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.

All of the articles unless otherwise noted were written by me, Jamie Ruby, and are copyright © 2017 Sci-Fi Vision. If you would like to post an article on your own site, please let us know first. Please do not use any of the exclusive photos or videos on your own site without permission (it will usually be given). You can find the rest of our published articles, including both interviews and reviews under articles.

Exclusive: The Walking Dead World Beyond’s Jelani Alladin on How This Character’s Death “Shakes Will to his Core”

***The folowing interview contains spoilers for 2.08***

Jelani AlladinIn this week’s episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, “Returning Point”, Will is deeply affected by the death of Indira (Anna Khaja)’s son, a young man who he didn't know very well. Why was Will so moved? Actor Jelani Alladin thinks that for Will, Dev (Abubakr Ali)’s death “symbolizes the death of humanity of [the CRM], that they simply no longer care. No matter who it is or who you are,” Alladin told Scifi Vision, “they will kill you if they feel like you’re a threat, and that shakes Will to his core.”

For the actor, Dev’s death also raises real-life issues. “On top of that, you add another person of color being taken out of this world. I think that is the connection that I personally was invested in. How do you go to a mother and tell them that their son has just been shot, killed? And reflecting all the things that we went through in the year of 2020, bringing all of that into the mix? I was like, ‘The police, the threat, this huge organization just innocently took your son, and I couldn't do anything about that. I don't even know how to begin to apologize to you or have the words to say I'm sorry.’”

In our interview, Alladin discussed how Will’s feelings prompt him to initiate a shootout with the CRM. In The Walking Dead universe, selfless risks don’t always end well - especially when they are out of character. And Alladin thinks “it is wildly not in Will’s character to actually take that risk.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Tatiana Maslany Talks Orphan Black: The Next Chapter

Tatiana MaslanyBBC America’s cult hit Orphan Black, which followed the intertwined lives of genetically identical human clones, all played by actress Tatiana Maslany, ended its original run in 2017. The story, however, continued in 2019 when the first season of an all-new audio series, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, was realeased, with Maslany not only voicing all the clones, but narrating the entire story.

Realm Media recently released the premiere episode of season two, this time with the actress being joined by fellow actors Kristian Bruun, Evelyn Brochu, and Jordan Gavaris who reprised their original roles. The performers, who met up for a Zoom panel last Thursday, however, each did their parts on their own.
 
Although it’s a bit different using just her voice to play the clones in the book series and she’s acting by herself, according to Maslany, who recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive video interview, it still just relies on your imagination. “[It’s] a very creative space to play in,” said the actress, “even though it isn't necessarily back and forth, you're sort of generating your own thing.”

Maslany said that the character of Alison was the easiest to access after so long and that Sarah is “always kind of there,” but she also enjoys getting to play new clones. “[I]t was really fun to get to explore these new characters like Blythe and Vivi…it's fun to play these new roles and see kind of what new characterizations I can bring to them, or mannerisms, even if it's just vocal.”

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Video Interview: Carlton Cuse & Meredith Averill Talk Locke & Key Season 2 & Adapting for TV

Locke & KeyRecently Netflix released the second season of its series Locke & Key. In the second season, the Locke family are put to the test as demon Gabe (Griffin Gluck) seeks to forge his own keys and turn the whole town against them.

Being based on a comic series, the show runners of Locke & Key have had to decide what to pull from the source material and what to add and adapt. Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill talked to SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable interview about their process. “It’s not a super didactic process,” said Cuse, “It’s a much more intuitive one. Meredith and I obviously have read the comics multiple times and have digested this rich and wonderful world that Joe [Hill] and Gabriel [Rodriguez] have created. Then, we are telling our story and we know that there are certain things that we both loved in the comic books, and we want to see those things at various points, but how and when that happens, it's kind of more organic how that unfolds…So, it's something that's organically evolved as we make the episodes and as we think about what we're going to do next.”

Both Cuse and Averill agreed that that process is a very collaborative one between the two of them and Hill and Rodriguez.

Cuse also told the site that he doesn’t feel that there was anything from the original story that they wanted to adapt that they had to leave out. “I don't think we feel like we missed anything. I think that certainly in season two and season three, the stuff that we really liked and responded to in the comics that fit in to the way our story was unfolding, we stuck it in there. The comics are their own thing and they're fantastic, but I think that we've utilized them [well] for our storytelling.”

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead: World Beyond's Joe Holt & Natalie Gold Talk Trust, Betrayal, & More in 2.07

***The following interview contains spoilers for 2.07***

Joe Holt and Natalie GoldIn tonight’s all-new episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, after Felix (Nico Tortorella) stole a vial from the lab from Dr. Lyla Bellshaw, played by Natalie Gold, the base goes into lockdown as they try to find the culprit. Dr. Leo Bennett, played by Joe Holt, gets called into questioning by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who, along with Huck (Annet Mahendru), interrogates him.

During the interrogation, when Jadis reveals to Leo that Lyla told the CRM about his daughters, Iris (Aliyah Royale) and Hope (Alexa Mansour), he finds out about more of the lies she’s been telling. Holt talked a bit about what Leo was feeling in that moment with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview. “[J]ust being duped is one level.” said Holt. “It’s just embarrassing to be duped. Being duped by someone who you loved is a different level. And now that brings in a lot of hurt, because, was anything she said ever true? Did any of this mean anything, or was all of this just puppeteering?”

He added, however, that for Leo, what matters is the safety of his daughters. “As this is being revealed, it's this myriad of issues. Sure, there's the ego of being duped, but it's also, what does this mean for Hope and Iris? Does this mean they're in greater danger now?”

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Exclusive: Aisha Tyler on Playing Fear the Walking Dead’s "Post-Apocalyptic Cowgirl," Mickey

***The following interview contains spoilers about 705***

Aisha TylerFear the Walking Dead
 continued its run of fantastic guest stars this week with Aisha Tyler as Mickey, a tough survivor who meets Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christine Evangelista) on the road. Tyler (Archer, Criminal Minds) has directed episodes of Fear and The World Beyond, but this is the first time she has acted in the franchise.

In an exclusive interview, SciFi Vision asked Tyler, a TWD superfan, how she felt about being asked to play Mickey.

“It was really wonderful, she said. “It was incredibly flattering, first of all, and then the delight of getting a really extraordinary character, someone really special…[F]or me, this character was really one of a kind. The fact that they were willing to entrust me with her, with this character and with this extraordinary arc, was just a delight.”

As a character, Tyler told SciFi Vision, Mickey had it all. “She had all the stuff that the nerd in me was excited about and then all this other stuff that the actor in me was excited about.”

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Exclusive: Fear the Walking Dead’s Evangelista on Strand, the Dark Horses, & More

***The following interview contains spoilers for 7.05***

Christine EvangelistaOn tonight’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead, “Till Death,” Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) are the latest survivors to visit Strand (Colman Domingo)’s tower. Like others before them, the couple are skeptical of Victor’s leadership. In an exclusive interview, SciFi Vision talked about the episode with Christine Evangelista, the actress who has played Sherry in the TWD franchise since 2015.

“I think Sherry comes into this highly sensitive and alert,” Evangelista explained, “given what happened to her in the past and how deeply affected she was by it…I think it's just this very visceral gut reaction to say that this is not right. This is not the person that we thought that we knew, and something's happening here and we have our guard up. Yes, it is this safe haven for these people, when the outside world is so deadly, but so was the Sanctuary.”

Strand wants Sherry and Dwight to track someone down, but when they catch up with Mickey (guest star Aisha Tyler), the Dark Horses have a change of heart.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Henry Lloyd-Hughes & Thalissa Teixeira Star in Ragdoll on AMC+

RagdollOn AMC+’s six-part new thriller series Ragdoll, based on the novel by Daniel Cole, the police discover that six people have been murdered and dismembered, their body parts sewed together into one creepy body nicknamed the “Ragdoll.” When DS Nathan Rose, played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes, DI Emily Baxter, played by Thalissa Teixeira, and DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale) investigate the case, the serial killer taunts them by sending a kill list of his next victims, which includes Rose.

The actors didn’t read the novel prior to shooting, because the timeline and certain things, such as the order of the victims, were different from the script and it could become confusing, according to the stars of the series. “I [started to] plow into it at the same time as I was getting hit with scripts,” said Lloyd-Hughes to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview with SciFi Vision, “and the structure of the both of them [doesn’t] necessarily line up perfectly. So, [I] started to slightly, even by Ragdoll standards, get myself into a bit of a tangled web. At which point, I thought Freddie [Syborn]'s evil vision was more than enough for my child brain to deal with, and so I stuck to the script, as they say.” The actor added that he has, however, started to read it now after the fact.

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Exclusive: Pollyanna McIntosh Talks Jadis's New Purpose on The Walking Dead: World Beyond

***This interview contains major spoilers for 2.06***

Pollyanna McIntoshRecently, more crossover elements were added from the flagship series to The Walking Dead: World Beyond, when the character of Jadis, played by Pollyanna McIntosh, was revealed to be working as an officer of the Civil Republic. Jadis, also known as Anne on The Walking Dead, was the leader of the Scavengers that took a wounded Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) away on a CRM helicopter never to be seen again.

Still, not a lot is known about the character and her agenda. According to McIntosh, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview on Friday, she does believe in the cause “for the good of humanity,” but Jadis still does what is best for Jadis. “At the end of the day,” said the actress, “we've seen that before, but she does have feelings, and she does really, really want the best that civilization can have…She's seen the world much more than most people in this new universe of The Walking Dead: World Beyond have seen it…She's now like, ‘This is my new purpose.’ This is what what she wants for the world. So, I do believe it's for the greater good, but are some people are going to have to suffer in the meantime? Sure. And is she going to try and make sure she suffers as little as possible? Sure.”

Fans were surprised that Jadis took the last name Stokes, which comes from the character of Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), a priest on The Walking Dead that she had a romantic relationship with. The actress said that the idea of Jadis being Mrs. Stokes is a really funny nod to the fan base. “It's just fun for the fandom to go, ‘Oh, did you notice that that's her name?’…[T]he reasons why, people can make their own. I think there's just enough for people to go their own ways with things, and then they might find they were right, or they were wrong and there's something more exciting afoot. But I think that the nod to Gabriel really is such a genius thing. It's like, ‘I'm not going to give away my own name, and I'm going to remember my past and honor it, but I'm also going to remember that, that way madness lies.’ ”

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Exclusive: Mo Collins Talks Crying on Camera, Driving an 18 Wheeler, & More on Fear the Walking Dead

***This interview contains major spoilers for 7.04***

Mo CollinsOn the newest episode of Fear the Walking Dead, Sarah, played by Mo Collins, wakes up at a decommissioned fort where she and the others were brought by the helicopter, and she immediately takes off to look for her brother, Wendell (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell). She ends up running into Josiah (Demetrius Grosse), who wants revenge on Morgan (Lennie James) for killing his twin brother. Sarah agrees to deliver Morgan to him, if he will help her find her own brother.

Collins, who recently spoke to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, doesn’t believe that Sarah ever planned to let him kill Morgan. “Sarah is a very loyal person,” said that actress, “and [what] Sarah also knows and understands about this world is that things can change on a dime. So, in that moment, of course, it was the right choice to say that and do that, because it was about Wendell. That's the objective, and if that's what needs to happen to get to Wendell, that's what's going to happen, but I do believe in the back of her brain, she's going, ‘Shit could change.’”

The actress has a special bond with Mitchell outside of the show. “What you see in Sarah and Wendell is true of Chill and Mo. It just sort of landed that way, the second we met. We really, really do love each other, and we laugh our butts off. We'll cry together. We'll have deep, deep conversations. It's a pretty deep and wonderful relationship…He is my brother for life.”

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Exclusive: Aaron Ashmore on Duncan's Expanded Role in Locke & Key Season Two

***This interview contains major season two spoilers***

Aaron AshmoreIn season two of Locke & Key, Duncan, played by Aaron Ashmore, has his memories of magic returned to him, which include the ability to forge keys, which is what the antagonist of the season, Gabe/Dutch (Griffin Gluck), wants most.

This season, viewers get a lot more of Duncan’s story, including his relationship with Brian (Milton Barnes), explained Ashmore in an exclusive interview with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision. “We sort of alluded to the fact that Duncan was in a relationship, or sort of mentioned that, but we never really got to see too much of his backstory. So, I think that's really nice that we get to see some of his romantic interest.”

A big part of Duncan’s story this season is when his memories are returned. “I think we just lay into a little bit more throughout the second season, of where Duncan's coming from exactly, the whole memory loss element, because it's not so much that he just can't remember magic, like the rest of the adults; there's another element to it, where pieces of his past have been removed. He's struggling not only with that, but also this idea of potentially seeing these magic things, and then that being erased.”

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