Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lost Girl - Collider: Kris Holden-Ried Interview

Source: Collider [follow link for complete interview]

Lost Girl Jan 16


by Christina Radish
January 13th, 2012

On the supernatural drama series Lost Girl, premiering on Syfy January 16th, actor Kris Holden-Ried plays Dyson, a sexy homicide detective who also happens to be a 1,000-year-old wolf-shifter. While he works to help keep the existence of the Fae a secret, he instantly develops an attraction for Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who was raised human and only recently learned what she is, and attempts to ensure her safety, especially since she has a tendency to place herself in danger.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Kris Holden-Ried talked about what drew him to Lost Girl, his approach in bringing Dyson to life, that he physically carries himself differently to play a wolf, how lucky he feels to be working with an ensemble of such fantastic individuals, and how amazing it is to have such loyal fans. He also talked about playing a much more vicious werewolf in Underworld: Awakening (the latest installment to the franchise, opening on January 20th), being the antagonist to Kate Beckinsale’s character Selene, working with two directors on the film, and being naked in 3D...


... Question: What initially attracted you to Lost Girl and the character of Dyson?

Kris Holden-Ried: "All I had to go on, when I first agreed to do it, was the pilot script and that they were going to be shooting it in Toronto. I really liked the script. The original pilot script ended up being Episode 8 in Season 1. It’s probably the darkest episode, and I was really attracted to that. I liked the possibilities that the storyline and the genre offered. I liked the character of Dyson and the chance to play something that’s so outside of myself. He’s superhuman and 1,000 years old. Those are very interesting challenges, as far as acting goes, and there’s also a lot of freedom of personal expression, within that. I really enjoyed that..."

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