Wednesday, November 8

Tricia Helfer Talks Battlestar Galactica

Source: HNR

Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer recently sat down with to discuss not only the extraordinary success and socio-political relevance of Battlestar Galactica, but also her new affiliation with XOXO wines of Canada.

"I’m definitely becoming more passionate about wine over the past few years and it's something my husband and I enjoy together," Helfer explained at the XOXO launch in Toronto last month.

"It’s something I’m very interested in and I tasted the wine and I just thought it was an exceptional wine for the price that it is."

Helfer lent her name to XOXO wines, from Canadian vintner Andrew Peller Limited, a decision in which her husband, Hollywood entertainment lawyer Jonathan Marshall, played a role.

"I just thought that there’s a good market for it – the way they’re marketing it to people who’ve got a sense of style and want something that’s nice but don’t want to spend a fortune every night to have a bottle of wine with their dinner."

Meanwhile, discussing Battlestar Galactica, Helfer was careful not to reveal too much about the rest of season three, instead choosing her words carefully and acknowledging the series' exploration of geopolitics.

"I think it's something that (the writers) dabbled with the first season that really hit a chord with people," Helfer told the news organization. "We kind of keep expecting, 'Oh, it’s maybe going to back off a little bit,' but no, we’re going full steam ahead.

"I think that’s one of the reasons the show is so successful – because it does hit a chord, it does make them think, but at the same time it’s fantasy. You’re in space and it is entertainment. It’s entertainment that hits you to the core and that’s kind of hard to come by."

Helfer promises Battlestar fans will get more insight into the Cylon world this season, something fans caught a glimpse of in last week's episode, "Torn".

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