Being the little sister of the chosen one is not an easy task. You’ve got to support your sisters journey, take a backseat to bigger issues, and somehow find a way to figure out what you want in life. That’s exactly what Waverly Earp, played by Dominique Provost-Chalkley, has to deal with on Wynonna Earp.
We got a chance to speak with Dominique Provost-Chalkley about Waverly’s journey throughout season one, her relationship with Nicole, and how things will change now that she’s found out that she’s not an Earp.
“The girl that she started off as in the first episode is so different from what she has become and that’s for many reasons.” She’s found the strength in herself to fight for what’s right, has fallen for Nicole in what Dominique calls a “beautiful storyline,” and has bonded with her sister Wynonna for what feels like the first time in her life.
Waverly isn’t on screen just to prop up the main character of Wynonna Earp. She’s a living and breathing part of the narrative that struggles through her own doubts, feelings, and adventures.
When Wynonna Earp returns for it’s second season, Dominique believes that Waverly might not even tell her sister that she’s not an Earp.
“I think this is gonna be such heartbreaking news for Waverly because she’s come so far with like building the relationship (with Wynonna) and she’s the one that really wants to know the Earp history the most.” Waverly might just suffer in silence, too afraid to shatter the life she has created and lose the most important thing in her life, Wynonna.
The other significant relationship in Waverly’s life is the love she shares with Nicole Haught. As the season progressed we saw Waverly take a chance and try something new. Before our eyes we saw two women form a special bond that spoke of trust, loyalty, laughter, and companionship.
Dominique couldn’t be happier with her character’s relationship with Nicole. “I’m just so proud to be representing an LGBT character at such a crucial time. The reaction has been overwhelming but I also really get it. I really understand. And I think that’s what makes this so special, that Kat (Nicole) and I understand the necessity for it.”
The fan support has been overwhelming because fans can tell that the Wayhaught comes from an honest place that correlates with viewers in the LGBT community. It’s relatable.
“That’s the best reward, is to see this phenomenon that’s happened. This #Wayhaught. I couldn’t…it’s just beyond my wildest dreams, really.”
Check out the rest of the interview with Dominique Provost-Chalkley where she talks Waverly fighting, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Wynonna Earp comparisons, and what’s going to separate the Earp sisters! (Oh no, for that last one!)
Wynonna Earp returns for it’s second season in 2017 on SyFy.