IGN – May 2010

MAY 2010

V: Anna and Erica Answer IGN Readers’ Questions
Morena Bacarrin and Elizabeth Mitchell, plus Executive Producer Scott Rosenbaum, give us their insight on the series.

With Season 1 of V wrapping up this Tuesday, IGN TV recently was given the opportunity to present questions from you, the IGN readers, to the cast and creators of the sci-fi series. Executive Producer/Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum graciously spent some time responding to a number of your questions, in the process giving many hints at what may happen in Season 2. Note: While ABC isn’t officially announcing their schedule for next season until May 18th, it’s now been fairly widely reported that V is going to be coming back, and Rosenbaum will indeed have the opportunity to go forward with the story ideas he alludes to here.

We also were able to get a couple of questions to the two formidable women at the center of V: Morena Baccarin (“Anna”) and Elizabeth Mitchell (“Erica”), who talk about their experiences playing their characters.

Read on to see what they had to say – and don’t forget to watch the V season finale Tuesday, May 18th at 10:00pm ET/PT on ABC.

Precious Muller: What part of Erica’s journey so far has been the most rewarding for you as an actor?

Mitchell: My work with Tyler. It really has been the most fun for me.

Precious Muller: I noticed that Erica turned to the bottle after another long and stressful day with the resistance. Do you think your character could potentially develop a more serious drinking problem down the road?

Mitchell: Although not wanting to use alcoholism as a prop, I do think that alcohol is an interesting aspect to add into the mix on the show. But, that being said, I really do not know if this will turn into a long-term problem.

Alex Smith: To Elizabeth Mitchell: What type of training went into your role as an FBI agent?

Mitchell: A lot of hand to hand combat, believe it or not. And truly, just the way that an FBI agent observes the world is different than normal people do. Just the way they walk into a room, scan the people, the surroundings, is very different than how you and I do. I had to retrain myself to look at the world through their eyes.

Kyle Aufderheide: Elizabeth Mitchell is one of my favorite actresses, so this question goes out to her: How has the transition from Lost been? You’re now the main character of a TV show, so how’s it transitioning from supporting to lead? Hard? Stressful? Fun? And do you still keep any close ties with your fellow Losties? Love ya Elizabeth, and keep up the good work.

Mitchell: Yes, I keep close ties. I love that group of people and we really did become a family. The transition was actually really quite nice because everyone involved was quite nice and lovely. It was like going from one amazing family to another. While it certainly was great to be on Lost and working with Matthew (Fox) was amazing, I enjoyed following his lead and timing and pace, but transitioning to the lead and being able to set my own pace and timing has been really fun too. I certainly enjoy that change. Thanks for the support!

Source: IGN