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Interview with Emily Rose of "Haven" on Syfy 8/16/11
Syfy Conference Call
August 16, 2011
12:30 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and 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 do have questions, you may press the one followed by the four. If
you need operator assistance, you may press star zero.
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Tuesday, August 16,
I would now like to turn the conference over to Erica Rubin. You may
Erica Rubin: Hi everybody. Thank you so much for joining today. We are
joined by Emily Rose, the star of Syfy's Haven.
If anyone would like a transcript after this call, it should be
available 24 hours after the call is over and I would be happy to get
you one so please let me know if you'd be interested in a transcript.
Other than that, I'm going to turn it back over to the moderator and
thanks everyone again for calling in and thanks especially to Emily
Operator: Thank you ladies and gentlemen. If you would like to register
for a question, you may press the one followed by the four. If you would
like to withdraw your registration, please press the one followed by the
Our first question is from the line of Jim Iaccino with Media Boulevard
Magazine. You may proceed.
Jim Iaccino: Hey Emily, this is Jim. How are you doing?
Emily Rose: I'm doing great. How are you doing?
Jim Iaccino: Cool. I did want to - no, I interviewed you before and I
did want to ask you this question because I remember you from the
Jericho series on CBS and I wanted to know, that was a little bit sci-fi
too. Did that help you in any way with the Haven series at all, you
know, in terms of getting acclimated to that genre?
Emily Rose: I think it was kind of just a prep for how great the fans
are but my part on Jericho didnít really deal with any kind of crazy
supernatural stuff that was going on, not like there is on Haven. My
part on Jericho really was more of a part that was based more in reality
and I think my video game background with Uncharted has been probably
the most help in terms of really having to imagine some things that you
arenít seeing on the day and what not. But yes, it just mainly prepared
me for how great the fans are really.
Jim Iaccino: And they are crazy at that. Well, in passion, let's put it
Emily Rose: Yes.
Jim Iaccino: I did notice that you were correct in saying that it's
taken a darker turn this season which I really like. I mean it seems
like youíve definitely become more a prominent force on that show. So I
have to ask you this, without revealing any spoilers, are we going to
find out why Emily is so immune to some of the - or yourself is so
immune, Audrey, is so immune to some of the forces in Haven that she
just is not effected by it like some of the other people or most of the
Emily Rose: I donít know if we're really going to find out why that is
as much as we're going to find Audrey searching for her identity and
clinging onto that as being something thatís really unique to who she
is. I think thatís more in the long term mystery of the mythology of the
show but itís definitely something that we really cling to as part of
her identity for sure.
Jim Iaccino: Okay and I really feel sad about Nathan this year because
it looks like he's pining for you and he doesnít know exactly what to do
now that Chris Brody's in the picture and it's sort of like, you know,
he's just waiting in the wings for you and I hope that while your
romance with Chris is developing that Nathan isn't sad the entire
Emily Rose: Well, I think thatís what's been great about Episode 6.
Jim Iaccino: Okay.
Emily Rose: What's so great about last year is we're able to establish
the world in which we want to live and so in order to do that, we need
to serve up those relationships and Season 2 is about vending that stuff
and stretching it and creating tensions and the great thing to me about
this next episode thatís coming is it tests our boundaries on all of
those fronts relationally.
And she's jumping into this relationship with Chris I think out of a
dysfunctional sort of feeling like who is she and if this other Audrey
could have a relationship, why can't she and what is that like. And I
think you sort of test those boundaries out on people maybe that you
donít necessarily - that you feel safe to kind of be testers if thatís
like not in a cruel way to say it and I think her and Nathan have
something really special and I feel like maybe thatís not the proper
testing grounds, if that makes any sense.
Jim Iaccino: Yes, it does. Thanks. I'm really curious now to see this
next episode. Based on what you just said, it sounds great. Okay.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Jamie Steinberg from
Starry Constellation Magazine. You may proceed.
Jamie Steinberg: Hi. It's a pleasure to speak with you again.
Emily Rose: Hi, how are you?
Jamie Steinberg: Good. Thanks for taking your time to talk to us today.
Emily Rose: Yes, no problem. Thanks for the dialogue.
Jamie Steinberg: Do you think that the newbie storyline was brought in
too close, you know, with Chris and Evi?
Emily Rose: You mean bringing in new people?
Jamie Steinberg: Yes.
Emily Rose: No, not really because I feel like we donít have the luxury
of having 24 episodes. We have 12 to 13 episodes to really kind of get
across all the different arcs and things that we want to do in the
second season. I think it's really exciting to me personally to have
everybody so effected by new people coming in because it really goes to
show how much they really value the relationships that have been set up
between the characters and it's exciting because with change comes new
possibilities and I think it shows the different colors of each
It makes you want to fight for Audrey and Nathan or Audrey and Duke so
much more and fight for these things and want to stick around to see if
they actually flesh themselves out and I think that if we kind of served
up immediately the dessert of what people wanted to see in the first
couple, two or three episodes, I think that it's kind of like where do
you go from there? So no, I think the timing of it's pretty right on.
Jamie Steinberg: And do you enjoy watching yourself on television or are
you one of those people that cannot tune in to see the show each week?
Emily Rose: I definitely do like watching the show because we never
really get to see how it comes together until it airs so to me it's neat
to see an episode in its cohesiveness to see if we tracked everything
correctly and for me just learning more everyday about my craft, wanting
to know if I pitched things in the right place.
But that was a really interesting thing about Episode 6 that
chronologically what's coming up, it was really all about different
emotional levels and kind of all existing in what was a very similar
timeframe and so trying to make those things different and trying to
track the story well and so I remember when I saw an early cut of six, I
was really, really excited because everything tracked pretty well and
it's such an interesting, fast paced, awesome story.
Now it's not ever comfortable for me to sit with my husband and watch me
have scenes with other guys. Thatís not comfortable. I donít enjoy that
but no, I do. I donít cringe so much. I donít enjoy but I donít cringe.
I like to sit there and watch what I need to do better and what landed
well and all of that stuff.
Jamie Steinberg: Okay, thank you.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Pattye Grippo with
Pazsaz Entertainment Network. You may proceed.
Pattye Grippo: Hi, thanks for talking with us today.
Emily Rose: Hey, thank you.
Pattye Grippo: So let me ask you, what do you enjoy most about working
Emily Rose: I think for me this year I enjoy the depth of where we go
with the relationships of the characters. I donít get my, what's the
word, creative energy or batteries are recharging from the sort of
trouble of the week thing. That to me is kind of what keeps people -
well, it's kind of like the laundry line on which everything else hangs.
Pattye Grippo: Right.
Emily Rose: For me, what's enjoyable is the mythology and the characters
and the deeper mystery behind this town and so when we get to do really
like - when we get to scenes to me that have a subtext and we're not
having to explain things exactly on the nose or that involve
relationships and history and what's not being said, that to me is my
favorite part of working on Haven.
Thank goodness I get along with my cast mates and enjoy the people and
think that the place is beautiful. So I enjoy all those things but to me
the real reward is working really hard on a scene with the director in
the limited time that we have and then watching it really effect people
and then watching the fan videos later.
Pattye Grippo: That makes sense though actually. So how do you think
your character has evolved this season from the last and where do you
think that it's going?
Emily Rose: I think I've said this before so I'm sorry if I'm repeating
myself but I think last season was really about why should I stay in
Haven and what's my connection to the place and why have I been brought
here and this season's been more about who am I. Sometimes I get side
barred because we have to focus in on the trouble of the week and it's
always a challenge to try to portray the duality of that but you know
anytime that I can find Audrey being effected by the trouble in a
personal way then thatís sort of my way in.
And what I think this year is different for her is there's a bit more of
a comfort. Last year she was circling all of her other characters to
kind of get an idea of who they are and this year she's at home with
them and is circling them and is thrown off by them when there might be
a situation that occurs that she's not really familiar that they would
handle it in a certain way or you know what she knows about Nathan and
he reacts in a way she's not expecting, things like that.
Pattye Grippo: Right.
Emily Rose: That to me is the different side of it and just what's
exciting about being able to stick with the series and I'm so excited
that our ratings are holding strong every week and that we have an
audience thatís returning and coming back because they're getting to
know the characters just as well and maybe will have the same reactions
as Audrey does when those different situations come about.
Pattye Grippo: That makes sense. Well, thank you very much for your time
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question from the line of Reg Seeton with
thedeadbolt.com. You may proceed.
Reg Seeton: Hey Emily, how's it going?
Emily Rose: Hey, how are you doing?
Reg Seeton: Not too bad.
Emily Rose: Great.
Reg Seeton: Well first off, what was it like for you to make out with
Emily Rose: It was weird. I was like is this my life right now? What's
happening? Especially because I'd worked with Luke Perry before for a
long episode on Johnson Cincinnati so it was just bizarre that I was
like what's happening with 90210 intersecting my life.
But really it was great. It's always really great to work with really
seasoned professional, creative, talented people because you learn a lot
from working with them and there's always the mystery surrounding his
name and who he is and then we meet him in person and realize that he's
super down to earth and really loves his family and is just really
talented and super hardworking and is not a diva at all. It's just great
because you learn a lot from working alongside of someone like that
thatís very eager to work and make a good story, and so obviously it's
always a little weird but then you get over it and you move on.
Reg Seeton: Well, for the upcoming episode, since actors have to do so
many takes on a scene, was it easier to relate to Audrey repeating the
same day over and over?
Emily Rose: No and thatís a great question. It was just really a
challenge for me. I remember going through the script and writing the
timeline out of what was occurring. Through the day I would because
based on a production schedule I would have to do the day repeating in
the same location just at different levels. So what was nice about that
is our ADs and our producer set up the best they could to start at the
earlier stage and then to slowly kind of fall apart, but what's tricky
is how do you make some of these tragic events throughout the day seem
different and how do you let them effect you even more each time and how
do you step the urgency up each time.
It was a great and wonderful on camera acting exercise for me and one I
was really, really excited about. It was really challenging. I knew that
when I was walking into that episode I just knew that it was going to be
one of the biggest emotionally challenging episodes I've done because
from a technical standpoint, not only do you have to make it seem real
in the wide shot but the tight shot and the close-up and then also on
the reverse for the other actors.
So you're doing a scene thatís really, really emotional probably 12 to
15 times and then on top of that, you need to have the technical DP or
focus puller or grip or director talk to you through the scene in a
technical way just to pull it off but yet you still have to be freaking
out and even though your brain knows that it's not really happening, at
the end of that week my body was so tense and so drained because my body
thought that I had been through those traumas multiples of times. And so
it was a real challenge but a real reward and I really hope people are
effected by it as much as I was when I played it.
Reg Seeton: And just one last question.
Emily Rose: Sorry, thatís a long answer.
Reg Seeton: Thatís okay and just one last question for you. As compared
to this time last season, how do you empathize more with what Audrey and
what she's going through?
Emily Rose: This may sound really depressing but it was funny. I was
laughing with some - well I wasnít laughing. They were laughing at me
but we were talking about Christmas for Audrey and I was talking with
some producers and we were talking about what that was and I said, "You
guys, I really donít want to talk about this because it makes me really
sad when I think about Audrey at Christmas."
And I've just found that as I spend more time portraying her, you should
always have compassion and understanding for your character but I feel
it in a much more visceral way now. She's more in my body I think this
season and what I mean by that is I really experience if there's
something thatís just really sad, it really saddens me like as a friend
when they're going through something tragic where your heart really
aches and hurts because you feel like you're right along side of them.
I've been feeling that way towards her and so I think thatís a gift and
I have to remove myself from that gift sometimes but I think that thatís
a really sweet gift to have and it makes her a lot more accessible and a
little bit less work I guess you could say.
Reg Seeton: Great. Thanks and good luck with the season.
Emily Rose: Thank you so much.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Erin Willard with Sci-fi
Mafia. You may proceed.
Erin Willard: Hi Emily. I'm really happy to be able to talk with you
Emily Rose: Thanks.
Erin Willard: Haven's my absolute favorite summer series so it was great
seeing your Comic-Con at the Haven screening. Thanks so much for
appearing at that. That was really...
Emily Rose: Oh my gosh, my pleasure.
Erin Willard: That was really fun.
Emily Rose: Yes.
Erin Willard: Wow, what a big game changer at the end of the last
episode with Chris. Did you feel - how'd you feel about that when you
first learned about it?
Emily Rose: It's always a little weird because you know you're
introducing a guest character and thatís going to kind of tear you apart
from the subtext that you're creating with other characters but I'm
always a little leery of it because you're always like well how's it
going to be written, what's going to happen and ultimately it's kind of
neat because I think I've been reading a lot of the reviews lately of
the last episode. And one of the things people are talking about is
Audrey's sort of oblivious nature towards Nathan and how he's feeling
And I was talking with one of the writers and they were talking about
how normally thatís a guy thing, thatís a guy attribute that the guy
would be oblivious to the girl who really likes him. And that on our
show it's Audrey who I think is oblivious in so many ways because she's
conditioned to not connect with people and the only way that she
connects and the only time that her connecting is good or that she
experiences is when she's actually able to help troubled people. But
when it comes to relationships, she doesnít know anything about that and
even if she might sense something from Nathan, she's not. It's too
important to her and her job and she doesnít know how to function.
So I think when I read about this relationship it was kind of exciting.
This is the first time we get to see Audrey actually being the
girly-girl and in a relationship but it's almost like she said screw it.
I think I'm going to try whatever everybody else is trying and if bad
Audrey can have a relationship why can't I and who am I in a
relationship and this is a kind of fun place to try that out.
And then also Chris is like opposites attract. He's all about science
and he's all about scientific explanations and she's all about safe and
her instincts and her intuition and so it was interesting. It was really
fun to play and it was really fun to see what that did between Nathan
and Audrey and what that did with Duke and Audrey especially when
everybody else is so enamored by him and she isn't but then sort of she
is. So it's a lot of double edged swords to play but thatís always fun
and deep and more interesting ultimately I think.
Erin Willard: No, it's great and thatís a really interesting perspective
because, you know, not necessarily having the same insight that you do
into the character, it was hard to tell if she just thought yes I know
about Nathan but he doesnít done anything so I'm going to do this as
opposed to her being more oblivious and thatís a really interesting way
to look at it. I like that a lot.
Emily Rose: And I think too it's like one of those things where it's
like you said, if they're not going to act on it, am I imagining that?
Is that something that I'm imagining? It's not really my place right now
to act on anything and we are good partners and we work well and maybe
it's just that.
Erin Willard: Right.
Emily Rose: You have to know too as an audience that the audience gets
to see what Nathan's feeling but Audrey doesnít necessarily see that and
I think one of the things that she wrestles with with Chris is does
Chris like her for her or does he like her for the fact that she's not
effected by his trouble and is that maybe why Nathan likes her because
he can feel around her? So it's pretty complex.
Erin Willard: Yes, it sort of kind of blew up with that scene, you know.
We thought (Castigation) was howling like no (unintelligible).
Emily Rose: Yes.
Erin Willard: But have you finished shooting the season now?
Emily Rose: We are. I am currently talking to you with three more wake
ups left until it's done.
Erin Willard: Great.
Emily Rose: So three days away from it being in the can. It's a little
bittersweet. It's like you look at our ratings and you really hope that
we're coming back for a season three but nothing is for certain in this
industry and so you want to be excited for what can come but you're also
very aware that you just never know. It kills you but you know it is
what it is.
Erin Willard: Yes. It's killing all of us. We keep waiting to hear about
something about season three. Do you know anything about what the
writers have in mind for season three providing there's going to be one?
Emily Rose: As of right now I donít. We have some of them here and I
should ask them. I've been so wrapped up in what's going on now but I do
know that they have an idea of where it would be going next season but
thatís a good question. I'll make sure to ask them after we're done.
Erin Willard: Good and then one last question, I'm wondering if we're
going to find out more about specifically Audrey and her attachment to
Lucy and if we're going to find about more about that red curly wig she
Emily Rose: Say the last part again, if we find out more about that
Erin Willard: You know the episode when everybody was seeing very, very
scary things and the brothers saw what I presume was supposed to be Lucy
in what was some of kind of weird kind of curly wig thing. Are we going
to find out anything more about that?
Emily Rose: Yes, you definitely are and you will understand why she
doesnít really look that much like Lucy and there will be a big, large
Lucy development. One of my favorite parts of the season so yes that is
to come for sure.
Erin Willard: Do you know which episode?
Emily Rose: It's near the end. I know that. They all sort of blend
together in my mind but I do know it's near the end.
Erin Willard: Okay, great. Well, I'm really looking forward to it.
Thanks so much again for taking the time.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question from the line of Jamie Ruby with
scifivision.com. You may proceed.
Jamie Ruby: Hi, thanks so much for talking to us again today.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Jamie Ruby: So I have another question about the relationship of Audrey
and Nathan. You just commented on, you know, does Nathan - I'm sorry. My
dog was starting to bark.
Emily Rose: Thatís okay.
Jamie Ruby: How, you know, does Nathan maybe like her because, you know,
he can feel her or whatever but what I was thinking about when I was
watching it the other day is it seems like on the show, the people that
have troubles, a lot of the solution is for them to kind of be with the
people they care about and I'm wondering if thatís actually more of a
hint and like a correlation that Nathan has feelings for Audrey and
maybe if he was with her like he could take care of that - you know,
that problem would go away.
Emily Rose: Yes, I think you could definitely be on to something. I
always ask the writers that. I wonder if there is a past connection with
Nathan and Audrey about why he's able to just feel her and I've
definitely wondered that myself, although the hard thing is that makes
it hard to get under that theory is the fact that Audrey is able to help
a lot of people and in that regard, the people that they are good with.
I was listening to a podcast the other day that was really good and they
were talking about our show and one of the things they noted was that
there's never a really wholesome working relationship in Haven. The only
one thatís remotely close is Vince and Dave, the brothers. All the other
relationships are dysfunctional.
Jamie Ruby: This is true.
Emily Rose: Or have fallen apart or there's been sort of severing or
something. And so in that regard it's not necessarily that the other
people that they're with calm them down. Audrey's the one thatís able to
sort of get them to understand and then resolve with those people. So
I'm not sure.
I think that there is something to be said between Nathan and Audrey's
connection. Nathan obviously is the one that feels it more on his side
but Audrey definitely wouldnít be able to move forward without his
support so it's interesting. I donít know. Good food for thought for
Jamie Ruby: Okay thanks. Also, it's obvious that Vince and Dave know a
lot of what's going on and with Lucy and everything. They seem to have a
lot of insight. Why do you think it is that they won't help her, won't
tell her? Do you think there's like a big reason behind that or are we
going to see that soon?
Emily Rose: I definitely think that there's a big reason behind it. I
donít know the reason. My own speculation is that I feel like they're
either ultimately afraid of something or it's like with a child that you
think they can only handle so much or they donít really know all the
answers and so why tell some of the answers if they can't tell all of
them. Or they're being held accountable to someone else behind the
scenes in some kind of way. I really donít know.
I do know that there is a great moment in the season where Audrey
confronts them about that and it's one of my favorite scenes I've been
able to play this season as well. So I definitely think thatís a
legitimate question and thatís one that she has too.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great and then quickly I was going to ask you, you
talked last time about Lucas and him writing his songs and everything
and that you were asking him to post them. Did you ever hear back about
that? Is he ever considering that or...
Emily Rose: I'll make sure to ask him again. I know he gets a little
Internet shy of having stuff put out there of him on the Internet but
you know he's a mysterious man, just like Nathan Wuornos but I will ask
him about that and I'll see what we can do.
Jamie Ruby: Okay. Tell him if he gets a Twitter account then he can kind
of control what goes out better.
Emily Rose: I know. He's definitely the last man standing on that. I
think it's almost become where everybody wants him to have one. I donít
know. I think it all comes down to him getting an iPhone so if we can
move him off of the Blackberry and get onto his iPhone, maybe we'll have
a fighting chance.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Thanks a lot.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question from the line of Melissa Ramungy from
thetelevixen.com. You may proceed with your question.
Melissa Ramungy: Hi Emily. It's a pleasure to speak with you today.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Melissa Ramungy: I had a quick question about the actual setting where
you guys film. Do you find that filming in an actual small town maritime
setting that you can really draw from that in creating your character
and how she reacts to her surroundings versus rather just being on a
generic sound stage somewhere?
Emily Rose: Hands down. It is a major character of our show. I always
say it should be number one on the call sheet. When we moved here and we
were from L.A., the way that you felt in a small town that everybody was
sort of aware of who you were also with having the stigma of being an
actor and what everybody thinks you are or how much money you have they
think you have or what they think your life might be.
You absorb all of that and I said okay, Audrey definitely feels under
the microscope as well and she definitely isn't sure of where to go to
get certain food and she definitely doesn't know, you know, how to
really get settled and she definitely feels like a fish out of water
like she has her work which she finds comfortable and homey and she
knows how to do that but other than that, she feels under the
And it was really kind of great, being in season one and then season two
to come back the second year and the warm reception we had from the town
and everybody being so excited about Haven and being so enthusiastic
about wanting to help and loving watching us film and all this stuff.
It's sort of similar parallel lives with Audrey about being there still
and now having everybody sort of accept her more and know who she is and
be excited about who she is and all of that it definitely parallels and
I think that if I was doing on the WB lot back in the day in L.A. I
wouldnít have the feeling of getting pouring down slanting rain on me
while I'm doing a scene and being on a boat that likes rolling up and
down and the hard rocks and the beach and just the grittiness of finding
a body on the beach, all these things that help for the texture and what
aides us in the scene. It would definitely be lacking if we werenít
Melissa Ramungy: Great. Well, thank you very much. Looking forward to
the rest of the season.
Emily Rose: And actually you know one thing before you go in terms of
location, next in episode six, we shoot pretty much the entire episode
in this town that we havenít really shot in yet called Mahone Bay and
it's north of Chester.
Melissa Ramungy: (unintelligible)
Emily Rose: And it's absolutely stunning and it's beautiful and it's
really neat because I think that we see another like different sides of
Haven and a different street. We usually shoot in Chester and Lunenberg
but this whole episode takes place in the Mahone Bay area. It's one of
my favorite places to film and most scenic picturesque, three churches
on this little peninsula or this little bay and it's beautiful. So I
think they're in for some major eye candy in the next episode in that
Melissa Ramungy: It makes me all nostalgic because I usually spend
summers down there and I didnít get to go this year so. Yes but...
Emily Rose: Yes, it's beautiful.
Melissa Ramungy: Best of luck to you.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Melissa Ramungy: And I cannot wait to see how things shape up for Audrey
for the rest of the season.
Emily Rose: Thank you so much.
Melissa Ramungy: Thanks.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Kathie Huddleston with
blastr.com). You may proceed.
Kathie Huddleston: Hi.
Emily Rose: Hello.
Kathie Huddleston: Great to talk to you. Thank you for taking the call.
Emily Rose: Yes, thank you.
Kathie Huddleston: So what are some of the things - youíve mentioned a
couple things that we have to look forward to this season but can you
expand on some of the things that are coming up beyond say the Groundhog
Emily Rose: I mean that one is one that I'm really, really excited
about, this next episode but yes I think there's an episode coming up
that takes place completely in the woods which is really, really creepy
and some night stuff that is directed by Lee Rose who is amazing, an
amazing director and couple that with our VP Eric Cayla and in the woods
at different times of the day. There was a shot where we were sitting
there I think I tweeted about it. There was a sunset that we were
shooting there the day before our premiere date and it was absolutely
stunning and taking up the level of creepiness of Stephen King in that
episode is really cool. So I'm looking forward to that episode.
I'm definitely looking forward to some moments in the finale and - with
Vince and Dave and between Audrey and Nathan - that are some cool
developments. I mean those things are really cool to me. Any kind of
heightened emotion and high stakes and stuff that deals personally with
the characters to me is great but I think that episode in the woods is
episode 10 I believe.
And then also there's a cool episode that actually working with Jason
Priestly, the one that he directed, was really neat and that was fun
because his character came back for a little bit and that was a blast.
But looking back, Lucas and I were talking about it over the season
where we were thinking about okay is this going to be as strong a
season, is this going to up the ante this year and as we started going
through the episodes out loud and kind of tracking some of the major
events, we're like wow, there's some really big things going to happen
this season. So it's going to be a great gift to our fans which I really
hope they continue to watch for.
Kathie Huddleston: Awesome. And you had mentioned before that, you know,
Audrey is going to be - you know, has been searching for her identity
and of course and it seems like thatís going to be continuing. Can you
expand on Audrey's journey this season?
Emily Rose: It's tough because I think she's sort of hunkering down in
Haven. I wonder if our season will echo the stages of grief but I think
the first season is kind of this denial of what am I doing here and is
this really happening and why am I here and the shock.
This season I feel like Audrey's pissed off about a lot of different
things as a result of the information she doesnít know and the
information that she finds out and it's kind of a balance of trying to
continue to endear the audience and endear them to her and make
everybody sympathize with Audrey and what she's going through but also
experience some really real emotions about what it feels like to
continually get abandoned or not have the answers that you need or just
be grasping at straws all the time.
Yes, so I think oh my gosh and then the final moment of the finale just
flashed in my eyes. It is huge people, let me tell you. It is big time.
So I'm very excited. I'm very excited. It's just more rug pulling out.
We all love that, where did that - I did not see that coming, definitely
those moments for her.
Kathie Huddleston: Wow, well thank you so much.
Emily Rose: Yes. Sorry I can't give you specifics but then you wouldnít
enjoy it as much.
Kathie Huddleston: Thank you.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question from the line of Diane Morasco with the Blog
Critics. You may proceed.
Diane Morasco: Hey Emily, how are you? And thank you so much for taking
our calls today.
Emily Rose: Great. Thank you.
Diane Morasco: Okay. I have a couple of questions. Now with Haven in its
second season, how would you say that Audrey has evolved and how would
you say youíve evolved?
Emily Rose: Thatís a good question. I mean I think she's evolved in, you
know, she sort of starts out in the way that we see for Audrey come in
second season with this sort of structure, law. This is kind of I do the
things, you know, the FBI sort of way but I'm also kind of a renegade in
that way and then we see her sort of abandon that and sort of find, you
know, kind of gravitate more to finding her own sense of identity. And
then in the second season we find that as it's being ripped out from
underneath her really searching and grasping but kind of figuring out
who her family is.
And you know I think I kind of echo that in some ways. I mean I think
that I kind of came to the show, you know, trying to be, you know, as
professional and as prepared and as focused and concentrated and giving
it my all, you know, completely at the beginning and then kind of
discovering how, you know, what different parts of me were really Audrey
and how to kind of focus on those things and settle and chill out a bit
And then I think the fact that season you kind of come in relaxed and
you think you know that you have it all together but then, you know, it
offers a whole new set of challenges and you know trying to balance
family life and relationships and you know feeling at home in all of it
but also still, you know, getting freaked out by it sometimes.
So I think I echo that in a lot of ways but I think we've grown together
definitely. I think there's ways I'm very much different from Audrey. I
feel like I have some really great friendships and really fantastic
family and you know a sense of humor and kind of can enjoy life and
chill and I think Audrey can be a little bit of that but we donít see
that as often.
And in a way I've had to really kind of be careful that I donít come
home from portraying somebody thatís kind of, you know, full of defenses
and kind of bugged and frustrated and urgent and stressed out because
she can't figure out what's going on. I have to really learn about
coming home and sort of dropping that and being like okay, I'm not
Audrey Parker. I am Emily Rose. Hi puppy dog, how are you? Hi husband,
how are you? it's about, you know, finding a balance between those
things but I think I've definitely grown in, you know, not necessarily I
wouldnít say confidence but just ease and comfort about the group of
people and being here and being kind of away from my home for five or
Diane Morasco: Thank you. When you're doing the show, do you often get
to ad lib or do you follow the script?
Emily Rose: I think some of the boys ad lib a bit more than I do. I do
sometimes. If I ad lib I donít really kind of realize that I'm ad
libbing because I just have so many lines everyday to get out of my
mouth but I definitely look at the script and if it's not the way I
think that Audrey would say it then I try to readjust some of that stuff
and there's sometimes when they say have fun with it, play with it and
kind of live in the chemistry of those moments and thatís a blast but I
donít do that as much as Eric does.
Diane Morasco: Okay. What was it like working with Adam Copeland and
Emily Rose: Adam, he's awesome. I didnít know what it was going to be
like to have it. Everybody just kept telling us that we had a wrestler
coming on the show and I sort of imagined somebody that was short and
ripped and bald. I donít know why I imagined that and so when I stepped
out of the van and I saw Adam I was like what? Nice to meet you.
Welcome, welcome to our show. And I just had no clue what to expect. And
Adam is the most unassuming, kind hearted, warm person you could meet
and on top of that, really talented in this character of Dwight that he
When the writers were talking to us about a cleaner, it just made sense.
It made total sense and I found Audrey and I donít know it's just
because of Audrey's love for troubled people but her feelings towards
Dwight in terms of protecting him and wanting to help him definitely
flaring up as well and really felt that for his character and so it was
really great working with Adam.
And then Jason is just amazing. He's great and just really great to work
with and learn from him as a director and as an actor and as somebody
that has had a long successful career. Just really asking him questions
and talking with him and then watching him work, and he's so open to
other people's suggestions and working together and collaborating that
it's really encouraging and it's great to see people that arenít
defensive about their work and that just really want to make the best
story and he's just great and really talented and an honor to work with
Diane Morasco: Is there any characteristic of Audrey that is complex
that you have to adjust to?
Emily Rose: Yes wow thatís a good question. You know to be honest with
you, it sounds kind of funny but I think she thinks faster than I do. I
think that I think and process and put together things but in my brain.
It doesnít always like come out of my mouth in the correct form as it's
probably doing right now and you know they're always telling me Audrey
like, you know, she thinks of this really quickly. This comes to her
really quickly. She processes things really fast. It's like she's on
So when I'm having a really difficult time with my lines or getting the
dialogue because we move so quickly or, you know, making sure that I
understand the story and then on top of that having to say things that
are supposed to lead the audience through understanding the story as
well, it's been tough at times for me to adjust to her pace but when I
do, I enjoy it and I enjoy the results of it. It makes sense to me so I
donít know if that makes sense to you but it makes sense to me.
Diane Morasco: And my last question, with the explosion of social media,
how important do you think it is to interact with the online community
whether it be fans cheering or booing via Twitter, Facebook, anywhere?
Emily Rose: I think that having the connection with the fans as a
theater person I really enjoy but I also think that the only thing is to
just put up boundaries and you donít ever do those specifically. But
sometimes you have that contact, like I've had people that contact me
repeatedly throughout the day and I want to make sure that there's a
boundary between my private life and my professional life.
And I definitely am willing to, after a show or something, I would in
theater say hi to people or wish somebody a happy birthday or say, "Hey
check this out," but in terms of me always being available to everyone
thatís where I sort of say, "You know what? Thatís, you know, thatís
I donít respond to everything all the time and just like if you read
about a review, sometimes you want to get on those message boards and
explain whatever but you donít because you have to allow everybody their
opinions and step away from the performance and be okay with your work
and really ask what you think and what the director thinks and go on
from there. And I think that some of the great actors are people that I
look up to and they donít necessarily have an open dialogue all the
So I think it's about a balance. I think that we live in a great new era
where you can contact people and I love it because I feel like I'm able
to keep in touch with a lot of people that I've worked with and I also
love it because I really do love meeting people and I love hearing their
excited response towards the show completely but when it moves sort of
beyond on that to think that I'm able to be available all the time when
I work 16 hours a day and have a family and everything, thatís kind of
where I have to just be like okay. I'm going to turn off my phone now.
But I'm really thankful for it because honestly the fact that people are
affected and make fan videos and want to talk and want to - it's a huge
honor. It's a huge blessing and I would never not want that blessing.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Tim Holquinn from the
Outhouse. You may proceed.
Tim Holquinn: Hi Emily. Thanks for your time.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Tim Holquinn: With Lindsey Wagner's recent guest appearance on Alphas,
she tied in their series with Eureka and thatís tied into Warehouse 13
and I was just wondering if you would like Haven to also be part of that
shared universe and if so, if you were to guest star on one of those
shows, which one would you like to visit?
Emily Rose: I was so excited when I went to my first Syfy event and met
Eddie McClintock and Matt Cullen. They came out of the woodwork to
welcome me to the Syfy family and I was really amazed by that. I just
thought there I'm standing just kind of nervous about being new on the
show and new to this network and everything and they just came right up
to me and were like, "Hi, you're Emily. You're on the new show.
Congratulations. So good to have you."
So I would love to work with either one of them. I always thought that
Eureka and Haven, if that was to ever do a crossover that would be
really interesting as in like neighboring towns or something weird like
that or because there is this sort of small town mentality with the cops
and that kind of deal or if they had to work together on something I
always thought that would be really interesting and funny.
So yes thatís great but we're so thankful to be on Syfy and to have the
viewership and people tuning in for our show and everything and thatís
fantastic. Sometimes I think because we're all the way up in Nova
Scotia, Canada, we're sort of like away from everything. We're kind of
tucked up into this neck of the woods that we're kind of a little
outside of the core shows on Syfy so I donít ever know if that would
actually happen but I think if it did especially with Eureka wrapping
things up that that would be a really fun thing and I've got to try to
think about, you know, would there be a trouble in the Warehouse or
something like that. I can see the possibility. It definitely would be a
lot of fun and it would just be one of those episodes where you just
would be laughing I think the whole time. So thatís a good, interesting
question. Thatís funny.
Tim Holquinn: Thank you and since you were at Comic-Con this last time,
I was wondering if you have a cherished favorite item of memorabilia or
an autograph or something that you're happy that you got from going
Emily Rose: Man, I was at Comic-Con so incredibly quickly. I ended up
running into one of my old friend that I had worked with (Harmander) and
I think she was at - one of the Fox tables or something like that but I
think for me just being able to be there and to be there for Uncharted,
the video game that I do and watching all of the fans dress up as Nathan
and Elaina and Chloe and all that stuff was great. I didnít see any
Audrey and Nathan dress ups but then again I donít know if I would be
able to notice them out from a crowd, maybe I would, but to me just
being able to sit at the tables and be on the panel was awesome and then
I think I got a pair of flip flops from the TV Guide boat that I was
forever thankful for so yes that was about it.
Tim Holquinn: Do you hope to go back again next year assuming Haven
Emily Rose: Our big hope is that Comic-Con would have us because I guess
I've heard through the grapevine that shows get invited to come there so
my huge dream for the show is that Comic-Con would have a panel and that
we would be able to shut production down like Eureka does or you know
had done for a day and do a panel and get to be a part of the Syfy cafť
stuff and just to be there, just to be asked to come to such a fun
event, one of the few events where you get to connect with your fans.
I've always loved Comic-Con. I've gone before Haven for Uncharted and to
me just to be able to ask to be able to go would be awesome. Yes please,
please season three and please Comic-Con season three together, that
would make my year complete. That'd be rad.
Tim Holquinn: Okay. One quick last question. With the seven episode
Twitter arc thatís happening now with Vince and Dave, it's primarily
just involving their two characters. I was wondering if Audrey's on
Twitter and if she might but into the conversation with them that
they're having with cold in Haven.
Emily Rose: I donít think that Audrey is on Twitter. I think that I
absolutely love that Vince and Dave have the accounts with the
newspaper. I think thatís really a lot of fun and it's kind of just cool
to be able to interact with a show like that. I think that thatís great
but I love it being a Vince and Dave. I just love that our town in
quirkier by the minute and this is one of the quirky things. You would
think that they would be so out of date yet they're totally up on the
times and that to me is hilarious that Nathan has like 40 year old
walkie talkies in his office but yet they're on Twitter. To me that just
makes me really happy.
Tim Holquinn: Thank you very much for your time Emily.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question from the line of Josh Harrison with
ology.com. You may proceed.
Josh Harrison: Hi, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today.
Emily Rose: Hey Josh, how are you?
Josh Harrison: I'm good. I just wanted to ask were you a Stephen King
fan before you signed onto Haven? Have you become one since you started
working in the universe?
Emily Rose: I definitely wasnít a fan in terms of reading all of his
novels. I mean I find that the Stephen King fans, the true fans are
really amazing fans so to say that I was one would be not right. It'd be
horrible but I definitely like a lot of my favorite major movies that I
really enjoy like Stand by Me is one of my all time favorite films and
obviously you know Green Mile and Misery.
Kathy Bates, whenever I'd get asked in interviews what actress I would
really love to be most like, Kathy Bates was one of them and I just feel
like I stood back and I thought wait a second, all these films that I
absolutely love, the richness in character and just the texture of them
is Stephen King and I realized that I was a fan of his storytelling and
just never had really put together that all of those were Stephen King.
So no, I havenít had a chance in terms of all of the work here I've been
doing to engross myself in a Stephen King reading but maybe I'll do that
in the off season, but I'm definitely a fan of who he is and his deep
understanding of characters and the films that he's made. I mean I could
live in Stand by Me. It makes me so happy.
Josh Harrison: We reached out over Twitter yesterday to see what people
wanted us to ask and just see if we can just sneak this in. If you can
tell us anything Uncharted related just while we're here. So is there
anything coming up that we should know about, anything you just want to
share some insight on?
Emily Rose: Well, I think it's funny that I somehow always end up acting
across from characters named Nathan. I mean thatís a little random.
Josh Harrison: Right. I was just thinking about that this morning.
Emily Rose: It's like what's the deal with that? Thatís pretty funny. I
was just really excited to get to do Uncharted this year. I know that
Naughty Dog has been with me from the beginning and has really watched
my work opportunities come my way in terms of television and so for them
to keep Elaina around despite my crazy schedule has been an awesome
blessing to me. I can't thank them enough because I love the character
of her so much and I'm excited. I think there might be an opportunity
for us to go to I guess Jordan and do some press with Uncharted which
would absolutely amazing.
And I just know the final scenes of Uncharted are definitely worth all
of the play time and the stuff that we wrapped up before I finished my
last part of Haven when I was back home was literally (Less Nolan) and I
looking at each other like oh my gosh, are you kidding me? Thatís
amazing. I did not see that coming. So more great cliffhangers.
Who would have thought that that would have happened at the end of
Uncharted 3 and I'm very thankful for the fans over there as well. And I
love the fans that have found each other through different projects like
Haven fans that are like oh my gosh, you're in a game and they go to
Uncharted or the Uncharted fans that are like what, she's in a show? And
it's to me the fact that the two worlds cross over is awesome and I get
to carry guns in both of them and be a bad ass chick. That's pretty
Josh Harrison: Well great. Thank you. We're looking forward to the rest
of the season.
Emily Rose: Thank you Josh.
Operator: Our next question is from the line of Wayne Hall from
scifipulse.net. You may proceed.
Wayne Hall: How are you doing Emily?
Emily Rose: I'm great. How are you?
Wayne Hall: Good, good. I'm interested in a couple of things that youíve
mentioned but first I want to mention one thing. I love the titles of
the episodes. It's interesting because Haven is something of a serious
show and yet youíve got titles friend or foe and who, what, where, when
to go which I love. I think thatís a great. I like that.
Emily Rose: Sparks and recreation, yes.
Wayne Hall: And the thing I'm interested about I'm a little concerned
with the show in the sense that the troubles might overwhelm the
personal aspects of it and I was glad to hear you say you like the
personal things. I think in Smallville where they had the freak of the
week and I always worry it's going to follow into something of a pattern
and I know you all are trying to bury that. Have you all made a real
conscious effort to keep that balance something that fans of the
troubles can enjoy while fans of the characters can also enjoy?
Emily Rose: I think it's neat to get asked this question because I feel
like I'm able to kind of say where I'm coming from on it. It's one of
those things when you get a show or you read a script, you never really
know where all of the other creative entities that be want to take the
show and so I remember reading the pilot initially and not really
realizing that it was going to be sort of a trouble, lack of a better
term, trouble of the week sort of a deal and so when I realized that I
remembered that I was a little - I mean it might be bad for me to say
this but a little like, you know, disappointed that it was going to be
sort of - like have something like that every week because I'm such a
like a Lost fan or fan of deep mythology or you know long form
television which I think we're coming into with the age and era of DVR
and you know being able to access episodes online.
That being said, there is a lot, you know, of validity in people that
say you know shows like Law and Order SVU and CSI and all these sort of,
you know, procedural sort of serialized shows have been successful and
people really enjoy it because they know what to expect from the
characters when they come every week and if they donít want to stick
around for all of the season, they can pop in and out and still be
So from a business model, I understand it. You know the artist in me,
the creative side of me, really just loves long form character
development and you know the troubles actually do give our characters
something to do every week by which when you get a breathing - you know,
a chance for a breathing room to expand on the history of stuff you know
and to have the subtext come out, you ache for it. You know it makes
those scenes when we're kind of looking over bodies and you know there
was some cool stuff with, you know, Nathan and I this season towards the
end where I was like, you know, we're able to do the subtext in the
scene because we're doing something else. If the scene was just about
this, it would be pretty flat.
So I think you know one supports the other but for us, we - you know,
the mythology is what gets us through and it also, you know, is what
makes the trouble stuff exciting and then what's really exciting is when
we're able to intertwine those stories where the characters are effected
by the trouble and so it's our effort every, you know, episode to make
sure that we donít abandon one in lieu of the other and for us, you
know, we're on the same page.
We love the mythology. We love the characters and we love all of the fun
that comes out but at the same time, it's really fun. Like for example,
sparks and recreation, the trouble of the week was that everybody was
enamored with Chris Brody and that allowed us to see Nathan in a really,
really fun light and so I think there is some validity and advantage to
having those. It's just when one takes over the other, it gets a little
tricky but you know I think we found that balance and in that way, it's
excited that they can both co-exist.
Wayne Hall: Any idea when they're going to tell you if you're going to
get a third season?
Emily Rose: Oh man, I guess we're supposed to hear hopefully by the
beginning of October. Thatís what I hear floating around but I mean my
hope is that they, you know, can see that our ratings are just awesome
and they're steady and thatís great and I think I got the technical
specs from some people earlier today in terms of our, you know, our lead
ins were kind of dropping off but we stayed in the same and I know that
we, you know, we had some big hits like Harry Potter opening and things
like that and I think it's just been really great because overall, you
know, we have our live ratings completely but then we also have
everybody that tunes in and watches it off of DVR because it is on a
So I am optimistic. I feel like, you know, the fact that we're steady
and they can count on us is a great thing and our stories are just - are
getting like really, really good and that gives me hope for a third
season and I'm excited about what we could do in a third season. So I'm
really - I'm hopeful.
Wayne Hall: Okay. Thanks so much.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Woman: Everybody, this will be the last question. Thank you.
Operator: Our last question is from the line of Janel Spiegel with
therealityshack.com. You may proceed.
Janel Spiegel: Hi Emily. Thank you so much for taking our calls today.
Emily Rose: Thank you.
Janel Spiegel: I just wanted to ask if you could personally see Audrey
going somewhere in season three, where would you want to see her go
Emily Rose: Thatís a really good question. Yes, thatís a really good
question. Oh two seconds.
Okay, thank you. I think I'm always a fan of watching her get wrecked
for some reason and I think thatís just because it's interesting to me.
I've always wondered what she would do if she couldnít help people.
Janel Spiegel: Right.
Emily Rose: What would happen to her? If this did get stripped away from
her in some regard what would happen to her or if she was force with a
choice of helping the people that she loves versus troubles or what
would happen. To me there is a lot more that could be done in terms of
her searching to find out who she is.
This year has been a lot about process of elimination for her. Well, if
I'm not this then I am this and I think I'd like to see her search some
more and really kind of look, you know, and exam what that is. I know
thatís sort of like a vague answer. I feel like she's a pretty steady
rock but I really - I would like to see her really struggle and not just
have that happen through one episode because there was a mishap, like
you know really be on the brink and get to see what Nathan and Duke do
in order to like bring her back. I think that would be really
And I also personally just have a little, you know, dream of here of
maybe exploring her indifferent, you know, eras or timeframes or
something like that just because I love costumes.
Janel Spiegel: Right. Thatís awesome.
Emily Rose: But I donít know. I donít know and I would love to see her
on a horse. So these are some of my dreams. If you could make them
happen, I would appreciate it and no. I think it would be great.
Janel Spiegel: Well, thank you so much and good luck and I certainly
hope we get a season three.
Emily Rose: I hope so too. Thank you guys so much for watching the show
and for asking such great questions and for taking the time to talk to
me and I really, really appreciate it and I'm really looking forward to
the next episode. I'm excited to hear what you guys all write up and
thanks for your thoughtful blogs and responses because we really do
value what's being said. So thanks guys.
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