Geeky Q & A: Stella Maeve

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Sep 19, 2017, 9:00 AM EDT

As part of Syfy 25 – where we’re looking back at everything amazing that’s happened in the world of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror over the last 25 years – we asked a bunch of famous people what sort of geeky stuff they like.

Here’s what Stella Maeve had to say.

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
I'm not a fan of remakes usually; I enjoy original content. That being said, I would love to be in a remake of The Fifth Element.


The genre character I most admire and why:
Warrior Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max, and The Despot's five wives, because they are all badass, beautiful, powerful, female heroines.

A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
Poltergeist scared the living sh*t out of me, so did It, so did A Nightmare on Elm Street. I guess I'm scared pretty easily ...

The most underrated fantasy movie is
The Princess Bride! I feel like no one under the age of 27 has heard of it, and this saddens me.

The best Batman was:
I love Batman, I love all the Batman(s). But no one touches Bale. I mean, it's Christian Bale. He is the best.

The LOTR character I’d like to be is:
I love Lord of the Rings. Led Zeppelin has a whole album dedicated to LOTR. (My personal favorite is "Houses of the Holy" -- also their big hit "Ramble On.") I would probably be Gandalf, although I would take any role/part in those.


If I could time-travel I would:
I would go back to 1969 and see Woodstock.

People in fantasy tales are always British because:
That is the fantasy. To be British. All the best actors are.

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Try and be present in life -- to practice patience, kindness, curiosity, and presence.

Check out more of our Q&A’s. And head on over to our SYFY 25 page to see everything else we’ve got going on.