At the Syfy Channel Upfront in March, I chatted up Sanctuary star Amanda Tapping for a story about Season 3 that will appear on AOL’s TV Squad page in the near future. (FYI, Season 2 arrives on video on June 15, 2010.) I also managed to squeeze in a little bit about Stargate and her non-Sanctuary projects.
Here’s a short ‘n’ sweet Q&A about topics unrelated to her hit show. It is laced with the actress’ usual humility and humor. Simply put, Tapping is über-cool.
In the interview with you and Robin for my blog last year, you guys revealed the Holden MacPhillips scandal. The question is, does Robin have his own Holden MacPhillips now?
I bet he does. You know…? [rubs chin in contemplation]
That’ll be a story for another interview.
Don’t print it. Next year.
Can you tell us about the two upcoming Stargate movies?
[stays mum] I’m not being coy. I really am not. I went on to IMDb and found out that I was in pre-production for a Stargate movie, and I was like, “Sweet! I hope somebody sends me the script!”
You’ve done plenty of things outside of sci-fi. Are there any performances that you think are underrated in your career?
You know what? I feel like my career has progressed slow and steady. Things that I thought were really good back in the day, maybe not so much [now]. I look back at my work and think there’s a certain subconsciousness to it. So no, I don’t think so. There’s a movie I did called Dancing Trees, which I just thought was a really sweet film. I love the director so much. I don’t have a big part in it, and I die — well, I must say. That’s a good question. Damn!
Is there any project that you want to do that you haven’t tackled yet?
I want to do the Lion In Winter. I want to do a remake of that on Broadway in about twenty-five years.
Sooner than that, would you like to do Broadway?
I started in theater, and vowed I would never do television. Ha ha ha. I did. I said, “Only theater and very posh art films will I do. I am an actor!” Then I grew up. But I still crave getting back on stage.