Alaina Huffman introduced herself to American audiences portraying Cherry in Indefinitely. However, after many different roles, she would find herself portraying characters in two cult universes: Black Canary in Smallville and Tamara Johnson in Stargate Universe.
Tommy Zimmer: Were you a geek growing up?
Alaina Huffman: I grew up, and I was a model in Tokyo. I was fascinated by Japanese anime but never got into it. I then got Painkiller Jane, and got a taste of it. Later, I did Black Canary but I never earned my geek cred.
TZ: What made you want to become an actress?
AH: I remember being a kid watching Annie, and wanted to be what that left the audience feeling emotionally. I said that’s something I want to do. I did children’s theatre, and did pilots.
TZ: How did modeling differ from acting?
AH: Modeling was totally different. I was never a big one, and I worked a lot in Tokyo.
TZ: What was the role that broke you into the film/television industry?
AH: A combination of all three [Painkiller Jane, Smallville, and Stargate Universe]. That’s how I was seen.
TZ: How did you end up getting the role of Black Canary?
AH: I just auditioned. It wasn’t that I was going to be a hero but I got sides.
TZ: How did you end up working on Stargate Universe?
AH: Smallville attracted Stargate Universe.
TZ: Do actors in Hollywood usaully have to audition for their roles?
AH: Even at the uppert level, there’s an awarteness there in your genre. However, we always have to prove ourselves.
TZ: Since you have gone from being a blonde bombshell to playing a brunette former DEA agent, what is the true color of your hair?
AH: I am a little in between. I don’t really know. It’s dirty blonde with red highlights.
TZ: What’s it like to be a sex symbol?
AH: It’s shocking. It’s part in parcile in portraying sexy characters.
TZ: What do have coming up?
AH: I am attached to an action movie taking place in Bangkok. I cannot talk about it but can say it’s not sci-fi. I just wrapped NCIS LA, and am also working on a dark romantic comedy
Thanks Mrs. Huffman, and stay tuned for our final interview from Detroit’s MCCC!!