V (Reimagined Series): Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin Welcome You to V - Featured

Walking along the Vancouver backlot where the new V is being shot, Elizabeth Mitchell (best known as Lost's Juliet) is noting that when it comes to taking time to promote her new series, "It's worth it. Most of the time, you want to build the hype so something less than adequate can be put out there and people will swallow it. But in this particular case, we're like, 'Just watch it!' That's all we really want you to do is actually just turn on your television and watch it, because then you'll want to watch the next one. You're going to think it's good. Otherwise, I wouldn't be out here saying, 'It's really good!'"



A remake of the 1980s miniseries of the same name, V begins when the alien "Visitors", led by Anna (Firefly's Morena Baccarin) arrive on Earth, touting a message of peace. While none of the characters in the new V are direct versions of the originals, viewers will certainly recall the beautiful, commanding Diana (played by Jane Badler) when they see the beautiful, commanding Anna. However, when comparing the two, Baccarin remarks, "I think Diana's a lot more evil. It's a very different character. It's a different show. Anna I think strides that line between good and evil a little bit more."


That being said, Baccarin adds, "I think Anna definitely wants to call the shots. Anna is the leader of the Visitors, so she's the one and calling the shots and figuring out what needs to happen in order for them to get what they want." However, Baccarin notes, "It would be wrong to play her as this misogynistic leader that just demands what she does of people. I think one of the wonderful things that the writers have given me with Anna is a nurturing personality. Somebody that has the well being of other people in mind. She doesn't take s**t, but at the same time, she's a nurturing leader."


The arrival of the Visitors, or "Vs" as they're quickly referred to, causes many different reactions in the populace. Mitchell's FBI agent Erica Evans is wary, especially as her own teenage son Tyler (Logan Huffman) becomes very entranced by the Vs - especially the beautiful Lisa (Smallville's Laura Vandervoort). Mitchell was filming the fourth episode of V when I visited the set, and she noted that Erica, "Has somewhat of a quick-trigger temper. I've learned that she's good at juggling working and motherhood, but not very good. She is a wonderful mother, but she's also incredibly split. She's so good at what she does. She's so good at her job. She's so good at getting in there and figuring it all out, and I think as in all people who do heroic things, she feels as though if she's not there doing it, then the world will fall to pieces and in this case, it will fall! So I think that's really fun. I've enjoyed that."


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Nov 3, 2009 2:53PM EST

Cant wait to see it. I didnt see the original series, but it sounds very interesting. And I love Elizabeth Mittchel, I'd love to see her in this new show.

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Nov 3, 2009 6:54PM EST

It does sound interesting. I think even if it is disappointing it will still do good on the absolutely bare Tuesday night. I'll check it out simply from a lack of any other good options.

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