Thursday, 1 April 2010

Interviews: Alessandra Torresani, Magda Apanowicz, Sasha Roiz, Esai Morales

Another round of interviews this week.

Newsarama has posted video interviews with the cast at the Paley Center. Follow these links to watch them: Alessandra Torresani, Magda Apanowicz, Sasha Roiz, Esai Morales.

Magda also gave an interview at the Toronto Comic Con last weekend. The article is here.

"It's not a simple show that you can sum up in a sentence, which I think is a good thing. I could say that it's the origin story of a Cylon, but I truly don't think that's the only thing the show's about," said Apanowicz in an interview at last week's Comic Con convention in Toronto.

"It's about the rise and fall of a nation … It's saying, 'Hey, this is a possibility if you take a look at our world and our lives.' If you take the similarities, we have the possibility of imploding ourselves, and maybe sometimes we should stop and take a look."

Caprica deals with frightening social issues, she said, that are directly related to our real world. The depiction of sexuality in the V worlds, where teenagers congregate in mass orgies at nightclubs, is perhaps the show's strongest reflection of the real world. The plethora of freely available pornographic content on our internet, coupled with ubiquitous advanced communications technology, is redefining how young people view sexuality, and not necessarily in a good way, Apanowicz said. (...)

As with many robot morality tales before it, Caprica also raises questions about humans playing god, and whether we've properly considered the implications of doing so.

On the show, the consequences of failing to do that are implied by the very nature of the prequel — the destruction seen in BSG. On that show, it's ironically the robots that eventually try to help the humans recapture their lost spirituality. Apanowicz is just one of many fans who ultimately ended up rooting for the Cylons because of that.

"Cylons are the ones that are trying to help humanity find its way," she said. "Humans are the ones who are so lost and it's the artificial life that is trying to help, although obviously not in the best way." -- CBC News

And another interview with Alessandra showed up here.

JA: Have you gotten into Battlestar Galactica since you've started Caprica?

AT: I'm into it, I love it. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm kinda obsessed with Caprica. Everyone's story line is so unreal to me, it's amazing. The whole Esai and Tamara situation is so heartbreaking, I cry every time I watch it.

JA: Do you have a fondest memory so far of being on the set of Caprica?

AT: We have a bunch of sing-a-longs. I have a You Tube channel that I am about to premiere about how to make it in the business, I will post those videos that I recorded on my flip cam. It focuses on how to make a resume and getting an agent. I have a lot of fans asking me every day "how did you do it?" They think that I just suddenly made it, but I have been doing it since I was eight years old.

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