Stargate star Joe Flanigan was in Toronto recently to film the two-hour backdoor pilot Change of Plans (fka Best Laid Plans), the story about a couple who suddenly become the parents of the five children left behind by a deceased friend. While on location, Flanigan was interviewed by Paul Banas of GreatDad.com, and the two shared the ins and outs of being an actor who must be away from his family while filming.
Flanigan talks about being away from home for great lengths of time (he commuted between Vancouver and Los Angeles during the five years he starred in Stargate Atlantis) and the importance of being part of a production that is concerned with family issues and that takes the needs of a working parent under consideration.
Change of Plans is about Major Quinn Patterson (Flanigan) and his wife Samantha (Brooke White), a couple who become the guardians of five children who are orphaned when their parents Tezzie and Richard, two Peace Corps workers, lose their lives in the earthquake in Haiti where they were stationed. For more about the production, visit fansite The Flan Info Journal.
Below is the brief interview, posted by Banas on YouTube:
[Thanks to wraithfodder for the tip.]