Sonya: "It was my first time as a Vampire".
Conducted by Phil
April 18th, 2006
I don't know about you guys, but
one of the first things I noticed when watching House of the Dead was this
funky little lady. At the time, most horror fans probably assumed that
the young actress was destined to star in a string of cheap boobs and
blood movies, yet she has grown as an artist and went on to take the TV
world by storm, winning an award and even replacing Carly Pope on the
recently cancelled show The Collector.
Read on to find out more about this charming rising
talent, as she reveals all about her thoughts regarding House of the Dead,
working with Uwe Boll and the challenges she faced being nail gunned to a
wall and axed to death in her latest horror movie The Tooth Fairy.
SONYA WILL BE SEEN IN THE UPCOMING LIFETIME MOVIES "THE
TIES THAT BIND", AND "THE STRANGER GAME". ALSO KEEP AN EYE OPEN FOR HER
RECURRING ROLE ON THE ABC FAMILY SERIES "KYLE XY" AS WELL AS AN UPCOMING
EPISODE OF "STARGATE SG-1" WHERE SHE ONCE AGAIN TAKES ON THE ROLE OF
CHAROLETTE MAYFIELD. AND FINALLY, YOU CAN SEE SONYA STARRING IN THE
FEATURE FILM "THE BLACK EYED DOG" THIS FALL ON THE BIG SCREEN!
You can view the trailer for The Tooth Fairy (as well
as trailers for Voodoo Moon, Room 6 and All Souls Day) here.
You worked extensively for a
number of years on many high profile TV shows before appearing in an
episode of Glory Days. What was that like to work on?
GLORY DAYS WAS A GREAT ROLE TO PLAY. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME AS A VAMPIRE!
IT WAS REALLY EMPOWERING AND FUN TO PLAY SUCH AN INTIMIDATING CHARACTER.
IT WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES THAT I GOT TO DO MY OWN STUNTS WHICH
WAS REALLY COOL AS WELL. THEY HAD ME RIGGED UP FROM A TREE ABOUT 20 FEET
OFF OF THE GROUND SO THAT I COULD DROP UPSIDE DOWN INTO FRAME. VERY
COOL...ALTHOUGH I ALMOST PASSED OUT A COUPLE OF TIMES!!!
Your first horror film was Uwe
Boll's House of the Dead which wasn't well received by many fans or
critics. Did you audition for the role of Cynthia or did Uwe like you
better for this part?
YES, I DID HAVE TO AUDITION FOR THE ROLE. IT WAS MY VERY FIRST LEAD
IN A FEATURE AND I HAD ONLY BEEN ACTING FOR A VERY SHORT TIME.
What was Uwe like to work
UWE WAS A VERY NICE MAN. HE WAS DEFINITELY A MAN OF VERY FEW WORDS, BUT
YOU CERTAINLY KNEW IF HE WASN'T HAPPY WITH A TAKE!
"You certainly knew if he wasn't happy with a take!".
Did you enjoy working with
such a great cast of rising talents?
THAT WAS BY FAR THE BEST PART OF THE FILM. WE ALL BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS
AND ARE TO THIS DAY. NO EGOS, JUST A REALLY NICE GROUP OF PEOPLE!
What were your thoughts on the
EVERYBODY HAS THEIR "LEPRECHAUNS" OR THEIR "ATTACK OF THE KILLER GREEN
You are well known for playing
Maya on The Collector. Did you feel pressure to take over the role from
ABSOLUTELY! CARLY IS A WONDERFUL ACTRESS AND HAS MANY LOYAL FANS THAT I
KNEW WHERE NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY THAT SHE WAS GONE. BUT, ALL YOU CAN DO
IS DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND I THINK THAT I WAS EVENTUALLY ACCEPTED INTO THE
ROLE AND MADE IT MY OWN.
Do you enjoy working with
CHRIS AND I ARE TWO OF THE BIGGEST NERDS TO EVER WORK TOGETHER! HE IS
TRULY LIKE A BROTHER TO ME NOW AND HE MADE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY GREAT
FUN! THERE IS NO POMPOUSNESS WITH KRAMER, HE WOULD JUST GO IN THERE AND
GET THE JOB DONE! EVERYONE ON THE SHOW REALLY BECAME A CLOSE KNIT FAMILY
OVER THE YEARS!
There are rumours circulating
that the show has been cancelled, are you able to comment on this for the
YES, UNFORTUNATELY THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IT IS REALLY A SHAME NOT
ONLY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ANY CLOSURE FOR THE
CHARACTERS BUT IT WAS ALSO A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY FABULOUS
CANADIAN ACTORS TO REALLY BRING TO LIFE SOME AMAZING ROLES AND SHOWCASE
OUR TALENT. I THINK WE WERE REALLY DEVELOPING A VERY LOYAL FAN BASE AS
WELL....OH WELL, THAT’S HOW THIS BUSINESS GOES!
"Horror Movies are always a bit ridiculous to shoot".
You will soon be seen in The
Tooth Fairy. How did you enjoy working on the film? Do you know if it
will be similar to Darkness Falls?
I HAVEN'T SEEN IT.
You again worked with many great talents on that film. Do you have any
funny stories you could share with us about the shoot?
HORROR MOVIES ARE ALWAYS A BIT RIDICULOUS TO SHOOT. WHEN MY TIME COMES TO
AN END IN THE MOVIE I WAS LITERALLY NAIL GUNNED TO A WALL AND AXED TO
DEATH.....NOW THERE ARE VERY FEW REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES TO DRAW ON AS AN
ACTOR TO REALLY GET INTO THAT MOMENT....BUT HEY IT’S ALL ABOUT
SUBSTITUTION. ANYHOO...EVERYONE WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH. STEVE BASIC
IS AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE SO IT WAS GREAT TO GOOF AROUND WITH HIM AGAIN.
ALSO, CHUCK BOWMAN IS A LOVELY, PATIENT AND WONDERFUL DIRECTOR TO WORK
I see you have also worked
with Brendan Fletcher on Black Eyed Dog. What was Brendan like to work
BRENDAN'S A LITTLE PUNK!! I SWEAR TO GOD....NO I'M JUST KIDDING...WELL NOT
REALLY, HE'S A PUNK IN ALL THE BEST WAYS, LIKE A LITTLE BRO TO ME. I
ACTUALLY ADORE HIM. HE'S A REALLY GREAT FREEKIN ACTOR. NOTHING
LIKE SHOOTING A MOVIE IN A REALLY SMALL CANADIAN LOBSTER TOWN TO REALLY
GET TO KNOW SOMEBODY!
Canada has been the
destination of choice for horror movies of late, are you a fan of horror
movies and can we expect to see you in any more?
I HAVE NO PROBLEM BEING IN HORROR MOVIES, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN MORE
OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL STYLE HORROR FILM THAT KEEPS YOU GUESSING AND ON THE
EDGE OF YOUR SEAT, NOT BLOOD AND GUTS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE GORE. OH
WHO AM I KIDDING...I JUST NEED A JOB; MY SERIES WAS CANCELLED FOR PETES
What's next for Sonya
I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT TO FIND OUT!
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."