Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Samantha Morton on Becoming Catherine de Medici, The Serpent Queen, Tonight on Starz

Samantha MortonTonight, STARZ premieres the series Serpent Queen, based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda. The historical drama tells the story of Catherine de Medici’s rise to power, with a contemporary edge. The story is told by Catherine (Samantha Morton) to her new servant, Rahima (Sennia Nanua) via flashbacks.

Playing someone like Catherine de Medici could easily be a daunting task, and Morton tried not to think about it, lest she become overwhelmed. “I approached her like I'd approach any other character,” the actress told SciFi Vision during a recent exclusive interview. “[It] is just trying to find the truth and be in the moment and understand the story and understand what people needed me to do and what their motivations were and to try and find a balance with all of that. But there's no denying that she's somebody that's incredibly formidable, and there was a level of expectation to get it right.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Dennie Gordon on Directing Last Light

Dennie GordonBased on the bestselling novel by Alex Scarrow, Last Light, which premieres today on Peacock, follows petro-chemist Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), who on a business trip to the Middle East, finds himself in the middle of an international crisis and separated from his family when the world’s oil supply becomes unusable.

Director Dennie Gordon, who recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, spoke to some of the challenges of bringing the series to television. “There were many challenges, but, of course, that's what makes us excited,” the director told the site. “Part of it was finding these locations and being able to make this an international show on on our rather small budget; that was tricky. The cast came together very quickly. I was thrilled, because I got my first choices everywhere, but I think it was [challenging] operating in a foreign country, directing in several different languages. We had German speakers, we had Czech, we had French, we had Arabic; we were everywhere. [It was] just a lot of pulling all these people together. There was just so much collaboration…Bringing all these people together, it ended up feeling like behind the scenes we were as global as our story.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Joanne Froggatt Stars in Last Light, Premiering Tomorrow

Joanne FroggattTomorrow Peacock releases it’s new limited series Last Light, based on Alex Scarrow’s bestselling novel of the same name. The thriller tells the story of a family separated in the middle of the chaos, when the world’s oil becomes unusable, and it sets off a chain reaction across the planet. Joanne Froggatt stars as Elena Yeats, wife to Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), one of the world's leading petrol-chemical engineers.

Froggatt, who spoke with SciFi Vision in a recent exclusive, took inspiration for the character of Elena from a variety of different places. “I don't think I ever, or very rarely, unless I'm playing a real person, draw on sort of a specific person or anything like that,” said the actress. “I just do it in layers, really. I start, obviously, with the script and what the script’s telling me, and then I do as much research as I really need to do about the subject matters involved.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Amber Rose Revah Stars in Last Light, Now Streaming

Amber Rose RevahToday Peacock releases the limited series, Last Light, based on the bestselling novel by Alex Scarrow. Last Light tells the thrilling story of the chaos that is a result of the world’s oil supply becoming unusable, and the family separated by the crisis.

Amber Rose Revah plays the part of Mika Bakhash, a woman with connections in the British government, who partners with Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), the world’s leading petro-chemical engineer.

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Exclusive: Samantha Morton Talks Alpha and Tales of the Walking Dead

Samantha MortonRecently, AMC and AMC+ premiered the third episode of Tales of the Walking Dead, “Dee,” which gave a new glimpse into the story of Alpha, played by Samantha Morton, when she was still Dee, before she joined the Whisperers.

Morton, who talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, does not consider Alpha to be evil on the television series. “I think that when you're making a television show,” she explained, “you always have to have an angle: the protagonist or the goodies or whatever, who’s the villain, who's the baddie, but it depends on the perspective that you're shooting it from…So, I think for Alpha, all of the things she did, she's at war; they're justified…War in the apocalypse, which was the Whisperer War, it’s complicated. I think it's not as simple as it may seem, however, she really was and is a comic book villain. There's definitely a egging up of that side of her for the purpose of entertainment and for the purpose of the show.”

“I think for the origin story, and to play Dee,” Morton continued, “You have a sense of trying to understand little subtleties of what may have triggered something in her to behave the way she behaves, or to have the ability to do what she does and did.”

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Exclusive: Maria Doyle Kennedy is Tannie Marie in New Adaptation, Recipes for Love and Murder

Maria Kennedy DoyleToday, Acorn TV releases the first two episodes of its original series, Recipes for Love and Murder, based on the book by Sally Andrew, starring Maria Doyle Kennedy. Kennedy plays Maria, who writes the local recipe column, and when it is cut, competes for the position of advice columnist against rookie journalist Jessie (Kylie Fisher). When a woman who writes Tannie (literally, Auntie) Maria about her abusive husband is unexpectedly found murdered, Maria teams up with Jessie to investigate, all while comforting her readers with advice and recipes.

Kennedy was attracted to the role from the beginning. “I was reading a lot of stuff, and so much of it was about serial killers and the many gruesome ways that they dispose of women, and I was so tired of it,” the actress told SciFi Vision during an exclusive interview. “I was actually getting a bit angry about it as well. The next thing I opened was Recipes for Love and Murder, and I was just delighted with myself.”

Kennedy and her family moved to South Africa and didn’t look back.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Kevin Can F*** Himself’s Eric Petersen Teases Kevin Will Eventually Have a Reckoning

Eric PetersenTonight AMC premiered the second episode of season two of Kevin Can F*** Himself. In the episode, Neil (Alex Bonifer) returns from the hospital and actually tells Kevin (Eric Petersen) that Allison tried to kill him, but he’s so oblivious that he just assumes Neil is talking about his marriage. As Kevin continues to gain more fame because of his “Worcester Wild Dude” ad, he just treats his wife even worse, which only serves to drive Allison (Annie Murphy) further, when she seeks the council of a private investigator in faking her own death as an alternative to get away from Kevin.

Last week, series star Petersen spoke with SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the series, including how Kevin’s fame spreads his toxicity even to others around him, how things will change for Kevin through the season as his support system starts to vanish, connecting to the character, the challenges of keeping the character likable, and more. Watch the full video interview below and be sure to tune in every Monday for all-new episodes of Kevin Can F*** Himself on AMC and AMC+.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Animal Kingdom’s Kevin Csolak and Jasper Polish Tease Series Finale

Kevin Csolak and Jasper PolishTNT’s hit show Animal Kingdom ends its six-season run when the series finale airs tonight. Fans are on edge waiting to see what happens with the criminal Cody family. Each of the boys has an endgame in mind, but J is almost certainly planning to double-cross his uncles. There are also unanswered questions in the flashbacks. Are there more secrets surrounding J’s birth and Julia’s death?

SciFi VIsion caught up with series costars Kevin Csolak (Boardwalk Empire) and Jasper Polish (Force of Nature), who play young Pope and Julia. They wrapped their roles in 2021 and have waited almost a year for the finale – neither has seen the completed episode yet.  “It's just been an insane whirlwind,” Polish told us, “but I'm very happy with how both of our characters have been accepted again into the fan base.”

Neither Csolak nor Polish would give details, but they did tease a satisfying conclusion. “The last episode is really, I think, going to give people the energy and propel them to go back into season one. There're a lot of exciting things and questions that are going to be answered,” teased Csolak. “It's going to make me want to go back and start Animal Kingdom from season one again and just rewatch and see how it all connects.”

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Exclusive: Resident Alien’s Elizabeth Bowen on Deputy Liv's Confidence

***The following interview contains light spoilers for tonight's episode***

Elizabeth BowenTonight, an all-new episode of Resident Alien premieres on Syfy. This season, with the introduction of Detective Lena Torres (Nicola Correia-Damude), Deputy Liv Baker (Elizabeth Bowen) is getting ignored even more by the sheriff (Corey Reynolds). When SciFi Vision recently spoke with Bowen, she said that her character was starting to gain ground with the sheriff, but it comes in fits and starts. In our most recent interview with the actress, we asked her if it is a matter of confidence with Liv.

“She may have some insecurities around not being listened to by people,” explained Bowen to SciFi Vision, “But I do believe she very much has the courage of her convictions. She's very confident in her ability to parse information, I think, and puts everything in the right box. So, I would say the confidence issue is more in just having to maybe speak up on how she feels, even though you don't want to bring too much emotion into your job. She has to sort of have the confidence in the fact that eventually people will listen.”

That being said, Liv moves ahead with investigating without the sheriff in tonight’s episode. “She's quite sure that some of her suppositions, some of her theories, have legs. So, she does decide to go up with Asta (Sara Tomko) and basically confirm what she's pretty sure she already knows to be fact,” teased the actress.

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Exclusive: Resident Alien's Sara Tomko on Asta's Guilt and More

***Note the following interview contains light spoilers for tonight's episode***

Sara TomkoTonight Syfy airs an all-new episode of Resident Alien. Recently on the series, Asta (Sara Tomko) killed a man to protect her alien friend Harry (Alan Tudyk), and she’s been dealing with the guilt. Can she forgive herself? “I think that that is going to be seen and felt by her for a little bit,” Tomko told SciFi Vision during an exclusive interview last week. “Forgiveness is so important, especially with self; that's one of the hardest things for us to do as humans is to forgive ourselves.”

Guilt and pain is part of being human, and in a recent episode, Harry took away Asta’s memory of the shooting to remove her pain without her permission, but a lot of it was selfish, because he didn’t like the way she was acting. He just didn’t comprehend what was happening, according to the actress. “I don't think he even understands what he did was wrong at all…I think he just wanted it to stop. I don't think he even thought twice about asking for permission consent or that she would be upset by it. In his mind, he did a good thing.”

She thinks, however, that it was innocent. “I don't think there was any malice or ill will,” said Tomko.

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