Emmanuelle Vaugier is probably best known as Morrigan from the hit series 'Lost Girl' now filming its fifth season. This talented actress is a favorite ‘Supernatural’ guest actress with her role as the gorgeous werewolf from the episode ‘Heart.’ She grew up in Vancouver, made her splash as a model and made her way to her true passion—acting. Vaugier took time out of her busy schedule to chat about ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Supernatural.’
Q. What can you remember about being on the set of’ Supernatural?’
A. I remember both the guys, Jensen and Jared, were super fun, sweet, and great to work with. They were always joking around. You can see it with their on-screen chemistry; they have a really great off-screen chemistry too. They're always having a good time. That was fun. They set the tone on set for a nice and relaxed, fun atmosphere. I had a great time on the show.
Q. What can you share about filming ‘Lost Girl?’
A. We're shooting season five of ‘Lost Girl’ right now. That's in the works. I can't really talk about what we're doing, but I can say that one of the things in season five that I'm really happy about is you find out why Morrigan has become the sort of hardened, kind of evil person, and you find a little bit more about her past and what happens. That's pretty cool. I was pretty excited about it because I didn't even know.
Q. What is it like filming on the set of ‘Lost Girl?’
A. It's a really awesome cast and crew. We're really, really lucky. I know everybody says that, but it’s true on this show. Everybody gets along; it’s kind of a big love fest. We all love each other and we have so much fun together, and we actually hang out outside of work. That doesn't always happen when you work with people 18 hours a day for months at a time, a lot of the time the last thing you want to see on the weekend is those people. But that's not the cast with 'Lost Girl. ‘I’m always excited to go back to work. It's a really great atmosphere.
Q. You started out as a model. How did you find your way in to acting?
A. Acting was always my passion and modeling just happened to present itself. It was something I could do and travel and make some money. It just happened to fall in to my lap first. I could have gladly gone the acting route. I frontloaded all my courses during 11th and 12th grade in order to graduate early. I only did it for a few years. For me it was sort of like my college years that I never had. I was away from home, doing stuff I was growing as person, I was learning things, the college of life --university of live. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Q. I read that you like to hike. Are you a big fan of the outdoors?
A. If it's warm, I do love hiking. Ya know, I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, you'd think I would be like -- oh it's skiing; yay. But I will sit by the fire and have a cocktail like a hot toddy and watch everybody come down from the runs. If I go out and ski, I do like two runs and say alright, I'm done that was fun. Now I'm gonna go sit by the fire. My outdoor activates revolve around nice weather. Horseback riding is sort of my big outdoor activity. I hike with the dogs when it's not too hot. The cold sucks. I just wasn't built for it.
Q. If you were a baseball player, what would your walkup song be?
A. John Par, ‘Letter to America’ from ‘Saint Elmo's Fire.’ It's very inspiring. It gets me pumped up and excited about stuff. That's the song for right now. It'll change.