WILMINGTON, NC. It’s nearly half-way through production on the second season of FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow” and Katia Winter is getting to scratch an itch. Let’s pretend that I’m being metaphorical and talking about the expanded opportunities for Winter’s Katrina, who spent the first “Sleepy Hollow” as more of a recurring plot device than a recurring character. She’d show up in expositional flashbacks or she’d pop up to help cut a narrative corner through witchcraft, but it was hard to get a feeling for Katrina as a person, much less for Katrina and Ichabod as a couple.
Perhaps that’s why a large segment of the “Sleepy Hollow” fandom was able to ignore that when they shipped IchAbbie, one of the principals was a man who was, at least ostensibly, happily married. Through the two episodes that have aired, we’ve already gotten more of Katrina as a human character than we got all of last season and the contemporary scene with Katrina and Ichabod last week was new for the show.
So let’s say I’m being metaphorical. I’m not. No, it’s a steamy day in late August in North Carolina and the itch that Winter is scratching is very literal. She was out shooting in the woods the night before and, as seems to happen simply as a matter of course in such circumstances, she was eaten alive by unidentified insects. So as we sit talking about Katrina’s expanded Season 2 role, Winter is going through a cycle of scratching and apologizing. As you might guess, skin irritations aside, Winter is happy to find herself with a regular TV role this season, as well as a character she can sink her teeth into, like a chigger sinking its teeth into a Swedish actress in the forest. In our conversation, she discusses the tensions between Katrina and Ichabod, as well as Katrina’s feelings for her Moloch-affiliated son.
And we talked about the bugs and humidity. It was hard not to…
HitFix: So in the first season, Katrina’s really sort of more of an idea than actually a person. She’s sort of this thing that’s out there with power…
Katia Winter: That no one really knows. [She laughs.]
HitFix: That no one really knows. What has it been like this season to actually make a person of her?
Katia Winter: Great. So great! I’ve been waiting. I feel I’ve been waiting so long. It’s nice to kind of finally have some breathing room and just have an actual dialogue with all these characters rather than turning up and spitting out lots of information, which will help move her along. So it’s been great kind of coming into her… I’m exploring it myself as I go because I haven’t really been able to do much of that in season one, and then having real moments with Crane and real moments with Abbie and the Headless Horseman. That’s been a lot of fun.
We updated the Gallery with all the missing photos from the events Katia attended during 2014 Comic-Con International and the portrait sessions and also a photo from a shoot she did while on a press tour with Sleepy Hollow cast. Enjoy and sorry for the delay but lately we barely have time for sites but we’re doing our best! Thank you for your patience!
Katia attended the Take-Two E3 Kickoff Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant on June 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. She looked beautiful! Check out the photos in the Gallery!
Public Appearances > 2014 > JUNE 9TH – Take-Two E3 Kickoff Party
Screen Actors Guild Foundation hosted a NY Conversation screening of Sleepy Hollow followed by a Q&A with cast members Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood and John Noble. Katia looked beautiful! Check out the photos in the Gallery! We also added candids of her leaving the buidling after the Q&A.
Public Appearances > 2014 > MAY 13TH – SAG Foundation: Conversations with Sleepy Hollow Cast
Candids > 2014 > MAY 13TH – Leaves an Uptown building in NYC
Katia attended the FOX 2014 Programming Presentation at the FOX Fanfront on May 12, 2014 in New York City. She looked absolutely amazing! Loving the new do!
Public Appearances > 2014 > MAY 12TH – 2014 FOX Upfront Presentation
Public Appearances > 2014 > MAY 12TH – 2014 FOX Upfront Presentation After Party
Katia along with her Sleepy Hollow co-stars Nicole Beharie and Lyndie Greenwood attended the Sleepy Hollow Panel at 2014 MCM Birmingham Comic Con on March 22 & 23, 2014 in Birmingham, England. We added lots of photos to the Gallery. Take a look! She looked beautiful!
We added 44 beautiful photos & outtakes of Katia from the 2014 photoshoot she did with photographer Francois Berthier this February while she was in France for The Blind Magazine! She looks absolutely amazing! We also added a photo from the backstage of the shoot! Check them out in the Gallery! We’re also adding the digital scans to the Gallery really soon!