Karin Konoval, the actress who portrayed the deformed Mrs. Peacock in “The X-Files” episode “Home,” is coming out from the under the bed in Season 11. Showrunner Chris Carter recently revealed that Konoval will portray a series of doppelgangers in the third episode of the new season, which is set to debut in early 2018. Altogether Konoval will play four original characters — two women and two men.
“[‘Home’ co-writer] Glen Morgan told me she always wanted to play a man,” Carter spoiled at New York Comic Con earlier this month to thousands of screaming fans. “And so I took that idea and wrote a part for her. She gets to play four different characters and two of them are men, so I think you have something interesting to watch in Episode 3.”
“She’s amazing,” noted Gillian Anderson, who won an Emmy in 1997 for playing FBI Agent Dana Scully. David Duchovny, who’s also back in Season 11 as Agent Fox Mulder, added, “She’s a special actress and it was a pleasure to work with her. Yeah, it’s an amazing role(s).”
“X-Files” superfans know that Mrs. Peacock wasn’t Konoval’s first appearance on the show. She original portrayed the doomed Madame Zelma in the Emmy-winning “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” back in Season 3, before taking on her iconic performance as the deformed mother of inbred children in Season 4’s frightening “Home.”
Konoval is a mainstay of sci-fi/horror TV series, having also appeared in Carter’s “Millennium” and such iconic shows as “Poltergeist: The Legacy,” “Strange World,” “Stargate SG-1,” “John Doe,” “The Dead Zone,” “The 4400,” ” Tru Calling,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Fringe” and “Supernatural.”
As we know, Emmy voters are suckers for people playing multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”). Might Konoval earn her first career nomination at the 2018 Emmys for playing this gender-bending group of doppelgangers?
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