Ooh, this just a prelude to the actual interview, which will be in tomorrow's paper :)
Feb 21 2008
Niagara actor strapped in for Stargate, Star Trek
Posted By JOHN LAW
Former Niagara resident Paul McGillion laughs about the first time he told his parents he was going to star in a new TV show called “Stargate Atlantis.”
Despite correcting them countless times, they thought he said “Star Trek.”
The rugged, Scottish-born actor was being seriously considered for the part of Scotty in the new “Star Trek” film, being directed by “Lost” creator JJ Abrams. The part eventually went to British comic actor Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), but Abrams was so impressed with McGillion’s audition, he gave him another small role in the $160 million revamp, which hits theatres Christmas Day. [note: the film has been delayed until May 8, 2009]
“It does feel huge,” he says from his parents’ home in Niagara-on-the-Lake this week, before starting work on Season Five of “Stargate Atlantis.”
It’s about the only thing McGillion is allowed to say about the secretive production - he had to sign a 10-page confidentiality agreement when he joined the cast.
Wow, 10 page confidentiality agreement ? Makes you wonder what they're allowed to say at cons or to the press!