The gallery has been updated with HD screencaps of Mia in episodes 4.01-4.03 of Lost Girl. Enjoy the new additions!
Thanks to Loris for the link.
My apologies for the lack of updates the past few months. I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life and just haven’t had much motivation to work on the site. I have a lot of catching up to do and hope to start adding some of the new Defiance and Lost Girl content very soon, as well as a couple of new-ish photoshoots and more.
ASSIGNMENT X: Did doing VAMPIRE DIARIES and your other genre projects give you any preparation for doing DEFIANCE?
MIA KIRSHNER: No. I mean, that’s a whole different show. It was very nice on the show, but every show is different, every role is different, like every person’s different.
AX: There’s a balance between Kenya being flirtatious, her genuine sexuality and her genuine toughness. Did you find that on your feet playing her, or did you think about it a lot before you did it?
KIRSHNER: I think it’s a combination. I think that you kind of find your character as you go. You have all these ideas about a character, but when you get onto set, once you’re in the room with the actors, everything changes.
AX: A lot of the characters are very kick-ass. Kenya does a bit of that, but not a lot …
KIRSHNER: Not at this point. It’s a very character – my stuff is very character-driven, not so action-driven, so not so much. But I like the drama stuff.
AX: How do you see DEFIANCE overall?
KIRSHNER: I think in a way it’s a cautionary tale. It asks the viewer to think carefully about what we want, because this is what we might get. Perhaps it’s a reflection of where we’re going and it’s about us.
Read the full article on AssignmentX.
Watch the video here on The Huffington Post.
The citizens of Defiance are used to their share of disturbing events, but what transpires in the June 24th episode is especially hard on the town’s mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz), and her sister, Need/Want proprietor Kenya Rosewater (Mia Kirshner).
A dead man is found in a strange location, and as The Huffington Post’s exclusive clip above makes clear, Amanda and especially Kenya had a particularly strong bond with the victim. When Lawkeeper Nolan (Grant Bowler) tells Amanda about what he’s found, it prompts her to recall a difficult confrontation with her sister years ago.
The pressure on Nolan to solve the case of the mystery murder victim is intense, but his investigation riles up the town’s citizens, which is the last thing Datak Tarr (Tony Curran) wants on the eve of his son Alak’s wedding to Christie (Nicole Munoz).
Source: The Huffington Post.
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) May 31, 2013
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaps of Mia in episode 1.06 of Defiance. Enjoy!
1.06 Brothers in Arms
Mia Kirshner bounds into the Hazelton Hotel suite for another interview, settling into a plush leather couch to chat about her latest project — a sci-fi series for Showcase called Defiance. For Kirshner, a stunning and accomplished actress with a wealth of challenging roles to her credit, the gig hits a lot closer to home than you might expect from a show that takes place in the year 2046.
A few years back, Kirshner, best known for her work on the groundbreaking TV series The L Word, travelled the globe listening to the stories of the world’s displaced peoples for an amazing book entitled I Live Here. In so doing, she spent a great deal of time in brothels. It wasn’t pretty.
For her new TV project, Defiance, airing Monday nights on Showcase, Kirshner plays Kenya, the proprietor of a sex and gambling bar called the Need/Want. How’s that for irony?
“The idea of playing someone that owned a brothel was a little difficult to get my head around,” says Kirshner. “I felt like it couldn’t be called a brothel, which is a place that is extremely dangerous for women, and they are really horror shows of exploitation.”
For Kirshner, there is a very important distinction between the Need/Want and the type of brothel she encountered during her travels.
“The Need/Want is a sex club. Kenya has created this utopia for herself to express herself through sexuality, and she finds a group of like-minded people who want the same thing,” she says. “And as a byproduct, she’s made some money from that. The women are there because they want to be there. It is a business for them and a safe place. It’s super-important to make that distinction.”