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Fox grabs BSG's Tricia Helfer (and holds on)

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 9th 2008 2:38PM
tricia helfer; bsg; battlestar galacticaTricia Helfer is hot. Really, really hot. She's also in demand as an actress now that Battlestar Galactica is coming to an end. Helfer just inked a one-year talent deal with Fox. The network will likely place her in a starring role in a drama within the next year.

While she's known to us as Six (or Caprica), it was her work in a pilot last season that got her noticed at Fox. She had a role in the drama pilot Them. Fox execs say that work, and her appearance in an indie flick called Walk All Over Me, won them over.

This is bittersweet news, really. Tricia Helfer is a spectacular actress and, on BSG, she has proven that her beauty is just secondary to her acting abilities. But BSG is such a smart, well-written show that anything else--especially some sort of procedural--seems beneath Helfer. I really hope Fox finds something to showcase her extraordinary talent. Otherwise, it's kind-of like seeing Nathan Fillion on Desperate Housewives. I'm happy that he's working, but sad that there isn't better stuff out there for him.

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Usama

She is, quite simply, awesome.

April 10 2008 at 8:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cress d

I love Tricia Helfer. Tim-1 loves Boomer..I love Six. Glad she is getting a new series after BSG.

April 09 2008 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
keithnl

Well thats the "curse" of really great television. Just think of you're favourite show, those are probably the best roles that those actors will ever get to play.

Just look at poor old Sarah Michelle Gellar shuffling from one generic J-horror remake barely staying out of the STD market

Or Nathan Filllion or dozens more.

April 09 2008 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Simon Wakefield

Is Fringe fully cast as yet. Along with Dollhouse you would think those would be the best new shows for her to land on on the Fox Network

April 09 2008 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Max

I don't think Fox hired her for her talent, they did it for her "talents"

April 09 2008 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jesse

Joss Whedon's new show Dollhouse is on Fox. Tricia Helfer in another genre show wouldn't be a bad thing in my book.

April 09 2008 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joey Geraci

Absolutely! If she was cast in a major role in Dollhouse, and Dollhouse is as good as most of us hope, then that would be a great move for her, a great move for Fox, and a great move for Whedon!

April 09 2008 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick cokely

If they cast her and Katee Sakhoff I might just be considered to think a Joss Whedon show might be palatable enough to watch. Once anyway.

April 10 2008 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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