Smack dab in the middle of Comic Con this past weekend, the hit Canadian supernatural series Lost Girl made a first-time appearance at the annual fete that honors all things genre- and pop culture-related. In an exclusive interview with NiceGirlsTV, lead actress Anna Silk talked about the excitement surrounding the show’s recent two season pick-up by Syfy, the anticipation of season 2 airing in Canada on Showcase starting on September 4 and much more.
But first, for those uninitiated in the premise of the show, Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. Growing up with human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door — until she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter. Now she has hit the road alone and afraid. She discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them secretly and in different ways, as they have for millennia. Relieved yet horrified to find out that she is not alone, Bo decides to take the middle path between the humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. With the help of her human sidekick, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), a sexy police detective, Bo takes on a challenge every week helping a Fae or human client who comes to her to solve a mystery or to right a wrong.
Given the background of her character, we asked Anna if she had been aware of the legend of the succubus prior to her joining the show. The answer was rather terrifying.
“I did,” Anna nodded. “It’s because I used to have very intense, very recurring nightmares – and I’m not making this up by the way. It was a recurring nightmare that was very paralyzing. I slept with the lights on in my room for a very long time. And they would come and go in waves and one day my mom was on a plane, reading an article about the incubus/succubus phenomenon and she whipped out the article and said maybe this is what this is. So I knew what a succubus was; I knew what an incubus was.”
Anna also shared that one of the hardest scenes to film from season 1 was the episode in which she had to fight The Morragh in her bathrobe. She explained, “It was physically exhausting. She (Cheryl Quiacos) was great. She was a stunt performer and she was amazing. I [nearly] drowned in the bathtub and I’m not good in the water. That was a real phobia of mine; it was not fun. That was definitely the hardest.”
In talking about the series, Anna shared that they were given a 22-episode order for season 2 (there are 13 episodes in season 1) and are currently filming episode 8. While she couldn’t elaborate on any plot points, she could share that fans can expect to learn more about Bo’s relationships.
“We are definitely going to see more of the relationship of Bo and Lauren and Bo and Dyson, which is what the audience has really seemed to respond to,” Anna revealed. “We’ve decided to take those relationships a little bit further. They have changed and there’s some heartbreak and some new things on the horizon for Bo and that is what I’m excited to get into.” Anna also shared that we will see more of Bo and Kensi in the same dilapidated house, and Bo’s mother just might be back to wreck more havoc in all of their lives.
With so much to look forward to as the show gears up for its season premiere in Canada on September 4 on Showcase, fans of Lost Girl can be assured that Bo and the rest of the fae world will have us all on the edge of our seats.