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morjana
June 21st, 2004, 08:56 AM
From SciFi Wire:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-sfc.html?2004-06/21/12.00.sfc

09:00am ET, 21-JUne-04

SG-1 Gets Hair Raising

Christopher Judge, who plays Teal'c on SCI FI Channel's original
series Stargate SG-1, told SCI FI Wire that his character undergoes
one notable change in the upcoming eighth season: He grows
hair. "Yes," Judge said in an interview during a break in filming on
the show's Vancouver, B.C., set. "It took a lot of years of begging
and groveling for me to finally get it, but yeah, ... that will be
the most obvious change, definitely."

Judge, who is not naturally bald, said that seven years of shaving
his head daily took its toll. "I got really tired of it," he
said. "Just shaving my head every morning. And by three quarters of
the way through the season it was really painful to actually shave.
So, you know, this is very welcome. Very welcome. Hopefully the fans
will like it."

Judge added that it took a little persuasion to get the show's
producers to allow such a dramatic change to his character's
appearance--and he even tried a more radical look. "It first was at
least considered when there was going to be all the changes this
year," he said. "I'd done a bunch of conventions and had corn rows
[during hiatus], so I talked to [executive producer] Rob Cooper
before I left, and he said, 'OK, maybe so.' So I kind of unveiled the
corn rows at the conventions. So we got here [when filming resumed],
and it was the Friday before the Monday we started shooting, and
pictures were sent down to MGM. And they didn't like it. So I had to
shave the corn rows. But this is what's left."

Judge's hair is now closely cropped. "Believe me, I'm grateful for
it," he said with a smile. "I think it was time for it. You know, I
mean eight years for this character to be on Earth? I just think that
was the next move toward his ... final assimilation. So yeah, I think
the timing is right."

So how will the show acknowledge Teal'c's new do? "Nothing's said
about it until we find [star] Rick [Dean Anderson, who plays O'Neill]
in ... the first episode of the season. And he comes out of the
little chamber and says, 'So what's with the hair?' In typical
O'Neill fashion." Stargate SG-1 begins its eighth season on July 9.


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Morjana

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Elfinwood
June 21st, 2004, 11:04 AM
Darn, I loved the corn row look. Maybe TPTB thought that it was too hip for Teal'c.

petzke_42
June 21st, 2004, 12:00 PM
Teal'c is bald....:(

tara3583
June 21st, 2004, 08:49 PM
Oh now that info on Teal'c is going to take
some time to get used to!