Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stargate Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog: Julia Benson Answers Your Questions!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for June 12, 2010:

(Please follow the link for the complete Julia Benson Q & A and to view some behind the scenes photos of Julia from SGU.)

Actress Julia Benson Answers Your Questions!


Exec. Producing Stargate: Universe is not unlike coaching an immensely talented sports franchise. You go in to each script – or game – confident in the talent you’re working with, solid starters and a deep, deep bench that never lets you down. And, on many occasions, even though you’re expecting them to excel, they still manage to surprise and delight. Take Julia Benson (SGU’s Lieutenant Vanessa James) for example, an actress who started off strong in the opener and just keeps getting better, delivering everything from throwaway humor (Space) to emotional intensity (Pain) with the skill and professionalism of a seasoned performer many years her senior. It’s not surprising that, between the time I announced this Q&A and today’s entry, Julia picked up the Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.

Congratulations to Julia on the win, and a big thank you for taking the time to field our questions.


Over to Julia ...

Chevron7 writes: “Questions for Julia:

1. What’s your workout routine? Did that change when getting the role of Lt James?
JB: I am always changing up my workout routine, otherwise I get bored! But I have a chocolate lab that I run with almost daily. That is definitely my favorite form of exercise. When I got the role of James, I did start working out with a trainer. I find it helps with the weight training. I did some kickboxing to toughen up physically and just recently I have been taking kickboxing classes with Sharon Taylor from Stargate Atlantis. She’s amazing!

2. Which cast member would you most like to beat in an arm wrestling contest?
JB: Jamil, just for bragging rights! He’s not only in incredible shape but we have a fun banter with each other and it would be awesome to bug him about something like that! Lol

... 7. What are your aspirations for Lt James in Season 2?
JB: I would love to see James put in a position where she really has to step up and be a leader. And then I would like to see her succeed at that. Like all of us her confidence goes in and out, but James is a fighter and she has a ton of strength in her. As an actor I have loved any opportunity to do fight scenes and stunts so I would love her to continue in that direction...

Sanctuary - Ottawa Citizen: Sci-fi show finds Sanctuary in Vancouver

At the Ottawa Citizen (Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Sci-fi show finds Sanctuary in Vancouver

By Katherine Monk, Canwest News Service June 11, 2010

VANCOUVER - Ian Tracey's face is black, blue and bloody, but he's not getting any love from a stone-faced Amanda Tapping. Dressed in black leathers and knee-high boots, the veteran actor is getting tough with this alien brand of Cybil - an "abnormal" with multiple personalities - because, well, the survival of humanity depends on it.

Welcome to the Vancouver set of Sanctuary - "the little show that could."

A special-effects and character-driven series recently picked up for its third season by Canadian and US networks, Sanctuary is just the latest Sci-Fi skein to call Vancouver home - carrying on a legacy forged nearly 20 years ago with the birth of X-Files and the eventual installation of the Stargate spin-off family.

... Sanctuary airs in Canada on Space, and in the US on SyFy. Sanctuary Season 2 is available on DVD June 15.


Stargate Universe - IGN: Video: Elyse Levesque

Courtesy of IGN:

Stargate Universe: Video: Elyse Levesque discusses Chloe and Eli's relationship

Stargate Universe - Syfy: Video - 'Incursion, Part 1'

Courtesy of Syfy and HULU:

Syfy Stargate Universe - Incursion, Part 1

Season 1 : Ep. 19|43:00|

The Lucian Alliance forces Dr. Rush to help them stage an assault on the Destiny.

Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson (Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill) and Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter) guest star.

Eureka - Syfy: Video - 'Jo of the Dead'

Courtesy of Syfy:

Jo of the Dead - Eureka : Season 4

When a small town gets infected by a deadly virus, a hero will rise. This season the equation has changed. Season premiere Friday July 9 9/8C.

Splice - SciFi Wire: Video - David Hewlett Interview

Courtesy of SciFi Wire:

David Hewlett on Splice: "I'm there to be an *sshole"

By Staci Layne Wilson
ON 06/11/10

Walk the red carpet at the Splice premiere as David Hewlett talks about his role as "evil management" and reminisces about working with director Vicenzo Natali in Cube "a lot of hair ago," while Natali explains why the "creature demonstrates more humanity than the scientists do."

Stargate Universe - Syfy: Video - Season Two Promo Trailer: Who Will Survive?

Courtesy of Syfy:

Who Will Survive? - Stargate Universe

Who will survive? And who will control Destiny? "Stargate Universe" returns, with all new episodes coming this October.

Stargate Universe premieres October 2010, on a new night - Tuesday! - on Syfy (US).