When her child goes missing in Russia in Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (premiering on Lifetime on September 21st), NYPD detective mother Stevie (Julie Benz) will stop at nothing to track her down and get her back home. When 18 year-old Sophie Parker (Naomi Battrick) goes on spring break to Moscow with her best friend, the two girls are drugged and abducted by a Russian sexual slavery ring operating in the heart of the city. After an alarming and mysterious call from Sophie’s cell-phone, Stevie takes the next plane to Russia, where she embarks on a frantic and action-packed quest to save her daughter.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Julie Benz talked about what attracted her to this film, wanting to play a woman in power, the research she did for the role, working in Bulgaria, how intense and invigorating the shoot was, and how much she enjoyed doing all of the stunts. She also talked about returning for Season 2 of the hit Syfy series Defiance, having a supportive fan base, hitting the reset button for all of the characters and adding some new blood, as well as what it was like to have been a part of the Showtime series Dexter. Check out what she had to say after the jump.