The lovely, talented and leather-prone Anna Silk is the star of television’s greatest series about a bisexual succubus, Lost Girl. Fine, it is television’s only drama about a bisexual succubus. But that doesn’t make it any less great. The series, which debuted on Canada’s Showcase network in 2010, is now in its second season with our neighbors to the north. But on Monday, United States audiences will finally get their first official taste of super succubus Bo and the supernatural world of the Fae as Lost Girl debuts on SyFy.
Silk, who plays the show’s central heroine Bo, has come a long way in a season and a half. In the beginning she was a young woman unaware of her supernatural heritage who left smiling, but very dead lovers in her wake. Now she is a strong, independent succubus who is poised to play a key role in the survival of the Fae, a secret species that lives among humans while feeding off them and is split into Light and Dark sides. Since the show started she has been in a love triangle with Dyson, a Fae wolf shifter cop (say that three times fast), and Lauren, an insatiably curious human doctor who works for the Light Fae.
The gracious and well-spoken Anna talked with AfterEllen.com just before the holiday break about where Lost Girl is going in its second season, what it means to be coming to America, whether we can expect to see more Doccubus action and what’s up with Bo’s delightful décolletage.
AfterEllen.com: First of all, thanks for talking with the readers of AfterEllen again. You have a large fanbase and the show is very popular on the site.
AE: Lost Girl is a Canadian series but it already has amassed a large worldwide fanbase, what do you attribute its global popularity to?
AE: Are you preparing for how that popularity may grow even more now that Lost Girl will begin airing in the U.S. on SyFy this January?
AE: Are you bracing for an even bigger fangirl onslaught, because I think it’s probably coming.
I went to Comic-Con this year as well, I went with Emmanuelle Vaugier (who plays the Morrigan, the leader of the Dark Fae), and we hadn’t aired in the U.S. yet and we still had a pretty big response then. Which was cool. But I don’t think you are ever prepare for that. Zoie and I had this young woman come up to us at FanExpo and she was sort of shaking and very emotional. She said, “I had to come meet you guys because it was because of you two I was able to come out to my parents.” And we were just like blown away by that kind of response. We were like, wow. Good for you. We were just glad we could inspire anyone. We were just really pleased about that.