Vaugier’s first film, HYSTERIA (1997) which starred Patrick McGoohan and Amanda Plummer, will soon be released on DVD for the first time and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. In the film, brain implants are used to create a collective consciousness among the inmates of an asylum in an attempt to turn them into model citizens. The film received a nomination for Best Picture from the International Fantasy Film Awards in 1998.
In 2009, Vaugier was Eve Pretson in a made-for-TV movie called REVERSE ANGLE and her co-star was Anthony Lemke, who later would be Ryan Lambert in 5 episodes of LOST GIRL. The only LOST GIRL episode in which both Vaugier and Lemke appeared was episode #28 (Table for Fae). Amazon has a zone 4 (Australian) version of the DVD available from third party sellers.
Recently, Emmanuelle Vaugier started painting. Her first effort was a “moody, black and red butterfly”. She has launched a website called STUDIO FREDERIQUE (Frederique is her middle name) to sell giclee canvas prints of some of her work to benefit animal welfare charities. The charity will change every few months. The current charity is TRAINING RACEHORSES OFF THE TRACK, which helps retiring racehorses adjust to life as a pleasure or show horse. Prints are available in rolled canvas or gallery wrap and in three different sizes.
She has posted some photos on Twitter of “works in progress” that seem quite interesting.
On LOST GIRL, Vaugier is Evony Fleurette Marquise, leader of the Dark Fae, and has appeared in only 9 episodes of the show. Because The Morrigan appeared in the very first LOST GIRL episode and in the most recent; and perhaps because of Vaugier’s effective portrayal, The Morrigan seems at least as important as her Light Fae counterpart, The Ash, whose various incarnations have appeared in 21 episodes. (LOST GIRL shows a definite bias toward the Light Fae.) At the end of Season 3 Evony was captured by Vex (who was working undercover for Hale) and she seemed quite terrified of the possibilities.
The way Vaugier interprets the character is reminiscent of the way Meighan Desmond played Discord on Xena – as someone who enjoys her position of power but would rather be doing something else.
The Morrigan is a Leanan Sidhe (lan-en shee), a celtic muse who, if Y.B. Yeats is to believed, sucks the life from the artists she inspires. In his book FAIRY & FOLK TALES OF IRELAND (1892) Yeats said that “The Leanhaun Shee seeks the love of mortals. If they refuse, she must be their slave; if they consent, they are hers, and can only escape by finding another to take their place…She is the Gaelic muse, for she gives inspiration to those she persecutes. The Gaelic poets die young, for she is restless, and will not let them remain long on earth.” (Yeats must have found another source of inspiration. He died at the age of 73.)
In episode #34, Into the Dark, Evony displayed the ability to suck the ‘talent’ from individual cells, reducing an organism to a puddle of undifferentiated protoplasm.