Thursday, January 15, 2009

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Wire: Jamie Bamber Interview

At SciFi Channel's SciFi Wire:

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Jamie Bamber looks at the beginning of the end of Battlestar Galactica

By Ian Spelling - ON 01/15/09

When last seen in "Revelations," the midseason finale of Battlestar Galactica's fourth and final year, Lee "Apollo" Adama (Jamie Bamber) was as crestfallen as everyone else to discover that the Earth they'd long sought to find appeared to be a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

On Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with the episode "Sometimes a Great Notion," the SCI FI Channel's award-winning SF series will pick up where "Revelations" left off.

Bamber finished work on Battlestar Galactica several months ago and has already moved on. In fact, the British actor has been busy filming an upcoming U.K. version of the American series Law & Order. In an exclusive interview, Bamber reflected on Apollo's evolution and how the character's experiences have dovetailed with those of the audience. The followed are edited excerpts of the interview.

A brief excerpt:

You've played Lee Adama since the miniseries. Who was he when we first met him, and who is he now, as we near the end of the show?
Bamber: At the beginning, he was a lost boy whose family life had scarred him, and he was bitter and angry and in search of an outlet and a meaning for his own life. And there's also the perceived responsibility of his brother's death. He hadn't really sorted out his family situation yet.

And by the end?
Bamber: And by the end, he is an individual, a man who has experienced a great deal, who knows himself and knows those around him. Through this endless chase of being persecuted and followed by the Cylons, humans have sort of shared Lee's journey, and they've been forced to examine themselves through this creation and desperate flight from this scary "other." And by the end they have come to some sort of understanding that the other is just a part of themselves, and that they're responsible for their own journey ...

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