Shamier Anderson Interview: ‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 2, Dolls’ Backstory, and Badass Women

Wynonna Earp star Shamier Anderson
Shamier Anderson as Agent Dolls in ‘Wynonna Earp’ (Photo by Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Productions)

Shamier Anderson joined his Wynonna Earp castmates Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell for a lively panel with fans at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, followed by roundtable interviews to further discuss the popular genre-bending Syfy series. Anderson told us that fans should be ready to learn more about Agent Dolls’ backstory in the show’s second season. Plus, the second season will find Dolls working through his complicated feelings for Wynonna and the upcoming season could possibly reveal what he’s injecting himself with and why.

Shamier Anderson Interview:

What do you hope we’ll see from Dolls in season two?

Shamier Anderson: “I think in season two we’ll explore a lot about Dolls, from his origins to who he was before he was an agent, if he was married, had kids. We’ve explored Wynonna’s background, Doc’s background, Bobo Del Rey, Willow…but we haven’t really exposed who this person is, why he’s here and why he’s reacting the way he is. What are these serums that he’s popping in? I think it’s going to be cool coming back to the jail where he’s put half of those criminals in and being thrown in with them, and understanding what can happen after that. It’s probably a whole series in itself, you know? Dolls Locked Up. Prison Break: Dolls Edition. That would be pretty cool.”

Do you know what Dolls is or is it a secret to you, too?

Shamier Anderson: “Honestly, I want him to be a unicorn. That’s my honest opinion. I think Dolls being a unicorn would be the coolest thing on TV. But, we’re still figuring it out. I think even if I knew, I still wouldn’t tell you guys. But it’s one of those things where I have a hunch, but it will interesting. Somebody mentioned that he may be a mutant from X-Men. Can you imagine?”

And we have to talk about the kiss with Dolls and Wynonna. Will he be dealing with those feelings?

Shamier Anderson: “Yeah, I think so. I think even in that specific moment where they actually lip-locked was kind of just whoa for him – was a whoa factor. Even in the last moment in the series where you see him driving off and that look that he has, there’s so much going on in his head. There’s so much he’s thinking about. I think in season two will get to tap into his brain, and that will be a cool dynamic understanding how they’re going to work together with that connection. How are they going to do business with that intimate spark? And especially being Wynonna who she is and Dolls being who he is, that’s going to be messy. It’s going to be real messy.”

Is he willing to fight Doc for a woman?

Shamier Anderson: (Laughing) “I think so. We’ll see what happens.”

It’s been interesting to watch the relationship between Dolls and Doc develop.

Shamier Anderson: “I think Tim (Rozon) and I – Tim is amazing, by the way – he and I talked about a cool thing that we wanted to do as a spinoff. It’s called the Doc and Dolls Show or Riding in Cars with Doc and Dolls. How crazy would that be? You know, like Dolls teaching Doc how a car works. 30 seconds, ‘This is how the engine works.’ ‘What?'”

If you could write the first scene of season two for Dolls, what would it look like?

Shamier Anderson: “Doing chin-ups in a prison cell and fighting off a bunch of revenants and bad guys. Bang, hello! Shirt on though because I’ve got to work off these burgers.”

Wouldn’t he get one call so he could ask Wynonna to bring the gun to jail?

Shamier Anderson: “I don’t think they follow the rules in the Black Badge Division. I don’t think they get phone calls and rights and all that. I think you’re stripped of that stuff when you’re in a Black Badge facility. But if he did, I think he would probably call Wynonna or maybe his mom.”

Are you surprised at the passionate fan following?

Shamier Anderson: “It’s insane, the fandom, but in a good way. As soon as I got off the airplane at the San Diego International Airport, I was bombarded by Earpers. I was like, ‘What the heck?!’ […]But what’s really cool is the gifts that we’ve been getting, and just knowing each and every one of us and what we like. Tim, he got like Doc staches and all that stuff. Melanie loves coffee and she got coffee. Dom likes earthy things and she got earthy things. I DJ so I got DJ stuff. It’s like they really know who we are and that is just so humbling and so refreshing. I’m so grateful for our incredible fans who support us. It really means a lot.”

What do you think it is that grabbed the audience?

Shamier Anderson: “If I knew I’d call the executives right away and get seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Honestly, I’m in it so what the fans get from us, that’s something that they can articulate better than I can. But I think what really works in our favor is the camaraderie we all have and the family that we have, and the love that we have for each other. I think that that really shows. It’s not an act. We’re not trying to be funny and cool. We genuinely have such a great time and joke around and love each other. I think the fans really relate to that. And also the diversity of the cast, the representation in every capacity. […]It’s just an eclectic show and I think it really has a reach to a lot of different audiences. In today’s society and what’s going on and in today’s television world, I think that’s a huge plus for us.”

And it has badass women.

Shamier Anderson: “That’s a given. Having a female lead, come on! A female cast, essentially. Tim and I are like, ‘This is a fantasy.’ Badass females – and Mel kills it. I think that’s super cool to see a woman in a role where she’s not playing a damsel in distress. She has real qualities and real flaws, and I think that’s awesome. Even for a guy watching that I’m like, ‘Finally something different.'”

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