Best known for her character Alexandra ‘Alex’ Udinov in the action series Nikita, actress Lyndsy Fonseca was at the MCM London Comic Con to talk about her role on the aforementioned show, as well as the series How I Met Your Mother and the film Kick-Ass. Questions during the panel also saw Lyndsy mention her upcoming films, her passion for theatre and her taste in clothes.
Of Alex in Nikita she described the role as “very difficult”, but really appreciated the challenge of playing such a character. With Alex’s background as a sex slave who becomes a drug addict, when the pilot for the show was picked up Lyndsy decided to do some research, saying, “I went to a bookstore and I asked the man that worked there if he had any books on child sex trafficking, drug addiction… he looked at me like I wasn’t from Earth.”
When asked as to what kind of tactical training she had when working on Nikita, she said, “I’ve never had any martial arts training and I had never shot a gun before, so I had a lot to learn. It was actually more on the go than people think. It was like, ‘Okay, I have to do that, let’s go.’” She revealed how her background in dance made it easier to learn the choreography.
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