Monday, May 23, 2011

Sanctuary - Pop Culture Zoo: Catching Up with Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne

Source: Pop Culture Zoo [follow link for complete interview and to view photos from the May 23 Sanctuary episode "Normandy"]

Sanctuary Monday

SANCTUARY - POP CULTURE ZOO: Catching Up with Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne

By Joseph Dilworth Jr.
Published May 23, 2011

Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne, two of the stars of the hit Syfy series Sanctuary, are probably the coolest persons to interview. As you’ll see below, they enjoy kidding around almost as much as they love talking about their show. While the last few episodes of season three air Monday nights at 10:00 PM, production has just begun on the fourth season. I was able to catch the duo by phone during a recent lunch break and we discussed their characters, what it’s like to direct on a show you’ve been starring on for a while and a tease or two about what’s to come (at the risk of my life!). Here are the results...


... PCZ: Gotcha, yeah, definitely! So then Monday we’ve got the “Normandy” episode, which promises to be a pretty big episode, we get to see The Five and Helen during World War II. What can you tell us about this episode?

RD: Just that it’s the biggest episode in scope and every aspect that we’ve ever done and it was an amazing experience. Again, one of those classic Sanctuary episodes where thinking outside the box is the norm. And just being there on set and experiencing that, we were all really blown away. I can’t wait for people to experience it.

AT: It’s a whole different Sanctuary. It’s a different look.

AT: We desaturated the colors so it really has the palate of an old World War II film. There was a reverence on set while we were shooting that belied the actual conditions we were shooting under. We were on the top of a mountain in the pouring rain, freezing cold; not a single person complained because we realized we were telling a story where the people we were paying homage to went through a million times worse than what we were dealing with, and it just was a very very interesting, I think unlike anything most of us have seen on a TV show.

RD: And having just seen the episode, the last credit..

AT: Yeah.. oh..

RD: It gets me every time, it was just magical...

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