Here’s how New Zealanders are advertising Fringe. It’s not the best trailer in the world, but it does make me slightly nostalgic for Fringe. Funnily enough, what I remember most about episode 2 was that nurse who had a healthy set of lungs on her. My ears are STILL ringing!
Elsewhere, New Zealand’s Otago Daily Times has an interview with Anna Torv where she addresses the early misconception of her character, Olivia Dunham. It’s no secret that Olivia was perceived by many to be “withdrawn” in the early stages of last season. But Torv defends Olivia by saying that the character was just misunderstood:
“In the first scenes of the first episode of the show, she’s this bubbly young thing who’s madly in love with this man. All of a sudden he’s attacked and she goes on this mission to find out what’s wrong. She gets him better and then realises . . . it was for nothing. She starts the series there. She’s a shadow of her former self . . .She has become extremely isolated and extremely shut off from the rest of the world.”
She’s spot on in my opinion. It wouldn’t have been believable for Olivia to be laughing and joking in the aftermath of what happened to the character – not only Scott’s “death” but also the weird and horrific things that she saw once she became involved in the Pattern cases.
With Olivia it was always going to be about the journey. Whilst not everyone will like the character, I’m sure next season will explore other dimensions to Olivia – her past is one aspect I’d love to find out about, and who knows, maybe we’ll get to see her future and parallel present(s)?
Video Cred:davey04 / Thanks to Sophie for the interview heads-up!