New Collider.com interview with Lucy Griffiths AKA Nora, Eric’s vampire “sister.” Some interesting comments on Nora, Eric and Salome. Excerpts below the Read More.
How do you see Nora, as a character? Do you think she’s loyal to Eric?
GRIFFITHS: She certainly has loyalty to Eric. I think she’s actually a very loyal character, but some of her loyalties and trusts are misplaced. She’s selfish in the way that beings are selfish, but she’s not in it for what she can get, to the detriment of people around her. There are characters like that this season, but she’s not one of them. She is excited by the prospect of the power that her faith will bring her. She’s actually not a very selfish character. She’s very loyal to her brother, and she’s loyal to her friend and colleague, Salome.
How would you describe the relationship between Nora and Eric?
GRIFFITHS: They’re very excited to see each other. He didn’t know she was coming, so he’s very surprised. They’re just overjoyed to be in each other’s company again. I think they have a sibling rivalry, certainly, but they basically love each other.
Will viewers get to learn more about the friendship between Nora and Salome (Valentina Cervi)?
GRIFFITHS: Yeah, you do learn more about that. I think there’s definitely something sisterly about it, but I think it’s slightly toxic. I don’t think it’s as a pure and genuine loyalty and connection, as the one that Nora has with Eric.
Right after you’re introduced, you have a sex scene and you get tortured, which seems like the typical initiation for the new cast members. How nerve-wracking is it to just be thrown into the fire like that?
GRIFFITHS: It’s funny, when you know that you have to do these things, you just get on with them and they can be fun. It can feel quite liberating to not be able to think twice and not be able to consider your inhibitions. You don’t have a choice. Your job, at that moment, is to have a sex scene in a container with a man that you met two days ago. You’ve made your bed and you’ve got to lie in it, so to speak.
How has it been to work with Alexander Skarsgard?
GRIFFITHS: It’s definitely been fun. All of the actors have been very warm and welcoming, from very early on. I felt very comfortable in his presence on set, which makes it easier to do scenes like that and to feel confident that that person is going to respond to you and receive you, and not think that you’re doing something strange.
Rest of the interview here.
My thoughts: Darn it, I was really hoping that Nora was going to betray Eric in some way, but this makes it sound less likely. Maybe they are just going to stake her! Two days until we find out!