New article from the SciFi Wire, as we see more from the Razor press:
Jacobsen Is Battlestar RookieStill can't wait to see this...
Stephanie Jacobsen, who plays the new character Kendra Shaw in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica prequel telefilm Razor, told reporters that the show's veteran cast made her feel welcome on the set during production. Razor follows Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) as he assumes command of the
battlestar Pegasus and also recalls events of nearly a year before, on the eve of the Cylon attack, involving then-Pegasus commander Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) and her ambitious, conflicted protege, Shaw.
"I have to say that I didn't feel like an outsider stepping in at all," Jacobsen said in a Nov. 1
conference call. "Everyone was just wonderful. So I didn't have that to draw from. Everyone was helpful and accomodating, welcoming, very open, very generous with me in every which way. So I didn't have that sort of same solitary experience working on Battlestar as my character did. But ... coming in as
someone who was completely new to the environment and new to everyone who was already established there was akin to the character. So I guess there was that correlation."
Jacobsen said that she shares many scenes in Razor with Michelle Forbes and came away impressed by her co-star. "Oh, she is almost like a force of nature, in a way," Jacobsen said, adding: "Her focus and her intensity, I have to say she made this one of the easiest jobs I've ever done, in a sense, because responding to what she provides on set as a fellow actor is absolutely effortless. It's like she does almost everything; you just have to listen to her and watch her. Yes, she's incredible. I'd recommend working with her to anyone."
Battlestar Galactica: Razor will premiere on Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The upcoming fourth and final season of the show kicks off in early 2008. SCI FI, meanwhile, announced that Razor will screen threatrically in special preview screenings in select movie theaters on Nov. 12. —Ian Spelling