Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Sackhoff/Helfer: Video - Rev Up Their Motorcycles

From the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA):


(Five minute video interview embedded at the site. Please follow the link for the video and for the complete article.)

Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff of 'Battlestar Galactica' will ride their motorcycles in other shows this summer.

By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

June 11, 2008

Some of this summer's biggest movies feature motorcycles in supporting roles. There's a Harley-Davidson in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," an MV Agusta in "The Dark Knight," and multiple customs in the late-summer biker flick "Hell Ride," presented by Quentin Tarantino. While the two-wheel vehicles are all different, the riders are mostly the same. They're men.

One in 10 motorcyclists is a woman, but that statistic is rarely reflected on screens big or small. If an actress does "ride," it tends to be only for the camera and it's usually rigged, as it was for Renée Zellweger in "Leatherheads," whose Indian was operated by remote.

Enter Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff -- stars of SciFi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica." Helfer, who plays the part of sexy cylon Number Six, and Sackhoff, a.k.a. combat pilot Starbuck, are both avid motorcyclists who will be taking their off-screen passion to guest roles on other TV shows when Season 4 of the space-age series ends.


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