Date of publishing: 21st
Andee Frizzell started acting when she was about four
years old. Started in a library group with a bunch
of kids and then traveled with drama through school.
And then when she was 17, she started traveling to
Europe from Canada. She modeled in Europe for about
ten years, did a little bit of acting there but mostly
lived in a bunch of different countries -- 13 countries
and seven continents. And then she came back to Canada
and moved to Vancouver and started acting there.
That's how she landed on Stargate Atlantis to play
the wraith keeper on the pilot and several other wraith
queens later in the show.
Andee Frizzell just got a role in the new SCIFI Channel
series "Flash Gordon" where she plays "Cleric",
a preistess in a village of healing women (episode
Don't forget to check out her last blog entry where
she explains with photos the make up process of the
Wraith Queens! Check
out the blog here
Nuytens: Could you
give us some information about the role you are playing
in Flash Gordon? Are you going to play a monster "again"?
Andee Frizzell: I play a preistess
in a village of healing women that Flash appeals to
for help in saving his friend. And no it's not a monster
role but well.... I am pretty scary to men anyway....
you'll have to watch and see why! haha
Gilles Nuytens: What
did you know about Flash Gordon before getting the
role, did you know the comics or the earlier versions?
Andee Frizzell: Before auditioning
my only knowledge of the Flash Gordon series was that
of the 1950's version. I remembered it being something
of a Gullivers Travels but in space kinda show which
I thought was pretty cool.
Gilles Nuytens: Have
you watched the first episode and did you like it?
Do you like this kind of "cheesy" science-fiction?
Andee Frizzell: I really like the
comedic value of the show. I think Eric Johnson does
an amazing job of being funny without being "
cheesy" which allows the audience to find the
humor as well as enjoy the story being told.
Gilles Nuytens: What
did you enjoy the most in your episode (Flash Gordon)?
Andee Frizzell: I really enjoyed
working with the cast. They are a great team of actors
that compliment each others abilities. Being on a
new show also has the energy of something great. Everyone
is excited and challenged at the same time. I really
Gilles Nuytens: How
is the atmosphere on the sets compared to Stargate
Andee Frizzell: Atlantis is different
only because I've been with this character and these
people for a long time. It's like hanging out with
old friends you haven't seen in a while. Everyone
sharing inside jokes and being well themselves, relaxed.
On Flash Gordon the set was more like a meeting of
new faces. Exciting, everyone putting their best face
forward, getting to know each other. Both sets were
great to be a part of but for different reasons. I
was blessed with the opportunity to work back to back
on both sets. I shot Flash the first week then Atlantis
the next. I was able to really appreciate both shoots
for different reasons.
Gilles Nuytens: Is
there anything else you'd like to share about your
experience in Flash Gordon?
Andee Frizzell: Watch it! I think
everyone will be pleasantly surprised at the new Flash
and his crew. I think everyone will find a talented
pool of actors and crew as well as writers. It's a
really fun, colourful show.
Nuytens: You are
credited as "Thin Woman" in the movie "Blood:
A Butcher's Tale" With Aaron Douglas, what kind
of role is that?
Andee Frizzell: The "thin woman"
sounds really funny. The character is a heroïn
addict which I guess after a long time addiction has
become thin. Haha I laugh because they also could
have credited woman with really bad hair if we were
going only for appearence discription. Haha, It was
a challenging role but very rewarding. Playing a charcater
that is easily sterotyped and not playing to a cliche
was a great experience.
Gilles Nuytens: Outside
of Flash Gordon & Stargate, what can we expect
from you next?
Andee Frizzell: This year has seen
a real change of direction in my roles. I have been
auditioning for roles that I feel have expanded my
abilities as an actor. I love the characters that
I have played but am excited to see where these new
roles will go. As to what to expect I don't even know.
Gilles Nuytens: Can
we expect to see you in more than 1 episode of Stargate
Andee Frizzell: Thus far I have only
shot one episode but am still hoping for more Wraith
developments. I am loving the direction they are taking
the Wraith and would love to be more active in that
development. I guess we will have to wait and see
what the amazing writers have in store for the Wraith
Gilles Nuytens: This
new Wraith Queen from "Spoils of War" looks
a bit like the one we saw in "Submersion",
what can we expect from her?
Andee Frizzell: In appearance only.
I have been a brunett, a red head and a bleach blonde,
we were running out of colours! Haha But this Queen
has some great secrets to share! I think it is a very
exciting episode for the Wraith and their fan followers.
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