Fans of ABC’s V will be pulling up to the TV set tonight, as the first season comes to an end it what looks to be an epic season finale. All season long, we’ve gotten the chance to chat with stars of the show such as Scott Wolf, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, and Joel Gretsch.
Now, we bring you one of the baddies of the show, in fact: the baddest: Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna. Morena is no stranger to science fiction, as she got her first big break working on Joss Whedon’s Firefly as Malcom Reynolds’ (Nathan Fillion) love interest, Inara.
After the jump, check out our interview with Morena where she gives away a few cool things you might see in tonight’s episode, as well as her interest in working with Joss once again on The Avengers.
Of course, be sure to catch the season finale of V tonight at 10/9C on ABC.
The Flickcast: With the first season of V coming to a close tonight, what can we expect going into this epic season finale?
Morena Baccarin: Well, in the last episode, you finally get the meeting between the two moms, so that gets escalated when Elizabeth Michell’s character decides to do something about the fact that I have soldiers brewing.
I invite her up to the ship for a family dinner, and she’s intent on finding out where they are and destroying them.
TF: Were you a fan of the original series when coming onto the rebooted project?
MB: I do remember being really little and watching it with my brother in Brazil, where I was living at the time, and being completely freaked out. I don’t remember any specifics, but I do remember it being really scary. [laughs]
TF: When coming up with the character of Anna, you seem to have a very centered and poised demeanor. Is there any place in particular that you draw for that inspiration?
MB: She’s a very diplomatic figure in the way she comes down to Earth as the leader of her people and tries to be the bridge between the two species. She seemed a lot like a political figure and a diplomat, so I just embodied what that would feel like.
TF: With a show that has as many plot twists and turns as V, are you taken back when you read some of the scripts and see the big reveals?
MB: We definitely don’t really know what’s coming every time a script comes out and they don’t keep us informed of much, so it’s really exciting to get them. I’m always shocked and surprised at the new things that Anna is doing.
I can’t believe how far we can go with this character. It’s really fun, but I get taken back when I read the scripts.
TF: Everybody is waiting with baited breath tonight as the season comes to an end, and I know one question we’re all asking is whether or not we’ll get a full reveal of a V alien. Will that happen in tonight’s episode?
MB: You’re going to see some of one, but you won’t see a full one. I think we’re going to save that for the next coming season. But you definitely get to see Anna behave a certain way that you wouldn’t expect, and you’ll see a few relationships change very drastically.
TF: Being a fan of your work on Firefly alongside Joss Whedon, we’d love to see you return to work with him on The Avengers, has there been any discussion about it?
MB: We haven’t talked about it. We’ve been trading emails and are trying to get together, socially, just to have lunch and hang out. I haven’t seen in in a while, but we haven’t talked about it.
However, I would be interested in doing anything Joss does. I think he’s an amazing guy.