Katee Sackhoff on playing Battlestar’s Starbuck ... and being haunted

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Mar 4, 2014

Katee Sackhoff has recently touched base again with her iconic role of Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica,  and has revealed in the same swift stroke that she's being haunted. Really.

It's hard to believe, but it was 10 years ago that Ron D. Moore’s wildly popular and critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot hit our TV screens, re-introducing us to those beloved characters we all knew and loved from the 1978-1979 original series with a few twists -- including switching Dirk Benedict's womanizing Starbuck into the rough and tough Kara Thrace, played by the lovely and badass Katee Sackhoff.

It was while discussing her roles in the already-released The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia and the upcoming Oculus with Den of Geek that Sackhoff's discussion veered into the supernatural, and of course the role that made Sackhoff the geek goddess she is today:

I always loved her. I loved her as somebody who wore their heart on their sleeve and didn’t see it as a weakness. She was incredibly strong, and very real, and she kind of helped me grow up, in a sense. I was 21 when I started playing her, so she really did take me into adulthood, if you will.

When asked how much she believed in the supernatural, this is what Sackhoff surprisingly revealed:

Enough. I don’t think I’ve ever been haunted by a ghost but I always joke with my fiancé about the house we’re living in right now. It seems to have something in it. Both of us are constantly are like “were you just upstairs?” “No, I wasn’t, I was here the whole time.” “No, you were just upstairs.”
That’s terrifying. Are you hearing footsteps, or actually seeing someone?
We just see a man in the house every once in a while.
I think I’d move.
No! Because he’s not scary. It could just be a dream, too. But you know, there’ve been a few times when I’ve woken up in the middle of the night and woken up my fiancé and been like “he’s standing at the end of the bed!”

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is out on DVD and Blu-ray, and Oculus is set to be released on April 11 in theaters.

(via Den of Geek)

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