Lenora Crichlow plays the ghost on UK’s hit TV show “Being Human,” a drama/comedy about what happens when you put a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost together in the same house. In a recent interview Lenora shares ghostly goodies and reveals that she finds vampires sexy (who doesn’t).
What’s the appeal of Being Human?
There’s a comedy aspect and a drama aspect so you don’t need to be a hard-core sci-fi fan to like it. It’s a mixture of genres – it’s funny but dark and a bit unique.
Why are there so many vampire shows around at the moment?
It’s great visually and good for plots, they can make up the rules as they go along, which is exciting for writers. Also, vampires are quite sexy, which is always good.
Have you ever had a supernatural experience?
No, but I believe we’ve all got a soul, an intangible part of us. I don’t know what that entails, I’ve never had a one-to-one with a ghost but who knows what’s out there?
Your character doesn’t walk though walls very often. Is that because of budgetary constraints?
Annie morphs to places, as opposed to walking through walls. That’s quite old-fashioned.
You only seem to wear one set of clothes. Is it annoying?
She can’t change out of the clothes she wore when she died. It’s one of the downfalls of being a ghost. We probably have seven copies of each item she wears.
Why did you want to be an actress?
I like pretending. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to be so I thought I’d pretend to be a bit of everything. I went to an amateur dramatics class at weekends but I wasn’t a showbiz child. The person who ran the class became my agent and has held my hand as I’ve got into the industry. I still pinch myself. I’m still surprised I’m making a living from my passion.
Full interview HERE