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Interview with Anna

Posted by Annie on
November 10th, 2008
Recent interview with lead actres on Fringe, Anna Torv
Discovering new layers of her character (Olivia)
“Oh it’s great because it’s television so you don’t really know when you start. You just do it episode by episode, and we don’t get the episodes, say – we don’t get them, you know, much ahead of time so every time you read it oh, my God, and that – really, oh, and then you sort of try and put it in, but it’s – it’s fun.”

“Dreamscape” (episode airing on 11/25)
“Well Dreamscape yeah. Last night we were shooting a dream sequence of ‘The Dreamscape’ which is very odd to do; to be in scenes when you’re not really there. Yeah that’s going back into the tank to get answers and find out information.”
“In Which We Meet Mr. Jones” (episode airing on 11/11)
“A fellow FBI agent collapses with what we think is kind of a heart attack and we find out that he actually has like an orgasm growing around his heart like a plant or a vine. And then we find out that it is in fact a parasite and we don’t know how it got there. We realize that he’s been working on a particular case looking for information on this group of people which is the first mention of this group of people which is sort of like loosely at the moment has links back to Massive Dynamics. And there’s one man who has some answers but we can’t get in to see him because he’s in a German prison and won’t allow any visitors. But Olivia has an old friend or old flame in German and she flies over to meet with Mr. Jones in this German prison. I speak German but very badly. But it’s actually a really great episode.”
Olivia’s relationship with Walter Bishop (John Noble)
“I think Olivia waits for everyone to prove themselves to her, you know, before she kind of jumps in or, you know, really gives them all of herself, but I think definitely there was a sweet scene, I know in one episode where she sort of, Walter’s the only one she confides in and I think when Walter’s lucid, you know, I think absolutely he’s got that kind of like mentoresque, fatherly – yeah, he’s like the wise one, isn’t he?”
“The Equation” (episode airing on 11/18)
“I thought ‘The Equation’ was a really beautiful script. A little boy is abducted while on a drive with his father. His father stops to help this woman whose car’s broken down and sees some lights and then all of sudden his son and the woman in the car have disappeared and he doesn’t quite know what’s going on and we find out that this same kind of story has been told before, but most of the people that have told it have inevitably gone mad or had quite frightening psychotic outbreaks. And Walter seems to remember an inmate in the asylum telling the same story and he was a genius mathematician. So Walter ends up going back into St. Claire’s where he tries to get information from this old inmate of his, Dachsel. It’s really great. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s some great stuff in ‘The Equation.’ And then we find out that the car was registered to this woman who had died about ten years ago, and all the people that have been abducted were all kind of like geniuses in particular scientific fields, expect this little boy who was in fact a brilliant, brilliant piano player and the mathematics of music kind of come into play. I don’t know – I don’t want to say anything more, it’s a really lovely, lovely episode.”
The science of “Fringe”
“They justify it really well, you kind of want to get online and find out if it’s actually possible, what’s actually possible and what isn’t but that’s the bit that I love about the show because I think that, you know, I can give it just the information that we get at the moment like if it’s totally okay and everyone is fine with knowing that we can clone sheep and ten years ago that was frightening, I kind of think “What are we capable of? And why don’t we know? Who does know.”