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Ever wonder how Nyssa’s hair stays so perfect on Wegthor or how she took down two Sagitari soldiers like a boss without breaking a sweat? The Lady Vex AKA Wallis Day, in real life, discusses filming Krypton Season 2 Episode 6 “In Zod We Trust”.
SYFY: It’s hard to know when you’re telling the truth, were there any points in Season 2 where you found yourself angry with your character?
WD: The allusive nature of Nyssa is one of the things I love about her. When she conceals things, I know it comes from a place of self protection or protecting those she cares about.
SYFY: How do you get your hair to stay so perfect in the various climates of Wegthor and Kandor?
WD: Nyssa takes hair spray with her EVERYWHERE.
SYFY: Your son, Cor-Vex, seemed extremely well behaved. Did he ever cry while filming Episode 6?
WD: Yes. There are two twins that play Cor. They both had this trick where they would be serene and sleeping until one of them was brought onto set, then at the point of the highest tension in a scene they would BAWL. But we all found it very funny, because they’re absolutely adorable.
SYFY: What was the most exciting scene to film in this episode?
WD: Definitely when I jump off the ledge with Cor. It’s always fun to play Zod but it runs deeper than that. It was one of my favorite scenes in the series because it’s such an honest form of sacrifice of a mother for a child, and it shows how much she believes in Seg.
SYFY: You took down two Sagitari soldiers in this episode like a boss. How long did it take you to learn the fight choreography for this scene?
WD: Oh yeah that was FUN! It was pretty basic choreography and the stunt team is awesome. We work very efficiently together and bounce ideas off each other. So it probably took us a couple of sessions to perfect.
SYFY: In the scene when you, Seg and nearly crashed in the skimmer, what thoughts were going through your mind as an actor to help you channel your character’s fear in the moment?
WD: As an actor I relate to scenarios I’ve been through that have made me feel a similar way as the character. So for this scene, where I needed to resemble feeling terrified, I was relating back to a similar situation where I was really terrified of losing two of the closet people to me in an accident.
Random question, was the prop for the Codex heavy?
WD: Yeah, pretty heavy now that you come to mention it! Which is rare for a prop, it’s normally fake weight!
See Nyssa give Zod the slip in this week's episode. Plus? See her in action in all-new episodes of Krypton, Wednesdays at 10/9c.
*This interview has been edited for length and/or clarity.