Friday, December 9, 2011

Sanctuary - The Morton Report: Christopher Heyerdahl Interview

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Sanctuary Friday

THE MORTON REPORT: The Beast Within: Interview with Sanctuary's Christopher Heyerdahl

By Steve Eramo
December 9, 2011

From Shakespeare to other period pieces and also contemporary dramas, Christopher Heyerdahl has spent over 20 years performing in a variety of genres onstage as well as in feature films and on TV. Sci-Fi fans know him best as Todd the Wraith from Stargate Atlantis, and from his dual roles as John Druitt and Bigfoot (a.k.a. Biggie) in Sanctuary.

In the latter’s third season finale, “Into the Black,” Druitt sacrificed himself in order to give his ex-lover and fellow scientist Dr. Helen Magnus the opportunity to prevent one of their former colleagues, Adam Worth, from altering Earth’s timeline. The episode remains a memorable one for the actor...


... “It was the culmination of so many things coming together, not to mention the demise of John Druitt,” says Heyerdahl. “It’s always tough to say goodbye to a character, so that’s probably one of the biggest things for me about ‘Into the Black,’ but really the great thing about this episode is that it projects the character of Helen Magnus [Amanda Tapping] into a totally new realm and on so many levels.

“When she was sent back into Victorian England, it threw her into the amazing beginning of what is season four. So basically it was the set-up for the vast adventure that has since unfolded n the show’s fourth year. On top of that, we saw what went down with Biggie and how he, Will [Robin Dunne], and Kate [Agam Darshi] were caught in the middle of what became a confrontation between the world’s governments and the Hollow Earth Abnormals. Getting to play Druitt and Biggie was such a blast and both of them were in a hell of a lot of trouble at the end of last year...

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