HAVEN Star Lucas Bryant On The Series Finale, His Favourite Trouble and Upcoming Projects


After five seasons, SyFy’s hit series HAVEN will air its final episodes beginning tonight at 10PM. In a hilarious exclusive interview, series star Lucas Bryant, the man behind Nathan Wuornos, tells me about playing a character with no physical sensation, his directorial debut, and his upcoming projects.

How does it feel to know that Haven has such a cult following?
Lucas Bryant: It was always pretty cool to meet fans from all over the world who traveled to visit us. Either on set, or at conventions, the love and support of HAVEN fans was definitely something I could feel… and seeing the same faces over the years showed me how loyal they were too. Pretty amazing. I’ve always wanted to start a cult. A nice cult. This might be it.

Did you ever sustain any injury while filming scenes where Nathan suffered physical trauma?
I never injured myself in a scene where Nathan suffered physical trauma. But in a scene with Duke, Nathan was supposed to be really frustrated, so I kicked the steel bumper of the Bronco… really hard. Not smart. Very bad idea. Really hurt. The Bronco is very tough. My boot filled up with blood. But of course Nathan couldn’t show it so…

Sandra on Facebook wants to know how did you prepare to play a character with no physical sensation?
Thankfully, I’m a very insensitive and rather heartless person, so it wasn’t much of a stretch. No. I’m not like that at all. But I know many insensitive and rather heartless people. So I studied them. This is all a lie… I can’t tell you my secrets.

If Nathan could switch Troubles, which one do you think he’d choose?
The one that makes everything you eat turn into pancakes. I think.

lucasbryantsays on Twitter would like to know was there something you had to do on-screen that you were not entirely comfortable with?
The scenes with Mara were initially uncomfortable, but that was from a story point of view. I was like “Really? Nathan’s gonna kiss Mara? Why?! Why would he do that?! She’s like… the devil!” But then they were like, “Calm down, Lucas. Go put some clothes on… come back and talk to us when you’ve slept…” So I did. I think they were right. It ended up working out.

Was it your idea to direct the episode “Enter Sandman,” and if so, why did you choose that particular episode?
Nope, it just worked out that way, and I’m so thankful it did. The most amazing experience. And one of my favorite episodes of the series… seriously. Thank you, Shernold Edwards.

Which role reversal scenario did you enjoy acting out more: Doctor Hansen or Duke?
They were both a blast… anything like that is exciting for an actor. But I felt like I was more handsome as Duke. He’s stunning.

What’s next for you now that Haven’s wrapped? The fans all say they wish to see you in more projects.
I’m working on a very cool new series called “Shoot the Messenger,” which is coming out in 2016 and “The Girl King,” a beautiful little feature I worked on last year is coming out soon!

irish_tear on Instagram wants to know will you stay in contact with the Haven cast?
Of course. I will. I do. I have. I love them muchly.

Is there hope for Haven having a happy ending, especially for Nathan and Audrey?
There is always hope. What else could there be? No hope? Nope. There is hope.

The final season of HAVEN unspools on Thursdays at 10PM on Syfy

Showcase Scoop: Lucas Bryant Teases The Search for Audrey, Redemption for Mara and the End of the Troubles in HAVEN Season 5

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The path of true love is never as smooth as hoped. In the case of Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) and Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) in HAVEN, their romantic relationship has had many obstacles – the latest being Audrey’s alter-ego personality Mara, who is claiming original rights to the body and who insists that Audrey exists no more. But for someone like Nathan, he will never believe his true love is gone forever. He will always fight to save her and be with her.

In a recent exclusive interview to promote tonight’s two-hour premiere of HAVEN on Showcase in Canada, star Lucas Bryant talked about the quest to get Audrey back and what possible obstacles lied ahead in Season 5 of HAVEN. [Read more...]

HAVEN Scoop: Lucas Bryant and Emily Rose Tease Season 5, New Troubles and Mara

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Viewers only caught a brief glimpse of Audrey Parker’s alter ego Mara in the Season 4 finale. But at the time, it was enough to send shivers down fans’ spines. Season 5 brings Mara to the forefront of HAVEN and the majority of the season will deal with the quest to get Audrey (Emily Rose) back, even though she is right there with them – just trapped in the body of Mara.

In a recent press conference call, stars Emily Rose and Lucas Bryant candidly shared what it is like filming two episodes at a time for the extended 26-episode Season 5, carefully and playfully teased whether there might be something going on between Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Mara (Emily Rose), and gave props to the HAVEN fans for steadfastly standing by the show and venturing out to the remote coast of Nova Scotia from the four corners of the globe just to visit the set of where HAVEN films. [Read more...]

HAVEN Season 5 Scoop: Lucas Bryant and Emily Rose Tease “Pancakes,” Hot Lovin’, and True Love’s Kiss for Mara

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With the Season 4 finale of HAVEN dropping one last bombshell on fans with Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) vanishing right before their eyes and her former persona Mara taking over, fans have been anxiously clutching at their hearts during this long hiatus to find out whether Audrey is gone for good.

After all, fans waited many years for those fun lovin’ scenes of Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Audrey enjoying some quality alone time and a chance to make “pancakes” together. Season 4 definitely provided some sexy time and lots of loving moments. Alas, it felt all too short-lived and now we are all wondering if the days of “pancakes” are long gone.

In an exclusive interview, star Lucas Bryant provided a little more insight and a bunch of hilarious teasers for fans to ponder whether there is the chance of any “pancakes” in Season 5. [Read more...]

Breaking News: Syfy Doubles Up on Fan-Favorite Series HAVEN Ordering 26 New Episodes


Press Release: Syfy has greenlit 26 new episodes of its hit series HAVEN, which posted growth in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 last year. The first 13 episodes of Season 5 are set to premiere this fall with the remaining 13 episodes scheduled to air in 2015. [Read more...]

HAVEN: A Truly Terrifying Trouble Terrorizes One of Our Heroes

Season 4 of Syfy’s drama series HAVEN has brought all kinds of surprises: multiple Troubles, morphing Troubles, and one devious newcomer known as William (Colin Ferguson).  We all thought we knew the rules of Troubles. But we were wrong.  Just as soon as William popped through the portal door, he was stirring up all kinds of trouble and giving people new Troubles – ones that neither they, nor their ancestors had before.  William proved time and time again that he could create a new Trouble and infect anyone he wanted.  He also showed that he could also change a person’s Trouble, causing it to manifest at an earlier age or have a wider range than before.  William is literally a Trouble-maker.  Then we found out that he is but one-half of a Trouble-making pair:  Audrey (Emily Rose) is his split-apart – meaning anything that happens to William, happens to her, which was shockingly proven when Nathan (Lucas Bryant) shot William and Audrey developed a gunshot wound too.  This has made it exceedingly difficult to get rid of him.  Our HAVEN heroes cannot simply kill him, as much as they desperately want to.

That leaves them in a huge conundrum:  how to solve a problem like William?  Worse yet, the longer he’s around, the more he seems to bring out the worse in Audrey.  He’s not just a thorn in her side, he’s actually bringing to the surface memories of her former existence – the original Audrey, the one who may or may not have relished cursing the residents of Haven with the Troubles, one-by-one over a century ago. [Read more...]

HAVEN: Who Is the Real Audrey Parker?

Try as I might, one nagging feeling has been tickling my brain all season: this is not the Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) that we know and love.  At first, she did not even try to be.  She was Lexie Dewitt (Emily Rose).  Then after Jennifer (Emma Lahana) opened the portal door back to Haven, Maine, Lexie reverted back to Audrey.   Her personality in the barn as Lexie was stripped away and revealed the person that she wanted to be:  Audrey. [Read more...]

HAVEN Central: Part Two of Our Exclusive Interviews with Star Eric Balfour and Writer Shernold Edwards On Season 4′s Surprises

As HAVEN fans saw in last week’s episode “Crush,” Duke (Eric Balfour) and Jennifer’s (Emma Lahana) relationship took a decidedly romantic turn. For the girl who kept hearing voices in her head, which helped in rescuing Audrey (Emily Rose), Jennifer has become an integral part of their everyday HAVEN lives. She even joined the Haven Herald as a cub reporter and has called Duke’s boat home. After all they had gone through, including the near murderous attack by Duke’s brother Wade (Christian Camargo), it was hardly a wonder that some feelings had been triggered. But as Duke and Jennifer finally kissed in last week’s episode, that was no mere tentative embrace. It was full on roaring passion and television screens were simmering from the heat. But just what does that mean? Is Duke’s proclaimed love for Audrey now gone and is he finally moving on? [Read more...]

HAVEN Central: Emily Rose and Colin Ferguson Dish on the Lexie/William Relationship

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Season 4 of HAVEN has fractured the world we know it as our beloved hero Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) is living her life as Lexie Dewitt, completely unaware of her prior lives as Audrey, Lucy and Sarah.  Perhaps just in the nick of time, a mysterious newcomer William (Colin Ferguson) finds Lexie and tries to tell her about her other identities and life in Haven.  But just what is the relationship between William and Lexie or her former self, that is a huge mystery.  In a recent press conference call, star Emily Rose and guest-star Colin Ferguson shed some light on who Lexie and William are and what their future looks like. [Read more...]

HAVEN Central: Meet Robert Maillet, Who Plays A Heavy Role in Season 4 of HAVEN

It’s a simple play on words, but it is surely no coincidence that WWE wrestler Robert Maillet was cast in role known simply as “Heavy” for HAVEN.  Robert has in recent years played a number of villainous characters on the big screen and small screen, including the feature films “300″, “Sherlock Holmes,” “Immortals,” and more recently “Pacific Rim” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” as well as the television series ONCE UPON A TIME and MERLIN. 

Robert is the first to admit that he loves playing bad guys and villains.  He gets a mischievous glint in his eye as he admits it, but anyone that has spent any time around Robert knows that he is a gentle, loving man.  It is his strong physique that commands attention and it can be seen as either daunting and dangerous or for those who see that sparkle in his eye, they know there’s an element of humor in his roles too. 

He was ecstatic to join HAVEN this season as Heavy and to reunite with his WWE buddy Adam Copeland.  It was a fun reunion for both and surely if we are lucky, we will catch a glimpse or two of them on screen together as Dwight and Heavy — though maybe from opposite sides if Heavy is as dark a character as suspected.

To hear a little bit from Robert about working on HAVEN, be sure to check out this video interview: [Read more...]