We wrapped production on Dark Matter’s second season last week and, slowly but surely, the cast and crew have moved on to different things: plans, projects, cities. I’m in town for three more weeks, finishing up my cuts of the final few episodes, sitting in on a few mixes, and saying goodbye to anyone who’s still around.
Last night, it was Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) and her sister Marisha who came out for one last dinner with Akemi and I before heading back home to the west coast…
The Ferland sisters. Such cuties.
Jodelle is a vegetarian, so we ended up going to Lee Restaurant on King Street, a place that also offers an excellent array of veggie dishes – and some pretty damn impressive desserts. Pictured above the exquisitely elaborate Signature French & Chinese Tong Yuen: warm sweet rice dumpling, chocolate nougat, Indian pastry, strawberry, crème brûlée, peach & rosewater.
As many of you know, I first worked with Jodelle back on Stargate. In addition to play a young version of the powerful Ori lovechild Adria, she also played the tempestuously-tempered Princess Harmony in the Stargate: Atlantis episode Harmony. She was only 12 then, but she so impressed me that, when it came time to cast for the role of FIVE on Dark Matter, she was top of the list.
Pictured above: Jodelle shows off the gifts sent her way by props and costume specialist Ryan “Stitch” Nixon, two mementos from her days on Stargate. In her right hand, the Harmony pendant, in her left a miniature of the royal-commissioned painting: Princess Harmony being protected by the heroic Rodney McKay while the cowardly John Sheppard cowers in the background.
Check out detail on that necklace. The Ancients would’ve been proud!
Bon Voyage, Jodelle!
Or should I say FIVE?