“I read the first episode and I thought… Oh God, either this is going to be really good or really s**t!”
Sleepy Hollow star Katia Winter is refreshingly blunt as she recalls the first time she read the pilot script for US TV’s newest cult sensation. “It was so bonkers and so crazy!” she laughs. “I thought, ‘I’m just going to see what happens’, and after watching the pilot, I thought, ‘OK, anything is possible!’ Since then, they’ve taken it a lot further and it’s never disappointed me.”
There’s no denying the success of Sleepy Hollow – the show’s pilot pulled in over 10m viewers, the Fox network’s highest-rated fall drama debut in six years, and subsequent episodes were also strong performers. It later became the first fall series to receive a renewal, with a second 13-part season confirmed in October 2013 – less than a month after the series premiere.
“It was kind of shocking actually,” admits Winter – who plays Katrina, secret witch and beloved wife of the show’s lead Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). “I was amazed and pleasantly surprised that it did so well across the board.”
On the fantasy series, Winter’s character has been torn apart from her husband – trapped in a limbo dimension, she can only communicate with her lost love periodically through mystical visions.
I’ve added 3 MQ images of Katia attending the FOX All-Star 2014 Winter TCA Party on January 13th. Enjoy!
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Katia attended the FOX/FX Golden Globe Party on January 12th and she looked beautiful! I’ve added 16 MQ images to the gallery. Enjoy!
Sleepy Hollow will appear on the 31st Annual Paleyfest. See when below:
Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)
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How did you come to this project?
KATIA WINTER: Actually, it was very last minute. I got cast literally three or four days before we started shooting. I was in Stockholm, at the time, visiting my family, and I was going to spend a month there. And I got a call from my manager saying, “You should read this script and go on tape.” So, I did. And then, the next day, they were like, “Can you fly out to New York?” It was fun, but it was just very hectic. I had to not only learn how to drive, because I didn’t have a license at the time, but I was driving and acting, at the same time. It was fun, and I’m so glad I did it. It was a very last minute job, but it was fun to do.
Do you like getting cast so quickly that you don’t have to wait around and wonder if you got the role or not?
WINTER: It’s funny, but it happens to me, all the time. I get cast at the last minute. I don’t know, maybe somebody drops out and they can’t get someone, and someone is like, “Oh, how about Katia Winter?” I’m so jealous of actors who are like, “Yeah, I spent two months in Italy, researching my role.” I had two days, and most of that was on a plane.
When you did read this script, what was it about the story and character that interested you?
WINTER: I always like when things are loosely based on real events. That always makes it more interesting because there’s a lot of research you can do. Dimethyltryptamine is a fascinating drug. I’ve never tried it, but I was debating how method I should go for the part. I was watching a documentary about it, and everyone who’s taken the drug says the same thing. Obviously, it’s impossible to prove whether it’s a hallucinogen or whether they actually experienced alien entities around. That really fascinated me. I watched a lot of documentaries about people who had taken the drug. There’s a lot of information there. That’s always fun. When the topic itself is really interesting, that certainly helps.
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I’ve added over 700 screencaptures from Katia’s 2013 movie The Banshee Chapter. They are sadly not HD, but I figured I would add them to the gallery anyways. So enjoy!
I’ve found two stills and one DVD cover of Katia from her Swedish TV movie Tragedi På En Lantkyrkogård. I hope to have screencaptures up very soon to the gallery. For now enjoy these!
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As promised here are screencaptures from the movie. Enjoy!