Published On: Sat, Apr 13th, 2013

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Katee Sackhoff talks ‘Riddick,’ saying it’s a ‘frickin’ awesome movie’

Katie Sackhoff is promoting her indie drama Sexy Evil Genius, now available on DVD, was asked about seeing the progress on Riddick.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Sackhoff talked about not seeing the rough cuts.

Katee Sackhoff in upcoming "Riddick" film Universal Pictures

Katee Sackhoff in upcoming “Riddick” film Universal Pictures

“I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s going to be a frickin’ awesome movie.  It’s really great!”

She was then asked if it was “exciting or nerve-wracking”.

“I think the nerve-wracking part of it comes from being really one of the only women in the movie.  There’s some other women in the movie, but they’re in the very, very, very beginning.  There’s nobody to take focus off of me, if I’m not good.  That was my biggest fear.  There’s so many guys in the movie.  They were all amazing.  Every single one of those guys are phenomenal actors, and they really brought such life to their characters.  But, when you’re the only woman in most of the movie, there’s a lot of pressure.  If you’re not good, everyone is like, “Well, the girl sucked!”  It’s not like people can go, “Which one?”  The flipside of that is, if it succeeds, it’s the other side of that.  This is, by far, the biggest movie I’ve ever done.  I’m incredibly excited, but I’m also really scared.  So, we’ll see.”

Her character is named Dahl and Sackoff detailed the appeal of the role.

“It was a different role.  The fear is that there would be a lot of comparisons to the roles that I’ve played in the past.  I made a conscious effort to make her stronger than anyone I’ve ever played with very little, if no, vulnerability.  That was hard for me because, as a person and as a woman, I’m incredibly vulnerable normally, and I love to bring those different layers to the characters that I play.  With Dahl, there really wasn’t any of that.  She’s just really, really strong.  If she has a vulnerability, you’re never going to see it.  That was really, really daunting and different for me, but I loved it. ”

Check out the complete interview here

Riddick arrives in theaters September 6, 2013.

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