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Stargate SG-1 Cast Interviews: Ben Browder

Creating Cameron
Sharon Gosling, Stargate SG-1 * Atlantis Official Magazine Yearbook, March/April 2006

[...] "But at the end of the day things come one at a time, and I couldn't really think of a good reason to say no to something like Stargate SG-1 when I know I have a great time shooting science fiction.  It's my genre of choice in reading matter, my favourite films are mostly science fiction films.  To be saying no because, 'Oh, no, I've got to be on a cop show,' or 'I've got to be a lawyer next because I need to shake things up...' I don't see that.  So, I'm just an idiot, it didn't occur to me to say no!"

[...] "He's an interesting sort of hybrid leader.  His leadership style within the context of the team is not how most people perceive the military to be, which is a regimen of orders.  His leadership style is more akin to what occurs in elite teams like Delta units, where everyone participates to the fullest of their abilities and when you need a specialist, you defer to the specialist, and defer quickly."

[...] "The question is, have we seen enough to feel satisfied and interested in the character?'  Because quite frankly, when you bring new characters into a series, they are by definition more shallow in comparison to the characters who have been there for eight years, because the audience doesn't know them that well.  The audience can see textures and patterns in the characters they have been watching for years, but they can't see those in the new character.  It's only as the character unfolds that they can see more.  It's a very difficult balancing act and one that primarily falls on the writing team and on the shoulders of everyone else who makes the show."

[...] "I am always wary of saying where the series is going.  Particularly with introducing a character like Mitchell into the fray of these already well-established characters, I worry about concocting a definition of the character too early, and saying, 'This what the guy is.'  Then you're locked into a place which may or may not work for the breadth of the story.  You trust the writers and the other actors, and that the story will unfold at an appropriate time."

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