Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

All of the articles unless otherwise noted were written by me, Jamie Ruby, and are copyright © 2017 Sci-Fi Vision. If you would like to post an article on your own site, please let us know first. Please do not use any of the exclusive photos or videos on your own site without permission (it will usually be given). You can find the rest of our published articles, including both interviews and reviews under articles.

Exclusive Video Interview: The Wilds’ Rachel Griffith Talks Character Motivation

Rachel GriffithsSeason one of The Wilds follows a group of teen girls who survive a plane crash on a deserted island, however it’s quickly revealed to the audience that it’s part of an experiment run by Gretchen Klein, played by Rachel Griffiths, who also running a control group of boys, wants to prove that women can create a society superior to men.

In the second season, the audience gets to see the male perspective on the island. On the female side, there were two girls that were plants who knew about the experiment, one of whom died on the first day. Perhaps as to counterbalance that, one of the boys, DJ (Elliott Giarola), appears to the boys to get killed by a shark, but it is a ruse. In reality, DJ is actually Gretchen’s son, Devon.

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Exclusive Interview: Why Didn't They Ask Evans' Amy Nuttall

Amy NuttallWritten and directed by Hugh Laurie, Britbox’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, based on the Agatha Christie story, tells the tale of events that unfold after a dying man’s last words to vicar’s son Bobby Jones (Will Poulter) cause him to go on a crime-solving adventure with Lady Frankie Derwent (Lucy Boynton). During their quest, Frankie fakes a car crash on the property of wealthy Englishman Henry Bassington-ffrench (Miles Jupp) and his American wife, Sylvia, played by Amy Nuttall, who recently spoke to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about working on the series. The actress hadn’t heard of the story before getting the role but knew right away that she wanted to be a part of the series. “I think I can speak for most actors that if you get a call about being in an Agatha Christie, you want to be involved whatever the part is,” said Nuttall. “Added to this, Hugh Laurie was at the helm! Hugh adapted it, directed, and also starred in it. What else is there to say?”

Being a period piece, the costume was very important to Nuttall when creating the character. “We chose warm colors as it was important that she came across as gentle, warm, approachable, and sometimes fragile,” explained the actress. “How you feel before you even open your mouth on a set is very important. Costumes play a massive part in helping you get in to character.”

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Exclusive: American Song Contest Semi-Finalist Michael Bolton Talks Inspiration, Collaboration, & More

Michael BoltonNBC’s music competition series American Song Contest, featuring live performances representing the fifty states, US territories, and the nation’s capital, first premiered over a month ago. Boasting both new and established artists, the series is based on the international series, Eurovision Song Contest. Legendary singer and songwriter Michael Bolton took to the stage in the first round to represent Connecticut with his song “Beautiful World.” Last night, he performed once more during the semi-finals.

According to the Grammy winner, who spoke with SciFi Vision recently, when he was asked to represent his state, he knew right away he wanted to do it. “It was a no brainer,” said Bolton. “Connecticut is where I was born and raised and where I still live today. I have so many vivid memories of growing up there, trying to get my cassette tapes into local record stores, playing gigs at bars I was too young to be in, busking on the streets to get a slice of pizza and a soft drink. There was a very supportive community for young artists there, and I am grateful for the support I received over the years.”

The series reminded him of his roots. “It’s such a great platform for singer songwriters to be able to share new music to a large audience and for people to embrace such a diversity of styles and genres. It reminds me of how much great creativity there is out there,” said the musician about the competition.

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Exclusive: Fear the Walking Dead's Alycia Debnam-Carey on Directing "Ofelia"

***The following interview contains spoilers for episode 7.11***

Alycia Debnam-CareyTonight, on an all-new episode of Fear the Walking Dead, Daniel (Ruben Bladés)’s mental state declines, and it puts everyone in danger. The episode, called “Ofelia,” marks the directorial debut of Alycia Debnam-Carey, who stars as Alicia on the series.

Debnam-Carey had thought about directing long before working on Fear. “It is something I've thought about for quite a long time, I'd say,” the actress told SciFi Vision in a recent exclusive interview. “I think, even as a kid, I was always framing my worldview at a perspective that was quite sort of cinematic and had a frame of the world that kind of always [had] the storytelling aspect. I think that's just a part of my creativity as a person, I suppose.”

Working on the series, however, was when it became real for the actress, when she was encouraged by other directors, as well as producing director on the series, Michael Satrazemis.

The actress felt lucky to have the support of fellow cast members in the episode as well. “I love working with Ruben and Colby [Hollman] and Danay [Garcia] and Spenser [Granese],” said Debnam-Carey. “They were all really generous, really trusting, really open actors…I've known their character arcs for years; I’ve known them as people for years. There is that inherent level of trust that we have, and they wanted to see me succeed.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Michelle MacLaren on Directing Shining Girls

The following interview contains slight spoilers for the premise of Shining Girls.

Michelle MacLarenToday, the new series, Shining Girls, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Lauren Beukes, premieres on Apple TV+. The series follows Kirby Mazrachi (Elisabeth Moss), who after a traumatic assault where her attacker was never found, is left in an ever-changing reality. Years after the attack, her world is upended when she realizes a recent murder victim suffered identical injuries to her own. Kirby, now an archivist working at a newspaper after putting her career on hold, enlists the help of reporter Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura) to identify her attacker and understand the shifting world around her.

The eight-episode series is a thriller but also involves science fiction elements. Executive producer Michelle MacLaren, who also directed some of the episodes, loved the “genre bending” of the project, which was new for her. “I always feel it's fun to take on things I haven't done before that I find challenging and a little bit scary,” MacLaren told SciFi VIsion. “It had all those factors involved, and so I was very fortunate to say, ‘yes,’ and also it was Apple TV plus that was making it, who I love working with.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: American Song Contest's Riker Lynch

Riker LynchThis upcoming Monday starts the semi-finals of NBC’s American Song Contest. Riker Lynch, who represents Colorado, performed on week three with his song “Feel the Love,” which was later chosen by viewers to move on to the next round. Lynch describes his music as “trop pop,” or “tropical pop.” When speaking with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, Lynch talked about what that really means to him. “[It] still has that dance-y sort of synth-y electronic element,” explained the singer, “but at the same time, it always has an undertone of tropical beach.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Fivel Stewart on why Roar is "a Dream Come True"

Fivel StewartApple TV Plus’ latest anthology series, Roar, is grabbing viewers with its feminist themes and all-star cast. Each of the eight chapters centers on an ordinary woman in an extraordinary situation, and each story is slightly dark and offbeat. The cast features Alison Brie, Cynthia Erivo, Betty Gilpin, Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Fivel Stewart, Meera Syal and Merritt Wever.

In chapter eight, “The Girl Who Loved Horses,” Stewart (Atypical) stars as Jane, a young woman who prefers the company of horses to people. When her father is killed, she grabs a gun and sets out to find the man responsible. It looks like a straightforward vengeance tale until Roar throws us a curveball with Millie (Kara Heyward, Moonrise Kingdom), a girly-girl who insists on tagging along.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Merritt Wever on her Role in New AppleTV+ Series Roar

Merritt WeverOn Friday, AppleTV+ dropped its new anthology series, Roar. Based on Cecelia Ahearn’s collection of short stories, this offbeat series tells the stories of eight women – mothers, daughters, wives and sisters - navigating love, marriage, motherhood and even murder.

Apple TV+ calls the stories “darkly comic feminist fables,” which perfectly describes episode eight, “The Woman Who Was Fed by a Duck.” Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) stars as Elisa, a single woman who spends most days sitting beside a duck pond, studying for her med school entrance exam. She’s stuck in a bit of a rut until she meets a talking duck who might (or might not) be just what she’s looking for.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Taskmaster's Greg Davies & Alex Horne

Greg Davies and Alex HorneRecently, it became a lot easier in the US to stream all things Taskmaster, when at the beginning of the month, Taskmaster Supermax+ streaming service became available. Today the first episode of season nine of the series drops, soon to be followed by the rollout of subsequent seasons, as well as international versions. Having their own streaming service rather than being hosted allowed more control, according to creator and star Alex Horne, who spoke with SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview last week. “Everything's going to be in one place,” said Horne, “no adverts, and all the ones from around the world. So, it's all there, and it just means that we're in control of it. They will still go up on YouTube for free, but it just seems like this way, we don't have to bother with any other middleman.”

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Exclusive: Michael James Shaw on Mercer Opening Up to Princess

***The following interview contains spoilers for 11.15***

Michael James ShawThis week, on an all-new episode of The Walking Dead, we saw Mercer reflect on what he did, killing two Commonwealth soldiers and covering it up. According to Michael James Shaw who plays the character, in the moment, Mercer felt that was his only choice. “I think from from the moment where he finds out in the house safe room that Sebastian (Teo Rapp-Olsson) has been behind the whole thing, he's pretty upset and a little shaken that it all transpired under his nose,” Shaw told SciFi Vision during an exclusive interview. “It's the only action that I think he feels he has the power to take in that moment, because you can't take out the root of the problem. The only way to eliminate the cancer is to take out the soldiers that were involved.

“…[Y]ou see him act. You see him react, as opposed to making a calculated move. He just he reacts. When he hears that they sent forty other civilians and Commonwealth soldiers into this house to get money, I think that's baffling to him, that they would have that kind of disregard for these Commonwealth lives.”

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