of publishing: 13rd December 2005
Born on the 9th of August 1976 in Alliston (Ontario, Canada),
James knew that he would become an actor at a young age. He
first played on Stage at school and for some associations.
In 1996 he hired his first agent and went to live in Toronto.
He made some commercials for TV, worked for TV and orginized
DJ events. In 2002, he traveled the Canada for some months
and finally he moved to Vancouver where he got the role of
the Wraiths in Stargate Atlantis. He loves acting and he is
trying to write scripts and maybe to direct movies. James
allowed The Scifi World a small interview. Enjoy the reading!
The Scifi World: We
don't know anything about you, I mean, we know you as a wraith,
but until two hours ago, I haven't the slightest idea of what
you look like. How do you feel about that ?
James Lafazanos: Well sometimes it can be
difficult you know, don't be seen even after been on the show
for two years, but I feel it's okay.
I mean, I would like to play other roles, and be seen for
my particular talents in the acting ground, but for now, I
think it's fine. Sometimes in the sci'fi world television,
it can be stigmas attached to certain actors, so in a way
it's good, I can do Sci'fi, and don't have stigma because
my face is not attached to the show, and so I won't be typecasted
as a wraith for my future roles.
Scifi World: You can also
expect to play with your real face in the show.
Lafazanos: I would like that.
The Scifi World: Please,
Tell me about you.
Hard question, I'm 29 years of age, I'm a leo, I'm born in
1976, that was the year of a drago. So, Leo and drago, I guess
you have a strong combinaison. I think Stanley kubrik was
also a leo and drago, and as I would like to direct myself
one day. I think I am just a regular guy, I like to watch
films, I like to read, I design shirts, like the one I have
(James shows me his shirt, looks great.)
I like to dance, I like all kind of music, but a lot of electronic
actually, techno/house, Hip/hop, electro.
Scifi World: You quit after
the first episodes of the second season of Atlantis, and now,
you're back, can you explain what happened ?
James Lafazanos: Well, I did quit halfway
through season 2 because I felt undervalued, I guess they
tried someone else, but it didn't work, so they call me back,
and they made me a better offer basically.
The Scifi World:
It's ok for you ?
Lafazanos: For now, it's okay, we'll see what happen
Scifi World: Okay, quick
questions, quick answers. Which shakesperean character would
you like to be ?
I would say Hamlet.
The Scifi World:
Three things in a desert island ?
James Lafazanos: A StarTrek replicator, but
they don't really exist so, maybe the girl of my dreams, who
she is, what she looks like, I don't know, didn't met her
yet, maybe a good book and ....
The Scifi World: Hey,
that's three already
James Lafazanos: Okay, forget the replicator,
I keep the girl and the book, and I would say my Ipod, but
I would have to take my battery charger, and I don't think
there is so much plug to put the recharger in.
World: Okay, thanks, I hope
you'll enjoy this week end. See ya.
by Nicolas Innocent & Gilles Nuytens
for The Scifi World