Tamoh Penikett On Helo, Season Four, And Future Projects
Tamoh Penikett recently spoke to Regina's Leader-Post, offering some insights into Helo -- and himself. Highlights:
Like so many fans, Penikett loves Helo's "deeply rooted moral core" and says that "it's easy to find his voice in the lines."
Of the show's decision to keep him on after his originally-planned departure following the mini-series: "It's a huge compliment. I'm so fortunate to have been given that chance. The writers really enjoyed it, too. Ron saw it as a way to take us off the Battlestar and see things from another perspective."
On BSG's propensity to kill off characters suddenly: "I was a lot more nervous about that in the first season. I'd leaf through the scripts just to my parts to find out if I'd been offed."
Penikett said he was a big Star Wars fan as a child, "but I love to read science fiction, authors like Phillip K. Dick. William Gibson is one of my favorites."
On EJO: "I remember going to see Blade Runner as a kid and out of all the great actors in that, guess who had me asking my dad: 'Who is that?' Edward James Olmos. Coming on set for Battlestar the first time I didn't know who was starring in the show and I showed up, saw Edward and Mary and was like, "Why are they here?' and a friend said, 'They're the leads,' and I couldn't believe it."
Penikett fans can also rejoice in the fact that he's landed a role on Joss Whedon's new show Dollhouse where he plays an FBI agent.