Defiance is takes place in the not so distant future where aliens and humans coexist on a war ravaged Earth. The city that was once known as St. Louis is now known as Defiance. There we meet a slew of people including the snarky alien town doctor, Doc Yewll played by Canadian actor Trenna Keating. Doc Yewll is considered one of the breakout characters of this show, and I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Trenna Keating about her. The interview took place over Skype and after talking about our addiction to coffee for about five minutes we proceeded to the interview which, by the way, was a lot of fun.
In this interview she talks about her character on Defiance, the challenges of playing an alien, the appeal of snarky characters, and her love for TV and especially Arrested Development.
First of all, congratulations on Defiance getting renewed for a second season.
Thank you! Yeah, that was really exciting for us. I’ve been on shows before and you always hope and things sound good, but you don’t want to get your hopes up because things can happen, so I was thrilled to find that out.