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Syfy LOST GIRL Q&A with Anna Silk & Ksenia Solo January 25, 2012 12:00 pm CT

Operator:

Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Syfy Lost Girl conference call. During the presentation all participant will in a listen-only mode. Afterward we will conduct a question-and-answer session. At this time if you have a question, please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone keypad. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator, please press star, 0. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Wednesday, January 25, 2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to Gary Morgenstein. Please go ahead, sir.

Gary Morgenstein:

Hello everyone thanks for joining us. I’m delighted to introduce the stars

of our hit series Lost Girl, Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo. So without further adieu, (Celeste), please put forward the first caller.


Operator:

And ladies and gentlemen to raise up a question, please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone. Our very first question is from the line of Jamie Ruby. Please go ahead with your question.

Jamie Ruby:

Hi guys. Nice to talk to you. Anna, good to talk to you again.

Anna Silk:

Yes. Hey Jamie. How are you?

Jamie Ruby:

Good. You?

Anna Silk:

Good. Good.

Jamie Ruby:

Thanks - so thanks to both of you for doing the call. Can you talk about - for both of you, what - is there like a favorite - either a favorite moment or a favorite scene, or maybe just kind of your favorite part in general about working on the show? Something that you can tell us.

Ksenia Solo:

Go ahead Anna.

Anna Silk:

Okay. Well, I think the favorite part for me about working on the show is just the incredible cast and crew that I get to work with. So that’s kind of a really general answer, but that’s the truth. I mean we have such a dedicated group of people that love the show and love taking an active role in making it better all the time. So that’s a really great thing to get to go to work every day. I’ve never woken up and thought, “Oh, I don’t want to go to work.” I’ve woken up and thought I wanted to sleep another hour, but I’ve never woken


up and thought I don’t want to go. And it’s really, really - that’s just really so rewarding. Ksenia Solo:

And I think for me, a huge kind of fun aspect of it is that Anna and I get to kick some serious butt and that we have so much girl power on this show that makes me just proud as a woman can be a part of something like that. Because, you really don’t see that on TV that often and in film, and really anywhere. So I think it’s that it’s definitely very exciting.

Jamie Ruby:

Okay, great. Thanks. And I was also going to ask - I know obviously a lot of stuff has happened that we haven’t seen yet. But I was just curious, is there something that the both of you would like to see happen to your characters that haven’t yet? Either maybe a story line or just something you'd like to know about them? Ksenia, do you want to go first?

Ksenia Solo:

Sure. heading into Season 3, I really - I don’t know. I got to say it’s fun being the human, but it would definitely be cool to - if Kenzi - maybe some kind of power? Some sort of say something. I’m a little jealous that everyone gets to you know wolf out and succubus, and do all this fun stuff sometimes. So that would be - I don’t know if that would ever happen, but it would definitely be something cool to see.

Anna Silk:

And for me, for Bo, I think that, I would love to see her start to have her power fully realized and sort of know just - I think she’s always known that she plays a key role in the fae world and that she’s got a lot of power, but it’s -


particularly in the first season, she’s really discovering what that is, and it’s sort you know misplaced and misguided power. So we’re going into Season 3 here in Canada - we’ll start shooting in the spring, and I just think that over the course of the series, her power has become more and more fully realized, and I’d love to see it go even further in Season 3. I’d love to see her really, really understand just how powerful she is. Jamie Ruby:

Great. It’s nice to know we have at least so many episodes to look forward to, even if we’re going to take awhile to see them. But...

Anna Silk:

Yes, that’s great.

Jamie Ruby:

All right. Well, I can’t wait. Thanks a lot.

Anna Silk:

Thanks Jamie.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Operator:

And our next question is from the line of Steve Eramo from The Morton Report. Please go ahead with your question.

Steve Eramo:

Hi Anna. Hi Ksenia. Thanks so much for doing this call today.

Ksenia Solo:

No worries.

Anna Silk:

Sure. Yes. Thank you.


Steve Eramo:

And before I ask my question, I have to tell you we’ve seen obviously the first two episodes. I absolutely love this series. You guys do a terrific job in it. And as Jamie had mentioned just earlier, I can’t wait to see the rest of the first season, and now Seasons 2 and 3.

Anna Silk:

Awesome. Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Steve Eramo:

And my first question is for both of you. And I wanted to find out if perhaps you could talk a little bit about the relationship between your two characters? How you’ve sort of seen it grow and develop in the episodes that you've shot so far.

Ksenia Solo:

Who’s first?

Anna Silk:

Well the relationship is very new to American viewers obviously, but I mean even in the first two episodes that you guys have seen already, Bo has spent her life, on the run afraid of her power. And when she meets Kenzi, it’s the first time she’s sort of met someone who’s you know human who has seen what she can do and who doesn’t run away. Kenzi kind of says, “Okay. I can see what you can do. Fine. Whatever. Like tell me more about it.” So there’s a great scene I love in the first episode. It was our first day of shooting actually where we sit in a diner and she asks me questions about myself and I’m sort of, revealing a little bit of information, but not too much. And I think that really set the tone for where this relationship was going to go. I mean, it was like sort of an instant sisterhood.


And as the series progresses - I don’t want to give away too much in terms of Season 1 or 2, but you know that sisterhood does grow stronger and there’s definitely a family bond between them. And, they would do anything for each other, which is really nice. As Ksenia said on the previous call, it’s nice to see two women on TV who really support each other and really, really love and care about each other. So there’s lots of places that it does go, but it’s very fun, particularly in the first season. Ksenia Solo:

And I think - I feel like for myself, I can only dream - and I feel like everyone in this world can only dream of having a relationship like this where they would literally die for each other without a second thought. They are there for each other no matter what evil is, right in front of them they would do - like Anna said, they really would do anything for each other. And it’s such a beautiful, refreshing relationship. And it just - it grows and Anna and I are very lucky that we really hit it off from the very first moment. It would really be hard to play this relationship on TV if we really didn’t truly care about each other and get along as well as we do. So in terms of that, with someone that you have to spend so many hours a day with somebody, it’s basically like Anna and I are in a marriage because we’re just together all the time. All the time.


So, we’re lucky that, that shines through and that we have that chemistry in life and on screen. It really makes the Bo/Kenzi relationship shine that much brighter I think, so... Steve Eramo:

And then just as a follow-up, Ksenia, I wanted to ask you if you could perhaps tell me a little about the audition process for your role and what that was like for you.

Ksenia Solo:

Well I was in Los Angeles and I had sent a tape over with your pretty - I think I - no, I sent a few tapes over because I got a few different notes. They didn’t really know which direction we were going to go. It was you know a little funnier, a little sexier, a little more serious, a little of this, a little of that. So, I went through I don’t know how many looks in my audition tapes. I had blonde hair. I had black hair. I had red hair. I had you know just every possible look that you could think of. So it was your more or less average audition process until I was flown to Toronto when Anna and I had our screen test together. And the rest is history, as they say.

Anna Silk:

Right.

Steve Eramo:

Well, it’s great history. And again, an absolute pleasure to speak with you both. Thanks again for your time.

Anna Silk:

Thank you very much.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you so much.

Operator:

Our next question is from the line of Aaron Sagers with ParanormalPopCulture. Please proceed with your question.


Aaron Sagers:

Hello Anna. Good to speak with you again, and Ksenia, nice to meet you for the first time.

Ksenia Solo:

Ksenia. Hi.

Aaron Sagers:

Ksenia, I’m - I think I’ve got it now.

Ksenia Solo:

That’s okay.

Aaron Sagers:

Like everyone else, really been enjoying the show. And I’m kind of curious now this is the first time that we’ve gotten a chance to speak with you guys together. Is - are audiences going to see more of the back story of Bo and Kenzi sort of before they met up in that first episode? Are we ever going to be seeing like flashbacks to what were they doing when they were on their own?

Anna Silk:

Well I think that the - as the - as Bo and Kenzi get to know each other, a lot of that stuff comes out thorough just their dialog and through what they know about each other. There’s definitely as the series progresses, particularly into Season 2, we definitely see a little bit more about each character’s history. And there might be a little (flashbackiness), but it definitely comes out more through you know events that happen on the show that kind of - and the way that we behave because of our history. We learn more about each other, which I think is really cool because we - there’s a lot that they still don’t know about each other. They’ve had a whole life before they met each other that was each sort of slightly jaded and a little dangerous. And so, there’s a lot of that that comes out over the course of the series.

Aaron Sagers:

Yes.


And do we get - does Kenzi sort of get to go off on her own adventures and maybe have her own sub-plots or even her own romantic you know relationship. Is - is there the promise of that in the future? Ksenia Solo:

Oh, baby, does she ever. Yes. You definitely - we delve into you know Kenzi and where she comes from and even some of her family members. And a love interest definitely comes along and sweeps her off her feet. And that’s pretty much all I can say without giving too much away. But yes, definitely.

Aaron Sagers:

And is that - that’s in Season 1 or Season 2?

Ksenia Solo:

We see a little bit of Kenzi’s - just her family and not too much in Season 1, but more in Season 2 we really begin to explore that.

Aaron Sagers:

Yes. And you know speaking of relationships, Anna if I understand you're married, but I will put this question out to both of you. You know this is a very sexy series and you know Anna, you play this sex driven character. For both of you, has there been any kind of interesting interactions with, I don’t know, members of the opposite sex, members of the same sex that kind of tried to apply that those characteristics onto you as actors? maybe they’re - they’re asking for a succubus kiss or...


Anna Silk:

Yes, I have been asked for a succubus kiss, and I usually say, “You know you'll end up dead, right?” And they just don’t seem to care. But I refrain from that for sure.

Aaron Sagers:

Yes. That must be a frequent interaction now, you know.

Anna Silk:

It is. Yes, it is. But I think it’s great. I think it’s great that people - I mean it’s rare to see a succubus as a lead character on a show, so I think people really respond to that, both men and women, and I think it’s great.

Aaron Sagers:

Yes. Ksenia, what about you?

Ksenia Solo:

So far I’ve been - Anna really takes the load of the sexuality on our show, so I’ve been a little luckier in that department. I haven’t had to kiss as many people as she has. And I think it’s definitely fun for all the guest stars who come in, because they know what they’re getting into and it’s always very interesting. So I am a little - not so in the sexuality circle.

Aaron Sagers:

But you guys pretty - you deal with some gay and bisexual relationships on the show without really making a point of labeling it gay or bisexual, or lesbian. Have you heard from the gay community, kind of regarding the show? And sort of what are they saying to you about the relationships on the show?


Anna Silk:

Oh, we - yes. There’s definitely been - I think that’s one of the things that people have gravitated towards a lot. I know we discussed in the last call that I did the love triangle between Bo, Lauren, and Dyson. And you know like you said, we have a same-sex relationship on the show that it’s not discussed as a same-sex relationship. It just is a relationship and I think that’s one of the things I’m proud of about our show, and I think that’s one of the things that people have gravitated towards the most. And I think that’s great. And there’s definitely been - I’ve done a lot of interviews with some Web sites that deal with same-sex relationships and people love seeing that on TV, and I think that it’s really, really great that it’s done in such a real, honest, organic way. I mean the two women, Bo and Lauren, just love each other and care about each other. And it’s not even a second thought about the fact that it’s a same-sex relationship. And I know Zoie and I really worked hard to make it as truthful as possible, because that’s what we wanted to portray and that’s what I think people have really gravitated towards.

Aaron Sagers:

And...

Ksenia Solo:

I think it’s great...

Aaron Sagers:

Go on.

Ksenia Solo:

Sorry.


No, I was just going to say that I think it’s so great that there’s no judgment on the show. You are who you are, whether you're gay or straight, or blue, or green, or whatever. it’s all about... Anna Silk:

Gay or human.

Ksenia Solo:

Yes. Gay or human; it’s really all about the person that you are, and I think there’s something really beautiful. And that’s...

Aaron Sagers:

Yes. And finally, just how - it’s only been two weeks since the show premiered in the US, but how have things changed for both of you maybe professionally? Personally? Maybe even from a social media standpoint? Have you noticed any kind of effect since reaching out to this US audience?

Anna Silk:

Yes. I mean, I definitely have. I have a Twitter account and a Facebook page and all that stuff, and that’s definitely gotten a lot more activity since we premiered in the US. And I think it’s just - I know the whole cast and crew was excited to have the show introduced to a whole new audience, and a really big audience. And that’s why we are really pleased to be on Syfy, because we know that the audience tends to be really responsive, and they have been very responsive. They’ve really embraced the show so far. So I mean I know it’s only been two episodes, but really I’m excited because I know what they have in store. So it’s definitely a really nice feeling.

Ksenia Solo:

And I think in a way it hasn’t even sunk in yet because we literally just wrapped. We’ve been on set nonstop, so I think you know as soon as we now


get a little chance to kind of breathe and take it all in, that’s when we’ll really see the effects of the Syfy premier. Aaron Sagers:

And finally, because there are so many other shows sort of, that this could be coupled with, are there any other shows or genres or franchises that, you know in your greatest imagination you would like to crossover with? Maybe you know Buffy? Twilight? True Blood? if you could create this dream crossover, what would it be?

Anna Silk:

Oh, my gosh.

Ksenia Solo:

That’s hard.

Anna Silk:

Crossover. Lost Girl and - oh, my gosh, I don’t know. That is - it’s too hard. I mean I think it’d be really cool to see Lost Girl in the scale of Twilight in terms of it would be really cool to someday maybe do a feature, which I think would be a great way to sort of end our series whenever that day comes and just have it on a bigger scale. I think that would be pretty cool. But I don’t know about crossover shows. Ksenia, do you know?

Ksenia Solo:

I totally agree with Anna. It’d be cool to see it on a bigger scale. In my perfect world, I would probably cross it - and this probably doesn’t make any sense, so forgive me for that. But I would cross it with Homeland and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Anna Silk:

Yes.

Ksenia Solo:

So we’d have like...


Anna Silk:

(Unintelligible).

Ksenia Solo:

...we’d have like fae CIA agents, and - but like no one would know about it. And you know fae terrorists and then you know I guess fae prostitutes who are just super cool.

Anna Silk:

Super cool fae prostitutes.

Ksenia Solo:

Who were super cool. Yes.

Aaron Sagers:

You just pitched a spinoff. So...

Anna Silk:

Oh, thanks.

Ksenia Solo:

Yes, please. Let’s go forth with that. That would be great.

Aaron Sagers:

All right. Well thank you so much ladies. I look forward to seeing the rest of the season.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Gary Morgenstein:

Just because they only - we only have an hour to these, they have to get

back to production, could you just please limit it to just one question and then if we - so everyone gets a chance, and then if we time there can be followups? Thank you everyone. Sorry to be - the heavy.


Operator:

And our next question is from the line of Kristyn Clarke form PopCultureMadness.com. Please go ahead.

Kristyn Clarke:

Hi ladies. Thank you so much for talking with us today.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

No (unintelligible).

Kristyn Clarke:

So I’m curious, even to touch a little bit on something that last caller had asked about. How do you feel about comparisons being made between Lost Girl and shows like True Blood and even Buffy?

Ksenia Solo:

I think it’s a huge compliment. Those are really great shows. Buffy was around for such a long time and had such a cult following. So I think it’s just a really great compliment that our fans, are as dedicated to us and that this cult following is growing. the more episodes we do, the more our characters grow and develop. Your fans are just growing along with us. So I only think it’s a good thing when you get comparisons like that.

Anna Silk:

Yes, definitely. I mean I think Buffy’s probably the biggest comparison we get, which is a huge compliment. And I think what’s great is that, I think that Lost Girl has such a unique voice, and yet we’re still getting comparisons that people are gravitating towards. So I think it’s cool that there is this sort of similarity, but that we’re unique enough that people are drawn to a whole new concept.


So yes, it’s definitely flattering. Kristyn Clarke:

Of course. And you know as a follow-up - I think that we’re seeing such a resurgence of these good fantasies - the storylines. How do you feel about that? I mean with so much (unintelligible) that’s on reality TV these days.

Anna Silk:

I think it’s great. I mean, just having gone to Comic-Con and the Fan Expo events that we’ve gone to here in Canada to meet the Syfy fans. I know I’ve said this before, they’re just so - the capacity to imagine is so vast that I think that seeing these shows on TV now is just great. I mean, there’s so much creative stuff on TV, and particularly in the sci-fi and supernatural world. So I think it’s really fantastic that we’re kind of fitting in with that whole group in a unique way.

Operator:

As a reminder to register for a question, please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone keypad. Our next question is from the line of Ian Cullen from SciFiPulse. Please proceed with your question.

Ian Cullen: Hey Anna. Hey Ksenia. Congratulations on the Gemini by the way. Ksenia Solo:

Oh, thank you so much.

Ian Cullen:

I’ve got a - I’ve just got a long question. It’s kind of a broad one. So you know I’ve actually seen all of Season 1 because I’m in the UK and it’s already on


out here, so I’m trying to think of something that won’t spoil the rest of it for everyone else. Ksenia Solo:

That’s very thoughtful of you.

Ian Cullen:

And in these first two episodes, the relationships are already beginning to form. And one of the more interesting relationships in the series is kind of the relationship that Bo and even Kenzi has with - with Rick Howland’s character, Trick. And I’m just wondering if you could maybe like talk a little bit about that and how we think that’s going to evolve over the seasons?

Anna Silk:

Wow. I mean, we - Bo meets Trick pretty early on in the show. I guess - I mean, I can’t remember if it’s exactly the same time as Kenzi or not, but you know Trick certainly plays a key role in our show. Played by Rick Howland. He’s fantastic. And over the course of the first two seasons, and I know going into the third, he’s definitely a key player in the fae world and in Bo and Kenzi’s world. I think that Trick and Bo have a special bond, and I think it’s pretty evident. And, I think we see it in Episode 2 actually, which just aired in the US. So I really can’t give away anything about it. But it’s definitely a unique bond that continues to grow for Bo and Trick. And I’ll let Ksenia speak to her relationship with him.

Ksenia Solo:

I think for Kenzi as well he really is a father figure. I feel like as much he is to Bo he is to Kenzi. He is wise beyond his years and kinder I think than anybody that Bo or Kenzi you know have ever met. They come from such different lives, but their lives were both dangerous and scary, and they’re kind of these women, who are alone in the world. And Trick is really that father figure that neither of them has ever had.


And I - you know like Anna said, Rick Howland is just such a phenomenal actor, and you know we’re just - we’re lucky to have him play Trick, because I really can’t imagine anybody else in the world playing that role. Anna Silk:

I know. And he’s such a protector and such a care giver to both of us, on set too. He’s just a really nice person.

Ksenia Solo:

Yes.

Ian Cullen: Okay. Well, thank you. I’ve actually spoke to Rick Howland before in a prior interview, and we actually got into talking about the relationships between you guys. Anna Silk:

Oh, cool.

Ian Cullen:

So I just wanted to get your...

Ksenia Solo:

So cool.

Ian Cullen:

...viewpoint on that. So thanks a lot for that.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ian Cullen:

And good luck with the rest of the (unintelligible). I can’t wait to see more.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you so much.


Operator:

Our next question is from the line of John Keegan from MediaBlvd Magazine. Please proceed with your question.

John Keegan:

Yes, hello. Good to speak to you today Anna and Ksenia.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Hi.

John Keegan:

You know one of the great things about this season is the chemistry between the two of you. that sisterly bond. Just wanted to thank you for your great performances.

Anna Silk:

Oh, thank you very much.

Ksenia Solo:

Oh, thank you for that.

John Keegan:

My question is looking back now on the first season, and I know it’s a bit longer for you guys than it is for us here in the States, but what would you say is your - the most memorable moment from that season for you?

Anna Silk:

Oh, my gosh. In terms of our relationship?

((Crosstalk)) Ksenia Solo:

(Unintelligible).

Anna Silk:

I’m sorry. Go ahead Ksenia.

John Keegan:

It could be that or if you want to broaden it out from there.


Anna Silk:

I know. Ksenia, do you want to go ahead?

Kaiulani Simpson:I know. I’m trying to think. It’s like all the episodes have morphed into one. The first season was really fun. I think we were really finding our voice as our characters, as the show as a whole, the entire bonding process with the entire cast, with the crew. We’re very lucky. We work with really phenomenal people and it really is a joy to go to work every day. So I think that’s something very special. And the relationship on Kenzi I think really is something that I always look back to very fondly for Season 1 because Anna and I you know spent every second together. And, it was really great and we have a chemistry that is just it’s rare. It’s rare to find when you have to work so long with somebody. And like I said before, it’s almost like we’re in a marriage, with no offense to Anna’s husband. But we’re married because we’re together so often. So I really love Anna and I love the person she is, I love the actor she is, and that was you know the most important thing for me in Season 1. Anna Silk:

Yes. And I think that everything Ksenia said I agree with. But also I think and I know I mentioned a scene already in the first episode where we sit in that diner and sort of - Kenzi asks all the questions about herself. Because that was our first day of shooting, you know it was our first time really getting these characters on their feet. And that first day is always a bit nerve-racking and you're trying to figure out exactly what you're doing. And to play those scenes with Ksenia, everything just sort of felt really natural.


It felt like you know - we as actors got to get to know each other behind the scenes, but also within the scenes, and that was really - I think that’s evident in that scene. And there’s other scenes that develop throughout the season - in the first season where they really get to know each other and they learned to live with each other and it’s a really special bond. John Keegan:

Yes. I think that - like you were saying, that you could definitely see that relationship evolve over the course of the season. So once again, great work and thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Operator:

Our next question from the line of Renee Martin from FangsForTheFantasy.com. Please proceed with your question.

Renee Martin:

Hi. Thanks so much for talking to us today guys.

Anna Silk:

Yes, you're welcome.

Renee Martin:

Ksenia, you get to say the most awesome lines, like “Dude, your junk could totally cure cancer.” So what I want to know - yes, I love that line. What I want to know is how much of your own personality do you bring into the role of Kenzi? And do you have any input in some of the great comedic lines that you get to say?

Ksenia Solo:

Yes. We have this amazing woman, her name is Michelle Lovretta, who created these characters. This Kenzi - just the role you know is the first thing that really attracted me to this project. And our writers are really fantastic. It’s


definitely - we collaborate and we talk about everything, and we really have a say in our characters and who we are and what happens. I’m not a brilliant writer. I wish I was. So I can’t take credit for these incredibly funny lines. But you know of course, I am involved and the writers listen, and I think that’s incredibly important. And yes, I have a lot of fun. Kenzi’s definitely - I look up to her. I respect her. I learn from her all the time because she’s braver than anybody I’ve ever played. Her sense of humor is out of this world. And I wish I was as cool as her sometimes. But I definitely have a ball with her because I get to come in to work and I really get to play. And it’s really not that often that you get to do that. You get to just kind of go as outside-the-box as you want. And with her I can really do that, so it’s a joy for me. Renee Martin:

Thank you. Anna?

Anna Silk:

Yes?

Renee Martin:

You often play straight man to Kenzi’s sort of wacky nature. Is there a chance in the future we’re going to see a little bit of that moving into your character? Because of circumstance, you always have to be so serious and the big, tough succubus. So, I’m wondering if we’re ever going to see a lighter side?


Anna Silk:

Tough succubus.

Renee Martin:

Yes. That’s the way I think of your character as a big, tough succubus. Are we ever going to see a lighter side to Bo?

Anna Silk:

We definitely a - yes. Definitely. I mean you know particularly towards the end of first season and going into second season. Bo is pretty new to this world. the fact that at the beginning of the series she finds out she’s not human. She’s a succubus. She’s part of a fae underworld. That’s a lot to take in. So - and she’s pretty young in terms of her life experience, particularly in this world. She’s never really had a relationship before. There’s a lot of growth for Bo, and that’s one of the things that drew me to the role is that I knew that over the course of the series there would be so much room for growth, and that’s definitely something you see. You definitely start to see Bo’s own sense of humor develop. More so in second season, but definitely over the course of the first as well because she’s getting a little bit more comfortable in that world and starting to understand her place in it. So you definitely see her start to enjoy herself a little bit more as well.

Ksenia Solo:

And for all the people that don’t have the pleasure of knowing Anna Silk, I can say that she’s actually one of the funniest people I have ever met.

Anna Silk:

Well, thank you Ksenia.

Ksenia Solo:

So that will definitely come through and people will definitely enjoy it.


Renee Martin:

Thank you very much for your time ladies.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Operator:

And our next question is from the line of Kevin Bachelder from TuningintotheSciFiTV.com. Please proceed with your question.

Kevin Bachelder: Good afternoon ladies. Anna Silk:

Good afternoon.

Ksenia Solo:

Hello.

Kevin Bachelder: Just had a - kind of a step back and look at it type of question for you. I remember seeing a video interview with you Anna back - I think it was summer of 2010. Might have been from Fan Expo before the show had even premiered. Naturally you know just talking about the experience, but I’m wondering as an actor once you know things kind of kicked off and you folks got so popular in Canada, and then with Syfy buying the show to get it to a wider audience. Was there a point where you folks just kind of had to pinch yourself to realize that not only did you have such a great chemistry, but also had something that was really a popular hit? Anna Silk:

Yes, definitely. I mean we knew the show was special and unique, but you never know how it’s going to resonate with an audience. And when it started to air and we started to you know be seen globally really, because of the


Internet and that kind of thing, the response was huge. And there’s definitely pinch yourself moments. I always say that the story - but I live in Los Angeles when I’m not in Toronto shooting, and I was in a café, there were celebrities there. And someone recognized me from Lost Girl. So I thought, “Wow.” Like that’s pretty amazing you know. People are watching the show and that was really, really cool for me. Ksenia Solo:

And I think we’re only now starting to enjoy it in a way, because we really have been working for so long, you know. And we’ve been working hard. And I think - like consistently. we just wrapped and we’ve been working nonstop for the last nine months. So I think only now, when we get this chance to just like relax and breathe are we really seeing the effects of you know Lost Girl. And feeling all the fan love. And now we can finally just pay a little more attention to it because we’re not you know on set working crazy hours every day.

Kevin Bachelder: Oh, that’s awesome. Well just thank you again for joining us. And just to quickly close out, let me tell you the upcoming episode with Kenzi and the sorority is a blast. I think that was one of the favorites from Season 1. Ksenia Solo:

Oh, thank you so much.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Operator:

Our next question is from the line of Kathie Huddleston from Blastr.com. Please proceed with your question.


Kathie Huddleston:

Hi ladies.

Anna Silk:

Hello.

Ksenia Solo:

Hi.

Kathie Huddleston: Anna Silk:

Hey, thank you for doing this. It’s great to talk to you.

Yes. Yes, you too.

Kathie Huddleston:

So what has been the biggest surprise? The thing you just weren’t

expecting that’s, struck each of you as you’ve been working on this show for the last couple of years? Ksenia Solo:

I would have to say...

((Crosstalk)) Anna Silk:

(Unintelligible)... Go ahead Ksenia. Go ahead.

Ksenia Solo:

Go ahead Anna.

Anna Silk:

No, you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you. I would have to say the fan response. I think when we shot the pilot - like Anna said, we knew we had something special on our hands. But we - just you never know. You really never know.


So, I think our fans are really the best. They’re so dedicated to the characters and committed to watching the show every week and following, Kenzi and Bo and everybody, and how we grow and the story lines. And it’s just we’re really lucky to have the fans that we have. They really love us and you know we love them in return, and it’s just - it’s really great. Anna Silk:

Yes. And I think that the fan response would be my - what I would say too. And the more specific fan response - I mean people gravitate towards - they love the world that’s been created on Lost Girl, and the fae mythology and all of the richness of that world. But they really respond to the relationships on the show. So when fans you know write to me or you know ask me things on Twitter or Facebook, or at fan events, they always have really specific things that they’ve geared towards and they’ve gravitated towards. they love the Bo/Kenzi relationship. They love the love triangle. You know in particular, the Lauren/Bo relationship, and they have - they really have embraced the show and have something that they - one specific thing that they love more than anything else, and I think that’s really, really cool. We have people lining up for Trick. We have people lining up for K.C. who plays Hale, and everyone’s got their sort of favorites. And that’s really, really nice for us.

Kathie Huddleston: Anna Silk:

Thanks ladies.

Thank you.


Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Operator:

Our next question is from the line of Tim Holquinn from TV Over Mind. Please go ahead.

Tim Holquinn:

Hi. It’s very nice to get to talk to you today.

Anna Silk:

Thanks. You too.

Ksenia Solo:

Hi. You too.

Tim Holquinn:

My question pertains to the costuming. I noticed from the very first episode, all the characters are very stylishly dressed. And for Ksenia, Kenzi’s character especially seems informed by her edgy sense of dress. And I noticed that Anne Dixon has been your costumer all 35 episodes so far. And I was wondering if you have anything you'd like to talk about - stories about her or - if you - can you - Kenzi’s clothing items end up in your own closet or some of your closet items end up on your character?

Ksenia Solo:

Anne Dixon is an amazingly talented woman. What’s so cool about our show is that all of the characters really have specially created pieces, which you don’t really see that a lot in television. And, we just have an amazing team that - the wardrobe on the show is kind of its own character, and especially for Kenzi. This girl that’s a huge fashionista, but has grown up on the street, and she’s a thief. And most of the stuff that she has she’s stolen and she kind of makes everything her own. She can’t afford what she would dream of wearing, so


she has - she picks up everything she can and creates things. And she’s really you know a young designer in her own rite. Tim Holquinn:

Yes.

Ksenia Solo:

Anne has definitely made this show look different than any other show, and I think that really speaks for itself.

Anna Silk:

Yes. And I think with Bo and Kenzi too - I mean like, they don’t exactly have a lot of money, and where they live is not exactly the most - the biggest palace in the world. But it’s sort of that thing of you don’t need money to have style you know. They sort of...

Tim Holquinn:

Right.

Anna Silk:

...their style evolves, particularly for Bo because she sort of came from one place and sort of finds her way. And, Anne Dixon has been incredible with the costuming and making things. You know for Bo, there’s definitely - she’s a sexual creature. There’s some curve enhancing wardrobe, and things that she can move in and fight in, and Anne’s been really incredible with that.

Tim Holquinn:

Well, thank you very much.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Tim Holquinn:

The fashion stood out from the very beginning.

Anna Silk:

Cool.


Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Operator:

Our next question is from the line of Sheldon Wiebe from EclipseMagazine.com. Please proceed.

Sheldon Wiebe:

Hey, thanks for doing this.

Anna Silk:

Of course. Thank you.

Sheldon Wiebe:

Now Bo and Kenzi are both outsiders for radically different reasons, but definitely outsiders. And I was just wondering how did they make this incredible connection where they’re somewhere in the vicinity of sisterly, but also kind of motherly? They tend to want to protect each other. So, I was wondering if you could speak to the how’s and why’s of that relationship working the way it does?

Anna Silk:

Well, I think - like I said before, when Kenzi met - sees what Bo can do and doesn’t run the other way, that’s the first thing that sort of makes Bo say, “Why aren’t you running?” “Why are you still here and why are you asking me so many questions?” So that right away sort of is this instant connection, and it does grow into a sisterly relationship. And you're right; a motherly relationship as well. I mean, they really - they really, really, really love each other. I don’t think either of them had the kind of family that they could express that in necessarily, so it’s really nice to see these two women on TV that are able to do that.


And yes - I mean, I think they - Kenzi gets introduced to this whole fae world as well kind of at the same time that Bo does, because Bo didn’t realize she was a part of it. So they get to really learn together and grow together as a couple. Ksenia Solo:

I think life is really all about timing, and I really think that Bo and Kenzi find each other at a time where they - when they need to. And that friendship stems from this crazy set of circumstances when they meet. Bo saves Kenzi’s life and Kenzi is forever indebted to Bo. And, I feel like they’re both kind of these two warriors that come from two different worlds, that they come together and become this powerhouse. And you know like Kenzi says in the first episode, you know “Batman needs his Robin,” you know.

Anna Silk:

Yes.

Ksenia Solo:

So that was...

Anna Silk:

And they really complement each other too. Like in terms of what their abilities. Kenzi’s definitely more street-wise than Bo. Bo’s had to be her own brand of street-wise, but Kenzi sort of has a lot more of the know how; whereas, Bo has a lot more of the muscle, so they really do complement each other.

Ksenia Solo:

Anna’s so right. Like they learn from each other. And areas where Kenzi, doesn’t know things, Bo comes in and (unintelligible) there’s help. In areas where Bo doesn’t know things, Kenzi comes in. And so they’re always


complementing each other and they’re like - I’m sorry for all the analogies, but they’re like two puzzle pieces that just fit perfectly together. (Tang Ho Quinn): Terrific. Thanks very much. Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Anna Silk:

It’s one messed up puzzle.

Ksenia Solo:

Very messed up.

Operator:

As a reminder to register for a question, please press the 1 followed by the 4 on your telephone keypad. Our next question is a follow-up from the line of Jamie Ruby from SciFiVision. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Ruby:

Hello again.

Anna Silk:

Hello.

Jamie Ruby:

So I’m kind of curious. Since obviously we haven’t seen a lot yet, so it may happen. But I’m kind of curious. Are we going to see more of Kenzi kind of going into the action I guess? Because so far, it’s kind of been that Bo’s sort of said, “You stay here,” or whatever, because she is human. Are we going to see more of her kind of getting into danger and jumping in?


Ksenia Solo:

Yes. And you know when you tell Kenzi to stay and not come into the danger, she won’t listen. So Bo can tell her all she wants to stay back, to - obviously Bo’s just trying to protect her, but Kenzi will never listen and will always do everything in her power to fight by Bo’s side and face whatever evil comes their way. And even though Kenzi is petrified, the beauty about her is that she’s so brave that she will you know completely ignore her fear and just go full ahead and fight for Bo and with Bo. And so yes, Kenzi will definitely be a part of the action and will be getting into her own trouble very soon.

Jamie Ruby:

Good. I look forward to seeing that. And then for both of you, is there any guest star that you'd like to have on the show that you haven’t?

Anna Silk:

Oh - I mean I can’t really think of any specific. But what I can say about our guest stars, which is so nice, is that they’re always so excited to come on our show because they always get to play some really interesting, wacky character you know. Or you play some sort of fae creature. I don’t know. We’ve got some pretty great guest stars that really come onto the show. Particularly in Season 2 we get a lot of people that I don’t want to give away but I’m sure people have read about already. But I don’t know. I can’t think of anyone specific. Ksenia, can you think...


Jamie Ruby:

Okay.

Ksenia Solo:

I agree with Anna that definitely Season 2 stands out in my mind. We’ve had incredibly talented actors. And two people that really stand out in my mind are Aaron Ashmore and Kate Trotter. And Aaron played Kenzi’s love interest Nate, and Kate Trotter played the Norn, and they are just so - powerhouse actors and it would be a joy for me, and I’m sure for the rest of the cast to get to work with them. And one of my favorite characters on the show is Vex who’s played by Paul Amos, and we’re very lucky. we’ve been able to have him - to see him quite a bit, so I hope that we definitely continue in the Vex direction.

Anna Silk:

Yes. And Vex is a character that everyone will get to meet in Season 1, so that’s pretty cool.

Jamie Ruby:

Awesome. All right, well thank you so much both of you.

Anna Silk:

Thanks Jamie.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.

Operator:

Our next question is also a follow-up question from the line of John Keegan, MediaBlvd Magazine. Please proceed.

John Keegan:

Good to speak with you again.

Ksenia Solo:

Hello.

Anna Silk:

Me too.


John Keegan:

And just curious, how would you say that you're the most similar to your respective characters?

Anna Silk:

Well, I mean I definitely was drawn to Bo because I think that Bo’s greatest strength and power really comes from her vulnerability, and that’s what I identify with. That feeling of like having to stand up and fight or fight for what you believe in, or do things that might scare you. Even though you're scared, you do them, and that’s something that I identified with. Because I’m, scared a lot of the time, but I move forward and that’s something that I saw in Bo and I definitely learned from Bo because she does - she really does have to sort of push forward and fight for what she believes in. I don’t know? How else are we similar? I don’t know. Ksenia, how am I similar to Bo?

Ksenia Solo:

Well, you're both really sexy, so there is that.

Anna Silk:

Oh, well. Oh, yes. There’s that as well.

Ksenia Solo:

How could you forget. I would say Kenzi and I are complete opposites, but you know - as the universal law opposites attract, so I think that’s why it works so well. And like Anna learns from Bo, I learn from Kenzi all the time. Her bravery. Her strength. It’s things I really - I look up to that and I always wish that I could be as brave as her.


I think one thing that Kenzi and I definitely both agree on is fashion. I’m a huge, huge, huge fashionista and love fashion and so does Kenzi, so that’s definitely where we bond. John Keegan:

Great. Thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Ksenia Solo:

Thanks.

Operator:

The next question is also a follow-up from Renee Martin, FangsForTheFantasy.com. Please proceed.

Renee Martin:

Hi. Thanks for talking to me again ladies.

Ksenia Solo:

Of course.

Renee Martin:

I was wondering, with the way that urban fantasies - say ten years ago, there was really nothing on television, and today there is - you know there’s you, and there’s Being Human, and The Walking Dead. I was wondering what do you think there is about Lost Girl that makes it stand out from the competition, because it’s - there’s just so much today.

Ksenia Solo:

Well, I think...

Anna Silk:

Well, I don’t - oh, go ahead Ksenia.

Ksenia Solo:

No. No. Go ahead.


Anna Silk:

No, you go.

Ksenia Solo:

I basically...

Renee Martin:

Like basically the one element we should all like focus on that would be the drive?

Anna Silk:

Right. Right.

Ksenia Solo:

I think Lost Girl is really a cocktail of many genres. I think that’s what makes it so cool. Because on TV you have like the cop shows, and then you have the doctor shows, and then you know whatever else. Usually it’s just one genre. I think that the cool thing about us is that we kind of have all the best elements of TV in one. We have cops. We have doctors. We have drama. We have comedy. We have complicated relationships. We have sexuality. all these kind of...

Anna Silk:

We have action.

Ksenia Solo:

And action. That’s right. Yes. So it’s really just - it kind of satisfies all your senses at once, and I think that’s what really makes it stand out from the rest.

Anna Silk:

It totally does. And I also think that - I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fae world or fairy world explored in this way on TV. all of our mythology is based in real mythology and real folk lore, and it’s an endless world. So when we get new scripts every episode, we’re just like - we’re learning something new and we’re just amazed at the new kind of fae we’re going to meet or how it’s going to you know effect our world.


And I think that for an audience to see that on TV is definitely something that really people gravitate towards and it’s definitely unique. Renee Martin:

Okay, thank you.

Anna Silk:

Thank you.

Operator:

And our next question is also another follow-up from Jamie Ruby, SciFiVision. Please proceed.

Jamie Ruby:

Hello. I can keep going. So what’s something for both of you that your fans would be surprised to find out?

Anna Silk:

About us personally?

Jamie Ruby:

Yes.

Anna Silk:

Okay. Gosh.

Ksenia Solo:

I know.

Anna Silk:

I don’t know.

Ksenia Solo:

Quick. Let’s think of something so we sound cool.

Anna Silk:

I know. That we’re actually like not that cool.


No, I’m just kidding. What would you be surprised to find out? I’ll try to think of something for Ksenia maybe. Ksenia Solo:

Yes, really.

Anna Silk:

I don’t know. I don’t know what they would be surprised to find out.

Jamie Ruby:

Any interesting hobbies or - I don’t know. Something like that even.

((Crosstalk)) Anna Silk:

I mean, I’m a huge cat lover. I’m kind of a cat geek. I love cats and I talk about them a lot. So sometimes in an embarrassingly amount. I have three of them and you know I talk about them like they’re people. So that’s an embarrassing thing to reveal, but that is definitely something I do. Sorry.

Ksenia Solo:

I come from a dance background. I love, love, love dancing. I’ve been doing it since I was a little girl. And I love to play the drums. And I think that’s as cool as I get.

Anna Silk:

That’s a little cooler than your cat lady co-star, but yes.

Ksenia Solo:

That’s so totally cool. And maybe people don’t expect this either, but I love to eat. Food is amazing, and I - all my teeth are sweet teeth, so I could just eat cake all day. And I’m sure Anna too, if we could...


((Crosstalk)) Anna Silk:

Ksenia and I spend a lot of time on set trying to figure out what our next snack is going to be.

Ksenia Solo:

Yes.

Anna Silk:

It’s a lot of back and forth of what should it be? What should I have? And we decide for each other. And that’s just a lot of talk on set.

Ksenia Solo:

Anytime someone else comes up, we’re always talking about food, and they go, “Don’t you guys ever stop. We’re like, “No.”

Jamie Ruby:

All right. And lastly, other than food, do you have any you know like funny stories from the set you could tell? Either pranks or bloopers, or just you know something funny that happened?

Anna Silk:

Well if Ksenia and I get the giggles, we’re really in trouble, because it’s really hard to stop. It’s usually as a result of something going on around us on set that just makes us - just strikes us as particularly funny. Gosh. I don’t know. A specific example.

Ksenia Solo:

There’s one thing that stands out in my mind, but I don’t know if we can say it.

Anna Silk:

From this season?


Ksenia Solo:

From - no from Season 1. Remember my favorite word? That really late night that you had to say (unintelligible)?

Anna Silk:

Oh, yes. I don’t know if we - yes. We - it was our last night of filming a particular episode where we couldn’t - I had one line that for some reason made us laugh and it was really hard to get out. And everyone was actually getting pretty annoyed with us because we were really running late. But we could not stop laughing. I mean, we just could not stop laughing. I can’t remember what episode number it is. It’s a later episode on Season 1.

Jamie Ruby:

All right. Well you'll have to tell us once we see it which one it is.

Anna Silk:

Yes, I know. We’ll have to tell you...

Ksenia Solo:

I know. We won’t reveal it now, so maybe when it comes you'll know.

Anna Silk:

Yes.

Jamie Ruby:

All right.

Gary Morgenstein: Anna Silk:

And I’m sorry, but our time is up. There you go. It went too quick. Anna...

It went too quick. Yes.

Gary Morgenstein:

...Ksenia, thank you guys so much.

Anna Silk:

Thank you Gary.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you.


Anna Silk:

So thank you everybody.

Gary Morgenstein:

Wanted to thank you all for coming - call Lost Girl on Syfy Monday’s at

10:00. Thanks again everyone. Take care. Anna Silk:

Okay, bye-bye.

Ksenia Solo:

Thank you. Bye.

Operator:

Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude our conference call for today. We thank you for your participation and ask that you please disconnect your line. Have a great day everyone.

END

Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo of LOST GIRL  

Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo talk about thier roles on the Syfy series Lost Girl. New episodes air on Monday nights after Being Human

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