Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

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Exclusive Video Interview: The Serpent Queen's Liv Hill on Playing a Young Catherine de Medici

Liv HillTonight, Starz airs an all-new episode of the historical drama, The Serpent Queen. The series is a contemporary take on the rise to power of Catherine de Medici, told through flashbacks from her teenage years and through adulthood. Young Catherine is played by actress Liv Hill, with Samantha Morton playing the elder Catherine.

Hill admitted that playing Catherine de Medici was a bit daunting once she learned more about her. “I didn't know who she was beforehand, to be honest,” the actress told SciFi Vision during a recent interview. “Then, when I read about her, and I realized her notorious, infamous reputation as a sort of evil queen…it was a gift of a character to play. Also, the idea of playing Samantha Morton young was also a little bit overwhelming.”

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Exclusive: Recipes for Love and Murder's Kylie Fisher

Kylie FisherAcorn TV’s Recipes for Love and Murder, which is based on the book series by Sally Andrew and was adapted for television by Karen Jeynes, takes place in a small town in South Africa. When a woman who writes advice columnist Tannie Maria (Maria Doyle Kennedy) ends up murdered, Maria and her colleague, journalist Jessie September, played by Kylie Fisher, partner up to find answers, against police advice. Can they track down the killer before it’s too late?

Recipes for Love and Murder was the first big role for costar Fisher, who spoke recently with SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview. The star didn’t read the book until after doing her role research so she could create her own version. “I kind of didn't want to initially read it,” said Fisher, “because the book is different to the adaptation, and I didn't want to get a preconceived notion of the character from the book. So, as we were doing filming, I was reading the book, and I was like, ‘This is what [Sally Andrew] says about the character, and this is what Karen’s written. Where does my understanding of the character also meet with these two versions of the story?”

The actress also pulled from her real life to find Jessie. “I identify with Jessie and the fact that we're both from the same racial background as well,” she told the site. “I didn't grow up in a small town; I grew up in Dubai, but my family is from South Africa, and we came back every single year.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Reboot's Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael KeyIn Reboot, which premiered Tuesday, Hulu decides to revive and update a fictional sitcom from the early 2000s, “Step Right Up,” reuniting the dysfunctional cast. Eager to restart their careers, but full of insecurities and hangups, the performers try to find their way as they learn how much things have changed.

The series comes from the mind of Modern Family’s Steve Levitan, which was what really attracted star Keegan-Michael Key, who plays Reed Sterling, to the project. “[It was] the pedigree of Steve Levitan really more than anything,” the actor told SciFi Vision during a recent exclusive interview. “When we first discussed the show at the beginning, I was like, Modern Family is such a bonafide solid show that I [want] to be involved with something that would be of that caliber.”

It isn’t just the showrunner that makes the job enjoyable, however. “I would say the easiest thing, really, is that I have such a wonderful collaborative cast to work with, and that makes almost everything else easier,” said Key.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Showrunner Martin Gero Talks Quantum Leap, Premiering Tonight on NBC

Martin GeroTonight, NBC premieres the anticipated new Quantum Leap series. The series picks up some thirty years after Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) disappeared after stepping into the Quantum Leap accelerator. A new team has been put together, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), to bring the project up to date and figure out what went wrong originally. When Song makes an unauthorized leap without telling anyone, the team, including his fiancé Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who serves as his helpful hologram, is left to figure out why.

The series may technically be a sequel, but according to showrunner and executive producer Martin Gero, who recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, you don’t need to see the original to enjoy and understand the new series. “The great news is, you don't need to do that at all,” said Gero. “Anything that you wouldn't understand will be explained in the body of the episode. So, [it’s] not like a here are the ten episodes you should watch of Quantum Leap to understand it; we're going to do all that work for you.”

He did add, however, that there would be some Easter eggs for fans of the original.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Samantha Morton on Becoming Catherine de Medici, The Serpent Queen, Tonight on Starz

Samantha MortonTonight, STARZ premieres the series Serpent Queen, based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda. The historical drama tells the story of Catherine de Medici’s rise to power, with a contemporary edge. The story is told by Catherine (Samantha Morton) to her new servant, Rahima (Sennia Nanua) via flashbacks.

Playing someone like Catherine de Medici could easily be a daunting task, and Morton tried not to think about it, lest she become overwhelmed. “I approached her like I'd approach any other character,” the actress told SciFi Vision during a recent exclusive interview. “[It] is just trying to find the truth and be in the moment and understand the story and understand what people needed me to do and what their motivations were and to try and find a balance with all of that. But there's no denying that she's somebody that's incredibly formidable, and there was a level of expectation to get it right.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Dennie Gordon on Directing Last Light

Dennie GordonBased on the bestselling novel by Alex Scarrow, Last Light, which premieres today on Peacock, follows petro-chemist Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), who on a business trip to the Middle East, finds himself in the middle of an international crisis and separated from his family when the world’s oil supply becomes unusable.

Director Dennie Gordon, who recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, spoke to some of the challenges of bringing the series to television. “There were many challenges, but, of course, that's what makes us excited,” the director told the site. “Part of it was finding these locations and being able to make this an international show on on our rather small budget; that was tricky. The cast came together very quickly. I was thrilled, because I got my first choices everywhere, but I think it was [challenging] operating in a foreign country, directing in several different languages. We had German speakers, we had Czech, we had French, we had Arabic; we were everywhere. [It was] just a lot of pulling all these people together. There was just so much collaboration…Bringing all these people together, it ended up feeling like behind the scenes we were as global as our story.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Joanne Froggatt Stars in Last Light, Premiering Tomorrow

Joanne FroggattTomorrow Peacock releases it’s new limited series Last Light, based on Alex Scarrow’s bestselling novel of the same name. The thriller tells the story of a family separated in the middle of the chaos, when the world’s oil becomes unusable, and it sets off a chain reaction across the planet. Joanne Froggatt stars as Elena Yeats, wife to Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), one of the world's leading petrol-chemical engineers.

Froggatt, who spoke with SciFi Vision in a recent exclusive, took inspiration for the character of Elena from a variety of different places. “I don't think I ever, or very rarely, unless I'm playing a real person, draw on sort of a specific person or anything like that,” said the actress. “I just do it in layers, really. I start, obviously, with the script and what the script’s telling me, and then I do as much research as I really need to do about the subject matters involved.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Amber Rose Revah Stars in Last Light, Now Streaming

Amber Rose RevahToday Peacock releases the limited series, Last Light, based on the bestselling novel by Alex Scarrow. Last Light tells the thrilling story of the chaos that is a result of the world’s oil supply becoming unusable, and the family separated by the crisis.

Amber Rose Revah plays the part of Mika Bakhash, a woman with connections in the British government, who partners with Andy Yeats (Matthew Fox), the world’s leading petro-chemical engineer.

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Exclusive: Samantha Morton Talks Alpha and Tales of the Walking Dead

Samantha MortonRecently, AMC and AMC+ premiered the third episode of Tales of the Walking Dead, “Dee,” which gave a new glimpse into the story of Alpha, played by Samantha Morton, when she was still Dee, before she joined the Whisperers.

Morton, who talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, does not consider Alpha to be evil on the television series. “I think that when you're making a television show,” she explained, “you always have to have an angle: the protagonist or the goodies or whatever, who’s the villain, who's the baddie, but it depends on the perspective that you're shooting it from…So, I think for Alpha, all of the things she did, she's at war; they're justified…War in the apocalypse, which was the Whisperer War, it’s complicated. I think it's not as simple as it may seem, however, she really was and is a comic book villain. There's definitely a egging up of that side of her for the purpose of entertainment and for the purpose of the show.”

“I think for the origin story, and to play Dee,” Morton continued, “You have a sense of trying to understand little subtleties of what may have triggered something in her to behave the way she behaves, or to have the ability to do what she does and did.”

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Exclusive: Maria Doyle Kennedy is Tannie Marie in New Adaptation, Recipes for Love and Murder

Maria Kennedy DoyleToday, Acorn TV releases the first two episodes of its original series, Recipes for Love and Murder, based on the book by Sally Andrew, starring Maria Doyle Kennedy. Kennedy plays Maria, who writes the local recipe column, and when it is cut, competes for the position of advice columnist against rookie journalist Jessie (Kylie Fisher). When a woman who writes Tannie (literally, Auntie) Maria about her abusive husband is unexpectedly found murdered, Maria teams up with Jessie to investigate, all while comforting her readers with advice and recipes.

Kennedy was attracted to the role from the beginning. “I was reading a lot of stuff, and so much of it was about serial killers and the many gruesome ways that they dispose of women, and I was so tired of it,” the actress told SciFi Vision during an exclusive interview. “I was actually getting a bit angry about it as well. The next thing I opened was Recipes for Love and Murder, and I was just delighted with myself.”

Kennedy and her family moved to South Africa and didn’t look back.

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