Screen Captures from the DVD Extras
Amazing episode! Double Anna in excellence! Still airing in West Coast, but here are screen captures! Enjoy!
Preview from next week’s episode
It’s the chemistry among FBI agent Oliva Dunham (Anna Torv), her love interest Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and his eccentric scientist father, Walter (John Noble).
So what on Earth – this or any alternate one – were the show’s brain-trust thinking when they wrote one of the show’s main characters, Peter, out as he sacrificed himself to save this world and an alternate universe from destroying each other at the end of last season’s finale?
“One of the themes we were really interested in examining was the notion of impact,” says coexecutive producer Joel Wyman. “What would happen if you just disappeared? If you didn’t exist? What about the people in your life? What about the great things that you’ve taught others and the great things they’ve taught you? And how you’ve changed their lives and they’ve changed yours?”
As fans ready for season four’s second episode Thursday at 9 p.m., not even Jackson knows the answer to those questions – or the biggest X-File: when he’ll be back.
“To a certain extent, Peter is the MacGuffin of the show,” Jackson told The News. “So we have this ensemble cast, and he’s the guy who lots of things are about, but who doesn’t get to do a lot of things. That’s who he is, that’s what the character is, so I can get frustrated all I like, but it’s not going to change.
“I’m curious to see how I hopefully get integrated into the show.”
Until then, Jackson will have to watch from the bench as his fellow actors get more time to act alongside themselves. Season four opened with the counterparts of both alternate universes – in particular Torv’s Olivia and “Fauxlivia” – having to grudgingly work together not long after their Earths were on the verge of merging into each other and wiping out at least one of them.
“I thank the studio and the network and the writers for not just giving a little taste of this alternate universe where you’re like, ‘I’m not going to invest [in these alternate characters] because there’s enough time,'” Torv told reporters at Comic Con. “Here we are at the end of season three and we’re still playing with them.”
Torv gets to play some more in Thursday’s episode – about a serial killer who snatches his victims’ memories, a case that brings both Olivias together in pursuit.
Co-executive producer Jeff Pinker says nowadays it isn’t too hard from a technical standpoint to shoot sequences that feature two Torvs. The show employs a camera attachment called a “repeatable head” that is used to create two versions of the same footage.
“Essentially what we do is we shoot the exact scene twice,” says Pinker. “The challenge is for Anna who is literally acting with herself twice.”
As much fun as they’re having with their repeatable head, the producers vow they’ll eventually return to the original dynamics that first made the show a critical darling and cult favorite.
“We pay Joshua Jackson far too much money to have him sitting at home,” says Pinker, laughing.
AS sci-fi series Fringe returns to Sky1 tonight for a fourth season, Australian actress Anna Torv has spoken about working on the show and how her character differs from The X Files’ Dana Scully.
Torv, 33, was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is now based in Vancouver. She rose to prominence in TV series The Secret Life Of Us, Mistresses and The Pacific and since 2008 has played FBI agent Olivia Dunham in Fringe.
Here she talks about meeting Fringe producer JJ Abrams on the set of his Star Trek movie and whether she would like to see the series make the transition to the big screen.
ANNA, IS IT TRUE YOU WERE CAMPING IN THE OUTBACK WHEN YOU GOT THE CALL TO AUDITION FOR THE PART OF FRINGE’S OLIVIA DUNHAM?
Anna Torv: Yes, but they love to put a spin on it, don’t they? I tested for a show a while ago and I think they’d seen a test that I’d done, so they wanted me to come in. I was away and my phone was out of signal range, so when I came back there was like a million messages. I went in and did a test with this very sweet casting agent who I’d tested with before. The next day I got the call saying, ‘Let’s go’. I was on a plane a day later to LA.
Hey everyone, just uploaded Stills from those two episodes!
But thanks to stellar stylists and a love of fashion, the Aussie starlet also slips effortlessly between her character’s tough style, her easy everyday wear and girly red-carpet gowns.
“On the show, as Olivia, I wear a uniform — primarily a suit, jacket and boots,” she tells PEOPLE. “Anytime I can slip into my own clothes, it’s such a treat, as I prefer going casual whenever possible.”
But bigger deals, like Sunday’s Emmy Awards, are the days she looks forward to most. “An opportunity to go glam, with a high-fashion dress, hair and makeup?” she asks. “Come on, who wouldn’t love that?!”
For the Emmys, the actress donned a Vera Wang gown and bright blue heels. And she was sure to stay on a tight prep schedule, too. “I ate [that] morning and then got my nails done,” she shares. “And about noon we started hair and makeup, and then put the dress on and made sure everything was right. We were in the car at 2:30 p.m.”
Considering the effort that goes into getting a girl glam for an awards show — have you seen the Rachel Zoe Project? — Torv was pretty impressed with her timing. “Two-and-a-half hours?” she asks. “I don’t think that’s too much.”
Catch the season premiere of Fringe Friday night at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.
We thought we were the only girls who woke up exhausted on Saturday mornings, clawed our way to the couch, and watched Fringe’s Friday night episodes on DVR. But according to some brunch conversations and a hefty dose of “I hate Fauxlivia” messages in our Twitter feed, we realized there are lots of Fringe addicts out there.
Maybe it’s the geeky but fascinating plot, which includes a parallel universe and a rogue FBI division; maybe it’s the love story between Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson. Or maybe it’s just because, well, who doesn’t love a monster-laden thriller that also includes a cow? Let’s let Anna Torv fill us in on what she thinks…
You’re currently playing two characters – the FBI agent Olivia Dunham, and her parallel universe counterpart, “Fauxlivia.” One’s blonde, one’s redhead. What else do you have to do on set to change characters? Well, we’re sort of doing quite a bit of flipping back and forth… There are all these sort of technical tricks… all these repeatable head-type shots where you’re constantly having to sort of lock the camera in and quickly change into the other person and then come back. Then you’ve got to do the performance again, from the other side.
Fringe premiered tonight, great episode, a bit confusing, though. Here are screen captures
SpoilerTV.com has got ahold of the behind scenes video for Fringe Season 4 Photoshoot!