This season on Spartacus: Vengeance, the character of Mira has grown into a much larger role for Katrina Law. The Jersey Girl spent quite a lot of time training with the boys very early on in shooting, leaving her as the sole female in the gladiator camp.
But don’t feel bad for her. Ask me what I wouldn’t do to spend all that time with men like Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah and of course Dustin Clare!
I spoke with Katrina this week about the uncertainty of her characters relationship with Spartacus, her relationship with the females in the rebel camp, and how the dynamic shifts between Crixus and Spartacus when our boy Gannicus makes his triumphant return!
In talking with her about the evolution of Mira’s relationship with Spartacus, she gave us a little insight as to what is currently going on in her head and at what moment she got a reality check.
I think Mira’s foundation got rocked a little bit by Chadara (Bonnie Sveen) in episode two. I think she was pretty solid [up until then], she thought things were going a certain way before Chadara. I think coming into season two, she was pretty sure things were going a very specific way, the way she wanted it to.
She never expected to replace Sura but she thought she was getting a good deal with Spartacus.
There are moments when there’s little bubbles of goodness between the two of them and the outside world constantly seems to come in and poke holes into that bubble. Mira’s keeping the faith because she has these moments with Spartacus that are just so pure and genuine and real.
So I think right now she’s just questioning whether or not things are actually the way that she sees them because she suddenly got the point of view from the outside world and it doesn’t quite match up with how she saw the relationship.
Throughout the season your going to see her first fighting to see what her role is as a newly freed slave on her own but then also what her role is with Spartacus and whether or not he actually loves her.
“It’s possible that the relationship may not last and as of right now I think its being questioned by everybody; whether or not Spartacus has anything left to give, whether or not he actually is capable of it, or whether or not he is using Mira.
And whether or not Mira truly loves him or if she just latched on to the first thing that was available.
I think its just one of those big open-ended questions of “is it going to last?” because its not a guaranteed things such as anything in this world.”
So while she could not give me any details about which way the relationship would be going as the season advances, she did promise we would know for sure by the end of the season.
“Yeah you will, its a definite ending and I think its going to be good.”
This of course made me think of my friend Johan’s question for Katrina. Will Mira and Spartacus make any babies?
“Dun Dun Dun……it won’t be for a lack of trying if there isn’t.”
Last week I spoke to Katrina’s co-star Ellen Hollman who will debut her character Saxa during episode seven. Ellen said she “didn’t like Mira at all!” when she first arrived in Camp Spartacus. So I wanted to see what Mira was thinking when she first met Saxa.
When Mira walks back into the rebel camps and she sees all these new German rebel slaves that have been brought into it, everyone just kind of thought, “who are these diseased, mangy looking people?” Saxa was just one of the few.
I think in a sense Mira really respects Saxa because when she comes onto the scene she has been trained as a fighter and Mira had to learn the hard way as a necessity. In that regard she really respects the woman for being able to hold her own in a fight but at the same time she thinks Saxa is a little aggressive, uncouth, and a bit mangy. (laughs)
I don’t think she hates her but I think she is a little worried as to what she stands for in the Spartacus camp but then again she doesn’t even speak English so Mira can’t really communicate with her.
So this is when things start to get good! (maybe!) I know that Saxa has a thing for Gannicus (who can blame her right?!) but I wondered if Mira considered any of these women to be a threat to her relationship with Spartacus.
I think if anybody were to come up to Spartacus and try to take him, whether it be Saxa or anyone, I think Mira would have a say in that and would definitely put up a fight.
The statement is not so big on its own but when its paired with her answer to my next question, could mean a lot! I was curious as to what Mira’s interaction would be with Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and Ilithyia (Viva Bianca) this season.
She doesn’t really interact with Lucretia at all this year but there is going to be a really interesting scene coming up with Ilithyia sometime in the near future. So its gonna be good and I can’t even tell you anything about it because anything that I would say would be a spoiler!
It’s gonna happen and its gonna be good.
We KNOW little Miss Evil Bitch Ilithyia has been enjoying the flashbacks of her sexy time with Spartacus every chance she gets! Do you guys think Ilithyia will be crazy enough to make a play for Spartacus?
This is purely speculation but what else would Ilithyia and Mira have in common?
Finally, I had to throw in a question about Gannicus out there purely because I enjoy talking about him! Crixus and Spartacus have gone from hating each other, to putting up with each other, to mutually respecting each other.
With Gannicus back in the picture, how will this dynamic change?
At the beginning of Vengeance Spartacus and Crixus are at odds . They are trying to figure out where to go, who’s gonna be the leader , what their agenda is, so you see them kind of duke it out in episodes 1,2, and 3 and it continues on in episode 4. Gannicus does come back in episode 5 and by that point Crixus and Spartacus have found a very tumultuous, happy medium and their fine with that. Then all of a sudden Gannicus comes back and everything is up in the air again! So it basically starts all over again. He causes a big stir in the gladiator camp and questions a lot of things and puts a lot of questions to people too.
So much going on, this show really needs to run at least two hours each week! Katrina has a guest starring role coming up on CSI:Miami and a new film entitled, The Bodyguard. We will makes sure to keep you guys posted on that!
Tune in to an all new episode of Spartacus: Vengeance, Friday nights at 10 pm only on Starz.