Interview with Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen is currently appearing in SyFy’s “Being Human” as the vampire Rebecca. Her character was a worker on the hospital with Josh and Aidan, until she is supposedly killed by Aidan. Aidan believe that she her body is taken care of but she was turned into a vampire by Bishop and now Aidan has to deal with her. Sarah took out a little time to chat with Movie Mikes to discuss her role in the show and how it is working her cast.

Mike Gencarelli: How did you get involved with the show “Being Human”?
Sarah Allen: I was in Toronto working on a short film that I had written with a couple of friends. My agent in Montreal called and said they were casting for this show “Being Human” and the role of Rebecca. They thought I had a good chance of getting it if I could get down to Montreal the next morning. At first I wasn’t going to go but my agent told me that I had to come. I looked at the script and thought it looked really good and I had to go. I showed up and read for the writers and producers. I found out the next day I got the part. I think I was one of the last casting that they did of the regulars on the show.

MG: MG: Do you enjoy playing your character Rebecca Flynt?
SA: Oh I love playing her. It is awesome. I love playing a character that doesn’t have to make the right choice all the time. She is trying to make good choices and trying to do the right thing but she is just a mess. She is really off balance and her perspective on the whole is completely changed. She also has no one to take care of her at all. She kind of fumbles through everything in life and I just really love playing her.

MG: Tell us about working with Sam Witwer and the rest of the cast?
SA: Most of my scenes were with Sam. It was awesome. He is a really generous and kind actor. He is just such a great guy too. When I arrived on the show, I think they were already shooting for three weeks. When I met Sam, Sammy and Meaghan, it was already clear that they were super tight. I was worried that when I showed up that they would already have their group thing going on but they were all the nicest people ever. It was such a great experience, not just where the other actors awesome but the directors, the producers, the writers and entire crew were all great. There was just such a good vibe on the set. Everyone was really happy to be working on the show and it was just wonderful. I think that it shows in the quality of the show we came up with.

MG: What was the hardest part about working on the show?
SA: Honestly it was just such a joy all of the time but if I had to say something that was hard it was when it came December. We were shooting in some really cold weather. We were out in the middle of a minus 20 snow storm and shooting outside. We are supposed to be vampires wearing our little skimpy shirts and leather jackets but our toes were frozen white and our jaws were almost frozen shuts [laughs]. It was some of the more climax scenes that were shot then.  So I would have to say that was the hardest part for me.

MG: What can we expect from your character and the rest of the season?
SA: She keeps on fumbling through her existence as a vampire. She keeps trying to get involved with Aidan’s life and just keeps messing up. That is really all that I can give away [laughs]. I think that will keep you interested. I feel the show just keeps getting better and better as the series goes on.

MG: What else do you have planned next?
SA: Honestly right now, I have decided to take the winter off and I am spending it in Mexico. So the future is all up in the air.

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