Sarah and Amy had lunch together a couple weeks ago - they are good friends and they have a lot in common so keeping in touch is fun.
Sarah’s favorite things about Shaw: her eating food with knives.
She also says Shaw’s foreplay would have been cutting each other and punching each other and biting.
Shaw was masculine and always equal to the boys - never portrayed otherwise. That was her most favorite part - how tough and violent.
Amy’s favorite part about Root? “I think Sarah should answer.”
Amy loved getting to flirt with and annoy Shaw, because Sarah is good at portraying the anger. “But I knew she loved me.”
“Both the characters kind of ran things - the girls in charge” - Amy on Shoot
Sarah’s fave ep was 6741!
Sarah took the role because it went to dark places you don’t get to go to on TV.
Sarah’s fave scene: end of 6741 by the carousel! It was very challenging but will always be the 1st thing she thinks of when thinking of POI
Sarah says “I only look good because Amy makes me look good.”
Amy says she liked the part (in 6741) “was when Sarah was biting me”
Amy says she loves their first meeting - the iron and all the sexual tension.
“Was this relationship always meant to happen?” Sarah: (shouting) YES! F**K YEAH!!
“How do you prepare to do a different version of the character, like in 6741?” SARAH: Acting is a lot of human psychology and we are all more than just one thing. With actors you find the closest part of you to the character; she tried to tap into herself there.
Sarah: “There were plenty of times when I was playing Shaw that I didn’t know if I was doing a good job.”
Sarah: I wasn’t supposed to emote much, but we aren’t like robots.
SS: “Kissing Amy is like biting into the most succulent peach. It’s sweet & juicy & just a little wet. It’s better than your dream, sister.”
Someone asked them to improve a scene and Amy says “Hasn’t someone here written some fanfic? … We’ll do a stage reading of anyone’s fic.”
Sarah and Amy acting out Root coming back alive.
“Did you miss me?”
“Is that you?”
“Are you ready for this?”
“I’ve never been more ready”
“Look behind you”
(They [fake] kiss)
Someone asked about SHOOT kinks and Amy just said “we’re gonna keep things ziptied.”
Sarah says Shaw definitely realized she loved Root back in s4; that at the beginning she didn’t have a thing for Root & took her by surprise
“In an alternate universe the two of them were together and made little SHOOT babies.” - Sarah
Sarah says in s4 the flirtations started working, like when Root picked her up on the bike & when Shaw realized she needed Root to help her
Sarah says 6,741 was a result of the fans feedback on Twitter.
Amy says that Root got her hacker skills from playing Oregon Trail.
Sarah said kissing your friend is like kissing your sister.
Amy says the weird part is the audience of the cast and crew when shooting, but she was glad Sarah was there.
Amy also said that there’s not a person she’d rather have that experience with than Sarah. (About shooting 6741)
Amy says Root made the decision in s5 she did because if she chose Shaw, there would be no world anyway.
Amy also says that being The Machine was the closest Root could get to having both.
Sarah likes doing films because you can take more chances and move at a slower pace.
Amy likes TV because you gain a family in the crew & the characters get to evolve and change. “But I guess shows can be cancelled.”
“In canon we see Shaw has a PD, and Root probably does as well, how does that change the way you approach the characters?”
Amy says that’s where you got a lot of quirks of the characters, but you just play them as truthful to what’s on the page.
Sarah says she remembers she had to look up Axis II disorders to learn how to play things accurate.
Sarah loved working w/Bear b/c the takes were different because you had to work w/what he wanted to do. “You’re not gonna out cute the dog”
Amy telling a story about how they were shooting outside and it was SO COLD they were both getting frostbite but they had to keep shooting. But then the animal handler came & had to take Bear because it was too cold for him, so she was jealous.
When asked, “Did Root have a crush on Hannah?” Amy said, “She was before your time, you don’t have to be jealous.” To Sarah.
Talking about new projects- Sarah: It’s kind of like a TV version of Inception. She goes into people’s subconscious to help them.
Sarah also did an Amazon pilot called “Halfway House” where she plays a meth addict.
Amy says she’s afraid to talk about her new project.
Sarah closes the panel by acknowledging the support of fans and is thankful because they’re why they are where they are.
For some reason I can totally imagine Dadsona getting hammered and trying to dress up his boyfriend's kids/dog in the most absurd outfits possible, like dressing Lucien up in a lolita goth dres or Ernest up in a cat costume (although he'd probably go along with it so that he could sit in front of the front door and when Hugo gets home he can look him dead in the eyes and go 'Meow, bitch.')
B A C K W A T E R W I T C H C R A F T ( T H E S E C O N D )
“an ancient suitcase full of beeswax candles and unknown bones wrapped in dirty burlap, gris-gris bags and jars of anointing oil.”
(a convenient followup 8tracks playlist of my favourite voodoo blues, southern gothic, swamp witch sounds)
[ tracklist ]
I Put a Spell On You - Joss Stone | Don’t Go Into That Barn - Tom Waits | Black - Kari Kimmel | Special Death - Mirah | Black Cat Bone - Lightnin’ Hopkins | Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac | Instructions to Meet the Devil - Tom Brosseau | House of the Rising Sun - Lauren O'connell | Oh Death - Rising Appalachia | Black and Evil Blues - Josh White | Diggin’ My Grave - William Elliot Whitmore | Season of the Witch - Donovan | Beat the Devil Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Mississippi Queen - Mountain | No Place to Hide - Jace Everett | She Belongs to the Devil - Washboard Sam | Little Drop of Poison - Tom Waits | Sign of the Gypsy Queen - April Wine | Black Magic Woman - Santana | The Love Me or Die - C.W. Stoneking | Nothing But the Water (Part 1) - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals