Paul Campbell Interview
By: Interview & transcript by NetRanger (Kenn) for The Scifi World & BSGTNS.com (Media Blvd)
Date: April 12, 2006
Source: The SciFi World
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with PAUL CAMPBELL where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.
We had some questions come in from people that read the message board, and one of them was from Aaron Douglas. (Editor’s note: The question was actually from an earlier interview with TheSciFiWorld.net). He said that we should ask you about the names that Paul and Aaron made up for the race horses that Mary took her husband to see.
I was thinking about that the other day. We had this ridiculous…Did he give you any names?
No, but he said you were all laughing so hard that you ruined take after take.
Absolutely, and once you get Mary on a roll, once you get her giggling, she will not stop. So we had a field day. We were shooting Home Pt. 2, and Mary was talking about taking her husband to the horse races and just randomly picking names. And we were talking about if you were just randomly picking names having no knowledge of the horses, what names you might choose. It would be like Lighting Steed, and Farts Dust, and choosing between the two. Or Beaten by A Nose, and A Nose for silly horse names. Three legged old man, and Guaranteed to Win. But for some reason it just struck us as incredibly silly, and we must have gone on for two or three hours, and we had hundreds of names. I think Mary laugher her way thru about 50% of those takes.
So what are your best memories about working on the show?
Just silly things like the day with Douglas joking about the horses. And just being able to watch people like Mary and Eddie do their stuff…You can’t pay for classes like that. It’s just a truly unique experience. And there are also a lot of times I was really challenged as an actor and got work with some wonderful directors. Eddie in particular was just unbelievable to work with as a director. One of my favorite episodes was the one he directed. And just being able to be silly. You don’t see it a lot in what they end up using of me, but I was able to be incredibly silly. It was just such a treat to be able to go to work every single day. It was kind of a really difficult decision to leave the show in the end.