The good folks at “Stargate Magazine” have sent over a sneak preview of an upcoming interview with Amanda Tapping. The interview is from the current issue (issue 27) and is available on newsstands and in bookstores now.
Amanda Tapping is a busy woman. Not only is she the lead actress an Executive Producer on the hit show Sanctuary, but she still finds time to occasionally don Sam Carter’s uniform. Despite Carter’s departure fro “Stargate: Atlantis” in the first episode of season five, she came back for the series finale. Shooting Sam’s return during the show’s final week mus have been bittersweet.
“I was there for the last day!” exclaimed the actress when we spoke just after the show wrapped. “I wasn’t there for the last shot, I have to b honest, because it’s a hard shot to watch. I had just wrapped “Sanctuary”, s I came off my new show and back on to “Stargate: Atlantis”, and I started feeling weird. It was sad. I was really shocked when it got canceled. The show was doing well, the episodes this season are really good, it was getting good ratings and everything was in place it made sense to keep it going. They’re a great crew and I hope that they manage to keep a lot of that crew on for ‘Universe’.”
The family atmosphere on the “Stargate” set is legendary, and these very pages often carry tales of the good times to be had in Vancouver. Are there any particular memories from her sojourn to the City of the Ancients that Tapping will take with her?
“I;d have to go back to season four. Doing the episode Trio with David Hewlett and Jewel Staite. I don’t know what the fans thought of the episode, and it¹s probably best that I don’t know, because it was just so much fun! I haven’t laughed so hard in such a long time the whole cast of “Stargate: Atlantis” are really talented, really nice people. Being able to hang out just the three of us and go through those shared experiences was amazing; me conquering my fear of heights not really, but trying to; being thrown around on a gimble, and writing “Stargate: Atlantis” The Musical. Those kinds of memories are priceless. That for me was a huge highlight.”
As far as Amanda Tapping is concerned, that legion of fans deserve special mention:
“I’ve always said that the fans have always been paramount to me, and they’ve been amazing. I want to say thank you to the people who have supported, and continue to support me, no matter what I do. They went over and checked out ‘Sanctuary’ when it was on the web to be supportive of me, and I appreciate that. Whether they stick with the show or not is entirely up to them, but the fact that they gave it a try is hugely important. The fact that they gave me a chance going over to ‘Stargate: Atlantis’ is just as big.
You remember the bad things, but I really try to remember the good thing that people have said, and there have been so many.” With two possible movie appearances next year, whatever the future holds, Sam Carter’s place in the Stargate-verse will never be in doubt.
Read the full interview in issue 27 of The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Magazine – On-Sale Now!
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