Erin Lynn Cummings (born July 19, 1977) is an American actress.She has appeared in the television shows Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dante's Cove, The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, Dollhouse, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Detroit 1-8-7.
I mean, there are scenes that Andy and I have to do that I literally, I just look at him, and I just go, how could anyone survive after going through this. Interestingly enough, when Andy was auditioning, they pretty much knew it was going to be him, but they wanted to bring in a female to read opposite him to see how he would do with the romantic aspect of the show.
And to be able to have someone like Andy Whitfield who’s going to go there emotionally, he’s going to make that commitment, it’s really exciting. I know that I can trust him not only with my emotions, but with my physicality as well. I was the person they brought in, not realizing that I was the person that eventually I would play his wife.
Well, I’m a fan of Comic Con because these are my people because I really enjoy doing genre based television and film and I just think this is really exciting to see everybody that’s dressed up. And so we see her through a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, memories, visions that Spartacus has. She is the motivation for him to fight and she is the thing that he continues to stay alive for. Because not only was it important for me to be in shape and look like I was strong enough to carry a sword, I needed to also maintain my curves.
I play Sura, who is the wife of Spartacus, in Spartacus Blood and Sand. As you can see in the trailer, she gets ripped away from Spartacus in the very beginning of the series. But it was more just something of really working out and being able to sustain my body shape.
And we ended up doing this scene together on camera and just had this wonderful chemistry immediately and so when ultimately we were both cast and I ended up going out to New Zealand and meeting him, there was automatically a trust and understanding there.
And so we had a few weeks to get to know each other a little bit before things actually started shooting, but it clicked right away.And if something really doesn’t work, after you’ve spent a day or two with it and you’ve really tried to work it out, talk to the people in the scene, they might have some input that might help you with it. And if you still can’t get it, then you go to the writer and say, what do you think? Like 99% of other actors would change it right there. Did you have any say in the look your character or the things you said in the script? For me, because I have a Shakespearean background, my initial impulse is to say what’s on the page.I hate it, I hate it when actors go in and try to improv and say their own lines and throw in all these – I’m like you know what?And so, it was really important for us to have a trust and an understanding with one another.