Actor-Shared Background: This might be the first show with actress Kristin Kreuk that acknowledges her half-white, half-Asian heritage. The show cast an Asian woman as her mother and cast a half-white, half-Asian actress as her sister.
What Could Have Been: Vincent's last name was originally "Koslow". Most likely as a tribute to the creator of the 1987 series.
Tess was originally written as an Irish-American but later became Hispanic.