As Lee “Apollo” Adama on Battlestar Galactica
, Jamie Bamber
has had his fair share of adventures. But as the series ends, he's realized that it's best to keep things to himself before the finale's premiere. He's also been taking a break from the show, and moving on to film other projects like the newest version of Law & Order
, set in his UK hometown.
Despite being busy with several ventures in the industry, Jamie Bamber isn't one to forget the sci-fi series that catapulted him to the spotlight. He reflected on his last day on the set of Battlestar Galactica
, which was surely one hectic time for everyone present. Was the cast worrying over what would come next or thankful that another chapter of their lives has concluded?
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“The last day of shooting was a crazy day,” Bamber admitted. “We'd gone a week over already. Two units shooting, everyone on call the whole time. There was not time to reflect. It was just getting across the finish line. There was a lot of whiskey drunk in the camera truck at 4 a.m. but I was still going in the second unit scene, or on my own with a bunch of extras firing guns.”
“We had quieter moments leading up to that point -- the final read-through, the wrap party two weeks before we wrapped. And evenings and dinners. But it was more satisfaction, and excitement about the future, and the freedom to do other things,” he continued. “We lived and breathed Battlestar
for five years. The fans are a very intense lot.”
Even so, there's no denying that it's due time for the series to come to a close. While the finale airs next year, Jamie Bamber and the rest of the cast should have some time in their hands to relax.
“I'm planning to come back to L.A., to make sure my house is still standing, and my friends have not destroyed it,” Bamber said of his vacation. “I would love to spend some time in L.A. And then I'm back to do Law & Order
But before anyone gets to that, Jamie Bamber talked a little about the Battlestar Galactica
ending. Though he won't reveal any important secrets, he assured fans that “it does end and it ends well.”
“I think it's fantastic. It's at its best. And they had us all crying at the read-through. I haven't seen it, how it turns up on screen. I think it's powerful stuff and completely character-driven. And contemplative. And very right. You can anticipate all you like!”
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Los Angeles Times
(Image Courtesy of Sci Fi)