'Haven' star seeing double

Cast member Emily Rose poses during a photocall to promote her television series "Haven"....

Cast member Emily Rose poses during a photocall to promote her television series "Haven". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

BILL HARRIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:36 AM ET

Emily Rose was pointing a gun at a mirror as the first season of Haven ended.

Well, not literally. But Rose's character, Audrey Parker, was staring at a new character who had just shown up, claiming to be Audrey Parker.

"We call her Fraudrey," Rose said with a laugh. "But we don't know if she's really Fraudrey."

Truth is a relative thing in Haven, the attractively creepy Canadian-American co-production that returns for its second season Monday, July 18 on Showcase. Haven also airs on Syfy in the United States.

Certainly, given that the first episode of the second season is titled A Tale of Two Audreys, the double-identity angle is explored right away.

"Even though it's a brief arc, it's a really neat journey they go down together," Rose said of the dual Audreys, the second of whom is played by Kathleen Munroe.

"They do wrestle with figuring each other out, and becoming close, but then, what does that mean? Is this my place or is this your place? It's so fantastic and so exciting what happens next."

Haven, which is filmed in Nova Scotia and set in Maine, is a supernatural drama loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. Besides Rose, Haven stars Lucas Bryant as Nathan and Eric Balfour as Duke.

The small coastal town of Haven, Maine, is populated with people suffering from "the troubles" -- aka destructive powers, however inadvertent -- and it's not the first time this bizarre type of plague has occurred.

Rose's Audrey was an FBI agent when she found herself in Haven on what she thought was a routine case at the beginning of season one. However, she soon deduced she has a mysterious connection to the town, and it's no accident that she's there.

As season two begins, though, in some ways Audrey is more confused than ever. Who, she asks, is this new Audrey Parker who is disconcertingly convincing, seems to have proper I.D., and even might share some dark memories?

"This was interesting from an acting perspective, because I was working across from a different person, but it was like an earlier version of my character," Rose said. "It's a great on-screen juxtaposition of where Audrey has been and where she is going.

"Kathleen is just fantastic, and working with her is so fun. It's like being back in (acting) class again, because I get to work on really great scenes and really munch on the question of, 'What would it be like?'

"It was cool to be looking down the barrel of this journey that you've already taken, but then having to figure out what makes my Audrey different."

By the way, full credit to Haven's producers for casting an alternative Audrey who physically doesn't resemble the incumbent one at all. It actually is spookier that way.

"Totally, totally," Rose agreed. "It helps our characters believe even more firmly that this can't be possible."

Is anything possible in Haven?

Stay tuned to find out which Audrey is the Fraudrey.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

 


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