She started her career in ballet, but Kristin Lehman has since become one mightily prolific actor. Recently, Lehman landed the role of a hard-cracking police detective in CTV-NBC’s thriller Motive, from acclaimed executive producer Daniel Cerone — of Dexter and The Mentalist.
Formerly of Fox’s Drive and AMC’s hit drama The Killing, we talked to Kristin Lehman about her new show.
Playboy.com: So you’re filming in Vancouver right now?
Lehman: I am, and it’s freezing cold. [Laughs]
Playboy.com: What were you shooting today?
Lehman: It’s a lot of interior police station stuff. The show is about investigating murders, so this is the ground-level bullpen kind of shots. Which is a lot of fun, so it’s just me and three other guys. The thing that’s kind of cool for me with this character is that I get to explore different gender archetypes with the character—I get to almost play her in this male way. Not a woman playing a guy! But much more balls to the wall. When we’re rolling its great to feed off that male energy.
Playboy.com: Tell us about the premise of Motive.
Lehman: We premiere in February in CTV’; it’s a take on the Whodunit but more of a ‘Whydunit’. What makes our show unique is that the audience, in the first two or three minutes of the episode, knows who the killer and the victim are – they have more information then our cops know. While they’re a little bit ahead of the game, they journey with our cops to find out why through a series of quick and visually compelling flashbacks.
Playboy.com: That’s definitely a unique angle to take on the crime genre.
Lehman: I’ve watched the first three episodes so far, and at first I was like “I don’t know how this concept is going to play…” but it is fantastic! I was a little weary coming off a show, The Killing that took two seasons—two full years—to catch the killer. But you’re hooked by the very beginning. There’s certainly nothing like it in the Canadian drama world, and I find we compete really strongly with a lot of the American crime dramas on television.
Read the full interview HERE.
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