By: Rickey Purdin
Date: October 29, 2007
Source: Wizard Entertainment
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with JAMIE BAMBER where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.
At the end of Season 3, we find out four of the final Cylons and they wind up being cast members we’ve seen before. How did that affect everyone on the set?
We tend to see scripts an episode or two episodes in advance, and before that, occasionally the actors will get hold of a breakdown of a story which we’re not really meant to see, but we do. That’s how the news spread and I think that all four actors that were revealed as Cylons—certainly Michael Hogan and Aaron Douglas, who were the sort of longstanding members of the cast—were absolutely shocked and angry. They felt a sense of betrayal by the writers that they’d been portraying all this stuff that was nothing, but empty lies in their eyes. They really did feel a sense of the rug being pulled from underneath them.
I think the other two felt more excited. Michael Trucco and Rekha Sharma had been slightly more on the margins of the show and this was a real indication that they’d now be at the core of where the show was going. That gradually became the opinion, too, of Michael and Aaron, who have had some amazing stuff to do in Season 4 and they’re living this existential angst every second of every day of who they are and what they’re responsible for and whether their actions were preordained in some way—they always have to make these decisions. Are their lives worth anything as a result? Are they traitors or are they heroes?