Crystal Lowe talks about Primeval New World
I sent some questions also to the sweet Crystal Lowe about Primeval New World, for another article I am writing for Fantasy Magazine. Here only the English version of the interview. Enjoy!
What was the first thing you thought reading the script? The plot has attracted you immediately?
I fell in love with Toby (my character) she was such a spitfire. I was thrilled to play her, she is so cool and smart and so different than anyone that I have ever played in the past.
But I was most excited when I saw the types of creatures and dinosaurs that we were going to get to encounter. Its not everyday that you can say you hunt dinosaurs for a living.
Were you a fan of the original Primeval?
I had heard about it but I hadn’t seen it. When I first got the audition I looked it up and watched a bit of it to get an understanding of what it was really about. I didn’t want it to completely influence how I played Toby so I only watched a small amount. But now that I know Toby inside and out I am excited to watch it all.
How would you describe your character, Toby Nance?
She is a spitfire. She is a perfectionist and she takes her job very seriously but she is definitely not a prude. She is Evans right hand girl and she feel so grateful to him for letting her live her dream that she is always trying to prove that she has what it takes to be a part of the team.
Do you think there are any similarities between you and your character or Toby is very far away from you?
Toby is my alter Ego. Honestly if I could be someone else it would be her. I am a pretty feminine girly girl in real life and Toby is the exact opposite.
How would you describe your character’s relationship with Evan Cross?
He is like a big brother and a mentor to her. She admires how smart and dedicated he is to finding these creatures and she wants to model herself and her work ethic to his.
Your character has a lot of interaction with the creatures?
Well she does later on in the series. In teh first couple episodes she is kind of stuck at her desk and when she finally gets to go into the field she is ecstatic.
What is your favorite scene of the season premiere?
When the 2 dinosaurs fight it was so amazing to watch. We have been acting against silver balls and people dressed up in Grey suits running around, so when I actually got to see the Dinosaurs in action it was amazing.
What do you think are the strengths of Primeval New World, compared to the original series?
I think that we are a little more adult oriented which might help us open up to a whole new audience.
The series is very action-packed. How did you prepare, both physically and mentally, to shoot?
Well you can never really prepare mentally lol You just know that for 4-6 moths you will be working long hours and in strange conditions. It helps that I truly adore the people that I work with. And physically, I workout 4 days a week it really helps out.
Is there anything else you want to say or anticipate to your fan?
I just want to say thank you for watching the show and loving Toby as much as I do.
Special thanks to Crystal Lowe for her time and to Crystal Braunwarth!