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Emily Rose

Interview with Emily Rose of "Haven" on Syfy 7/11/11.

Syfy Conference Call
Haven's Emily Rose
July 11, 2011 2:00 pm ET

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Haven conference call.

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, please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator, please press star 0. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Monday, July 11, 2011.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Stephen from Syfy. Please go ahead.

Stephen Cox: Good morning, good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us. We are very excited to have Emily Rose with us today, the star of Haven. And just a reminder, Haven premiers this Friday, July 15 at 10:00 pm only on Syfy.

So without further adieu, we will get to your questions so you can chat with Emily.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Operator: All right. Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to register for questions, you may press the 1 followed by the 4. You will hear a three-toned prompt to acknowledge your request. If your question has been answered and you would like to withdraw your registration, please press the 1 followed by the 3. If you are using a speakerphone, please lift your handset before entering your request.

Once again ladies and gentlemen to register for questions, please press the 1 followed by the 4. One moment please, for the first question.

Our first question is from the line of Joshua Maloney with Niagara Frontier Publications. Please go ahead.

Joshua Maloney: Hi Emily, thanks for your time today.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Joshua Maloney: So, as far as season finales and cliffhangers go that was a pretty bang up one that your show offered us last season. Tell us a little bit...

Emily Rose: Yeah.

Joshua Maloney: ...about your reaction to when you got that script and how you think it played off for the fans.

Emily Rose: I remember I did what I did with the (script) when I first read it, I threw it across the room and I was like, ďOh, no. Oh, no. What does this mean?Ē And I called my writer up right away and we were talking and I just was really confused because I thought I was this FBI Agent and I went through a lot of the emotions that Audrey went through when she discovered that she may not be who she thought she is the whole entire season.

So, I had a pretty strong reaction, but then I was just really thankful that they did not tell me until later because it kind of allowed me to really have that experience.

Joshua Maloney: Right. So, without giving away too much, obviously, what can you tell us about the Season Premiere?

Emily Rose: I just know that weíre going to come right back into where we left off, in terms of the questions of, you know, coming right back into the scene of where we find those - all those (free) on the beach. And itís going to kind of explore the first few episodes kind of Audreyís personally exploring what this means if sheís not who she thought she was. And then, weíre also going to go head long into looking into each of the troubles of the week and more into the Town of Haven and where this all comes from.

Operator: Just open - ladies and gentlemen, once again please press the 1, 4.

Our next question is from the line of Jamie Steinberg with Starry Constellation Magazine. Please go ahead.

Jamie Steinberg: Hi, itís a pleasure to speak with you.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Jamie Steinberg: What keeps challenging you about the role of Audrey?

Emily Rose: I think just her mystery of herself and where she comes from. I constantly am challenged by her toughness and how she would handle trying to walk that fine line between trying to be a nurturer and helping people that are troubled, with also the tough skin and the defensiveness that she had to build up individually in order to last all these years without a family or a home or without knowing anything about her background. Thatís a constant challenge for me.

Jamie Steinberg: Thereís such great chemistry on screen with you and Lucas and Eric and it really translates, Iím sure, from your friendship off screen. However, Eric revealed your nickname to some journalists last week, how much trouble is he in?

Emily Rose: Heís in a bit of trouble. Lucas came up with it, but then Eric has implemented it and I just giggle. I feel like on set itís like having these two older brothers that I never had. I always asked for older brothers, but now you know youíve got to be careful what you wish for because those two like Iím on their on-set sister and theyíre constantly going after me in any little way; any little nickname that - you know?

And of course, then Eric makes it all public by Twittering about it. Itís kind of funny, but itís kind of a rolling thing with Lucas. Lucas kind of comes up with new nicknames on a weekly basis. Itís whatever strikes his fancy, and then he just goes to town with it.

Jamie Steinberg: Well, why do you think people continue to tune in and watch Haven?

Emily Rose: I think because they really like the central characters and they really like the quirkiness, and hopefully the humanity that is displayed through their - kind of their plight with being in this town. And I think itís also, obviously thereís the week-to-week being able to see what kind of trouble theyíre going to face next, but I honestly think itís the relationship between these three central characters and just kind of the complexity by which their relationships exist.

Duke and Nathan are at odds with each other, yet would die for each other in a heartbeat, so what is that about? And Audrey and Nathan like work so well together and, you know, are there anymore - is there anything more between them? We donít know. We kind of keep watching to see. And then, Audrey and Duke, you know, just kind of brings out a different side of her. And then also, is she even who she is?

I think all of those things wrapped up into a quirky talent is kind of neat to shake that eight ball every week and see what pops up.

Jamie Steinberg: Well, now that youíve mentioned Lucas is possibly like your brother, itís going to be hard for me to imagine him anything more than that, you know, so thanks for ruining it.

Emily Rose: (We truly become) such a family when weíre out there on set, so it feels that way.

Jamie Steinberg: Thank you so much.

Emily Rose: Youíre welcome.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Joshua Maloney with Niagara Frontier Publications. Please go ahead.

Joshua Maloney: Oh, that was quick. Just a quick follow-up for you, Emily. You know, obviously when weíre talking about Stephen King, I donít know too many actors or actresses who would turn that opportunity, but also you know I donít know if you were a fan of Sci-Fi growing up or not, but it feels like the quality of Sci-Fi is so much better these days.

How much did each of those things sort of weight into your decision to do this series?

Emily Rose: Well the next step for me personally, in terms of acting, was to lead a show and I really enjoyed the script and the story. Now, the fact that it was a Stephen King was just like an added endorsement. It kind of felt like it would get a little bit more weight and attention from the gitgo.

My parents are huge Sci-Fi people and I always say that like from a young age they kind of sat me down and was like, ďLet us introduce to you what is Star Wars,Ē And I come back...

Joshua Maloney: Right.

Emily Rose: ...from Disneyland not with like little princesses and things, I came back with Ewoks and going on the Star Wars ride like multiple times, and to me that was what was exciting.

So, I think I just really enjoyed obviously the kind of fantasy side of it, but all this kind of weird stuff that happened to Audrey in the Town. But for me I think what makes Sci-Fi exciting is when it is relatable and when there is like a reality that is sort of based in that you kind of canít deny. And I think this town and where we shoot and the stories that Stephen King, how he writes the characters, they offer that reality.

So, I really related with the humanity and the groundedness of these characters, and then throwing them into that crazy world, to me is a lot more relatable than some of the more like (spacey) genres or things like that.

Joshua Maloney: Great. Thank you again.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Reg Seeton with Please go ahead.

Reg Seeton: Hi, Emily. Thanks for taking the call.

Emily Rose: Hey, good to talk to you again.

Reg Seeton: Great. Well, with so much mystery surrounding Audrey, how do you approach her now to understand who she really is? Are you off balance as an actress?

Emily Rose: I think definitely. Itís one of those things I always talk about. Itís kind of scary. I mean, as an actor you are kind of given this past and its history that you understand. And I think something I learned in school, in theater school was I was hearing all the time and my teacher was like, ďYou may not get it now, but later youíll understand is just trusting that youíre enough. Trusting that what you bring to the character is enough.Ē

And I think in the situation with Audrey where there are so many unknowns where I donít know, itís like they pulled the rug out from underneath me. Like they pulled it out initially when I didnít have any like sort of family or background or all I knew was just like that I was in a foster home and that I was this really good agent. I mean, those are kind of the basics and everything that you can kind of put on ornaments - the Christmas tree of that character on with it, you know?

But, the next thing was when this rug got pulled out from under me that I might not be actually Audrey, I just had to trust that those feelings I was feeling about sort of maybe - like maybe this new like guest star was going to come in and maybe sheís the real Audrey and maybe I havenít been playing that the whole time, or all these feelings of what I thought, like were those really mine and was I really allowed to own that? Was somebody else going to get to be that FBI Agent, and what does that mean for me? I just had to trust that, you know?

So, it was a really interesting acting exercise to just kind of what I was feeling, in terms of the anxiousness and the nervousness of not knowing what to do or what to do next. I just had to trust that Audrey was most likely feeling those same exact feelings, so I needed to do was to fall into my work and to fall into the text and try to tell the story well.

And I think that thatís what all that my Audrey knows to do is that she doesnít know her past but she does know the present and Nathan sort of gives her that faith there on the beach in the opening season scenes of this next season and just believing in her and giving her the strength to say, ďWe do this well. You help people well.Ē

And I think that thatís all I knew to do - knew that she could do was just help people and try to help them through their kind of trouble of the week, and sort of in finding that and helping the town she then kind of finds herself.

Reg Seeton: Well, can you talk about what it like to work with Jason Priestley this season and what he brings to the (show)?

Emily Rose: It was awesome. Heís such a great guy. You hear like about this Canadian icon, you hear you know Jason Priestley and plus, you know, 90210. And Iíd worked with Luke Perry in the past as well, so I kind of had a little bit of just going, ďOh, Iíve kind of worked with one of your friends before.Ē

But, heís just so down to earth and just fantastic and really giving and really collaborative. And not only is he a great actor to work alongside, heís a really great director and I go to work with him in that capacity as well. He directed one of our episodes this season, and so it was just great. There was no like pretense and there was no - heís just so down to earth that it was fun to work alongside of him and it gave a new dynamic between Nathan and Audrey and Duke and Audrey, and itís just interesting to play with that.

Reg Seeton: Awesome. Thanks, Emily, and wish you all the best.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: The next question from the line of Jamie Ruby wit Sci-Fi Vision. Please go ahead.

Jamie Ruby: First, I want to say...

Operator: Please go ahead.

Jamie Ruby: ...I love the - can you hear me?

Emily Rose: Yeah.

Jamie Ruby: Hello?

Emily Rose: Hello?

Jamie Ruby: Sorry, I was just saying, thanks for talking to us today.

Emily Rose: Oh, no, thank you.

Jamie Ruby: And I was going to say, I really like the (car/dance) party video that Eric put out.

Emily Rose: Lucas was a little...

Jamie Ruby: I was just saying...

Emily Rose: ...surprised that got posted.

Jamie Ruby: Since he - Ericís, you know, telling us your nickname and everything, do you have any embarrassing stories or anything to talk about him and get put online?

Emily Rose: Oh, man, no I canít throw him under the bus. Heís a good guy. No, I think youíve seen kind of the worst of it there. I think the funniest thing about both Lucas and Eric and theyíre just so spontaneous. You just never know.

Like Lucas is writing songs on set all the time and I have so many like little videos of him writing songs about our characters. I need to ask him if I can post them, but theyíre the funniest, funniest like little songs on his guitar and theyíre pretty hilarious. And Eric, he just cracks me up because heís such a renegade, but heís also very particular and I love that about him and heís great, heís fantastic.

Jamie Ruby: Thatís great. So, I donít know how much you can talk about this, but...

Emily Rose: And when I think of something I will post it. I will post it online...

Jamie Ruby: Okay.

Emily Rose: ...I will put it on line...

Jamie Ruby: Good. Iíll be sure to re-Tweet it.

Emily Rose: Yeah.

Jamie Ruby: Now, I lost my train of - oh, can you talk about how the new character of (Evie) is going to affect their relationship between her and Duke?

Emily Rose: Yeah, I think...

Jamie Ruby: Audreyís relationship with her - with Duke.

Emily Rose: I think Audrey kind of reacts in the way that a lot of us girls that have good guy friends react. I think we kind of act that weíre totally fine with it, but we kind of secretly wish that we still had their attention and I think that sheís kind of struck by the fact that this girl is in his life. And I think she just ends up falling back in to what she normally does when sheís a little curious is I think she just observes. I think sheís an observer.

And so, you kind of will see Audrey sort of watch that, but the story that kind of happens and exists between (Evie) and Duke is really great, and I think (Vanessa) does a great job. She was a great asset for our show this year.

Jamie Ruby: Great. Whatís - what about you is most like your character? What do you see of yourself in Audrey?

Emily Rose: I think that probably really, really stubborn, I always laugh with the producers. When I feel really strongly about something with Audrey and Iím really passionate with her, I kind of laugh with them because Iím like, ďYou guys did cast me as this part. There is a stubbornness naturally thatís there.Ē

And I think Iím also very curious and observant. I love to like listen in on peopleís conversations and really kind of dig deeper and get to know kind of whatís really going on, so both of those things. And I kind of explained Audrey as a walking awkward moment sometimes. She is a little awkward at places and I identify with her in that way.

Jamie Ruby: And then quickly, as a (Stan) question, what would you do if you were on a mountain with Eric and Lucas?

Emily Rose: On a mountain? I sort of feel like...

Jamie Ruby: Yeah, on a mountain top.

Emily Rose: ...Iím on a mountain to with them every day when weíre filming. I feel like weíre out on this island. I donít know, Iíd probably make Lucas write a song about it, and then make Eric dance with me or something.

Jamie Ruby: Okay. Thanks a lot.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of James Iaccino with MediaBlvd Magazine. Please go ahead.

James Iaccino, your line is open. Please go ahead.

James Iaccino: Yes, hi. Iím talking...

Emily Rose: Hello.

James Iaccino: ...can you hear me? Hello?

Emily Rose: Yep, I can hear you. Hello? Yes.

James Iaccino: Oh, hi. Hi, Emily...

Emily Rose: Hello.

James Iaccino: are you doing? Hello?

Emily Rose: Iím good how are you doing?

James Iaccino: Okay...

Emily Rose: Hello?

James Iaccino: ...okay. Iíve been a Haven viewer since the pilot episode and I wanted to say that when I saw that ending, well, not ending, but that cliff of the first season, I think you still were unsure whether - or Syfy was unsure whether it was going to be renewed or not, and...

Emily Rose: Yeah.

James Iaccino: was like a week or two after that. And it was sort of like, ďOh, my God, they canít leave viewers hanging like this.Ē

Emily Rose: Yes.

James Iaccino: But, they always do that in Sci-Fi shows with the cliff, whether the show is coming back or not. So in retrospect, would you say now that you are in the midst of the second season that the story is advancing very significantly from the first? Have the threads been laid down more with Audrey than ever before or are we...

Emily Rose: I just think that weíve moved to the deeper level. I think if we didnít end up coming back it would have been a great way to end the season because itís pretty powerful, but I think in the second season we just go to a whole other layer of what that means for Audrey. And it kind of like half the challenge with her is to make her active in that place when she finds out that everything is gone, so how does she keep on going?

James Iaccino: Right.

Emily Rose: So, I think that we just explore that more this season and the writers have a very clear vision, in terms of what the last scene of the entire series will be, and so theyíre always working towards that point.

James Iaccino: Okay.

Emily Rose: But, I definitely believe that we are always fighting for the arts of your characters, in terms of where theyíre going next and how it builds. And in this year, in terms of - on the Syfy perspective, we just (built) the action of it. It feels a lot more action-oriented.

But, I think that the characters and kind of what theyíre dealing with on an emotional level is up dramatically, because we ended with (unintelligible) having died and what that means for Nathan and what that means for him personally. And pretty much Audreyís identity dying and what that means for her and that leaves them in a very interesting place.

James Iaccino: Neat. Neat. I did want to know, seeing your playing an FBI Agent, or was, were you patterning yourself after, you know, other TV characters like Dana Scully from the X-Files or Jody Foster in Silence of the Lambs? Were you - did you deliberately sort of think that, ďOkay, Iím going to sort of pattern my whole style of acting after these strong females.Ē

Emily Rose: I tried to not, actually.

James Iaccino: Okay.

Emily Rose: I did watch Silence of the Lambs again to just refresh on the kind of the toughness and the tenacity that existed in Clarice.But, sheís also a bit different from her, and so I didnít want to do that identical thing.

I also didnít want to watch Fringe anymore and I didnít want to go back and watch X-Files. Only because I knew that I was entering this family of that genre, but I wanted Audrey to be very distinct and different. And I think she is in the way that sheís very quirky and sort of odd and very bantery and kind of comedic, you know, less kind of stoic and less serious.

She knows that what sheís dealing with is serious, and so people that deal with tragedy on a regular basis it can wear on them either in a very warring way or they can combat it with like comedy or sarcasm or things like that, so I tried to go that route.

But, I think this year when you kind of deal with her identity getting yanked out from under her, I think it starts more on the warring side, but not initially, no.

James Iaccino: Right. You brought up the fact that you interjected some humor into her character. Now that we have all these heavy issues that weíre dealing with this season, is it still sort of comedic or do you think that now weíve introduced a lot more drama into it? Not that it wasnít drama heavy before, but it seems like...

Emily Rose: Right.

James Iaccino: ...itís really drama heavy now with the major characters than ever before.

Emily Rose: Yeah, I think that the comedic kind of comes in through Vince and Dave, the reporters and...

James Iaccino: Oh, okay.

Emily Rose: ...I think Audrey has her moments, but itís not as frequent this year, no. I think itís more about kind of the dark side of the town and I think that gets a little bit more attention, yeah.

James Iaccino: Thatís cool. Thatís cool. Thank you.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

James Iaccino: Okay.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Erin Willard with Sci-Fi Mafia. Please go ahead.

Erin Willard: Hi, Emily. Thanks so much for being on the call. I almost called you Audrey because thatís just who you are to me. Haven is absolutely one of my very favorite shows. Thank you so much for your work...

Emily Rose: Oh, Iím glad.

Erin Willard: ...(I love it) - oh, I just love it. And itís interesting you mentioned Fringe because thatís my other very favorite show. And yeah, you definitely are distinct from that character, but in a lovely way.

Emily Rose: Yeah.

Erin Willard: I just love it. And I saw the first episode of the new season and thought it was terrific. Just as good as all of the first season, which I devoured, so...

Emily Rose: Oh, fantastic. Thank you.

Erin Willard: Oh, youíre welcome. Thank you. I know you said on the Season 1 DVD Extras, Iím sure you did that a long time ago, so Iíll just remind you what you said, that youíre told everything about the mysteries of the show, which (it kind of reference anyway) since you didnít know about (Sandy) and last season, and that you...

Emily Rose: Right.

Erin Willard: to make messes. I asked Eric this question last week and I want to ask you the same thing. Iím wondering if you know if weíre ever going to get an answer to why there are troubles or - and/or why they came back? And if there are answers, if you know them, and if theyíre not if you have any guesses?

Emily Rose: Well, we havenít - we donít know those answers. Those are definitely things that they keep us in the dark in, I think just for several reasons, probably - mainly one so that kind of we play the authenticity of really discovering those when they come along.

Erin Willard: Right.

Emily Rose: But I think we will probably find out, I would - it is my hope that we would find out what triggers them and when it all started. I think we probably would go back to that as well, but I donít think that will be for a while. I think thatíll kind of get (saved) off.

Erin Willard: Is that something that you kind of wonder about? I mean, do you come up with some kind of theories of your own or you just wait for it to happen?

Emily Rose: I wonder about it, but Iím kind of every week thrown into the new sort of trouble every week and trying to make sure that the story line is in line with where my characterís going, and how I can - not necessarily in line with where my characterís going, but that Iím attune to the arts of where sheís at, the temperature of where sheís at, and then just trying to hold that.

We film, like every TV show, scenes completely out of order, so Iím always just trying to pay attention to the timeline of when things started, when I knew something, when I didnít know something. Those...

Erin Willard: Right.

Emily Rose: ...kind of bigger questions are things that I sort of try to talk with writers in between the season, but they donít necessarily - you know, I donít necessarily get those answers.

Erin Willard: Holding out on you.

Emily Rose: Yes. We enjoy...

Erin Willard: So, have you seen...

Emily Rose: ...doing that, as seen by last season.

Erin Willard: Oh, fantastic. Have you seen the last script of this season?

Emily Rose: Have I - no. Nope, not yet. Nope.

Erin Willard: No, you donít know, okay.

Emily Rose: No.

Erin Willard: Well, hopefully the - well, I love the cliffhangers, but I hate them too, so thanks again for being on the call.

Emily Rose: Yeah, thank you so much and thanks for watching. We really appreciate it.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Brandon Sites with Please go ahead.

Brandon Sites: Hi, Emily. Thanks for spending some time with us this afternoon. Thank you very much.

Emily Rose: Oh, thank you.

Brandon Sites: So, what was it - okay. Initially, what was it that you drew you to the show?

Emily Rose: I think for me I just really enjoyed the character of Audrey. When I read it I just thought that she was really cool and really sassy and really sarcastic and fun. And the fact that they wrote these really quirky characters, and I know I say that a lot, but itís really when you read scripts and you donít just see these normal characters that would maybe just be accepted by all the popular crowds. You kind of get refreshed that thereís actually well-written characters that ride a tandem bicycle or think little details like that that kind of make you go, ďWow, what is this town about?Ē

I - it was really this role for me, I could really feel it, and so that to me was intriguing, you know, this character of Audrey that was so determined and wanted to figure out what was going on, but then had this little weak spot of not knowing her own history. To me thatís what hooked me in.

Brandon Sites: Now, what personality traits do you - in Audrey do you personally find annoying?

Emily Rose: Iím sorry? Say that again.

Brandon Sites: Okay, what personality traits in Audrey do you find annoying?

Emily Rose: Oh, I think the ones that are similar to myself. The fact that sheís so stubborn sometimes. And I think too, just this need to help people all the time. I think thatís a very endearing quality and I think itís great, but to her detriment it kind of distracts her from taking care of herself.

Sheís very much a workaholic and thatís something that I think I - sometimes I just want her to be like, ďYou know what, the police stationís going to be fine. I need to go look into my family history. I need to figure out where I came from.Ē I just want to take her on that journey sometimes just because I so desperately want to know where she came from too.

Brandon Sites: Okay. And now, how does Haven - how is that - how does that show differentiate from some of the other non-reality supernatural theme shows? What makes the show different than the other TV shows within the supernatural theme?

Emily Rose: I think that the look of the show is very unique. I feel like we arenít shot on a studio and weíre not shot in a place that is commonly shot in. Weíre not shot in Vancouver or Toronto or Los Angeles or New York. Weíre shooting at a very small tiny town and we actually are one of the last shows that is actually shot on film.

So, when you shoot a show on film people donít quite realize it, but it does give it a completely different look, and we light not like a normal television show. We light very moody and, you know, (Eric Tayla) our (DP) does an amazing job at doing that. And so, those things already give the texture of our town so much pop and a different quality.

And then on top of that, you layer in just some of the, you know, this weird, weird banter and weird quirky moments. Weíre not afraid to have awkward moments and I really enjoy that about our show and I think thatís what sets us apart.

Brandon Sites: Okay. And my last question, what would you consider to be the big head turning, ďI canít believe they did this moment,Ē from last season?

Emily Rose: Well, I think it happened to in a row. I feel like we found out that Audrey could be Lucy really, that that was maybe her in the picture. That was the first head-turning moment, and that came at the tail end of Episode 12. And then, to then discover, I mean itís like she got slapped once and then to slap her on the other side and tell her that sheís probably not even an FBI Agent that she may be impersonating an Agent was a pretty big deal. And then, that was also, you know, with the Chief exploding, I think that - those were three pretty big sucker punches all right in a row.

Brandon Sites: Okay, thatís all the questions I had. Thank you very much.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Suzanne Lanoue with The TV MegaSite. Please go ahead.

Suzanne Lanoue: Hi. Itís very nice to talk (to you) today.

Emily Rose: Hello. Hello? Hi.

Suzanne Lanoue: Hi. Can you hear me?

Emily Rose: Yeah, I can hear you.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay, sorry. I have trouble with my phone sometimes.

Emily Rose: No problem.

Suzanne Lanoue: I was wondering, Audreyís very tough and, you know, she carries a gun and she wears these suits all the time, I was wondering if you are like that or did you really have to work on that aspect of her character?

Emily Rose: I feel like Iím kind of proud of being that way. I grew up with - my grandparents have a big ranch in Central Southern Oregon and my dad always taught me about gun safety and about what it was like to hold a gun. And I had a little BB gun that I would use under his supervision, and I also, am kind of a tomboy when it comes to hanging around horse barns and stables and riding and just not afraid to get my hands dirty and love like working on cars with my dad and things like that.

So, I do have those kind of tough qualities and I kind of resist at times being the girly girl. I donít know why, I think itís - I think thereís a feeling of wanting people to take me a little bit serious - take me seriously, but I do see that in Audrey. So, I was always pushing them and pushing the show and asking for as much gun play and badassness as possible, and so itís fun when I get to do that stuff, yeah.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. And I - youíre very beautiful and on the show you look like you have such a beautiful complexion and everything looks so great, what do you like to use that helps make you look beautiful and keeps your skin clear and all that (type) of thing?

Emily Rose: Oh, my goodness. Thatís a hard question. That feels like to me is a constant battle with being under makeup all day long. I just actually was in L.A. working with a facialist, (Don Ino), keeping my skin really clean. And so, just going to a facialist, and then also Iíve been recently, this year especially, eating really, really healthy. Iíve been trying to cut caffeine and sugar out of my diet, which is really hard.

Suzanne Lanoue: Yeah.

Emily Rose: And I was gluten and dairy free for a little bit. Iím coming back on to those, but Iím just trying so hard to lead like a healthy life and exercise and keep my face clean and everything. You do the best you can because itís got all these layers on it and is under so much stress just to try to take care of your body and give it the time it needs to rest.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well, I think itís working.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Suzanne Lanoue: All right. Thank you.

Operator: And our next question is from the line of Ann Morris with Airlock Alpha Please go ahead.

Ann Morris: Hi, Emily, how are you today?

Emily Rose: Iím great. How are you doing?

Ann Morris: Iím very well. I wanted to ask you a question concerning a comment you made earlier. You talked about playing the lead in this show being a goal you had, an acting goal, and Iíd like to know what some of your other acting goals are or have been and if you have any new projects, you know, that you can tell us about, besides Haven, and if you have any more of them for Syfy.

Emily Rose: Yeah. I have a few acting goals that come to mind. I would really, really love to do a feature film. Itís something I just - I canít wait to be able to be a part of and I know that that - it just would be a great opportunity.

And I also just look forward to being able to work on film which would be like working on a complete script, whereas series television itís such a quick turnover, you know, you have to make your choices and make them quick, and then move on to the next thing. And I think with working on a film I would really enjoy being able to look at the whole story in the arc and be able to really work on each of those things and, you know, rehearsed and that would just be a dream to not have the speed of it behind it.

And then Iím here in New York this weekend. I went and saw Zach Braffís new play that he wrote, and I got - I went to school for theater. I went to school for about seven years and got to do a ton of theater and I miss it. I miss it so badly. I miss the rehearsal process, I miss being able to play a character that youíre not typecast in.

And I just really canít wait to be able to do a good play with a great director and a great writer, and work with a great cast and just workshop it and workshop it and workshop it and make it to a good point. I canít wait to do that again.

And then, I really would love to teach an acting class and work with high schoolers or college students and teach an acting camp. Thatís another huge life goal for me. I love mentoring and I love teaching and I love working with kids with theater, so I canít wait to do that again sometime in the near future. I got to do that a few years ago and I just miss it, so I love it, and any opportunity I can to teach I take.

And then, I think that in terms of projects Iím just working a bit here and there on a video game for Sony called Uncharted. I havenít been able to talk about it for a while, but Iím able to talk about it now that Iím in the third installment of the Uncharted series with Sony PlayStation, and Iím finishing up that project. And hopefully when I come back home Iíll work on some family time, and then hopefully work on something else. Weíll see.

Ann Morris: Well, that sounds great. I actually had looked up some of your credits on IMDb, you know, the great argument solver, and I noticed that you had voice - the voice acting in the video game. And I - can you comment a little bit about the difference in acting, you know, your whole body, everything on the screen, as opposed to just acting with your voice?

Emily Rose: Well, Uncharted is actually one of the video games that has been on the forefront of the new movement in video game making of motion capture and cinematic, so I actually do motion capture for the game. I act with my whole body as the actor and the person, as well do in the scene, and we do that on a sound stage and cameras record us.

And so, the only difference is Iím not in costume. Iím in a motion capture suite and the computer captures all of our movements, and then we come in the next day later and lay in any vocals that they werenít able to pick up on the sound stage. But...

Ann Morris: I think we lost our connection.

Emily Rose: ...itís neat to be in a new medium of video game making where Iím not just walking in the booth and doing the voice...

Ann Morris: Hello? Uh-oh.

Emily Rose: ...although, I still do concentrate a lot on my voice for the character of Uncharted, but...

Ann Morris: (I donít know. I think maybe this phone has died).

Emily Rose: ...itís fun just to be able to do all of that.

Ann Morris: Let me see if the other phone is working. I think this phone may have died, and the lady was talking and I - hello?

Emily Rose: Hello?

Ann Morris: Hi, my phone died.

Emily Rose: Oh, okay.

Ann Morris: I was listening to you talk about being in a motion capture suit and suddenly my phone was dead.

Emily Rose: Oh, thatís okay.

Ann Morris: But, I thank you very much. Thatís very interesting. Have - let me ask just one more question. I know other people want to get on here, but we were talking about that and Iím interested, have you done any just the regular voice acting where itís just your voice?

Emily Rose: I - in school I did some stuff with - we had a great teacher named Gordon Hunt and he was a casting guy with Hanna-Barbera back in the day, you know, Flintstones and the Smurfs...

Ann Morris: Oh, yeah.

Emily Rose: ...and so I did a bunch of voice stuff with him, and heís actually one of the directors on this video game. But I do a ton of the work in the booth on that game, but we also couple that with the motion capture, but Iíd love to do voice work. I think itís fantastic and I love making weird voices, all the time.

Ann Morris: Well, thatís great. Well, Iím - that can be one of your goals.

Emily Rose: Yes.

Ann Morris: And - well, thank you very much and I will let some other people have a turn now.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of (Janice Beagle) with Please go ahead.

Janice Beagle: Hi, Emily.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Janice Beagle: Itís really an honor to talk to you and I just want to say Iím really excited for the second seasons of Haven. And I wanted to know...

Emily Rose: Oh, good. Thank you.

Janice Beagle: Thanks. I wanted to know, what is it exactly about your character Audrey that appeals to you? What makes you want to say, ďI just want to play Audrey,Ē and you know what hypes you up about Audrey?

Emily Rose: I just love how strong-willed and observant she is, coupled with the fact that sheís so caring. I love all of those things. I secretly like the fact that she carries a gun. I mean, thatís pretty cool...

Janice Beagle: Thatís a cool trait.

Emily Rose: ...I donít know why - yeah, I love the relationship she has with Nathan, I love the relationship she has with Duke and this town and with Vince and Dave, the reporters. And I just think that itís so neat that sheís so treasured by everybody, and I just feel honored to play her in that way. And I also love that she blurts things out and sheís quirky and awkward. That endears me to her so much.

Janice Beagle: Right. The show is kind of based around Stephen King, I was wondering if you had a favorite Stephen King book or one of the films that Stephen Kingís books were made into a film, if you liked any of the movies?

Emily Rose: Yeah. I could watch Stand By Me forever and ever and ever and ever and ever...

Janice Beagle: Thatís a great film.

Emily Rose: ...I love that film. And I love The Green Mile too. I thought that was great. I mean Shawshank Redemptionís fantastic, but the film that I could sit in a blanket and curl up in the corner and just live in and watch is the coming of age story with Stand By Me. To me thatís it. I feel at home there.

Janice Beagle: Thatís definitely a classic. Thatís a classic film. One more quick question, I donít want to take up your time, but are we going to see you guys at Comic-Con or possibly the New Jersey-based Horror Convention Monster-Mania at all this year?

Emily Rose: I donít think New Jersey and Iím still not sure about Comic-Con. Iím really hoping to be able to make it, but I donít know yet if my shooting schedule will - if Iíll be able to make that happen, but Iím trying. Iím trying my best.

Janice Beagle: Awesome. Thank you so much, Emily, and it was really nice to speak with you and Iím excited to see Haven and good luck with everything.

Emily Rose: Thank you so much. Thatís so sweet of you. Thank you.

Janice Beagle: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Allison Ruppino with Pop Culture Madness. Please go ahead.

Allison Ruppino: Hi, Emily. Thank you for your time today.

Emily Rose: Hi.

Allison Ruppino: I was wondering, since the show is starting the second season on July 15, what is something that you do as maybe a ritual or are you going to have a premier party for the second season?

Emily Rose: Oh, man. You know what, weíre going to - my ritual is that I will be filming.

Allison Ruppino: Oh, okay.

Emily Rose: We will be still be filming the eleventh - no, tenth episode up in Nova Scotia, so while everybodyís at home watching it Iím probably going to be finishing up a day of filming on an episode.

But, a little ritual that they do in Chester in the bar there is they have a Haven night every Friday night, but we premier a little bit later, like I think a few days later in Canada. But yeah, I think that theyíll most likely be the bar and people will be in there in the tavern watching the show, because they are so excited to see Chester on the big screen.

Allison Ruppino: Right, of course. You said that your parents were huge Sci-Fi fans, so when you do get a moment are you ever able to, you know, pop in a DVD and watch the season with them or...

Emily Rose: I know that my mom pre-ordered Haven on Amazon and she didnít get it in time, so they ran down to the store and they bought two copies, and then they drove their motorcycles down to my grandparents house to give it to them so that they could actually watch it. Theyíre really cute like that. I havenít had a chance...

Allison Ruppino: Right.

Emily Rose: watch it with them, but it is nice knowing that theyíre real fans.

Allison Ruppino: Right. As an actress, do you find yourself watching shows and critiquing things you do in the show to - for future performances?

Emily Rose: Yeah, Iím the type of actor that really wants to see dailies on a regular basis. I like to know - I still think that Iím learning everyday and Iím learning and Iím trying to get better and - on a regular basis.

And so, I watch certain scenes because I remember what directors directed me to do or maybe in an area that I disagreed with, and I watch and I just like to see how it appears on the outside to the audience. Iím a visual learner, so I definitely like watching to learn and to get better.

Allison Ruppino: Definitely. I agree. I mean, Iím not an actress, but I agree with...

Emily Rose: Yeah.

Allison Ruppino: ...that statement. Yeah, I was also wondering, you talked a little bit about the location of the show, how it plays a huge character in itself and adds to the show being a New England town. Since you already talked about that I was wondering if there was another location you think the show would do well in that isnít in New England. If you - where else do you think that would be a good spot for the show?

Emily Rose: Well, Iím a Seattleite. I grew up in Seattle, so I secretly long for it at times. I love Nova Scotia, but itís so far away from L.A.?

Allison Ruppino: Right.

Emily Rose: I secretly wonder at times if it could ever also be in Vancouver. But the thing is is the Northeast has its own look and you donít want to mess with that. Thatís such a character on our show that I understand why we ended up there.

Allison Ruppino: Definitely. I think New England is gorgeous and it definitely - as you said it, adds a look to the show. It really makes it its own role. So yeah, thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything with the second season.

Emily Rose: Thank you so much.

Allison Ruppino: Take care.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Lance Carter with Daily Actor. Please go ahead.

Lance Carter: Hey, Emily.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Lance Carter: Hey, well, so a lot of my questions were asked, but Iíll just ask this one. Whatís your advice to actors?

Emily Rose: Oh, man. Thatís a great question. I mean, thereís the clichť one of just keep going. If it was to actors that that want to be acting and to be working in this industry - the people I admire the most are the people like at my theater ensemble that I get to be a part of every once in a while back in L.A. called the Los Angeles Theater Ensemble.

Those guys are - to me theyíre the true artists. They write their own theater, they collaborate, they workshop it, and they throw themselves out there every single season with new fantastic, relevant material. And so, I think my advice is just not to wait for auditions to create your work. Something we learned at UCLA when I was there getting my graduate degree is they said, ďDonít wait for somebody to hire you. Weíre giving you the tools to create your own work and to make relevant theater that, you know, can be talked about.

And so, my advice is to go out and to observe and to use observations to inspire you, and then to go write pieces and put them up in your living room or put them up somewhere and get feedback, and just keep using your instrument. Keep using what you have and getting better and learning and be open to direction, be open to people, giving you advice, but not so open that you lose the sense of who you are.

Lance Carter: Thank you so much. You rock.

Emily Rose: Thanks.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Michael Simpson with Please go ahead.

Michael Simpson: Hi, Emily. Itís nice to talk to you from the other side of Canada.

Emily Rose: Itís nice to talk to you. Fantastic.

Michael Simpson: I apologize; I came into this Q&A late, so I hope this question hasnít been asked already. But, I was wondering what you like most about filming in Nova Scotia?

Emily Rose: No, it hasnít been asked yet. Thatís a great question. I really love the people. I love my crew. Theyíre...

Stephen Cox: (Youíre up).

Emily Rose: ...they - the crew there in Nova Scotia is some of the hardest working crew and they know that series like this donít come around to their province that often, and so they are just thankful to be working and are such collaborators and are fantastic.

And then, itís just so picturesque when itís sunny. I donít like the rain, I donít like the cold, I donít like the wind, but when itís sunny, I mean it is just a postcard around every corner. Itís pretty fantastic.

Michael Simpson: Awesome. Thank you. I certainly looked great in the show, so...

Emily Rose: Thank you so much.

Michael Simpson: ...weíll see it again in Season 2.

Emily Rose: I know, rock and roll. Iím excited.

Michael Simpson: Thank you.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: We have a follow-up question from the line of Reg Seeton with Please go ahead.

Reg Seeton: Hey, Emily. Thanks for the follow-up.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Reg Seeton: Hey. Itís kind of funny because Iím in Vancouver right now, Iím from Nova Scotia, so Iím wondering...

Emily Rose: You are? Thatís funny.

Reg Seeton: Yeah, itís weird. So, Iím wondering how you feel about the location now, as compared to when you first signed onto the project. Do you feel a special connection at all?

Emily Rose: I think Iíll always I always go, ďWow, I never imagined that I would have memories of Nova Scotia.Ē I just - other than Anne of Green Gables with like Prince Edward Island and stuff like that. I just never thought it would even be something that would be in my life, but it is and itís given me a great gift and I think Iíll always have a special connection there.

I know that Nickiís in Chester, the restaurant that we go to regularly there, I - if I ever saw Nicki, I mean we just owe her so much. Sheís so fantastic and takes such great care of us. And just of all the faces of the people there, the families that are there, for me, just flash through my mind. So yeah, I think I always will feel a special connection to that place, and you never know how long weíll be there.

Reg Seeton: Well, awesome and good luck with kicking caffeine.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Reg Seeton: All right.

Operator: We have a follow-up question from the line of Jamie Ruby with Sci-Fi Vision. Please go ahead.

Jamie Ruby: Hello again.

Emily Rose: Hello.

Jamie Ruby: So, you talked about - hi. You talked about wanting to do some movies, what would be your ultimate dream role or maybe somebody specific that you want to work with?

Emily Rose: Well, I mean I think every young actress would love to work with Meryl Streep, and just to sit and watch her and to learn alongside of her would be great. And then in terms of guys, I would absolutely like fall over myself, I know it sounds maybe a little funny, but I would just love to work with Tom Hanks one day. He has been - he had my heart at hello. Heís fantastic and I just think heís great.

And then in terms of roles, I mean I honestly really would just love to - I know that the video game that Iím involved in is getting made into a movie, so itís my dream...

Jamie Ruby: Oh.

Emily Rose: be able to play my role that we - I play in the video game. Itís exactly - I want to do that, so Iíd love to play - itís my dream to play Elena Fisher in the film.

Jamie Ruby: That would be awesome. I forgot they were making a movie. Thatís a fun game too.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Jamie Ruby: So, I lost what I was going to ask. Oh, what have you learned about yourself since you started working on Haven?

Emily Rose: Wow, thatís a great question. Iíve learned about how much I need family and friends and how much I need other people in order - I need support and like a constant and kind of the craziness, how much you need balance in your life.

And Iíve also learned that I can do it. You kind of always wonder would you be able to tell this story and will people connect with it? And itís such a blessing and such a treat when you find out that they do enjoy it and they do connect, and that it could have been anybody, you know?

Iím just so thankful and blessed to have gotten to play with all of these people and I think just learning to be thankful on a daily basis, no matter how stressful the day is or no matter how anything turned out, just to be thankful that I get to do this job and get to be on the phone with you guys just to be consistently thankful.

Jamie Ruby: Great. Now, since Alpha is - obviously is premiering tonight Iíve been asking people, what would you want to be your superpower if you could pick one?

Emily Rose: I think Iíd want to be able to teleport myself from one place to another without going through TSA. If I could arrive - if I could go from Halifax to L.A. on the weekends with just by blinking or doing some I Dream of Jeannie thing, I would be one happy camper.

Jamie Ruby: All right. Well, thank you so much.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: We have a follow-up question from the line of James Iaccino with MediaBlvd Magazine. Please go ahead.

James Iaccino: Hey, Emily.

Emily Rose: Hello.

James Iaccino: Hi. I compare Haven - I might be the only one comparing Haven to Lost, but I see a lot of similarities, you know, with this island and the energy on this island. Iím not sure if youíve ever seen Lost, the series.

Emily Rose: Oh, Iím the biggest Lost fan there is...

James Iaccino: Okay.

Emily Rose: ...are you kidding me? Thatís an honor that you say that. Thank you.

James Iaccino: Well, yeah, because Iím thinking that this force, whatever it is, underneath the town of Haven, I mean you could probably make a very easy read and say, ďOh, itís an evil malevolent force thatís using its energy to change people.Ē

But, I see I more as perhaps a natural force that psychic people or people with some talents are able to tap their energies into, including perhaps Audrey - or Audrey, whoever she is, herself. Am I sort of off-base there or do you think that there is a correlation there?

Emily Rose: I mean itís tricky. I think thereís definitely a deep mythology. I think the thing that resonates with me, in terms of the troubles in this town is just the fact that it could be generational and that it goes way back. And to me that - whatever it is, the town just doesnít want to deal with it and itís about dealing with whatís there in their history and the fabric of Haven. But, who knows, man, you have some pretty great theories. I - itís pretty impressive.

James Iaccino: I also wanted to know too, and I know you canít reveal any major spoilers or anything, but maybe just to whet the appetites of the individuals that will be watching Haven this season, any interesting things developing this season, besides the new characters, of course?

Emily Rose: Yeah. I mean, well, that was the thing I was going to say. I think just the new characters. Also, itís a bit more action packed and I think we go darker this year than we did last year, which I think a lot of people will enjoy. So, I think those are all the new things kind of coming into this next season is - I mean, the stuff between Audrey and you know who we refer to as (Fraudrey) or not (Fraudrey), is kind of - is interesting and tricky, and thatís kind of - I - you know where we are so far.

Now, I canít speak to the last half of the season because we havenít shot it yet...

James Iaccino: Okay.

Emily Rose: ...but I have faith that they know what theyíre doing.

James Iaccino: Itís really cool that you mention the dark elements too, because I think for a show to survive usually if it starts treating things very lightly for too long then the people arenít going to be able to identify with it anymore. Itís going to be outrageous. I mean, Eureka ended up - it started to become, and I love the episode too, very light but this last season it got really dark and very complex, in terms of its plot.

And I just think when it goes the dark route people are more fascinated, they care about the characters, they think you know the plots are more realistic and I think it just has more going for it than if itís something very light, you know?

Emily Rose: Well, I think you liken it to a relationship. You know you first meet people and the audience first meets us they want to know us first and foremost. Youíre going to want to like the person youíre in a relationship before you want to know all their dirty laundry, so I think thatís kind of the same type of situation.

I think that we found an audience and we enjoy them and they enjoy us, and now I think the next step is to kind of dive in a little bit deeper and I think thatís what we do.

James Iaccino: I like the way you compare it to a relationship that you start identifying with the characters and they become, you know, part of your (household). Thatís really cool that you see it that way, so many more episodes, many more seasons. Hopefully thereís enough, I would hope, to have five seasons of this show, you know?

Emily Rose: Yeah. Thank you so much for watching and coming up with theories. How fantastic.

James Iaccino: Thanks. Take care, Emily.

Emily Rose: You too.

Operator: Our next question...

Stephen Cox: This is going to be our last question.

Operator: Perfect.

Emily Rose: Okay, great.

Operator: The next question is from the line of Brandon Sites with Please go ahead.

Brandon Sites: Hi, once again. Thanks for spending some time with us once again. My biggest question is, what has been like the oddest occurrence thatís happened to you or the - and the rest of the cast (included) during the filming of the last season?

Emily Rose: You said an odd occurrence?

Brandon Sites: Yeah, the odd - yes. Yes.

Emily Rose: What I think is funny is that thereíll be episodes where weíll be dealing with things like the Butterfly episode. Weíll have tons of butterflies or the electricity episode; thereíll be kind of like some weird like electrical or power outages that have been happening. To me thatís the weird thing is that some of the episodes that we have there will be some kind of correlating event that occurs. I just hope it doesnít - we donít have any correlating deaths or anything like that.

Brandon Sites: Okay. And my - the next question is, whatís one thing about you that we wouldnít expect to know of? Iíll give you an example, your cast member Eric said heís a So You Think You Can Dance junkie. What is it about you that maybe that surprises you? Surprises, I guess, is a surprise?

Emily Rose: I think - oh, thatís a good question. Iím also a So You Think You Can Dance junkie. I also could watch hours and hours of HGTV forever and ever and ever. But, I think like the fact that I am really great with computers and love to edit and love to do editing on my laptop at home and photography and things like that.

And I told a story today that caught some people off guard that I started my Jeep in high school with a tube of cover up before, so I know how to get cars started and have had to do so in the past. So, I think thatís kind of surprising.

Brandon Sites: Oh, very diverse. And my last question is, if you were - (say the) producers were charging you to write the script, who would choose? Would you choose Lucas or Eric?

Emily Rose: I know the question, a girl never tells that answer. I canít tell that answer. Thatís my little secret.

Brandon Sites: Okay. Well, thanks for spending some time with us today. Thank you very much.

Emily Rose: Thank you so much.

Stephen Cox: Thank you all very much. We are very happy to have Emily on the phone with us and make sure to tune in when Haven premiers this Friday, July 15 at 10:00 pm.

Thank you very much, Emily.

Emily Rose: Thank you.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude the conference call for today.

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