Category Archives: Battlestar Galactica
So, maintaining my tradition (of a year ago *ahem*), I am officially calling in 2015 with a Canadian.
Last year it was the delightful Leah Cairns (who I will absolutely be bringing back for a chat!)…this year, Culturally Fixated is joined by the equally fabulous and hilarious
Where to start!! There’s something about Magda that made it just *IMPOSSIBLE* for me to stay in interview mode – she’s that sort of person that I immediately started chatting to as though we were life long friends!
We discuss Christmas and her two Christmas TVM for Scifi (I refuse to call them siffy) – Snowmageddon and the 12 Disasters of Christmas.
Then we took a meander down ‘genera’ lane and chat about the appeal of Sci Fi and the huge emotions and stories that can be told. Kyle XY, Caprica, Caontinuum, Battlestar Galactica – it’s so wonderful to find an actor that loves ‘my’ shows as much as I do.
Oh, and did I mention she’s a Buffy fan. There’s a point where you can almost hear us swoon across two different continents over Spike…that is to say James Masters.
We cast a quick eye over two of her recent (released if not shot recently) films – A Reason and The Green Inferno and Magda compares the mediums of TV and film to come round to a favourite medium for telling stories.
We briefly touch upon some of her hobbies outside of acting – including travelling and both her Canadian and Polish roots. Finally we chat about the upcoming year!
Some of the music that we both love!
Culturally Fixated is officially in hog heaven!Drum roll please.
For the first Podcast of 2014, I’m all a-flutter to welcome the originator of one of my favourite characters from one of my favourite TV shows – Racetrack from Battlestar Galactica herself
Leah and I met at a SF convention last year and found ourselves chatting away like old friends in no time. Asking her to join us for a chat was both logical and obvious.
Actually finding the time to make the recording on the other hand was a task of epic proportions! I’m talking Hobbit-like people. (Films not the slenderest of slender books)
It’s a weird thing about talented people. They seem to always be working…
We chat about all sorts of things. From Leah’s origins as a dancer through her epic backpack years (!) to her realization that she wanted to act…in India…while visiting a mediation centre. Perhaps this should come with a Random Alert warning, let alone language and spoilers!
We then discuss Battlestar Galactica – her audition, input into her character and the Racetrack arc as a whole. Along the way, expect constant little tidbits about the cast and crew Leah was working alongside. As Leah notes, no one really understands these characters as well as the actors who portray them!
Interstellar – Chris Nolan’s soon to be released film, Kyle XY, Sanctuary, Fargo, The Tomorrow People and Leah’s dream projects are also explored along the way.
Finally, we take a look at Leah’s Go Fund Me campaign for two adorable little girls who are living with very dangerous conditions. There are details on how you can get involved after the links.
If you’d like to help, take a peek at I walk 4 Savannah and Seattle – their project page on facebook.
Chat to Leah on twitter – @LeahCairns
|Savannah as Starbuck!|