So no word on Carnivale coming back I guess - do you see Dora Mae coming back in a spirit form if the show did return?
Dan and I discussed it briefly but really it's up to him, I would love to more than anything though
what is up with the peeling skin scene...I wonder every time I see it?
Much like snakes and other reptiles Gecko sheds, so I help groom him when he does
Were you surprised by the loyal and passionate response you've gotten from Carnivale fans?
I have been suprised by the response I've gotten from the show. But I knew going into it that the show would be something
Amanda, do you and any of the other cast members keep in touch?
I haven't kept in touch with anyone sadly, we've all been very busy I think
Amanda, was it hard for you going into a project with such an ensemble cast knowing you would only be around for five eps?
It was such a shock to us, the audience...
Not at all. I definitely cried when it was time to leave, but I was so honored to be a part of the whole thing.
I noticed that harlot was no longer on your forehead.
No in death you revert to your normal self.
I am assuming that wasnt really YOU hanging from the tree when Jonesy found Dora Mae?
Oh yes it was, I was in a harness on a crane
it was soo much fun
Were you also lowered into the ground, Amanda?
That was a dummy body in the grave.
Amanda, You looked absolutely beautiful in Babylon, Did you feel pressured to be as "thin" as say Carla Gallo?
Never Carla is gorgeous and I have no desire to be thinner. I am trying to break down the walls for plus size actresses.
Question, Michael J and/or Amanda. What explanation did you get from writers/screenplay directors on the window scene in the
Babylon episode?(I'm not asking what it means, but what did they
tell you, if you remember and if they indeed said anything)
Um about the window scene... that was showing that I had crossed over and been trapped in Bab as well.
Ms. Aday-- Cynthia has told us she was nervous about doing the nudity--How did you feel about it?
About the nudity... I was definetly nervous. But I understood it as a necessity for the context of the show. So I took a shot
of whiskey and tore the robe right off!
That was one of my favorite scenes too. Not too hard to flirt with Nick and such a great piece of writing.
it was great Amanda! EVEn tho Nick didnt say a WORD! He didnt have to! lol
A little secret about that scene... I was overheard saying that about my boob in costuming and Dawn asked if she could write
it the script somewhere and that scene was born.
Amanda who killed you? Was it Ben?
Stangler killed me so that the miners would have someone to "Dance" with.
Amanda did you always know that your character was only going to be in a few episodes and if so did it make it any harder
for you knowing when your time was up?
Yes I always knew. At first they wouldn't tell me why though.
Amanda , What was it like auditioning for Dora Mae?
It was fun. John, who cast the show, is an acquaintance so we just chatted away.
Amanda, did you get a "bible" for Dora Mae like Michael got for Samson?
nope I was left in the dark
so, michael and amanda...any moments that strike you as your favourite?
There was a scene that was cut between Gecko and I that predicted my demise, but I'd have to say the scene at the bar between
Strangler and I we had some very fun chemistry
were there alot of scenes cut out of the show?
Not too many no
Amanda, saw the Dora Mae corpse photos. How long for that in make-up?
the Harlot make-up was fast, but the corpse is a Dummy
Amanda, was that you being carried out to the grave?
no that's the dummy
wow, that was an extremely convincing dummy
yes it is called a life cast. It is a mold that is made from my face, arms and hands. The rest is carved foam
they poor liquid rubber on you with two staws stickin' out your nose to breathe
I enjoyed it but I'm kinda crazy
Hi Amanda, Dora Mae was Libby's younger sister I was wonder how old she was supposed
to be, was she underage by today's standards?
Yes, if memory serves correctly Dora was 15 or 16
Yes.. How old was Dora Mae when she began her "career"?
there weren't "underage" laws back in the thirties
Amanda and Michael--did you do any research for your roles on Carnivale?
I read alot about the era, cooch girls, the ecomnomy etc.
I would like to know how bad was the dust on the set?
Very dusty and windy
Cooold at night.. the scene where Toby and I were on the bally, just the two
of us. that night was freezing
Amanda...did you know Dora Mae's fate ahead of time?
sort of I knew I would only be doing 5 or 6 eps and around ep 4 they told me why