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Lost Girl: US Premiere Date – April 17
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Syfy has announced a U.S. premiere date for the Canadian series’ fifth and final season, so go ahead and mark your calendars for Friday, April 17 at 10/9c. That’s when Season 5–which was expanded to 16 episodes and will air in two parts– will debut its first eight episodes, which focus on Bo’s (Anna Silk) attempts to rescue Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) from the underworld. (Source)

Turn: Season 2 Premiere Date
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The Revolution will continue to be televised, starting April 13, when AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies opens Season 2.

The period espionage drama — which in the off-season added Lost Girl‘s Ksenia Solo (pictured) and The Mentalist‘s Owain Yeoman as Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold, respectively — will kick off its run that Monday at 9/8c with a two-hour premiere, before settling into its regular 10 pm time slot the following week.

Season 2 of TURN, reads the network’s press release, “moves deeper into the battles waged by soldiers and civilians alike in the pursuit of freedom, and the sacrifices they’re willing to make to secure it. As Abe becomes more committed to the Culper Ring activities, George Washington battles both personal demons and betrayal from within his ranks that threaten not only his leadership but the fate of the revolution. As the colonies struggle to become a nation, the outcome of the revolution will hinge on alliances both on and off the battlefield.” (Source)

Orphan Black: 5 Stations Airing Premiere
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AMC Networks is giving the roadblock treatment across its five networks to the April 18 season premiere of BBC America’s Orphan Black.

The season three opener will run simultaneously at 10 p.m. across AMC, SundanceTV, IFC and We TV, in addition to BBC America. The move could provide a crucial boost to turn “Orphan Black” into a broader hit that reaches beyond its hard-core cadre of sci-fi fans. (Source)

Orphan Black: Season 3 Premiere Date
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Season 3 of Orphan Black will premiere on April 18, 2015 on BBC America. They’ve also released a teaser video for the new season that I’ve included below — however this does not feature Ksenia.

Interview: On Leaving ‘Lost Girl,’ Her Fans, And What’s Next
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Ksenia Solo may be moving on from “Lost Girl,” but she’s not leaving without really taking stock of what the show has given her career — and her life.

Solo joined the fantastical Canadian show when she was 21, and fans immediately took to the sarcastic, sexy Kenzi character (arguably, Kenzi went on to become the fan favourite in the franchise), so it came as quite a shock when Kenzi was “killed off” at the end of Season 4. The internet was awash in theories about her death, and fans were certain that she’d reappear in Season 5, the final season of “Lost Girl.”

They weren’t wrong; Solo is indeed back on “Lost Girl” for its two-part last season, but Kenzi will be appearing in less than half of the 16 episodes. Still, fans are pleased, and Solo wanted to give her character a proper send-off before moving on.

HuffPost Canada TV spoke with Solo in an exclusive one-on-one chat, and we talked about how she feels about the show coming to a close, why she decided to explore new opportunities, and what she has to say to her die-hard fans.

HuffPost Canada TV: A lot of my questions are framed around you departing the show, but that’s not really fair, is it? You’re still on “Lost Girl.”
Ksenia Solo: I’m there. I’m not there in the same capacity. I’m not in every episode. I’m there because the fans are incredible, and I wanted to make sure that Kenzi was there for them.

HuffPost Canada TV: So was this a conscious departure on your part? Did you want to be away from “Lost Girl,” but at the same time ensure that your character got the right ending?
Ksenia Solo: No, I would say it’s not about being “away.” Basically, what happened is I came to a fork in the road and I had to make a decision for myself. I started “Lost Girl” when I was 21, and it’s been a six-year commitment. It’s a long time in a person’s life, especially at that age. I really wanted to expand myself creatively, and in order to do that and continue to grow as an actor, I needed to have the chance to play other roles and do other projects. But you need time for that, and I didn’t have it.

I love the show, and I will be forever grateful to people like our creator and producers, our network, our wonderful cast and crew, everyone who’s made “Lost Girl” possible. Simply, I just needed to be challenged and I need to continue to grow as an artist.

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New Project: Orphan Black
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Ksenia has joined season 3 of “Orphan Black” as Shay, “a soulful and compassionate holistic healer with a great sense of humor destined to become a new friend to Cosima.” (Source)

New TV Series: AMC’s ‘Turn’
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AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn is enlisting a Lost Girl star.

Ksenia Solo has boarded the sophomore drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Turn, based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, hails from Nikita’s Craig Silverstein and is executive produced by Barry Josephson. Set during the summer of 1778, the drama centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.

Solo will play Peggy Shippen, who hails from one of the richest families in the capital of Philadelphia who is well-versed in politics, foreign affairs and finance. Both an urban sophisticate and a homebody of sorts, she is devoted to her family, particularly to her father Edward, becoming his favorite despite being the youngest of four daughters. Peggy navigates the complications of the family’s pro-British politics in the patriot capital. In doing so she demonstrates a quality uncommon for her background: sacrifice. Peggy heroically sacrifices her happiness for the cause she believes in and the man she loves and eventually marries: Benedict Arnold.

AMC this month also cast The Mentalist alum Owain Yeoman to play Benedict Arnold.

Solo has played Kenzi on Syfy’s Lost Girl since its start. She won a Gemini Award for her supporting role on the series in 2011. The show was renewed for a fifth and final season, though a return date has not yet been determined for the Canadian import. Repped by Paradigm and The Schiff Co., her credits include The CW’s Life Unexpected, Black Swan and The Factory.

AMC renewed Turn for a second season in June. The series returns with 10 episodes at a yet-to-be announced date in 2015. (Source)

Exclusive Interview with Ksenia!!
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Ksenia was kind enough to answer some questions for us. Please don’t re-post this interview elsewhere, just link people here. Enjoy!!!

Middle Name? “No middle name. Always thought it would be cool to have one.”

Any Siblings? No.

Favorite Book? Furious Love

Favorite Movie? When Harry Met Sally

Favorite Band/Singer? Mutemath & London Grammar

Favorite Actor & Actress? “I really admire Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams. They both always play very complex, interesting characters in films that have very powerful messages.”

You injured yourself when you were a teenager which is why you started to focus more on acting and less on ballet. Did the accident change other priorities for you as well? Did you feel a shift in what you thought was important?

“Not really. I loved acting as much as I loved dance.”

Do you have a motto you live by? What is it?

“You create your own happiness.
I believe that very much.”

Who are your heroes?

“A hero to me is someone who never gives up, never stops believing, never stops dreaming, no matter what life throws at them. Someone who fights for what they believe in and stands up for those who can’t fight for themselves.”

Is there a book or a movie that has changed your view on the world/on inspired you? If so, what and why?

“The film Bully had a profound affect on me. It made me want to do everything I could to stand up for all those kids. It reminded me that I know first hand what it’s like to be made fun of, ridiculed and made to feel less than everyone else. Most importantly, the film taught me about an amazing little boy named Ty Smalley and the events that led up to his tragic death. I learned about his incredible parents, Kirk and Laura Smalley and the absolutely inspiring and life changing work they now do in Ty’s honor with Stand For The Silent. I went home after I watched the film, found the soonest SFTS event and within two weeks I was sitting in front of Kirk at a venue just outside of Chicago. It changed me forever.”

If you could experience a day in the life of anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

“I would like to experience a day in the life of Elizabeth Taylor. She was such a power house. Such a talent. Such a complex woman. Her life was wild and unpredictable and she experienced so much. I think being her for a day would be an incredible lesson in strength.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“I love photography. People tell me I have a good eye. I really enjoy being behind the camera. It’s out of my comfort zone and that feeling excites me.”

Note from Brianne: Check out Ksenia’s photography here!

What’s on your iPod and DVR? What was the last film you saw?

“Music is a huge part of my life. I have a little bit of everything on my playlist.”

“My favorite television shows right now are Homeland, House of Cards, Girls, New Girl and Orphan Black.”

“The last film I saw was The Normal Heart.”

Aside from “Another You” do you have any upcoming projects in the works?

“Of course. I just can’t talk about those quite yet.”

Many fans want to know what made you get started in acting? Did you have any professional training?

“I grew up in a family of artists. I used to sit in baby chair in the wings of the theatre and try to copy everything I saw. I never really had to think about what I wanted to do, being a performer seemed to come naturally, even though I was a painfully shy kid. Acting actually changed my life in that sense. It completely helped me break out of my shell. Not sure who I would be today with it.”

Do you ever wish to work as a director or are you content with being in front of the camera?

“I have wanted to direct for a very long time! In fact I just had my directorial debut and I absolutely can’t wait to share it with you guys!”


Do you have any update on “Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother”? Have you started production yet?

“The project is currently in development.”

Many fans are curious as to what you’ll be doing with OnFire Films: Will you focus on documentary style films, feature films or both?

“Our focus is feature films but I would definitely love to explore the world of documentaries.”


How did you come to find Lost Girl?

“Lost Girl found me.”

How did you first react to learning about Kenzi, and what were the challenges? What do you and Kenzi have in common?

“I had to really build and create the Kenzi we have all come to know today and it was not without it’s challenges. What I can say is that I was very surprised that I was cast because I didn’t think I was funny at all. I was fascinated by her but when we first started the process, I didn’t have any connection to her.

After playing Kenzi for so many years, I know now that what we do share is a very similar sense of humor, a love of fashion and a deep understanding of how important family is.”

In the Confaedential, you said you’re not used to being comic relief, however you’re just so good at it, I have to wonder, are you a prankster outside of your role as Kenzi?

“I wouldn’t call myself a prankster but I do very much love making people laugh.”

Ksenia, the clothes you wear both on and off screen always look so amazing and beautiful. You have a great sense of style and fashion. Have you ever thought about designing your own line of clothing? How much influence do you have on Kenzi’s wardrobe and what items would you most like to take home if you could? Do you have a favorite outfit that Kenzi has worn?

“Designing is definitely a passion I would like to pursue.

Anne Dixon, the very gifted wardrobe designer who created the look of Lost Girl always inspired me with her unique ideas for Kenzi. Through the years and our time spent together creating Kenzi’s look, we always collaborated in a beautiful way. Anne taught me many things about how to take something simple and then ‘Kenzify’ it. I am definitely very particular, very involved and care deeply about Kenzi’s look.

In fact I would like to take most of Kenzi’s fashion home. Her Heart Attack jeans, her cool leather jackets. And least we forget….the shoes!”

Do you have a favorite Kenzi moment from the series?

“It would be impossible to pick just one.”


Is there anything else you want to say to your fans reading this?

“I cherish you all very much. Thank you for your endless support and for loving Kenzi as much as I do. Thank you for allowing her teach us all how important it is to be a real, true friend.”