As Colony heads into their final few episodes of a very tense Season 2, we were lucky enough to have an in-studio visit by one of its stars, Sarah Wayne Callies!
We talked about getting to really dive into Katie Bowman, the importance of Season 2 expanding the world’s mythology, her nerd tendencies, why she’s never watched any part of the Alien franchise or The Walking Dead and why she’d consider getting lost of Montana.
Katie is in perhaps an even more precarious position this season than she was in Season 1. “What she didn’t anticipate was the divisiveness within The Resistance movements themselves,” Sarah reveals. “And certainly in Season 2, there’s a new branch of the resistance that’s kind of sprouted up in the shadow of this increasingly oppressive regime and they go even farther. So I think this is somebody who very much has a rebel heart and the spirit to say ‘Yes, I do believe it’s better to die standing up than live on your knees.’ But the question is who do you align yourself with? Who do you trust?”
Sarah’s career is filled with fan favorites and her own interests have influenced that. “I can only work on material that I really love,” she says. “Both Prison Break and The Walking Dead…were not obvious choices or anything that anyone necessarily expected to be a success. But they had my heart. They’re prestige projects to me. They aren’t necessarily in the mainstream zeitgeist, or didn’t start off that way, but they were things that I’d never seen anybody do and they spoke to what I was interested in watching.”
Despite not being able to watch the movies that made her an icon, Sarah absolutely appreciates the star of the Alien franchise. “I will say…every women working in genre is standing on the shoulders of Sigourney Weaver. She blazed a trail…obviously so did Carrie Fisher. I met her once and it was a bit of a religious experience—partly because she was actually throwing glitter in the face of everyone she met.”
Check out the full interview above!
Colony airs Thursday nights at 10/9pm on USA Network and you can catch up on past episodes on its website and the USA Now app. You can also stream Season 1 on Netflix or stream or purchase episodes from both seasons on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu and XBox One.