Kris Holden-Ried Chats About His Two Werewolf Roles
Kris Holden-Ried plays the role of a wolf shapeshifter in the amazing show Lost Girl, and he plays a new breed of lycan in the upcoming film Underworld: Awakening. I’m pretty sure this makes him the coolest actor ever. Kris recently did an interview with SFX magazine on his two current roles, chatting about the sexiness of Lost Girl and the badassery of Underworld. Check it out:
For those of you new to Lost Girl (tsk tsk!) it’s a fantastic show currently in its second season that follows Bo, a succubus, on all of her Fae adventures and mishaps. Kris Holden-Ried plays Dyson, a cop and werewolf, who helps Bo out. Since the show is so sexy, Dyson is shirtless in it quite a bit, so of course the interviewer had to ask him about those shirtless scenes.
“Ha ha. It’s something we have to do, you know? Women show their cleavage and men have to show their bodies once in a while,” said Kris.
He added, “Yeah, you get used to it. The biggest problem for me was actually in that flashback episode. I injured my back and I couldn’t really do any physical stuff or work out, so I was a little bit limited in what I could show on the show. But now, on the next episode coming up that we’re filming I’m shirtless a lot again, so I’m hitting in the gym.
“Last year it worked out actually worked out really well, because I had to prepare for Quint in Underworld in January, February, so when I started Lost Girl season two in May, I was actually in great shape from Underworld.”
Which brings us to Underworld: Awakening, which hits theaters January 20, 2012. When asked about his role in the film, he replied, “Quint is a sort of new breed werewolf. When Selene wakes up, she’s been in cryo for however many years, and the world has changed around her. I’m part of the new breed of her old foe. I’m guess I’m the bad guy in the movie. But what I like about the Underworld movies that the werewolves aren’t really the bad guys. They’re just one of two different species struggling to survive.”
I wonder what’s new about him? Bigger, badder lycans perhaps? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Now, as much as I love hearing about Dyson’s body and new lycan breeds, I have to admit that my favorite question in the interview was – Who would you put your money on in a fight between Bo from Lost Girl and Selene from Underworld?
Kris answered, “That’s a tough question. I would kinda hope it would end up in a tie and some sort of sexy PVC clad love scene would ensue. Make them lovers not fighters.”
I agree! That would be the hottest sex scene EVER!
This interview makes me adore Kris even more. Any Lost Girl fans here? Anyone excited about Underworld: Awakening? Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think:
About the Author
Moonlight loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.
One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.