Sunday, January 11, 2009

Stargate SG1 - GateWorld: Video AND Audio Interview: Ben Browder

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Ben Browder

Ben Browder counts himself a lucky man. While his work has afforded him opportunities most people won't get in their lifetimes -- such as traveling to the Arctic -- Ben has found himself in a position where he can still go home every night to be with those he loves. GateWorld got the chance to sit down once again with the actor behind Colonel Cameron Mitchell to hear about what's currently going on in his world.

In addition to Stargate, Ben updates us on Going Homer, his story recently bought by the SCI FI Channel, as well as the status of the Farscape webisodes. We discuss filming in the Arctic for Continuum, his personal journey as an actor, and growing older.

GateWorld's interview with Ben runs approximately 41 minutes, and is available in video, audio, and transcript form [six pages at the link above]! The video version requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher, and is also available in Flash format at GateWorld Play.

For the audio version you can listen online at your leisure, or download it to your MP3 player.

Ben Browder Interview Photo Gallery:

A brief excerpt:

GW: You're a writer. You're not just an actor. Do you find yourself frustrated with this business? Or do you actually enjoy all the hoops that you have to go through in order to get a product on air?
BB: I couldn't say that I enjoy all the hoops. But it is what it is. You make peace with that as you go through. To be frustrated by it is silly, because you would drive yourself to despair. I don't have to be happy with it on a day-to-day basis. There are certainly days which are frustrating. But everybody has those frustrations.

It doesn't matter what job you're in. Most people don't have this incredible linear journey which is on an upward slope for their whole life. The economy does it. Life does it. It's just part of it. But I don't know that I would choose anything else.

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