Horror and sci-fi fans probably don’t recognize actress Karin Konoval by name or face, but they’ve probably seen her work. As a motion capture artist, she became a fan favorite of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise playing the wise & gentle orangutan Maurice. What many don’t realize, though, is that Konoval also played one of the most terrifying characters to ever grace network TV airwaves. In the mid-1990s, she shocked fans of The X-Files playing the mutilated & incestuous Mr. Peacock in the controversial and infamous episode Home. Check her out in all her terrifying glory below.
Official Synopsis: In a deceptively bucolic town, Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) find evidence of an unspeakable crime. Guest stars: Tucker Smallwood and Sebastian Spence.
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Today brought word that Konoval is returning to The X-Files for Season 11, currently in production. Those hoping she’ll be reprising her role as Mrs. Peacock, however, shouldn’t get their hopes up.
Teases showrunner Chris Carter: “While Karen Konoval won’t be reprising her role as the mother-under-the-bed in the fan-favorite episode ‘Home,’ she will be returning in a tour-de-force performance in an early episode. Or, more accurately — performances.”
We’ll keep you posted on additional X-Files news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
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