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Michael Shanks - Quotes

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I think that you can take things personally or get hurt feelings as a result of something not working out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it, or whatever it is.

I think that you can take things personally or get hurt feelings as a result of something not working out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it, or whatever it is.

I was doing Hamlet in the off-season, and I had a specific idea in my mind about what I wanted that character to look like, and because it's going to lead into the next year, I knew that it was going to have to be established somewhere in the show. ---->>>

By the end of last year we solved a lot of threads, and it's really good for this new way we're taking the show to really have these new people and these new energies, frankly. ---->>>

There was concern whether SCI FI would want the show back with all the recent changes. But now, the changes have made it feel fresh, like starting over. ---->>>

It's absolutely true that it's almost impossible to play a character without having any affection for him. ---->>>

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there this year that this is probably our last year. ---->>>

I've always found ways to bend the rules. ---->>>

My brother had boxes of comic books. He was really the collector. ---->>>

There's a way about it: tearing people down, but not tearing them apart. ---->>>

I couldn't be playing him for this long if I didn't like him. ---->>>

I find directing more satisfying. ---->>>

It's fun to play the character and then watch him later.

It's fun to play the character and then watch him later.

The environment on set is very encouraging. ---->>>

We never thought the show would last this long. ---->>>

With network shows, writers can be so protective of every syllable. ---->>>

You know, if it doesn't work, we can always cut it. ---->>>

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long run of that show managed to step behind the camera. ---->>>

So already, you go from not having a job and thinking you're going to get fired after the pilot, to knowing that you've got a guaranteed job for 4 years. ---->>>

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities, either. I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this, and walk away from it happy to have had the experience. ---->>>

In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years. ---->>>

It was nice, though, to have the long term benefit to be able to pare away those things and eventually make the character my own and put my own unique stamp. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Canadian
Born: 12-15, 1970
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Occupation: Actor
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Michael Garrett Shanks (born December 15, 1970) is a Canadian actor, writer and director. He is known for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. More recently, Shanks has been playing Dr. Charles Harris on the Canadian medical drama, Saving Hope (wikipedia)