What’s a rock star litigator doing being a part of a newly created startup firm? That’s what viewers tuning into CBC’s Street Legal, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET, will soon discover as they learn more and more about Lilly Rue (Cara Ricketts). Lilly may be a talented litigator, but she’s looking to effect change through the cases she takes on and believes she can do that with Adam (Steve Lund) and Mina (Yvonne Chapman) at RDL. In this week’s episode, “Moving Day,” written by Lynne Kamm and directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, the parents of Lilly’s friend have gone missing and she’s determined to find them.
To get some more insight into Lilly’s motivations and her relationships on the show, The TV Junkiescaught up with Ricketts. Also currently recurring as Mary on the CBC/Netflix series Anne with an E, Ricketts has also appeared on Titans, Orphan Black and Saving Hope.
The TV Junkies: What was it about this show that really made you want to be a part of it?
Cara Ricketts: Really it was because of Cynthia Dale and that Bruce [M. Smith, showrunner] was writing on it. I had seen a bit of 19-2 and just loved it. To have Olivia Novak come back and deal with the world as it is today, and to have an older woman in the workplace was interesting to me.
TTVJ: What can you share about your character, Lilly?
CR: Lilly Rue is a little bit of a rock star. She’s well-educated and has studied at Oxford. Because of those book smarts she’s overly confident, to the point of being at fault in her personal life. We get to see how free-wheeling she is, but at the same time how much a do-gooder she is and tries to take care of her family, friends and community. She may get into a little trouble though too because of that confidence.