Set in the St Louis of 2046, Syfy Channel’s ground breaking new show ‘Defiance’ is getting a lot of attention. Talented young actress and dancer Nicole Munoz shares with her fans that nothing compares to the set of ‘Defiance.’ Ms. Munoz took time out of her busy schedule to talk about her experiences on the set as well as her new for BRAVO TV comedy pilot called ‘Rita” and Syfy Channel movie ‘Scarecrow.’
Q. Syfy’s new show ‘Defiance’ has hooked viewers from episode one. Can you give us some juicy tidbits about what is was like filming?
A. From the first day when I walked on to the set the first day, I just couldn’t believe it. Nothing compares to the set of Defiance. There’s so much attention to detail. You can literally walk through the town and find a giant tree in the middle of this place. Not only the detail but the size of the set. I can walk in to the bar and I literally feel like I’m sitting in a bar. Everything works. Everything functions in the McCawley house, there’s just no upstairs. The Tarr house set has a communal room which they sometimes use as a dining room and sometimes as a bathroom.
Q. You play Christie McCawley, the daughter of a very powerful citizen, Rafe McCawley. Will Christie’s forbidden love relationship with Alak Tarr become an important part of the storyline?
A. Yes, basically it’s on and off with Alak. There’s so much heart breaking going on, Not only Alak, but with her dad. She gets engaged to Alak, which upsets her father and in turn breaks Christie’s heart because she cares so much about her dad. Her mother died shortly after she was born, and so Christie understands the importance of family, she lost one parent, she doesn’t want to lose another.
Q. Tell your fans about any other projects you’ve got lined up your future.
A. I just finished a pilot for for Bravo called ‘Rita’. It’s a comedy. I also just did another movie for SyFy Channel called ‘Scarecrow’. It’s a horror movie about an evil scarecrow.
Q. Did your dreams start out to be a famous dancer or actress?
A. I started dancing around the same time I started acting. Though I always knew I wanted to be an actor. I did take dance very seriously all through high school though. I even went to LA and NY for dance conventions, but acting was my thing growing up. I was always busy with auditions and dance competitions and at one point in my career I just had to choose which would take priority. I still dance though.
Q. In 2006 you played a character named Nora in an episode of ‘Supernatural’ called ‘Everybody Loves a Clown’. Do remember much from the filming that episode?
A. I remember that one because the crew was so welcoming. I was scared because this was my first time doing a really popular TV show. Everyone told me you’re on ‘Supernatural’. Great job! Don’t screw up. I was so nervous. Everyone on Supernatural is such a family. There’s a tight unity with the crew and the cast members. For the couple days I was on set I felt like I as part of that group, like I had filmed with them for years and years. They were so sweet and amazing. I was super young when I shot that.
Q. I’m going to end with what’s become my signature question. If you were a baseball player, what would your walk up song be?
A. That’s a tough one. Recently there’s a song I’ve been playing to go to all my auditions, go to the set, to pump up for it. It’s called ‘Inner Ninja’ by Classified. I have it on repeat!