Last night I hit the red carpet for the Saturn Awards and got a chance to chat with Eric Balfour who plays Duke on Syfy’s “Haven.” The show is currently filming both Seasons 5 and 6 concurrently and will return this fall. In a strange twist, I did Balfour’s makeup on a film called Do Not Disturb a few years ago! Check out what he has to say about what’s coming and the big visual change for Duke.
GeekNation: It’s so crazy that you’re filming both seasons at the same time!
Eric Balfour: Yeah, it was really a function of production costs and they decided the cost of shooting two seasons back to back [was better]. It was cool that Syfy was willing to make that kind of commitment. So we’re excited.
GeekNation: Is there anything you can tease?
Eric Balfour: I just teased that my character cut his hair! [laughs] It’s pretty huge! What can I tease? I can tease that we are going to meet even another version of Audrey (Emily Rose). I can tease that Duke is going to become something that he never thought was possible, in a good way.
GeekNation: Syfy has changed a lot and you’ve been working with them a long time. How has it morphed?
Eric Balfour: Yeah, for five years! It’s interesting. In a good way, we were really one of the first shows that were part of the new move from the network to be a little more sophisticated and a little more dedicated to the quality of the shows. Now you’re really seeing it. All their shows are really interesting and smart. It’s getting interesting to see them moving in some ways away from the genre-y kind of popcorn movie-of-the-week thing they did. Now you’re seeing these amazing writers and directors and creators wanting to do shows on this network. It’s cool!
GeekNation: Would you ever want to direct an episode?
Eric Balfour: I want more than anything in the world to direct. I love directing, but unfortunately on this show, you have to be Canadian to direct or have some sort of Canadian citizenship. But I would love to direct more. I’m going to direct, hopefully, some episodes of shows I’m creating, and hopefully Syfy will be gracious enough to let me direct one of their other shows!
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