GateWorld talks with Tony Amendola
During our visit to Chicago earlier this summer for Creation's official Stargate convention, GateWorld had a chance to sit down for the first time in over three years with Tony Amendola, the man who made Bra'tac his own.
Life continues to be busy for Amendola after SG-1's end. Having a recurring role on the series left him free to pursue other projects simultaneously during the show's ten year run -- a trend that continues to this day.
In our interview, Amendola discusses the character development of Bra'tac during the final two years of the series, the Ori story arc, areas of the character's life that he would have liked to have seen explored, as well as his current projects. He also discusses his thoughts on the passing of Don S. Davis -- as Tony graciously filled in at the convention as a replacement for, and as a tribute to, Davis, who was to have been a guest at that specific event.
GateWorld's interview with Tony Amendola runs nearly 11 minutes. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe now to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed [at the link above]!
A brief excerpt:
GW: It's been three years since we last talked with you, back just prior to the premiere of Season Nine of SG-1. And since then, obviously, SG-1 concluded its run. Were you aware of how long and full of a run the character of Bra'tac was going to have?
TA: Not at all. I thought going in it was just a "one and out." As all good things are surprises, they seem to be. And this was a major surprise because you're told so often "Oh, this is going to be this or that." And they just kept coming, and I never took them for granted. The second one was great fun, and then the third one. I tended to do one a season for maybe the first three or four years. And then, two and three. And by the end, it was four or five a year. And it was a real treat.