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Interview with Bitsie Tulloch of "Grimm" on
GRIMM - BITSIE TULLOCH PRESS AND MEDIA
March 19, 2015 1:00 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by.
Welcome to the Grimm Bitsie Tulloch Press and Media
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I would now like to turn the conference over to Yong Kim,
the NBC Publicist for Grimm. Please go ahead sir.
Yong Kim: All right, thank you so much. Hi everyone. Thanks
so much for joining our conference call today. We are on
with Bitsie right now.
Just a reminder, Grimm returns this Friday with an all new
episode with a new time at 8:00 pm on NBC. This call will be
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Thanks so much.
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before entering your request. Our first question comes from
Jamie Ruby, please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hi Bitsie thanks so much for talking with us
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh yes, for sure.
Jamie Ruby: I'm really loving the way the show is going. And
you've gotten, you know, some really great scenes lately now
that you get to be Wesen as well.
Can you talk about kind of that experience getting into that
character and also working with any special effects? I'm not
sure how much is makeup and how much is digital but.
Bitsie Tulloch: I just finished an interview and someone was
asking how much fun was it to shoot the scene with Claire?
And I said we really need to give credit where credit is
due. And because it takes so much time to actually get into
prosthetic makeup, we simply donít have the time to do it.
So that was when the characters are morphed that was our
stunt doubles. And also that was a really intense scene to
film. And, you know, the first time they started shooting
it, Claire's double fractured a rib. So we had to reshoot
with a different double the next day.
So what happened when we morph is that we'll shoot the
scene. And then everybody kind of has a different way that
they morph. Like I have a little bit of a head toss and I
hiss. I don't know that anyone else really makes a sound.
But I've always sort of interpreted it like snake like. And
I always hiss and I kind of toss my head. But when that
happens, they apply little yellow drops with latex on top of
our makeup. And then they'll remove them and we'll continue
So that's what happens with the morphing. And then, you
know, if you go onto my Instagram and my Twitter, you know,
whenever I'm ADR, I kind of take pictures so that people can
see what it looks like, you know, during the process of the
VFX team going in and sort of painting me in as Hexenbiest.
As far as, you know, psychologically, and it has been such a
great storyline because there's such a push-pull with her.
Where, you know, at first she really didn't want. She just
wanted to have her normal life back. But now that she's sort
of learning how to control the Hexenbiest within she's
realizing just how powerful this makes her.
And, you know, to an extent, as much as she's been able to
contribute to the Scooby squad as a veterinarian and then
also as somebody sort of good with a gun. This is the first
time that she has sort of supernatural powers.
So it's really the question going back and forth of do I
want to be normal again and be with Nick? Or do I want to
stay a Hexenbiest because this is kind of fun. And I think
the Hexenbiest are pretty wicked.
And so she's definitely going to the dark side and that's
the intention. And I think that's really where they're going
with the character at least in the immediate future and for
the rest of the season.
Jamie Ruby: Do you want her to stay Hexenbiest just in your
own opinion since you have to play it?
Bitsie Tulloch: I think it's pretty fun.
Jamie Ruby: It looks like fun.
Bitsie Tulloch: You know, I've had pretty crazy arcs for my
character since Season 1. You Know Season 1, she was rather
passive in order to serve the story with Nick kind of hiding
everything from her.
And then Season 2 she was in a comma and lost her memory.
And, you know, had this love triangle with Renard. In Season
3 she finally found out and was able to kind of join the
Grimm gang and that was a really fun season.
But this has been, this sort of really changed everything.
And I was really thrilled when I saw the first script. And
we had no idea and I remember texting with the cast. And
everyone was like what? This is so crazy; what an awesome
idea. And yes, going forward it's adding a new element to
the series for sure.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great. Well thank you so much.
Bitsie Tulloch: You're welcome.
Operator: Our next question comes from Joshua Maloney with
Niagara Frontier Publications. Please go ahead.
Joshua Maloney: Hi, Bitsie, thanks for your time today.
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes, thank you.
Joshua Maloney: So the scene with Nick that we're going to
see in this Friday's episode, you know, he looks almost I
guess embarrassed at this point for all the things that have
happened to Juliette as a result of him being a Grimm.
Why do you suppose she continues to stay with him? And how
do they sort of get over this latest wrinkle in their
Bitsie Tulloch: Well I think the reason theyíve stayed
together thus far is that there's a lot of love there. And,
you know, it's been one of the things in both of their lives
that even though it's sort of wreaked a lot of havoc, you
know, you always go back to home.
And I think he represents home for her and vice versa. And
they've so far kind of managed to get through everything
together even if it's been tough. And so the initial
question like how they're going, obviously, how are they
going to handle this because this is the craziest thing
obviously they've had to deal with.
Because the Hexenbiest are basically - they're mortal
enemies of the Grimms. And they just want to kill them and
vice versa which is why Juliette took so long to tell him
the truth because she was terrified. Both that he would, you
know, have a gut reaction and go after her and kill her.
Also that she's, you know, it's been made apparent to her by
this point that she's incredibly powerful. You know, more so
than Adalind or Renard who are both Hexenbiest could ever
dream of being. And she doesn't know how to really control
So if he started to attack her and, you know, she morphs
into a Hexenbiest like could she kill him.
Joshua Maloney: Right.
Bitsie Tulloch: So I think that makes sense. But really the
question going forward, you know, can they live like this or
not. And I think she's kind of given up hope because she
looks in the mirror and all she sees is this ugly monster.
And she hasn't really embraced it yet.
So she's like I can't handle the way that you look at me
when I look like this and this is what I am now. Because,
you know, we've tried and you know, Juliette tried with
Henrietta and there seems to be no cure.
So that's really the question going forward. But, you know,
it's a little bit of, you know, it's almost becoming like a
Romeo and Juliette situation. Where, yes they're in love but
they can't really be together the way it is right now.
Joshua Maloney: Right. I was a little surprised that you
didn't know this was going to happen. I suppose that
probably as cast members you guys kind of I mean, you know,
enjoy surprises like that.
I'm wondering if you could tell us a little bit about the
collaboration with the writers. And how much they sort of
have clued you in as to where this is going to go? You know,
if this is going to be a permanent thing or if it's maybe
going to resolve or change at some point, you know, either
later this season or next season?
Bitsie Tulloch: That's a really great question. Sometimes we
know more and we have a little bit of a heads-up. And then
sometimes, you know, what I've found with the showrunners,
Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, is that they're really open to
ideas and stuff. And it's very much a collaborative process.
But a lot of the times stuff changes because the show moves
pretty quickly. I mean the episode that's airing tomorrow
night at 8 pm we shot in January. And it's already airing.
And they, you know, they go on Facebook. They go on social
And they see the stuff that the fans really like. And
they'll give them more of that. And so the Hexenbiest has
been incredibly popular among the fans. And so don't expect
that to be going anywhere anytime soon.
And but no, I think sometimes they sort of like seeing the
cast reaction to crazy storylines, you know. I remember
nobody knew was it Season, maybe either the beginning of
Season 2 or Season 3, whenever Hank found out.
We were all like wow that was early. We didn't know he was
going to find out that early that Nick was going to tell
him. And then there have been a couple other storylines, you
know, the thing with Adalind being pregnant.
That was another one that we, you know, that happened
honestly, part of the reason that happened is that Claire
Coffee actually got pregnant. And Bree Turner was pregnant
Season 2. And they shot around it.
And this time they were like are we really going to shot
around another pregnancy? Or is this actually kind of, you
know, a blessing in disguise. And we could add a sort of new
element to the show using her actual pregnancy. So sometimes
stuff just pops up and they're responding to it.
Joshua Maloney: Great.
Bitsie Tulloch: But yes, the Hexenbiest thing I didn't know
about. The Season finale for this season is the biggest game
changer we have ever had. I mean people will lose their
There's going to be gosh, I don't know what I can say
without giving it away other than yes, we've never done
anything this big on the show before. So that's going to
really change everything going into Season 5. And the
Juliette Hexenbiest storyline has a lot to do with that.
And, you know, the reality is going forward, you know,
you're going to see a lot of the push-pull with
psychologically wanting this power. And I think, you know,
it adds a really interesting element to the story for her to
turn really, really dark.
Joshua Maloney: All right, looking forward to it; thanks for
your time and congratulations on Season 5.
Bitsie Tulloch: Thank you.
Operator: The next question comes from Stephanie Piche with
Mingle Media TV. Com, please go ahead.
Stephanie Piche: Thank you. Really loving what's happening
and loving how empowered you're getting even if you can kill
a few ones.
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes, it's probably my favorite, one of my
favorite -- I wouldn't say my favorite but it's been one of
my favorite storylines so far.
Stephanie Piche: So let's just step back if I can ask, if
you could be any Wesen which Wesen would you be?
Bitsie Tulloch: Well I like the Wesen I am right now that's
for sure. It's fun getting to walk into these scenes and
basically just kick ass. And, you know, she has power over
everyone. I mean she's just stronger and faster and she
could have easily killed Adalind if she wanted to.
I don't know that she was mentally prepared to do that yet.
But so that's always been really fun. Prior to becoming a
Hexenbiest, my answer was always Mauvais Dentes which was
the saber tooth tiger from Season 2. Just because I like how
sort of quiet and powerful and stealthy that character was.
And it always reminded me of that sort of viral YouTube
video of the Ninja cat who, you know, you turn the camera
away and then it's three feet closer to you. You know, it's
just really spooky.
So I used to say the Mauvais Dentes but right now I'm
obviously really enjoying this storyline as the Hexenbiest.
Stephanie Piche: Well, you wear her well.
Bitsie Tulloch: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from Tony Tellado with
Sci-Fi Talk. Please go ahead.
Tony Tellado: Hi, how are you Bitsie, it's great to talk to
you after seeing you guys at Comic-Com this year in the
Bitsie Tulloch: I know that was fun. That was a really fun
time at Comic-Con. That was the biggest room so far.
Tony Tellado: Yes, yes it was. It really was and that's
great for a show, you know, going into its Year four at the
time. You know, there's a lot going on between you and Nick.
I wish you guys would get a break, you know.
I don't know what you can tell us but there's a rumor of
some kind of pregnancy and the baby might be Wesen? And so
is there anything you can tell us about what's going to
happen between these two?
Bitsie Tulloch: Well, you know, the previews going forward,
there is, you know, like I just said Claire Coffee is
actually pregnant in real life. And so they're having her be
pregnant on the show. So thatís the pregnancy going forward.
And as to whether or not the baby is going to have weird
powers or, you know, how are you going to have like a Wesen-Grimm
baby and, you know. That's just going to be like the
weirdest baby ever.
But, yes that's the pregnancy storyline going forward.
Juliette is not pregnant.
Tony Tellado: Oh. And but, you know, Nick was kissing
another woman. Can these guys ever get a break and have like
a really good period between the two of them? I mean have
you talked to the writers about that?
Bitsie Tulloch: Well the whole thing with Nick kissing
another woman you will kind of see what happens with that
going forward. That might be a little bit of a red herring.
No, I was just saying there's no conflict in stability
really. And I don't know that, you know, a stable, loving
relationship makes for great television. So it's funny
because the fans like constantly, you know, until we
actually did the Adalind and Juliette fight that was the
biggest thing everybody wanted.
Was for Juliette to have it out with Adalind and kick some
butt. And so she did that. And now all I'm really seeing is
Nick and Juliette need to get married. They should just get
And it's kind of fun seeing the fans come to Juliette's
defense. Well Nick better be understanding about this. Like
look at how much he's put her through. So that's been really
fun for me. I'm like yes, he's put her through so much. Like
come on man, you've got to be understanding about this.
But yes, you know, at some point you hope. I don't know that
they're planning on doing it anytime soon because the
writers are having so much fun with this sort of darker
But yes, I mean you would hope that at some point maybe
they'll get married. And actually have like one day of rest.
Tony Tellado: That would be nice. Well Adalind was my
favorite Hexenbiest. But after what you did to Arnold Vosloo,
I think so far you're moving up the ladder on the chain of
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh yes, well I certainly hope so. I mean
she's the biggest badass.
Tony Tellado: She certainly is. It's great to talk to you.
And I'll get back in line.
Bitsie Tulloch: Okay.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of (Courtney
Woodroy) with (Oh So Great.com.)
Courtney Woodroy: Hi thanks for talking with us today. Can
you hear me okay?
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes, I can hear you.
Courtney Woodroy: Wonderful. So you mentioned a little bit
about the Season finale. And I know you can't really give
any big details away. But how big a role does Juliette have
in the finale?
Bitsie Tulloch: Everything. She is going to cause major,
major problems for basically everyone involved. You know,
the reality is, you know, she misses Nick and she loves him.
But she just can't imagine a way for them to be able to stay
together under the circumstances.
You know, she's been told by numerous people now there's
absolutely nothing she can do about it. And so what else
would you do? I mean you have to embrace your new life. And
she has to go forward with that.
And she is dead set on embracing it. And she's like if this
is how it's going to be then I might as well be the best
Hexenbiest I can. And, you know, there's a darkness to that
that's going to seep into her veins. And you're not going to
really see the sort of sweet, you know, loving girlfriend
that, you know, everybody's gotten used to for the last few
Courtney Woodroy: And how has it been for you because kind
of like we talked a little bit about in the first couple of
seasons your character was really marginalized. And now
you're not just part of the group, you're a dominant part of
that group. So how has that changed your experience on the
Bitsie Tulloch: Well I've always had a blast on the show.
And, you know, they've always given me interesting things to
do. I think Season 1 was probably the hardest for me because
the character was so passive. And everybody else was kind of
running around doing fun stuff.
But it also really served the storyline. And Nick really
needed to keep her in the dark. Because he was himself so in
the dark about what it meant to be a Grimm and everything.
And then Season 2 I had this great arc of losing my memory
and not remembering Nick and that whole storyline and then
slowly Season 3 kind of having the secret revealed and
joining forces with the Scooby squad.
That's always really fun because those scenes are really fun
to shoot. Because you have most of the cast together and
everybody's having a blast and chit-chatting in between
scenes. But this has been really just cool because it's the
first time she's had any sort of supernatural power.
And so I personally have been having a blast with it. And
it's nice that they're sort of using Juliette who up to this
point has, you know, hasn't been this what's the word? She's
coming in and she's adding all the fuel to the fire.
And so it's sort of centered around the havoc that she's
causing among the group. And so, you know, I think
especially going into Season 5 of a TV show, you need to
really kind revamp stuff a little bit. Keep it interesting.
Have there be a game changer. And there certainly is a
massive game changer at the end of Season 4 in the finale.
Courtney Woodroy: Awesome. Well thank you I'm looking
forward to it.
Bitsie Tulloch: Great.
Operator: Our next question comes from Earl Dittman with
Wireless Magazine, please go ahead.
Earl Dittman: Hi Bitsie, pleasure talking with you today.
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh thank you.
Earl Dittman: Oh thanks. Moving into Season 5, with
everything going on especially with the game changer that
you're talking about with the season moving forward, do you
see your characters moving to different locations outside of
Portland? Or are you still going to try and keep the home
base in Portland?
I would assume with the big game change you might have an
exploration of different locations kind of how Adalind has
throughout the series.
Bitsie Tulloch: I'm not sure about that. I can't imagine
that Grimm is really ever going to take place in any other
city besides Portland. Portland is, you know, the perfect
setting for this because the city in and of itself has, you
know, not only these luscious forests but there's also a
little bit of an eerie quality because the weather can be,
you know, it's gray.
You have these really thick forests and they get really dark
during the day. And also the city has been so great to us
and we love shooting here. And, you know, we certainly
haven't run out of locations to shoot in.
You know, I think if anything you might see a little bit
more of a storyline, you know, with one character maybe
going off to, you know, Europe or something. But otherwise I
would imagine it would be pretty centered in Portland still.
Earl Dittman: Okay great to hear; thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from (Vicky Dollanga) with
(Unintelligible).net. Please go ahead.
Vicky Dollanga: Hi Bitsie, it's great to talk to you
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh hey (Vicky).
Vicky Dollanga: So I'm wondering, you talked quite a bit
about the changes with and what might be coming up with
Juliette's continuing changes. Do you see her losing her
humanity through this? Is that going to be less and less of
Bitsie Tulloch: I think that that's, you know, yes. I think
the more that sort of evil takes hold inside her and she
realizes that there's really nothing she can do to get back
to her normal life. Like I said before, she really needs to
And this is not a human character anymore. She's a witch.
And she is, you know, kind of a monster. But that's her new
reality. That's the new normal for her, so to speak.
And so I think that, yes, I mean if we're going to a really,
really dark place then that is what it would entail.
Vicky Dollanga: And so far we haven't seen that all the
characters know. So is she worried about reactions from
Rosalee and Monroe in particular?
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes for sure. I mean that's something that's
going to be resolved and sort of played out through the rest
of Season 4. Initially of course, she has to do deal with
Nick's reaction. But yes.
It's scary. You know, her friends have known her to be one
way all, you know, for this amount of time. And then all of
the sudden she's, you know, they've all, as a group,
collectively basically been hating on Hexenbiest for years.
And now she is one.
And she's one of those people. And the reality is too is
that there's probably a little bit of resentment because
they did this to her, you know. They asked her to do this
for them because Rosalee and Monroe were, you know, coming
under so much fire.
And in order to protect them, Nick needed to get his Grimm
powers back. I mean the only way to do that was to use
Juliette as a vessel. And she agreed to do it.
But, you know, she would never have done that if she had
known this would be the side effect. This was not something
that, you know, she's initially really excited about. I
think that's something that going forward is going to be
Vicky Dollanga: That makes sense. Well thank you so much
and congrats again on Season 5.
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh thank you.
Operator: Our next question is a follow-up from Jamie Ruby
with Sci-Fi Vision. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Hi again. I was actually just going to ask about
the others relationships with her. So how about is there
anything else other than the finale that maybe you can tease
that's coming up either like other Wesen or just in general?
Bitsie Tulloch: You haven't seen the last of the Royals.
There's a new Royal who's coming to town. Who's kind of
taking charge. So that's a storyline that's coming up.
Obviously dealing with the whole Adalind being pregnant
storyline is coming up.
And then, you know, it's definitely a big episode when there
is a final reveal with Juliette and her friends and their
reaction to that. And then really it's kind of about her
going to the dark side going forward.
Jamie Ruby: Okay great, thank you so much.
Bitsie Tulloch: You're welcome.
Operator: Our next question is from (Angelica Collegia) with
Skewed and Reviewed. Please go ahead.
Angelica Collegia: Hi Bitsie.
Bitsie Tulloch: Hi.
Angelica Collegia: Hello. Good to speak with you. Now I
really enjoyed the transformation and how you're really
coming forward as a character and basically kicking butt.
Now that the role has become more involved physically, do
you do any strength training for your fight scenes?
Bitsie Tulloch: I mean listen, I workout. I'm an actress I
have to stay in shape anyway. The hardest physical stuff
I've ever done myself was in a couple of episodes last
season, I think nine and ten where Juliette has a friend,
Alicia, in town who's being abused by her husband.
And then the husband shows up and knocks Nick out. And then
Juliette has to jump in. And in that scene, I did a lot of
my stunts. But I'm sure I would be asked to do more stunts.
But the reality is when Juliette is doing most of the
physical stuff, she's morphed. And so that's usually why
they bring a double in who has the prosthetics on her face
so not necessarily.
I think going forward, if they wanted to get the character,
you know, I know David's training constantly since he has
the bulk of the physical stuff on the show. So he's staying
strong and active for that.
But, you know, going forward if the character is having a
lot more action to do, I probably would start doing more
strength training as well. But we have a really awesome
stunt coordinator. He's been nominated for Emmys twice for
And, you know, there's a lot of rehearsal. And, you know,
we'll kind of start out doing something and then our stunt
doubles will step in and finish the scene.
Angelica Collegia: Okay great, thanks.
Operator: Our next question comes from (Nicole Saunders). As
a reminder, that' she 1-4 to register for a question.
Nicole Saunders: Oh wow; I had no idea. Well hi Bitsie,
can you hear me okay?
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes, I can hear you.
Nicole Saunders: Excellent. Well first of all, thank you
for taking the time to speak with us today. And I just want
to ask you really quickly, college is such a fun time for
young women. And you were able to study at one of the most
prestigious universities in the world. How does your
background in literature and Fine Arts from Harvard help
prepare you for an acting career?
Bitsie Tulloch: I don't know that the Fine Arts has not
necessarily played into it that much other than having I
definitely have an awareness of lighting because my first
concentration within the Fine Arts was photography.
And so I'm kind of always asking like what frame is that and
how I am lit and what's my major light source? So I'm more
aware of that. But that's sort of just a technical thing
that actors tend to learn anyway.
Because, you know, it's like this joke that actors can
always find the light. And the actors can always find the
camera. As far as the literature major goes, I definitely
think that, you know, I probably analyze the text in, you
know, perhaps a more academic way.
That's something that as I've acted I more and more sort of
lose. But, you know, I read the script a couple of times and
I try to, you know, I really try to bring in like the past,
you know, past ways that the character has been influenced
and so on and so forth.
But I don't know that if I, you know, if I hadn't been a
literature major that I would do that kind of in-depth
analysis. But I loved college. And I, you know, I was going
to go and get my Masters degree in Fine Arts but I took a
And in that year off I started acting but that was never my
intention. When I was at Harvard, I was really planning on
getting an MSA in the Fine Arts. And I wanted to be a
curator so. So I started acting relatively late.
Nicole Saunders: Awesome thank you. I just have one quick
follow-up. I actually took two journalism classes at Harvard
in the summer. And I was staying at Kirkland House. And I
was curious, which dorm building were you staying at while
you were a student there?
Bitsie Tulloch: I was in Grays my freshman year which is in
Harvard Yard and then I was in Willow House.
Nicole Saunders: Oh Willow House.
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes, it was great. It was awesome.
Nicole Saunders: Awesome, thank you very much.
Bitsie Tulloch: You're welcome.
Operator: Our next question is from Tina Charles with TV
Goodness. Please go ahead.
Tina Charles: Hey there. How is Juliette going to continue
to get kind of control of her Hexenbiest power? And will she
be turning to anybody else that would be able to help her
out with that?
Bitsie Tulloch: I think that's sort of an issue of time for
her. Like, you know, it's not like all of the sudden she's
overtaken by evil. I think it's like this slow, you know,
like (Vicky) said, it's a very slow process of like
gradually losing the human side and becoming more and more
of a Hexenbiest.
And then what was the second half of the question?
Tina Charles: Will Juliette be turning to anybody to kind of
Bitsie Tulloch: Well I mean the reality is she can't really
Tina Charles: Kind of, yes.
Bitsie Tulloch: You know, she's tried to turn to Henrietta.
That didn't yield anything, the same thing for Renard. And
the more she's told there is nothing they can do then, the
more she's, you know, she doesn't really have anyone to go
So she's definitely going to be finding herself ostracized
to an extent. And that might make her mad.
Tina Charles: Yes, I was going to say, how does Juliette
handle that? I mean it sounds like it's going to be kind of
a lonely time.
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes for sure. Yes, I can't really give
anything away but, you know, I think it's enough to tease
that going forward this is not something that has an easy
Tina Charles: Okay great thank you.
Bitsie Tulloch: You're welcome.
Operator: Our next question comes from (Daniel Bokemper)
with Funless War. Please go ahead.
Daniel Bokemper: Hi can you hear me okay?
Bitsie Tulloch: Yes I can hear you.
Daniel Bokemper: Thank you again for speaking with us. I
had a quick question that I kind of noticed something that
you mentioned earlier how initially Juliette is sort of this
not quite like a damsel in distress. But she's definitely a
lot more vulnerable than she is when she assumes the, you
know, the Wesen form.
As far as from a performance standpoint, did it seem, you
know, too drastically different or jarring when you went
from, you know, the more passive Juliette to the very
powerful Juliette? Or did it seem just really fluid and
Bitsie Tulloch: I would say it was pretty jarring, you know.
Because the first time it happens she just sort of
innocently, you know, she's been getting these headaches and
stomach aches. And she's like I don't know if I'm pregnant
and then she morphs.
And it's incredibly scary for her. She had no idea what was
going on. She thought she was going crazy. And then every
time it happens she has this sort of like sudden rush of
just power and violence. And she's killed a couple of
And as, you know, dealing with the aftermath of that I think
is slightly because the two people that she's killed so far
were people who were trying to kill her. So there's a little
bit of like wow I was really able to defend myself. That's
kind of great but also I just killed two people. And that's
insane and that's crazy. And I've never done that before.
But I don't think it's something that's sort of until she
starts to embrace it and learn how to control it more it's
very jarring every time it happens for her and then to sort
of de-morph and kind of be human again. I don't think it's
really intended like because she was, you know, the big
thing is she was made a Hexenbiest. She wasn't born that
So it's probably fluid for all the rest of the Wesen. You
know, for them to morph and to, you know, creature out or
whatever. But this is the first time this happened to her.
So I've never chosen to play it in a way where it should be
really smooth. It should be a little disconcerting every
Daniel Bokemper: Just a quick follow-up, did you ever
anticipate when you first started as Juliette that she may
have become such a violent character eventually violent
Bitsie Tulloch: It's a really good question. You know, at
one point I remember saying, you know, she needs to - it
would be so cool if they made her either super, super evil
or like super, super good and able to protect Nick. I was
thinking like maybe she's been secretly protecting Nick all
Either that or like wouldn't it be so cool if actually she
has been evil all this time. And now we know she hasn't been
evil all this time. It's something that happened. But I
think it's a really, really smart way to take the series
going forward into Season 5.
To have this character who we've all, you know, come to know
and love as being sweet and helpful and the just turning it
on its head.
Daniel Bokemper: Absolutely. Thank you so much Bitsie.
Bitsie Tulloch: You're welcome.
Operator: Our next question is from Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi
Talks. Please go ahead.
Tony Tellado: Hello again Bitsie. Actually I want to forward
some congratulations to you and the rest of the cast for the
great work you guys all did. I know Sasha was behind it for
the Grimmster Fund and the money you raised with that great
event you had in February.
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh thank you. That was really exciting. You
know, we raised I think $310,000 for the Grimmster fund and
Doernbecher Hospital that we've all volunteered at various
points. You know, we really love this city and we're
grateful to be here. And, you know, a few of us own homes
Some people are thinking about staying afterward. And so we
really wanted to sort of have a positive legacy on the city
since the city's been so good to us.
Tony Tellado: Yes that's awesome. And I know that you were
in Spain for a while. And your Spanish is so wonderful. I
hope there will be a time where you'll have the chance to
speak more Spanish. I mean you clued us in on the
Chupacabra. Hopefully there's another legend coming down the
pike as well.
Bitsie Tulloch: I know, I loved that and the show does
exceptionally well in Central and South America. So the fans
really like when I do get to speak Spanish. I really haven't
been able to speak much Spanish in this season. But
hopefully going forward that comes back into play because
that's always fun for me.
Tony Tellado: Well I think it's been an excellent season
this year. I mean the energy level has been ramped up this
year more than I think even last year if it's possible. But
it has really been a cool season to watch and I'm looking
forward to the finale.
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh great, thank you.
Tony Tellado: All right, thanks.
Operator: And our last question comes from Earl Dittman with
Wireless Magazine. Please go ahead.
Earl Dittman: Hi Bitsie, again congratulations which a lot
of people have said about the season so far and the Fifth
Season, really looking forward to it.
Bitsie Tulloch: Thank you.
Earl Dittman: Okay. My question is more of a personal one
related to the show. How do you see your character being a
strong female role model so far and then moving forward?
Bitsie Tulloch: I think so far she's been, you know, less so
in Season 1 when, you know, the storyline sort of
necessitated her being slightly more passive. But, you know,
being someone who is capable of holding her own, who is
capable of learning this life changing secret from her man.
And just realize okay, there's nothing we can't do together.
I can handle this. And I'm going to help you in whatever
way, shape or form I can. And also really, you know, she's
contributed a lot to solving these cases.
And, you know, there's been a lot of fun scenes especially
in Season 3 where she was really into doing all this
research and helping out with the whole veterinarian skills
And then I think as the Hexenbiest, I hope nobody really
like tries to do anything that Juliette's doing as a
Hexenbiest. But it's always nice to have a very powerful
female character whether I think whether for good or evil.
To just have someone who is very much in control. Who is not
relying on anybody else for anything. You know, that's one
of the differences between Adalind and Juliette. Is that
Adalind was really reliant on the Royals. And, you know, was
sleeping around and stuff.
And, you know, the Hexenbiest are, you know, very sort of
sexy witches. And I think Juliette is kind it's just
everything that goes forward is going to be on her terms. So
even if it's evil like she's doing it on her terms. And
she's in control of the situation. And she's doing what she
wants to do when she wants to do it.
Earl Dittman: Got you. And as a quick follow-up, have you
met any young women out there who have identified with your
character or just fans of the show that have made an
impression on you?
Bitsie Tulloch: Oh yes. I mean I'm very active on social
media, on Twitter, and Instagram, and Facebook. And, you
know, I try to reply whenever I can. And I see a lot people
saying, you know, I love how strong she is. I love how smart
And especially, you know, they're really liking the
Hexenbiest stuff because they're like what a badass. You
know you like seeing a woman walk into a scene and just kick
butt and be more powerful than, you know.
And the manticore scene, that was something that Nick didn't
even think he was going to be able to deal with. And
Juliette just kind of instantly like took control of the
situation and killed him. And so I think there's probably a
little bit of cheering when stuff like that happens.
Earl Dittman: Absolutely. That was an amazing scene. Thank
you so much today and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow
Bitsie Tulloch: Great, right don't forget it's on at 8:00
Earl Dittman: Absolutely.
Bitsie Tulloch: Okay.
Earl Dittman: Great, see you.
Operator: And there are no further questions at this time. I
will now turn the call back to you Mr. Kim.
Yong Kim: All right thank you so much. And thank you
everyone for joining today's call. Just to reiterate, Grimm
airs at a new time at 8:00 o'clock on Friday on NBC. And
Bitsie, thank you so much for joining the call today and
taking the time and I think that's it. If you have any
questions, if you need transcripts, feel free to contact me
after the call. And have a good day everyone.
Bitsie Tulloch: Okay; bye.
Yong Kim: Thanks.
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen that does conclude the
conference call for today. We thank you for your
participation and ask that you please disconnect your line.
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