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TV Junkie Interview: Alaina Huffman of Syfy's 'Stargate Universe'

Alaina Huffman as Lt. Tamara "TJ" Johansen - photo credit: Carole Segal
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Alaina Huffman (@alainahuffman) plays 1st Lt. Tamara "TJ" Johansen on the Syfy channel's hit series, "Stargate Universe" aka "SGU" to those in the know. You have also seen Huffman as the Black Canary in The CW's "Smallville" for the past couple seasons. Huffman splits her time between the Vancouver soundstage where "SGU" is shot and Los Angeles. We had a chance to check in with her before the upcoming season finale. "SGU" airs on Fridays on Syfy at 9pm and will resume next week.The TV Junkie: Are you guys going to do ComicCon?

Alaina Huffman: Yes, absolutely, but I'm not quite sure if I'm going yet, we have such a huge cast, but I'd love to go if they invite me.

The TV Junkie: Over the course of working on "SGU" for a few seasons, has playing TJ changed you in any way?

Alaina Huffman: There's a lot of me in TJ which I can't say about all the characters I've portrayed. I think she's very vulnerable, in a good way, I think she's strong but she's not afraid to say that she doesn't know how to do something, and I am. That's something that I've learned, that it's OK to ask for help. By asking for that, you can get over it, I think I've learned that from TJ.

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The TV Junkie: So you've had situations where you've had to "think like TJ" and ask for some help?

Alaina Huffman: Yes, especially in this last year, we're living in both countries because of the show, and I was pregnant last year, we now have 3 kids, so asking for help was a necessity.