Grace Park

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Quotes (8)

  • Grace Park: (speaking about "Six Degrees of Separation") I had to do this one sex scene for Battlestar that wasn’t a bedroom scene. It was outside in a forest under a lightning-and-thunder shower. I was like, "So you want some crazy forest sex? OK, I gotcha." In the end, they had to totally edit it down and take out all my moaning.

  • Grace Park: No matter how much more developed we get technologically, whether we develop new philosophies or we get further along, faith into religion, it just seems that it keeps coming back to this. It's like a constant struggle of good and evil and actually playing itself out physically and emotionally and mentally among people, races, cultures. But it's a metaphor for so many things. Whatever you want to see or whatever you're struggling with in life, you can see there, whether it be politics or terrorism or war, hope, faith, struggle, love. It's all in there. Or if you just want plain action and neck-snapping plot twists, you've got that too. (at the May 2006 NBC Universal Summer Press Day, speaking about the popularity of Battlestar Galactica)

  • Grace Park: Sometimes I feel like I'm a reluctant actor, I don't know why. Acting, when you're in the groove and it's going well, you feel more alive than what you do in most days. When things are all aligned it thrills you, and when you see so many people climb to their stardom, I guess that's alright too. But it's not even like that for me. I didn't want the attention. I wasn't doing it to be famous. I don't wish for people to see me in a glamorous way, or I didn't do it to make a lot of money or anything like that.

  • (When asked what she would most want her character Sharon Valerii to do) Grace Park: Hmm. That she would destroy everybody and everything. She would just obliterate the universe. She’s always struggling between bad and good, and she’s tired of it. I’d just have her go kamikaze.

  • (Speaking about the funniest thing that has happened on the set of Battlestar Galactica) Grace Park: A lot of really weird things happened. I think one of the funniest things that I can remember that after the rape scene, even though it sounds pretty morbid, but we’d done it so many times... Lt. Thorne always had to pull down my pants. I was wearing something underneath, but still, when we were done, I said now that we’re done here turn around and drop your pants. And I was joking, but he said sure and he turned around and dropped his pants. So I saw his butt too. I thought that was pretty funny. Then we shook hands and we said thanks.

  • Grace Park: No I'm not gonna tell you what's happening in the next ten episodes. Can't make me talk! (from "Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica" special, Jan. 2, 2006, as she pulls the hood of her sweatshirt over her face and covers it completely)

  • Grace Park: Taking acting classes, you go deep inside and you're crying and you hate life, but after a while it's not that bad. Sometimes I feel that calmness in that state, and then so I realize that everyone feels pressure to "be a certain way" to hold on [to] their values, but I think it's because everyone's really scared. So if you get to that place where they're scared and live through it and be brave, because you can't have courage without fear, I think that's a kind of statement for humanity. It doesn't matter how you do your hair, or if we look like Playboy Playmates, or the other extreme. It's really good to show people you can go through your weakness and succeed. I think that's what I like about Battlestar Galactica: everyone is the most scared they've ever been, and yet somehow they manage to make it through.

  • Grace Park: [The destruction of Caprica] felt so 9/11 -- the hopelessness of it. I remember back then watching the towers fall over and over, and I remember how odd it was that a non-organic object [was] exploding and how painful it was. And then there I was watching this and I'm crying, and I had to remind myself this time there weren't really people dying. But it really took me back there.

Trivia (56)

  • Grace played the role of Lt. Sandra Telfair in the PC video game Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.

  • Grace was the co-host (along with Daniel Dae Kim from Lost) of the 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards, held at UCLA's Royce Hall on May 16, 2007. (The show airs on the AZN network on May 28, 2007.)

  • Grace has been described by Leah Cairns (Racetrack on Battlestar Galactica) as "delightful." Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) characterized Grace as introspective.

  • Grace will appear in the 2008 Korean-language movie "West 32nd" as Lila Lee. The movie will follow the story of a Korean attorney who becomes involved in the criminal underworld of Korean gangsters in New York City.

  • In a October 2006 video feature on Sci, Grace said she told her parents that she didn't want to marry a Korean man. However, she eventually did marry a man of Korean heritage.

  • In order to keep the various copies of her Cylon character on Battlestar Galactica straight, Grace and the cast have taken to calling the copy that was involved with Chief Tyrol "Boomer." The copy that was involved with Helo on Caprica is called Sharon. The other copies are referred to as "Eight," since the Sharon Valerii model is known as Number Eight.

  • Grace was included on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2006. She was number 93 on the list.

  • None of the cast members of Battlestar Galactica had been told about the plans for the spinoff show Caprica. Grace learned about the spinoff from her manager, who read about it in Variety.

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