The panel for Syfy’s Wynonna Earp was a popular destination at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con, with Earpers getting a chance to ask questions of the cast and be the first to learn the show’s been renewed for a fourth season. Season three is currently airing on Fridays at 9pm ET/PT, and in addition to taking part in a panel with Comic Con attendees, the stars of Wynonna Earp participated in interviews to delve into the new season.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley kicked off our roundtable interview by talking about the evolution of Waverly over the three seasons. She also discussed WayHaught, the arrival of Mama Earp, and the relationship between Waverly and Wynonna.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley Wynonna Earp Interview:
How do you like Waverly’s arc from the first season’s episode one where she’s sweet and innocent to now when she’s a total badass?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “I like how you say she was sweet and innocent and she entered with her shotgun, like, ‘Pow!’ But, I agree. She’s always had the fire in her belly, shall we say. But, yes, I’m very fortunate to have played a character who was at a very impressionable age. You discover so much in your early 20s. You change and evolve every single year, so I think that’s why Waverly has had so many character arcs because you’re constantly discovering things about yourself as a young woman. And, I like reminiscence over my young Waverly times. ’Oh, she was so naïve,’ and now she’s learning the harsh truths of the world and becoming a woman.
I’m so fortunate to have been able to play her.”
More than any other character she seems to have had that growth.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “Yes, absolutely.”
Do the scripts still surprise you regarding where she’s going?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “Oh, yes. Oh, yeah! Every single script I get I’m like, ‘Oh, I know what’s coming. I got this,’ and it’s like, ‘Whoa.’ That’s what Emily does so well. She never ever ever writes what you think she’s going to write. I think that’s why our fans are so passionate and invested ultimately.”
How is Waverly taking the dynamic of her mom coming into the picture so suddenly after so long?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “It’s hard, you know? It’s not hard – it’s wonderful that her mother is back. I think she loves her mom more than she loves anyone, really, from when she was a child. She left when she was very, very young but that relationship she had was so strong and had such an impact on her. I think the part that’s really hard to take is the fact that Wynonna didn’t tell her that she’d been in contact with her. I think that comes as a really, really big blow. Poor little Waverly’s heart is crushed once again. But, without saying too much, I think Mama Earp coming in […]really helps Waverly grow even more, ultimately.”
Which relationship in the show is your favorite? Which characters would you like to see in relationships?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “Well, I’m a big Doc and Wynonna fan. I mean, I know they aren’t together but just be together already! You’re so good! They have so much chemistry. Even in episode one I was just like, ‘This is so sexy.’ When they had the knife…I was like, ‘Wow, it’s hot!’ Real, real, real sexy stuff. So, I will always say that but I also kind of want Doc and Jeremy to get together. That would be super fun. Why not? We’re fluid in this show. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. We can just have a go, right?”
What about your ship? Katherine Barrell was saying it’s going to be domestic WayHaught this season.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “Yeah. Absolutely. I love where WayHaught sits this year. I think we’re entering into the next stage of their relationship. We found out all the past stuff and then we become stronger for it. So, WayHaught, they just have such an understanding now as you do when you get a year into a relationship. It strengthens them.
What I love most about it is this year is it’s a two-way thing. Waverly supports Nicole just as much as Nicole supports Waverly, which is nice because I feel like we’re finding our place within the relationship and Waverly’s becoming more confident in the relationship. She’s becoming older and stronger and just stepping into the shoes of what she needs to be for Nicole. I’m really happy that she manages to support her in a really turbulent time.”
And, what about Waverly and Wynonna and the ultimate reveal of the big secret?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “I think that at the beginning Waverly is so hurt and so heartbroken. But as always with the show there are bigger fish to fry. I think that Waverly, what she does so well is she forgives. She’s constantly striving to understand and forgive the people she loves. So, as much as it hurts she has to swallow a lot of that because she just wants to be there for everyone else and it’s not about her.
She’s such a good person, man. You know, you’re like, ‘How are you that much of a good human being?’ I’m always constantly inspired by her.”
Do you think this season is when she really comes into her own?
Dominique Provost-Chalkley: “Yes. Yes. And if we get to season four, I will say the same thing then.”