We were recently able to sit down with the actress and gamer, whose past experiences came with Super Mario Bros., Track and Field and Dance Dance Revolution, to talk about Grimm's upcoming season finale. Bree discussed how a very important character's life will "definitely be in the balance" in the season finale, how her pregnancy during the season didn't allow her to perform her own stunts or "get more physically involved" until the season finale and how one of her favorite films growing up was the original Clash of the Titans for its "animatronic" qualities. Read on for our questions from the interview and make sure to check out the season finale of Grimm tonight at 10/9c only on NBC!
Amanda Dyar: What would you say is one of the most challenging aspects of working on Grimm compared to other work you have done?
Bree Turner: Oh, the most challenging. Well, you know, I think I haven't really had much experience in the genre. I did a horror - I did this Masters of Horror for Showtime. I did a one-hour film. That was my only other genre piece that I've done.
I think with this though the - just that you have to really commit to the world that you're imagining because, you know, a lot - what you see on television is not what's happening on the set. You know, we don't look like our creatures when we're acting. It's all CGI. We have little white dots all over our faces when we're, you know, trying to do these serious scenes.
And also just like the language, the German, the Grimmish, the, you know, and the fact that it needs to sound casual. I think all those elements combined are challenging and, you know, unique to any other job I've personally done.
Amanda Dyar: What would you say is the scariest creature so far to appear on the show?
Bree: I think the scariest creature was that Mauvais Dentes that was in our Season 2 premiere with the big saber tooth teeth, you know. He was very scary. And I thought the - both the special effect makeup and the CGI on that creature were really, really one of our best.
For more information on the show and the exciting season finale, check out the official Grimm website.