Since you had already done the zombie pilot that didn’t get picked up, were you discouraged at all to try for another TV show, or does it help to know that this show has such a devoted following? The thought of staying in Toronto and shooting with them for, potentially, seven years was something that could have been quite fun and a big change in all of our lives. You either end up on a good, fun show that’s successful, or you have that question mark in your future and you know that you don’t know what’s going to happen, which is exciting.
But, when that doesn’t work out, once again, you’re dealing with an unknown future and I find that quite exciting as well. You did a zombie pilot and now you’re playing a vampire.
How would you describe the relationship between Nora and Eric? He didn’t know she was coming, so he’s very surprised.
I think they have a sibling rivalry, certainly, but they basically love each other.
Will viewers get to learn more about the friendship between Nora and Salome (Valentina Cervi)? I think there’s definitely something sisterly about it, but I think it’s slightly toxic.
You don’t get told before the series starts what your character arc is going to be, so it’s always a surprise.
I guess it’s good to start off not knowing anything ‘cause that’s how it continues.
Are you a genre fan, or is that just a coincidence?
GRIFFITHS: I don’t watch a great deal of television because I don’t have a television, and I don’t have a huge catalog of films that I’ve watched either.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Lucy Griffiths talked about auditioning for the show, catching up on episodes once she’d been cast, how she typically doesn’t watch much television because she doesn’t have a TV, that she found talking with the fangs relatively easy, how she views her character and the relationship she has with her “brother,” having to forget your inhibitions to work on a show like this, what she’s most enjoyed about playing this character, and what she looks for in a project. It was just that the right audition came along and I was right for it, so I got it.
When you auditioned, how secretive were they with you?
I did get the giggles the first day I put them in, but they’re okay. There are characters like that this season, but she’s not one of them.