Actress Dichen Lachman(Dollhouse
), joined SyFy's Being Human
playing the vampire princess Suren.(From Blastr)
"I'm very grateful that, I guess, in a way it just kind of works. Like, I love sci-fi, fantasy, and I fit into that world," said Lachman. "It's weird. People find it hard to cast me in real circumstances. I hope that changes, because I've always loved period pieces and I love the fact that on this show, because it is a fantasy, I actually get to exist in the [flashbacks of the] 1920s and '30s."
"I love sci-fi/fantasy and somehow, thanks to Joss Whedon, I guess, I've made a little home there. And I hope I can continue to do this genre, because I love it. I love it, I think it's a wonderful place to play out ideas and opinions about the world today in a safe place."
For Lachman, she's been excited to read where the Being Human
scripts have taken her character. And her role as Suren has given her something she's been wanting. "She's a very interesting character, and I had a lot of fun having the opportunity to play her. I mean, as an actor, obviously playing a vampire is one of the things on the list," she said. "She's incredibly complex, very damaged and reckless in many ways. But at the same time, she's striving to grow up and mature and be the woman that her mother would like her to be."
Syfy's Being Human
airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET.