The actress plays Audrey Parker in the Syfy drama, an FBI agent who arrives in a town populated by super-powered beings.
She told IGN: "Yeah, you definitely think of [The X-Files] stepping into the genre. You know it's out there. I think you know that it's there and you know that it's kind of the gauntlet sort of laid before you but you also want to make it fresh and new and its own entity in and of itself.
"I think we take those sort of archetypes and characteristics into mind but want to make sure that we're staying true to the people that we've been written as and how that plays out."
Lucas Bryant stars as Nathan Wournos - a local deputy sheriff who is impervious to pain - in the series, based on Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid.
The producers previously revealed that King insisted that the show include a supernatural aspect.
Haven will premiere this Friday on Syfy.