'Wynonna Earp' cast talks about the privilege of having a feminist show in the wake of the #MeToo movement
In an interview with Meaww, creator Andras, along with cast members Scrofano, Kathrine Barrell and Tim Rozon speak about their large audience following and how grateful they are
'Wynonna Earp' a supernatural Western horror television series that was developed by Emily Andras based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. Melanie Scrofano plays the series' leading character.
In an interview with Meaww, creator Andras, along with cast members, Scrofano, Kathrine Barrell and Tim Rozon, spoke about their large audience following and how grateful they are to them and how it is a privilege to have a feminist show in the wake of the #metoo era.
Stating that their show has attracted such a positive community among the fans, Barrell talks about the experience of a wide following saying, "They are kind and inclusive and they love each other. They will go out of the way to help each other. And I think being attached to a show that has attracted such a positive community is a career-changing experience."
Andras says that she feels like they are spoilt with all the love they receive from the fans. "I think we are spoilt from here on out, we just have to keep making this show. Because the fans are so amazing and we want to hang out with them. I can't believe they got us here."
Talking about how the fans are the best of them, Scrofano says, "I think its a lesson in what people are capable of doing. They really are the best of us." Rozon agrees to what she says and adds that fans have changed his life for the better. "It's an incredible feeling to be inspired by your fandom and the people that have come into our lives. And I can honestly say they have changed my life for the better."
In the wake of the #metoo era, 'Wynonna Earp' is a feminist show at its core, talking about how important it is right now to spread the message of women empowerment. Scrofano says, "I think it was always important. I think we're finally rising to the occasion. But this show was always going to be about that, no matter when it was made and that is who Emily is and I think that this is a great Emily question because she is the brains behind it all."
Andras says, "I just think that it is such a privilege to be able to write a show where you are able to write different types of women.
"You know what I mean, no one character has to represent all women, and all women I know are complicated badasses so, I want to see more of them on TV and more excellent heroes on TV who support those women. We're so lucky that we're able to make this show and that it has hit a cord so it is a privilege."
Seconding Scrofano, Andras said, "I think it has always been important and I feel like what a time it is to be doing this and to be witnessing this shift in the media it is pretty incredible and we're really lucky."
Being the only man among these ladies, Rozon adds that, more than defending, he is being defended and he is inspired by them. "I get defended more than I defend. But I like the role of support and they carry me so I don't mind being there to hold anybody if they it from time to time. They inspire me daily they are awesome."