Being Human’s Kristen Hager Sheds Some Light on Nora

The lovely Kristen Hager, Nora from SyFy’s Being Human, recently did a little interview on her intricate character. She chatted about Nora and Josh, her hopes for the rest of the season, and more. Check it out.

Being HumanYou’ve had the chance to play both a regular human on the show and now a werewolf. Do you prefer acting for one version of Nora over the other, and does anything become more simplistic for you as an actress after your character’s transformation?

In terms of Wolf vs. Human, I really can’t say that I prefer one over the other as they have both become such an integral part of who Nora is. What I love most about the role is that I get to play this dichotomy, the “Jekyll and Hyde” if you will. When it comes to playing the wolf, I can definitely say that despite its physical demands, it is incredibly exhilarating to get to explore being such primal creature, something so dark and ugly. As an actress it is not every day that you get this opportunity. But, at the same time, it is then very nice to get to explore her human side as well. I love that I have the balance of the two.

It was revealed last season that a werewolf could be reverted back to its original form when the monster that transformed it is killed so do you think there is any chance of Josh [played by Sam Worthington] sacrificing himself in order to change Nora back, and how do you think Nora would respond to this idea?

At this point I can honestly say that I do not see a world in which Josh would sacrifice himself in order to change Nora back. She would never allow him to. He is the love of her life. He means more to her than her humanity does.

Now that Nora has been transformed, the writers can get a whole lot more creative with the character. Without spoiling too much of the storyline, can you tell us something you’ve yet to do as the new Nora that you’d like to see added in future episodes?

As we touched on earlier, Nora has gone through her fair share of hardships. So in future episodes, more than anything else, I’d like to see more of Nora’s lighter side. I’d like to see her laugh more. Maybe it’s time for Josh and Nora to go on a fun vacation somewhere! I’ve also always been very curious to see what it would feel like to live the life of both the ghost and the vampire for a day. So maybe our writers could come up with a dream sequence episode, where I get to wake up “in someone else’s shoes” and get the chance to explore what that feels like… hmm, I think I’m on to something here…

Read the full interview HERE.

What do you guys think? What are your thoughts on Nora?

– Moonlight

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