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How hard would it be playing a doctor turned vampire? Or a psychic and a shape shifting grief counselor? If you have the talent of Rukiya Bernard, you make it appear easy and as natural as breathing. Bernard is the gifted actress behind the character of Doc on SYFY’s Van Helsing. She previously appeared on The CW’s Supernatural as Camille Thibideaux in the Season 7 episode “The Mentalists” and recently came back as a new character, Dr. Mia Vallens in the Season 13 episode “The Big Empty.”
Rukiya took the time from her busy shooting schedule to speak with me about Van Helsing’s Doc as well as her roles on Supernatural. I found her to be well spoken and intelligent with a charming quality that made it a pleasure hearing about these characters and what playing them has meant to her. Read below to find out what she had to say.
I have been obsessed with vampires for almost my entire life. The obsession goes all the way back to when I was 6 years old and pretended to be the daughter of Count Dracula, who happened to fall in love with a man on a cruise ship, and then have to leave him by turning into a beanie baby vampire bat. I used to watch soap operas with my mom and I think I mostly stole that plot from something we watched together. I have read and watched anything I could find with vampires in them and when I heard that Syfy would be releasing a show titled Van Helsing I was exceptionally excited. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Premiere of @SyfyVanHelsing from @kleffnotes”