Playing a character with a lost past in the new series Haven was a bit of a challenge — but an interesting one — for Emily Rose.
“It’s literally like telling me to play a boy, because it’s something I don’t know,” says the actress. “One of the reasons I get to do a lot of the things I do is that I have a solid family base.”
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In the series, which premieres Monday night, Rose plays FBI agent Audrey Parker, a woman with a mysterious past who is sent to the small Maine town of Haven on a routine investigation.
She soon discovers the town is a refuge for people with strange supernatural afflictions, who, like Audrey, are looking for a place where they can belong.
“She is pretty surprised when she rolls into Haven and finds a connection to herself,” says Rose, who previously appeared in the series Brothers and Sisters. “She is there to solve a case, but curiosity kicks in when all these things start happening.”
“I am a curious person like Audrey,” Rose adds. “I am totally an eavesdropper.”