Al Norton: Last time we talked you were trying to enjoy the last few months of your 20′s; how have your 30′s been so far?
Katee Sackhoff: I mean if work is any indication then my 30′s have been fantastic. It’s been a bit crazy, it’s really been crazy. It’s been a big couple of years and what’s weird is that because nothing has aired, people think I’ve kind of disappeared for two years. Everything is in the can waiting to come out.
Al Norton: Is that at all frustrating? Is 2012 going to be the Year of Katee?
Katee Sackhoff: Ego wise, I guess it’s a bit humbling to go from the height of Battlestar to what literally looked like me taking two years off after 24. I don’t think 2012 is going to be the year, I think it’s going to be 2013.
Al Norton: I remember talking to you about Charlie’s Angels and me saying you were in my dream cast for that reboot…
Katee Sackhoff: I actually turned down a role on that. I turned down several things in that period. I really love Grimm, I think it’s an amazing show, but I turned down a role on that at the same time I turned down an arc on Charlie’s Angels. I like the idea of the show, always have, but I have done so many remakes that I just can’t continue to do it. My career is based off of remakes at this point.
Al Norton…So having spoken to you several times now I am in no way surprised that your new role finds you in uniform, surrounded by men.
Katee Sackhoff: Of course, right (laughing)? It makes complete sense. I loved this pilot, I loved the books by Craig Johnson. As soon as I got the script I read the first book and loved it. I am a big fan of A&E and I’ve had a relationship with Warner/Horizon for a while and it all fell in place and worked. I met the producers and loved all of them; that was the main reason I took it, I loved all the producers and realized, “I can work with these people for three months.” That’s the big question I’ve had since 24 ended, knowing I need to pick a project where I could work with those people for 3 or 4 months, and I hadn’t found anything like that since Longmire.
Al Norton: What drew you to Victoria?
Katee Sackhohh: I identified with her. I tend to be drawn to characters, to play characters who are going through the same types of things I am going through. I think it’s because I tend to play characters who are roughly the same age that I am and I think Victoria is doing what a lot of women in their 30′s do, they start questioning what they’re going to do, what’s next. I think you get to this point where you get married, you have kids, what do you do? I enjoyed that idea of her, and the fact that she followed her husband to Wyoming gave me something to play that I’ve never played before, which is a woman who did what her husband wanted her to do.