SAVING THE WORLD
The Canadian star tells us all about her new role
W hat would you do if an asteroid was about to hit earth? Actress Jennifer Finnigan fills us in about her exciting new show Salvation, where her character faces that exact scenario.
What attracted you to the role?
I’m drawn to strong, smart female characters and I really admire her. I did on the page, I did in the pilot and now I feel even more so. She has strong morals and principles. I love when I play a character that I really admire because it makes it fun to come to work every day.
What sets Salvation apart from other scifi-dramas?
I’ve never been a fan of the blockbuster movies about the world ending. This show is really different because it’s so character-based and it touches upon everything. It’s a little bit political and a little bit sci-fi, it’s got humour, and there is definitely romance in there.
Why is Grace’s point of view so vital to this story?
Grace is very important because, essentially, she is the grounding force – the moral compass of the show, if you will. She is not just answering to herself – she is answering to her child.
What would you do if an a steroid was poised to hit Earth?
The generic answer is that I’d travel the world, buy a boat and all that stuff, but the major answer would be to hold my loved ones close and to make the most out of every minute.
Below: Jennifer with co-stars Erica Luttrell and Ian Anthony Dale.