Because actually, it is a bizarre thing to be so loyal to. Some people say the mystery is what keeps it intriguing, but I think at a certain point that starts to get a little one-noted, and for me it begins to feel like a missed opportunity.
KM: Yeah, as far as love interests, they hint at that left and right.
And that’s part of the reason why I’ve taken certain jobs and said no to others, because I have taken on roles that I could relate to, even if it’s in a very small way.
And the longer you spend with these characters, the more you get to know them, and so I could eventually find those similarities.
And if so, is there a character you’ve played who you relate to the most, and if so, which one?
KM: I would say I personally feel I’m a part of all of them. I think I relate to all of them in the moment I’m playing them, and then once it’s over, I disengage.
Because that would be such a disappointment if it didn’t do anything. Mercifully, it did grab people’s attention, and it did so much.
Sure there was a lot of scrutiny next to a lot of praise, and I think the two go hand-in-hand.
Editor’s Note: I interviewed Kate Moennig back in January of this year, and this article was first published then.AE: The character of Shane really broke the mold, too.We as lesbians have a history of being sexualized for the male gaze, and for the first time you were seeing a character – a sexually empowered character – for the female gaze, you could say.It was also a female-driven production, and primarily a female-driven cast, and I haven’t had that in a long time. That’s what I initially liked about her, and I like that she’s able to hold her own in this very violent underbelly.So I was excited to have that kind of female energy again. As far as any kind of flaw, I sadly find missed opportunities in terms of what they could do with Lena.