In this episode of “Carolyn Talks…” she speaks with actor Sean Baek about his role as mercenary – and in her opinion softy at heart – Fancy Lee on Killjoys, and his experience being on stage and television.
Having been a fan of Killjoys since it’s premiere, I’ve always been intrigued with the world of Westerly and The Quad that show creator and writer, Michelle Lovretta created. In this world social status rather than race is what matters. In this universe people are valued by what they can do rather than what they look like, and while it may seem weird to say, I love that. During our chat Sean and I discussed the hope for more roles like Fancy, to become the norm rather than the exception as seen in shows not only like Killjoys, but also Star Trek: Discovery and The Expanse. Representation isn’t only about having more People of Color on screen, it’s about how they’re written and treated. It’s about the how the characters serve the story and their purpose for being there.
Started his acting career in theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, after graduating from York University’s Theatre program with an Honours degree.
While continuing to develop as an actor and building a body of work in Theatre, Film, TV, Commercials, and Voice, he was selected from a national search as a member of a prestigious professional development/training program for classical theatre – the Birmingham Conservatory at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2005. Subsequently spent three seasons at the Stratford Festival, appearing in numerous productions (Shakespeare and other classical works).
Has lent his voice to radio dramas for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and few video games. Represented Canada with Toronto-based Roseneath Theatre’s show, “Head à Tête,” in the 2002 International Children’s Theatre Festival in Singapore. Sean guitar and sings, and practiced Kuk Sool Won Hapkido, a Korean martial-art system, since he was 16 years old.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.