Leigh and Ellie sit down with actor Lyne Renée to talk about her iconic role as General Sarah Alder on Motherland: Fort Salem. Lyne talks about the process of being cast as the illustrious General and what it was like to tackle stepping into the shoes of such an untouchable and nuanced woman. We talk about why General Alder and the show in general have resonated so much within the queer community and what it’s been like to be on the receiving end of such a devoted fandom.
We of course talk about Talder, Alder’s relationship with her Biddies, and the dynamic of being both mother to all and mother to none. Lyne talks about the experience of getting to tap into her imagination, especially in scenes with so many special effects where you have to act without being able to see what the shot will really look like. Lyne shares with us her hopes for General Alder in Season 3 of Motherland: Fort Salem; and we can’t wait to have our General back on our screens.