By: Matt Chapman
Date: June / July 2006
Source: Battlestar Galactica: The Official Magazine (#5)
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with GRACE PARK where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL.
TWO TO TANGO
Multiple versions of the Sharon Valerii Cylon allow Park to play out more than one inter-crew relationship. As well as her parenthood with Helo, season one viewers were used to seeing the other Sharon and Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) secretly being an item. So how does she handle the two onscreen men in her life?
“They’re both quite different and they come from a different school of acting as well. I couldn’t say exactly what Aaron subscribes to but I feel that he has a lot of improv in his style. He can be joking about playing cards or beer or hockey scores right up to shooting. So that requires me to have a bit more focus. But Aaron’S just so real and he totally brings himself and absolutely embodies his character and I think he really enjoys him,” she reveals.
“Tahmoh and I went to one of the same acting schools and so we can relate to each other on different levels or use different techniques. Or if I’m totally lost or he’s lost there’s a lot less embarrassment about not really getting the scene. I’ll just put it out to him like. ‘Tahmoh I don’t know what’s happening right now.’ He just laughs at me and says ‘Oh, it’s so funny watching your process.’ He says that I always question it halfway through as we’re taping it, then finally come around and get what I was resisting the whole time. So I feel I can relate a little bit more to Tahmoh.”
“And walking into a scene with Aaron, he’ll definietly be switching some of the lines. Tahmoh and I will try to as well, but Aaron will just come right in and say, ‘I’m not going to say any of this. He would never do this.’ You know, it’s scripted that he has a breakdown. ‘No.'”