Meaghan Rath: Yes, yes. I mean, thatís a great idea. I
really enjoyed it. Iím going to be live tweeting again on
Monday for episode two. And Iím sure the guys will be as
well. But Iím taking over the Being Human Syfy Twitter
handle (@BeingHumanSyfy) to do so, so Iím running the show.
Coordinator: And our next question comes from the line of
Ernie Estrella with Buzz Focus. Please go ahead.
Ernie Estrella: Hi Meaghan. Thanks for speaking with us.
Meaghan Rath: Hi.
Ernie Estrella: My question is, you enter this world of
ghosts where she was understanding this slowly what her new
world was going to become and now that she is a reanimated
corpse, I mean, thereíre probably not going to be a lot like
her walking around aside from Stevie and Nick. So is there
going to be somebody that she can, I guess, try to work out
what sheís become? Is there not necessarily a support group
but, like, try to understand what her world is now?
Meaghan Rath: Yes. Well, youíre absolutely right. There
arenít many reanimated corpses walking around Boston for
Sally to seek them out and find advice on what she is, but
yes, I think Sally definitely does start to understand what
exactly the deal is that Josh and Nora have made with the
And I think it really becomes about trial and error for her
as she pushes her limits to what she can do as a reanimated
corpse, she sort of pieces together what she really is and
what that deal entails.
Ernie Estrella: Does her support group, I guess, grow
outside of Stevie and Nick this season?
Meaghan Rath: It doesnít. I think that, you know, Stevie and
Nick, youíll see what happens with them. A lot of people
thought that - it sounds like a lot of people are thinking
that Stevie and Nick wake up in Sallyís body with her. They
donít. They wake up in their coffins. And so theyíre their
own separate people. And that will be explained next
episode, but just to clear that up for everybody.
Ernie Estrella: And then one last question - is the threat
of limbo still out there? Because, I mean, we were teased
that it was such a dangerous place but I mean, what we got
to see in the premiere, it was just kind of a little taste
of what, you know, ghosts in limbo experience. But do we get
to either see a flashback of what limbo was or because you
can potentially die again, is there something - does limbo
become a threat again?
Meaghan Rath: Yes, it definitely comes up again. We do
discuss a little bit what happens in limbo. And I think
whatís interesting about the way that our writers have
written limbo is that itís very personal and itís different
for everybody. So, like you know, weíve all each figured out
what our limbo is. What youíve seen for Nick and Stevie is
Nickís limbo is heís drowning, staring at Zoe the entire
time over and over.
Stevieís hanging from a tree staring at his parents. It
doesnít quite make sense because thatís not the way Stevie
dies. Stevie dies by taking pills. So limbo is sort of, you
know, vaguely your worst nightmare. Sallyís limbo is running
through it trying to find the people that sheís wronged,
trying to fix the mistakes that sheís made so thatís what
her limbo is, thatís what her cycle is on repeat. So itís
really different for everybody and yes, the threat of limbo
is still out there.
Coordinator: And our next question is from Monique Jackson
with Pop Junkie.com. Please go ahead.
Monique Jackson: Okay, well I have two quick questions. Will
you be getting - since your character is now back - well, a
reanimated corpse, will you be getting into any more trouble
as you did last season when you jumped in a personís body
and you would get, you know, your sexual appetite back now
Meaghan Rath: Well, for - yes, if youíre talking about my
sexual appetite. Yes, for those of you whoíve seen episode
two, thatís how it all starts, you know, without ruining
anything for the people that havenít seen it, itís you know,
pretty much Sally gets her body back and the first thing she
wants to do is just have sex with somebody.
So, you know, and thereíre definitely consequences to that
as well, as we see in episode two. .Sally isnít a ghost
anymore. But there is definitely some -definitely a sexy
season for Sally.
Monique Jackson: Okay. And my other quick question was, are
you happy to be back in - as opposed to being a ghost, are
you happier being a reanimated corpse or are you - youíd
rather be a ghost? Like, which easier - challenging for you
Meaghan Rath: No, I definitely love being a reanimated
corpse. I canít believe I just said that. Yes, I think that
I was just, in general, a happier person on set. Like, I was
smiling a lot more than I usually do just because I was so
excited to be just like a real girl, like wearing nice
clothes and kissing boys and just running around with my top
off. No, that didnít happen. But no, I was just - I was much
happier this way. I just felt so much more free than - and
ironically alive than I have been on this show before.
Monique Jackson: Thatís great. So youíll have a new wardrobe
now so you get to...
Meaghan Rath: Absolutely. Yes. Yes, whatís great about the
wardrobe is they really involved me in the process of
choosing what that would be. Before we started the season, I
had a bunch of meetings with our costume designer, Danny
Campbell, where we both, together, decided what Sallyís look
would be and what kind of stuff she would wear.
It was really important for them to involve me in what that
was because, you know, I know Sally the best out of anyone.
And so I felt really, really lucky and I really appreciated
being brought in on those conversations. And together we
decided her outfits and theyíre pretty great.
Coordinator: Our next question comes from the line of Sam
Maggs with The Televixen. Please go ahead.
Sam Maggs: My question for you is now that Sally is back
from the dead, she is unable to connect with anyone from her
past. So what about this role do you think is the most
difficult for Sally?
Meaghan Rath: Well, I think all the sudden sheís brought
back into this world where she is real and visible. And the
first thing that she would want to do is, you know, get her
life back and piece together or bridge together, rather, you
know, the place between when she was alive and now that
But because thereís thatís little task and sheís not really
sure what the consequences are, she stays away but sort of
doesnít understand really how deep it goes until we start
getting into the consequences. But I think, yes, I think
itís hard to start fresh.
I mean, sheís almost like a fugitive. Sheís living in the
same city that she was living in when she was alive. And she
canít see anybody so she almost has to disguise herself and
find a new identity so sheís really, like you know, sort of
becomes this outcast and, you know, it sort of as the season
- as the episodes go on - like, early on you start to see
that thereís a lot of anxiety that comes with that and itís
almost, like, does she need to be a shut-in again?
Sam Maggs: So how difficult is it for Sally to go out there
and try and, like, forge new connections with people given
that she has been a ghost and is a corpse? Like, that makes
it weird, right?
Meaghan Rath: I think so. I think maybe she just doesnít
mention that aspect to people. I think that would be the
safer way to go just, you know, to spare their reactions and
emotions a little bit. But, yes, I think thatís all part of
her starting fresh, and you know, starting this new life and
finding sort of a niche where she can hide out a little bit
and not be recognized. It becomes - it definitely becomes
complicated very early on.
Sam Maggs: Cool. Thanks so much.
Meaghan Rath: Thank you.
Coordinator: Our next question comes from the line of Krista
Chain with TV Megasite. Please go ahead.
Krista Chain: Hi Meaghan.
Meaghan Rath: Hi.
Krista Chain: Nice to talk to you. My question was you had
talked about your chemistry with the other characters and
stuff. What kind of things do you all like to do? Do you all
ever get to hang out, like, off set and what kind of things
do you like to do?
Meaghan Rath: You know, we hang out all the time off set. We
always hang out all weekend. You know, we usually just have
dinner together, we go out to restaurants or we go to one of
our places and someone will cook dinner and we just watch
movies. Usually itís usually something really low key. I
donít think - none of us are really the going out partying
types, so I think we - the three of - I donít think weíve
ever been to a club together. Well, maybe in Vegas we did.
But yes, itís - we pretty much take it low key. Weíve been
on vacations together. Yes, we just like hanging out and
talking and eating and drinking wine.
Krista Chain: Okay. And my other question, if you could pick
someone to guest star on your show, is there someone you
would like to see guest star?
Meaghan Rath: Iíve always said Iíd love Sigourney Weaver to
guest star. I think that would be pretty awesome.
Coordinator: And our next question comes from the line of
Renee Martin with Fangs for the Fantasy. Please go ahead.
Renee Martin: Hi Meaghan. Thanks for taking the time out to
talk to us today.
Meaghan Rath: Hi. No problem.
Renee Martin: Now that Sally is a reanimated corpse, Iím
wondering, to what degree is she going to start acting -
interacting with the outside world? Are we going to see her
spending more time with humans and sort of trying to rebuild
a semblance of a life though she can no longer be with her
Meaghan Rath: Yes, absolutely. We start seeing that right
away. We see that in episode two. Thatís the first thing she
wants to do is go out and party and have a good time. So
yes, I think Sally really is excited to throw herself into
this world of the living and to sort of take advantage of
all the things that sheís been missing out on for the last
couple of years.
Renee Martin: During season one, it was very close to Being
Human (UK), the script, and in season two, you sort of did
your own thing and now youíre moving off in your own
direction. Does it feel like youíve just gone totally
independent and that just taking the series in a new way
that you can guide it yourself now?
Meaghan Rath: Oh yes, 100%. I think after season one was
very similar, we paid our dues to the British show but went
off in our direction in season two. Season two was really,
really different than the UK shows. And season three, I
think, solidifies that and sort of really speaks to the fact
that we have done our own thing entirely.
There are a couple elements that end up overlapping just
because, you know, we are sort of dealing with the same
subject matter as the UK show. We deal with it in such a
different way with completely different outcomes because
these people are different people and make different
choices. So I think itís safe to say that itís entirely its
own thing at this point.
Coordinator: And our next question comes from the line of
Tina Charles with TV Goodness. Please go ahead.
Tina Charles: What will Sallyís personality be like this
season? I mean, does it change from the last two seasons?
Does it get a little darker?
Meaghan Rath: Yes, itís a big change. And I would say that
it gets a little lighter. You know, itís funny because I
read some comments online and everyone was saying after the
premiere, ďOh my god; that was so dark.Ē And yes, you know
what? The first episode, there were some dark moments, but
this season as a whole is so funny. Itís one of the funniest
seasons that weíve had for sure.
It definitely finds the balance between season one and
season two. Itís our favorite season by far just because of
the stuff that weíre doing and just the situations that
weíre in this season just feels right and, you know, right
for us and right for the characters as well. I think
everyone has to go through that deep, dark time in season
two to get to the place that they are now.
But that being said, Sallyís personality is different this
season because sheís happier and sheís in a great place as
far as we see her at the beginning. Sheís really happy about
what her situation is and sheís taking advantage of it.
Sheís really living it to the fullest. So sheís a happy
person. And so I think everyoneís going to be happy and
relieved to see Sally doing okay.
Tina Charles: Great. And also, now that Kristenís on as a
series regular, will Sally and Nora get to do some bonding?
Meaghan Rath: Yes, they definitely do. And I think itís
something that the show was missing a little bit because,
you know, I was around guys so much and we really missed out
on having the girl-on-girl bonding moments and we do get to
see a couple of those this season as well.
Coordinator: We do have a follow up question from the line
of Jamie Ruby with ScifiVision.com. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hello again. So this question is kind of silly
but Iím curious of your answer. You talk about how Sally now
goes and goes and does what she wants and she wants to have
sex and everything. But aside from sex, do you think if
there were no consequences, what do you think Sally would
just want to go do if she could after she had sex?
Meaghan Rath: Well, I think that she would want to sort of
go and see her family or the family that was left. I think
that she would want to reconnect with her friends from her
past and sort of almost see, almost check in and see how -
what her life wouldíve been had she not died.
And obviously, she learns that she canít do that. She learns
very early on that she canít do that. But I think those are
the main things that she would want to do. Otherwise, I
think sheís honestly doing it. Sheís doing everything that
she would want to if she was alive and sheís not - you know,
sheís doing it unapologetically.
And what I like about her this year is that sheís different
than she has been in the past two seasons. I was reading it
and I feel like Iím reading a different character which I
really, really appreciated because itís so nice that the
writers have let her grow in a way and sort of mature and
become more of a woman than she has been in the past. And I
think itís really nice to see.
Jamie Ruby: Now you said earlier that itís somewhat easier
to do Sally because sheís a lot like you. How are you like
Sally and how are you different?
Meaghan Rath: I think weíre similar energy-wise. I feel like
sometimes Iím a little more grown up than her. But I am - I
guess Iím older than her at this point. She sort of was
stagnant for a while. But yes, I feel like Iíve grown up a
bit more than she has but, after being in limbo and going
and rescuing the people that sheís wronged, there has been a
lot of maturing that has happened in that time and I think
itís really something thatís obvious when you see her this
But yes, weíre similar in our sense of humor and our energy.
Whatís great is because, you know, the writers get to know
us so well after working together for three years that they
start sort of writing for you and writing for the things
that, you know, your sense of humor and things that they
know that you can deliver really well or things that theyíve
heard you say before. Itís really nice to see that.
Jamie Ruby: Okay. And one last thing - Iím not sure exactly
what happens because I havenít seen past the second episode,
but it looks like from some of the previews, there are going
to be some different makeup effects and stuff. And obviously
there were some when they wrapped you up but I know a lot of
that was probably a dummy and not you. But can you talk
about any of that, any of the different things youíre going
to be going through that way?
Meaghan Rath: I canít really talk about that yet.
Jamie Ruby: How about the experience? I know you canít tell
me what it was, but like, the experience of, you know,
Meaghan Rath: Yes, the experience was really interesting
because it was the first - I have to be very careful about
what I say now, but I never worked with props and makeup to
this extent before and so it was really, really exciting and
annoying because itís very, very time consuming. But I
really have an incredible respect for our special effects
makeup team, Edwin Vita and Arie Gosling, who are extremely,
extremely talented and Iíve just been so inspired by them.
So it was really - Iíve become very close with them, so it
was a great experience.
Coordinator: Our next question comes from the line of Diane
Morasco with Morasco Media. Please go ahead. Your line is
open. Please proceed with your question. You might be muted.
Diane Morasco: Iím good. Well, first of all, I want to say
when you first took on the role Iím sure you had a
conception of how you wanted to evolve. Is that still the
same today for season three or are your thoughts the same as
when you took on Sally or do you see that it went in a very
different direction and threw you on your ass?
Meaghan Rath: It went in the direction that I always - that
I, in my wildest fantasies, I hoped that it would go. But I
never believed that we could actually do that. And so all my
expectations have been completely blown out of the water
because Iím so excited about what theyíve done with my
I know that, you know, before we started - long before we
started shooting the third season, I had a conversation with
Anna Fricke, our show runner, where she told me my
characterís arc of the season and I was, like, screaming. I
was just screaming outside because I was so excited about
what was happening and I just didnít think that we would
ever do it. And so Iím really, really happy.
Diane Morasco: Okay, now since you said that youíre a lot
like Sally, were there any fears that you encountered or
overcome during the beginning of filming season three?
Meaghan Rath: I mean, not fears that I overcame but itís
just sort of forced me to really think about my life. I
feel, personally with every role that I do, I learn so much
from it because itís sort of - it makes you question your
views on different topics and really forces you to put
yourself in a situation like her. Well, like, how would I
feel if this happened to me and what does that mean to me
and how do I put this into my own terms?
So you sort of - thatís why you become so attached to a
character because it really - thereís no character that
isnít a part of you. Do you know what I mean? Itís all very
personal. So I feel, like you know, itís as close to reality
that was can get it to be.
Diane Morasco: Okay and my last question is, what do you
want to accomplish personally this season and
Meaghan Rath: Well, season three- when it comes to the show,
I want people to watch it because itís a great season and
weíre so proud of it and weíve just poured our hearts into
it. And so, I mean, everyone I think agrees how great the
premiere was and itís only - it only gets better from there.
So Iím really excited for people to see that. In my own
life, what do I want to do? Iím getting a puppy. Iíve never
had a pet before. And so I just want to - I want to learn
how to, you know, be one with my dog and be a good mommy for
him which I think will be a huge challenge because I donít
know what Iím doing.
Coordinator: And our last question comes from the line of
Ernie Estrella with Buzz Focus. Please go ahead.
Ernie Estrella: I want to ask, how has the ability to touch
your co-stars this season changed? I mean, you learn how to
act probably with method as well as, you know, that - being
able to interact with somebody on multiple levels and taking
away the sense of touch for the first two seasons - well,
more first season and a half, and then reintroducing that.
How has that changed, maybe you know, the experience of
working on this show?
Meaghan Rath: Itís changed in a huge way. Itís crazy, like,
how much you know, as characters you appreciate it. And as
an actress I really appreciated being able to have that
physical contact just because of who these characters are.
Itís funny because when I work on something else, of course,
you can touch people. Thatís just how it is.
And I appreciate that sort of as an actress. But when Iím on
Being Human, I appreciate it really for the characters
because I know that, you know, theyíve been friends for so
long and she hasnít been able to ever touch them or, you
know, feel what they feel like or even know how cold or hot
they are physically. So I really - it sort of brings it to a
new level for the characters I think.
Ernie Estrella: Okay, and then it seems - of the three
characters, at least you know, it has at the start of the
season, we feel that I think Sally could separate herself
from here supernatural world the most whereas, you know,
Josh is always tied because of Nora and Aidan is forever
tortured as this vampire.
Will she always be fearing, I guess, coming back to that
supernatural world? As part of Being Human, does she get to,
I guess, you know, try to be human-like? Does she try to
find a job? Does she look forward as opposed to always
Meaghan Rath: She definitely looks forward - definitely,
definitely looks forward. I think she sees this as, for what
it is. Itís completely impossible and she never, ever in a
million years thought that she would have this opportunity
so sheís going to take advantage of it and sheís going to go
forward and not look back. But as things start to complicate
themselves, that threat of going back to the supernatural
world is a possibility.
Ernie Estrella: Okay. And then one last one - what did you
think about when they created your corpse that they got to
dig back up? Did you get to look at that thing as - have any
input on how it looked?
Meaghan Rath: No, you know, I forget whose corpse- that
wasnít a replica of my body. That was a corpse that they had
around the special effects department because it didnít need
to look like me because it was completely decomposed. You
know, it didnít even look like me.
I did get to see it before. The most disgusting part of that
I think were my, like, hip bones and my legs. They were just
disgusting. But itís so funny because when they - that scene
where Josh and Nora are digging Sally up in the coffin and
they open up the coffin and it reveals my dead body for the
first time, that was my birthday and Sammy, every time he
was opening the coffin would sing, ďHappy birthday to you.Ē
It was just all kind of - all different levels of
disturbing. So thatís a good memory that I have.
Ernie Estrella: Did you get to choose the dress for your
Meaghan Rath: No I didnít. It was a strange dress. But they
purposely put me in something purple in homage to episode
ten of season two.
Stephen Cox: Being Human airs Mondays at 9:00 pm only on
Syfy. Have a great weekend everyone.
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