Shohreh Aghdashloo (On Frankie Adams): Ladies and gentlemen, she is 23 years old. It’s very important that they need to know…
Frankie Adams: This child…
Shohreh Aghdashloo: She’s like my daughter and she used to tell people they need to know that this child with an old soul.Lovely to work with
Tony Tellado: Talk about this fascinating relationship between your characters.
Frankie Adams: Last season was just the beginning that was very serious. I think especially in this season I think you’re going to see the relationship. build more. I think she’s not afraid to say how it is to her and it’s the same I think she’s the only person in the universe yell at her.And I did that the other day.As soon as they called “Cut” I said “I’m so sorry”. had to do a little soldier moment where I was the only person with balls to yell at her.
Shohreh Aghdashloo: It’s a multilayered relationship. It’s not just about let’s see what this Martian has to tell me. Let’s get to know what kind of knowledge she has…advanced logical gadgets on Mars. In real life between the two of us when your work with this New Zealand actor who is amazing who runs around in this 60 pound armor and like she’s barefoot. In other layers the feelings I have for her are like the feelings I have for my own daughter. It’s the same when we are together. I feel the same.
Frankie Adams: I think that is the thing that people forget about Bobbie is she is humorous.She just doesn’t use that part of her a lot. And it was really fun for me to explore that because I love you and I love comedy and all that. I need to really get a chance to play it. No one is going to allow me to play that because they would not cast me in a comedy. But what I love when they write those are those moments for Bobbie because it’s like it makes them more relatable, more human. It makes light of situations..We’re still trying to get out of this place.
It’s So lovely I got this email from a father of a young girl and he said I’m really proud to watch this show because I feel like we all the kind of female influence that I would want my daughter to watch and I love to watch it and I really appreciate that. And that was really encouraging for me because up until the end I had been much feedback and I was like well actually Bobbie is really important because she is a part of this new generation of diversity in the shows and this is my first proper job and I feel really fortunate to have. I hope I don’t disappoint anybody. And I just I feel really proud. Just be yourself.
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Be yourself and let the world see through you. This show is fan based. You may be aware of the fact that we’re on SyFy. Now we’re on Netflix and now being seen around the world. But it started with less than a million viewers.So it’s really truly fan based, this show. We owe to the many people that are interested in these plots…. Powerful female roles, being decision makers in key roles.
On Visual Effects:
Frankie Adams: The V Efx (Special effects ) are such a special thing for us. We just shoot with a blue screen. It is as much to us to see all of the worlds being made.
On The New Season:
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Wait till you see the first two episodes. Oh’ my God..Personally..
Frankie Adams: What did you say it reminded you of ?
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Beethoven . Beethoven Symphony Number Five.
Frankie Adams: I actually did an action sequences the other day where I had a headphone and the director played that. I’m doing all this action stuff.I had this movie music. Boom. Boom!!
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Not just the sound but the theme of Symphony Number Five. Humans get together….Be a family.
On Bobbie Draper
Frankie Adams: I think she’s already grown quite a lot. I think there’s so many challenges in season two and I think Chrisjen Avasarala is her mentor. I mean do they trust each other now.
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Absolutely. I think when you see a young woman of caliber and education with the military background when she thinks this is a perfect situation to bring this young woman as an example to earth and take it from there.
On The swearing on the series
Frankie Adams: Why wouldn’t you want to hear swear words from her.
Shohreh Aghdashloo: It’s interesting when my daughter was five years old first time she said I hate you I said don’t say hate that is a very bad word. First time I heard her say Fuck, I said “Oh my God. Don’t you ever..”Now she hears me say those words…”Mom….” Shohreh: “It’s science fiction”.
Tony Tellado: What I admire about Bobbie is she’s strong but has a good moral code.What I admire about Chrisjen is how she manuevers and how she essentially dodges landmines but always for the greater good.
Frankie Adams: I think the reason why they work together is because they focus on the same side. And that’s not a particular area or I think it’s the good side.
Special thanks to the SyFy Channel and San Diego Comic Con.