By Clare Douglas
For the past four years, New Brunswick-native Anna Silk has been battling dark forces, navigating love triangles and coming to terms with her identity as Bo, a succubus on the hit fantasy-noir series Lost Girl.
In the show’s fifth and final season (premieres Dec. 7, Showcase), Bo is primed and ready to deal with last season’s deadly cliffhangers and is on a mission to bring her family back together.
As the thrilling conclusion of the Canadian series kicks off and Anna gets ready to step out of her character’s thigh-high boots, Hello! caught up with the gorgeous actress to talk about her life as a Lost Girl.
What will you miss most about playing Bo?
I will miss working with such an amazing cast and crew and such creative writers and producers. I will miss Bo’s strength and her strong sense of justice, and also her fierce loyalty to her friends and family. She was a one of a kind character to play and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Do you have a favourite moment from filming?
There really are too many to count! When the whole cast was on set doing scenes together, those are some of my favourite memories. Also, I had such unique bonds with each cast member and performing with each of them was a richly unique experience. What stands out the most right now are some of the final scenes we shot in the last episode -- which of course I can't tell you about!
If you could describe season five in three words, what would they be?
Perseverance. Passion. Evolution.
What have you learned from being on Lost Girl?
I have grown so much personally and professionally. I have definitely learned from Bo and who she is, and also from the experience of leading such an incredible group of people. I am very grateful for the experience and for the friendships I have made.
How is your son Sam doing? [Anna and husband Seth Cooperman welcomed their first child on May 1, 2013, and shared his first pictures in the pages of Hello!]
Sam is amazing! He is still one of the most relaxed and joyous children. He is starting to talk now, which is incredible to witness, and he is very gentle, kind and funny. He likes to generate a lot of jokes and try to make us laugh!