Today’s Guest: Alaina Huffman, actress, “Smallville,” “Stargate Universe”
Alaina Huffman is a double-dipper.When it comes to commanding the hearts and minds of fanboys—and, no doubt, fangirls—the world over, Huffman holds not one but two roles of substantial interest in the TV sci-fi/comic book universe.
On The CW’s long-running “Smallville” series—you know, where Clark Kent is no longer a Superboy, but not quite a Superman—she is the Black Canary—the fishnet, leather-clad blonde Green Arrow has stashed on his balcony.
ALAINA HUFFMAN podcast excerpt: “They eventually told me the character was the Black Canary. I have to wear those shorts? And those fishnets? And do stunts in those heels? But I think she’s a great character. I absolutely love her.”
And now on SyFy’s new series, “Stargate Universe,” she plays 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen—T.J., the ship’s medical officer. SGU, which also stars Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na, Louis Ferreira, Elyse Levesque, Alaina Huffman, Lou Diamond Phillips and David Blue, follows a band of men and women who must fend for themselves as they are attacked and forced to retreat through a Stargate. The survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship that is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. It combines many elements of the original “Stargate” series with “Star Trek Voyager.”
She also returns for the Friday, May 14 finale of “Smallville” on The CW. It’ll be a big night in the Huffman house, no doubt!