From Veronica Scott of USA Today:
Interview: Michelle Lovretta, creator of SyFy’s ‘Killjoys’
“Ripley may have been my first iconic space heroine, but Dutch was never a white woman in my head, and I think I owe her inspiration to some of the amazing (and far too rare) black and biracial female action heroes we’ve had on screen. Three characters in particular have stuck with me over the years: Angela Bassett as Mace in Strange Days; Zoe Saldana in Colombiana; and the incredible Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later. I’m pretty sure my admiration of Harris is why Dutch always had an accent in my head … which is why I pushed us to search the U.K. … which is how we found the incredible Hannah John-Kamen.” Continue reading.