Colorado’s own Kyra Zagorsky is starring in her second season of the SyFy Channel hit series ‘Helix.’ Best known for her role as Dr. Julia Walker, Zagorsky has an impressive filmography. Herself a big fan of sci-fi, she has appeared in hits such as ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ and ‘Stargate Universe,’ ‘Supernatural’, ‘Fringe,’ and ‘Falling Skies.’ Due out this year, 2015, the Soska Twins’ have their upcoming horror film ‘Vendetta’ and she stars opposite Dean Cain and Michael Eklund.
Q. ‘Helix’ has been a huge hit with SyFy channel viewers. How has it been filming season two so far?
A. The exciting part of filming season two was being in a completely new location and introducing a handful of new characters. It was just a whole new playground.
Q. With the serious life and death subject matter of the show, do the cast and crew enjoy any downtime?
A. Absolutely! When we were all in town at the same time we would find time to meet up in Montreal on weekends. While shooting there isn’t a lot of downtime, but we always have fun together. While shooting we discovered a ping-pong table in the abbey and Severn and I got pretty excited about that in between scenes.
Q. What can you share about your upcoming horror film ‘Vendetta?’
A. ‘Vendetta’ is a bloody action thriller. It’s directed by the Soska Twins and it stars Dean Cain. It’s about a tough cop who commits murder to get himself thrown into the same prison as the man who killed his wife. It’s a revenge movie. And I play the wife, Jocelyn. Dean Cain was incredible to work with.
Q. I understand you were raised outside Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Do you get the chance to visit there much?
A. I love Colorado. I lived outside of Glenwood as a kid, but once I hit junior high, my family moved to Canon City, Colorado. I haven’t been back to Colorado in years. I miss it! Incredible river rafting, jagged edge mountains and the stars are amazing in the summer. Many of my childhood friends are still there so I need to go back soon.
Q. My geeky readers would love to know if you are a fan of Sci-fi and horror?
A. I am a big fan of Sci-fi. I love the magic and as an actor it gives you a chance to stretch. Sci-fi also creates really powerful female characters. I just watched a documentary called ‘Trek Nation’ and I developed a whole new appreciation for the original Star Trek. It’s incredible how that show inspired and influenced so many people. I’m not really into horror. I don’t like the gore and I don’t like to be scared.