Being Human is the re-imagining of an acclaimed BBC original series following three twenty-something roommates: a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf. It is not your typical everyday series, but is fascinating with twists and turns and plenty of drama and temptation. This week, Dichen Lachman guest-starred, portraying Suren, a seductive reckless vampire with a few secrets of her own.
Dichen took part in a Q&A to discuss Being Human and being a vampy vampire. She found it challenging wearing the black contact lenses. Sam informed her that when she was on the roof she should not wear the lenses, because it’s dangerous and they could fall off the roof. She also felt that making the character too bitchy was a problem; she wanted her to be like a princess who just behaves like one.
She enjoyed being in Montreal for filming. Dichen felt like she was in Europe and found the city stunning. While nervous stepping into Suren’s shoes, she felt as if she gave the character a real voice.
Dichen enjoyed the camaraderie of the series and working with her fellow cast members. She believes people continue to tune in because in today’s society there are still so many people who feel like outsiders. While there is a ghost, vampire and a werewolf, they are still humans trying to make unique relationships work.
Many different things come up in their lives, and Dichen feels this is why viewers continue to watch the series and support it. The characters are fun, likeable and have found a balance we all can relate to, because everyone struggles with a dark side. She also relates to the temptation side. With her character’s mother is the queen of all vampires, and Suren being so entrenched in everything, she feels that is where her temptation comes from.
Dichen recalled the most memorable moment from filming was when she woke up at four in the morning; the whole city of Montreal was covered in snow. Her most memorable memory of her character was Suren’s flashbacks and the opportunity to be in the period of the 1920’s and 1930’s. “It was such a cool experience.”
Dichen appreciates the support the series has received and feels like she cannot thank everyone enough. She credits the fans with giving her a lot of support. There is a lot that can be expected from the series, and with Lachman’s talent; hopefully they will be around for a long time.