Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sanctuary - The Province: Local actor Tapping finds Sanctuary

From The Province (Vancouver, BC, Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete two-page interview.)

Local actor Tapping finds Sanctuary

After 10 years of combat boots, she has to navigate the stilettos

Glen Schaefer, The Province

Published: Sunday, September 07, 2008

Amanda Tapping is not an easy person to get a chunk of time with.

The Vancouver-based star of the long-running series Stargate SG-1, which ended after 10 years but is continuing life in made-for-TV movies, is also a recurring player in the spin-off Stargate: Atlantis, and most recently signed on as star and executive producer of the currently-shooting new sci-fi series Sanctuary.

So an interview we tried to schedule when the movie Stargate: Continuum came out last May finally happened last week, during breaks in shooting at Sanctuary's Burnaby soundstage. Sanctuary's 13 episodes wrap this week.

In sci-fi circles, what Tapping calls "the genre," she's the kind of name that can launch a series, as she's doing now with Sanctuary. But hers isn't the kind of fame that follows her home on rare days off with her three-year-old daughter and home-builder husband.
"It's the best of both worlds," says Tapping, who can draw thousands of fans to appearances at such events as San Diego's annual Comic-Con. "I never went into acting to become a celebrity, I never got that culture, I still don't get it. Working in Vancouver, raising my family here, it's perfect, I get to do exactly what I want to do..."

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