with Jacqueline Samuda
of publishing: 11th February 2005
Jacqueline Samuda is an actress, writer and director who has
worked in the major entertainment industry centres of North
America – Los Angeles , Toronto , Vancouver and New
Jacqueline has won awards for writing, directing and acting,
and 50 Questions, the short film she wrote and directed for
Crazy8s 2003, has been featured in several film festivals.
Jacqueline is known by sci-fi fans for her role in Stargate
SG-1, portraying the Goa'uld Nirrti in several episodes.
This is the first questions I asked to an actress and this
is more a Q/A than a real interview, but enjoy it.
Gilles Nuytens: How
did you end up with Nirrti's role?
Jacqueline Samuda: I auditioned for the role
of Nirrti against a lot of other actresses. I'd heard that
the producers like theatre training in their SG-1 performers
and that was my background. The audition went well, but it
didn't end there. I did a call-back (there were now three
of us) and was given more direction, and ended up winning
Gilles Nuytens: What
the stargate adventure provided to you and your carreer?
Jacqueline Samuda: I've loved doing the show,
and the unique thing it's brought to my career is being part
of a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans. I've had the
chance to travel to a few cons and meet some of them. That's
Nuytens: What do you think
about the character you acted in SG-1?
Jacqueline Samuda: Nirrti? She's a lot of
fun to play and she gets cool costumes!
Gilles Nuytens: A
big question: Did you watch all SG-1 episodes? And Atlantis?
Jacqueline Samuda: I haven't seen all of
the SG-1 or Atlantis episodes, but I'm interested in getting
the DVD sets and watching a season at a time, one episode
after the other.
Gilles Nuytens: What
do you want to say to your fans in Belgium (I'm belgian) and
from France? ... and to ALL your fans around the world!
Jacqueline Samuda: Bonjour! Je ne parle pas
le francais courament, mais j'aime beaucoup la langue. J'ai
passe cinq semaines en France il y a quelques annees, et c'etait
absolument fantastique. Belgium, la prochaine fois! Et apres,
la reste du monde...
Jacqueline Samuda actually wrote this answer in French,
so here is the translation: Hello! I don't speak French
fluently, but I love the language. I spent 5 weeks in France
a few years ago, and it was just wonderful. Belgium is next
stop! And after that... the entire world...
by Gilles Nuytens for The