Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a brief Q&A conference call with Jasika Nicole, who plays Astrid on Fringe. Tonight’s episode, “Making Angels,” is the first Astrid-centric one of the series. Jasika was so friendly and discussed with us what it was like working on such a big episode for her character(s).
Be sure to check out the new episode of Fringe tonight at 9/8c on Fox.
On playing opposite herself
Jasika Nicole: It was actually pretty overwhelming to play against myself. Not only because it was the first huge episode that I had just as an actor. But I was kind of doing double-duty as both Astrids. She’s got these really emotional scenes.
So what would normally take us maybe four or five hours to complete took us about eight or ten hours because we had to do it twice essentially. And there was actually one scene where they’re both Astrids and both Olivias and then Walter and Peter. So, it just took us all day long. Anna Torv actually pulled me aside and gave me all these tips on how to do it because she’s the one who, you know, plays her doppelganger in most of the show. So it was technically very difficult and emotionally difficult. But it was really, really exciting and totally worth it.
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