Carrie-Anne Moss longs to return home
TORONTO — Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss has carved out an esteemed career in Los Angeles but admits she thinks about moving back home “like every day, all day.”
The Vancouver-raised star, who can be seen in season 2 of the AMC sci-fi hit “Humans” kicking off Monday, says the U.S. has been great to her. She’s met “so many amazing friends” and has seen “many people who are really doing incredible things” where she lives, she noted in a phone interview.
But her heart lies north of the border and she’s always thought about returning.
“That’s where I’m from and Canada is such an amazing country and I’m so proud to be Canadian... My husband is a dual citizen, he’s Canadian and American, but his parents are Canadian, so it’s something we’ve been thinking about forever.
“But then the reality is that our kids have been born and raised here, and so it becomes a little more complicated than just an idea of moving to somewhere we think is politically better and has fresher air and less people, and people with a lot of manners and kindness and compassion. It’s tempting. Never say never, and depending on the day of the week and depending on the news headlines.”
“Humans” is set in a parallel present-day world in which anthropomorphic robots called “synths” are an inextricable part of society.
In season 2, Moss’s character Athena wants to create a new kind of machine consciousness.
She’s given that chance when she’s hired by a billionaire techcompany owner, played by Marshall Allman.
Moss said the role provided a new challenge for her: having to act opposite a computer.
Athena often interacts with V, her own data sorting program, and Moss only had V’s female voice and energy to play off of.
“They had an actor there with a voice that I felt like I wanted to do those scenes with day in and day out, because I do have a lot of scenes with V,” she said. “So that was really helpful, to have a person there talking, getting to know her.”
Athena is yet another strong female character for Moss, who got her breakthrough with her buttkicking role as hacker Trinity in “The Matrix” 17 years ago.
“That movie gave me opportunity, gave me exposure, was a huge gift for me,” said Moss, who recently reunited with fellow Canadian “Matrix” star Keanu Reeves and others from the film at his “John Wick: Chapter 2” première.
Carrie-Anne Moss stars in the TV show “Humans.”