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Traci Lords of First Wave

Moderator: Okay, now she's fashionably five minutes late

TraciLords: We are here

Moderator: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us here. I'm Ben Trumble for SCIFI. Tonight we are pleased to welcome the very

talented actress Traci Elizabeth Lords, co-star of Chris Brancato's FIRST WAVE, now in its third season on SCIFI. Traci's character

Jordan Radcliffe is no friend to the Gua, but neither is she necessarily a friend to FIRST WAVE hero Cade Foster either.

Moderator: Traci's film and television credits in recent years -- including appearances on hit shows like Profiler -- are too

numerous to list,.and her genre work on projects like Tommyknockers, and Not Of This Earth have made her a favorite of sf, and

horror fans..

Moderator: Brief word about the drill - please send your questions for our guest to me, Moderator, as private messages. (To send

a private message, either double-click on my name or type "/msg Moderator" on the command line - only without the quotes.)

Moderator: Finally, please bear with us. To insure a secure connection to our server I am both moderating this chat and typing for

Traci. (She's on the phone.) We'll try to answer as many of your questions as we can.

Moderator: Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, I have a big crush on Sebastian Spence, could you tell me what it's like

working with him?

TraciLords: Sebastian is a very down to earth, gentle, charming person

TraciLords: He's a joy

TraciLords: So supportive

TraciLords: It's easy working with him

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <darkness5000> to <Moderator>: People have said that the renewal of First Wave as a series may depend soley on

Traci's performance this season. Does she keep this in mind when filming?

TraciLords: No. I don't think about it

TraciLords: The deal for First Wave is up at SCIFI

TraciLords: Whether it comes back or not has little to do with me

TraciLords: Certainly I was added for ratings

TraciLords: But it's up to the fans

TraciLords: If people love First WAve, watch the show

TraciLords: Then SCIFI will renew whether I'm here or not

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, I heard you were a scifi fan. Do you have a favorite science fiction


TraciLords: Hmmm

TraciLords: I'm a huge fan of the original Alien

TraciLords: It's so scary

TraciLords: Pretty much anything that is based on Stephen King interests me too

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <MaryFX> to <Moderator>: Traci, how did you find working in Vancouver?

TraciLords: I absolutely loved it

TraciLords: We have a great cast and crew, but the city of Vancouver is so stunning. Such a great place to find yourself

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, do you have a favorite episode of First Wave that you have done?

TraciLords: I think one of my favorites is an episode called Wednesday's Child

TraciLords: I think it's on in a couple weeks

TraciLords: Also, I love the finale

TraciLords: That should have everybody excited

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Chewie> to <Moderator>: Traci, Jordan is tough as nails. How much do you identify with her personality?

TraciLords: I completely identify with Jordan

TraciLords: I undertand her pain and anger

TraciLords: But I think what will surprise people is that Jordan has many sides that you'll see in the weeks to come

TraciLords: She starts out as jaded and angry, but you'll see her laugh, and crying in the weeks to come

TraciLords: She's just not a pushover

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <itetcboo> to <Moderator>: Do you think we will see a special relatioinship between Jordan and Cade form in this


TraciLords: Absolutely

TraciLords: Right for the start the writers built in an underlying chemistry between Jordan and Cade

TraciLords: I think they both have feelings for each other

TraciLords: It starts to play with their heads as the season goes on

TraciLords: Cade and Jordan do ultimately come together

TraciLords: But it may be for the wrong reasons

TraciLords: And it may be lethal

TraciLords: It's a devastating experience

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, How do you feel about the fans of First Wave?

TraciLords: Jordan and Cade could be the end of the world

TraciLords: GA

TraciLords: The fans of First WAve have been wonderful to me

TraciLords: When I joined the cast last winter fans started treating me very nice

TraciLords: They sent me a huge email greeting card on my birthday in May

TraciLords: It was so nice.

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <JerleShannara> to <Moderator>: Ms Lords, Cade and Eddie have had a special relationship for the last two years. Will

your appearance be changing that?

TraciLords: No

TraciLords: Absolutely not

TraciLords: Chris really likes the relationship between Cade and Eddie|

TraciLords: I think Eddie actually has more screen time this season

TraciLords: The three of them become a team

TraciLords: They talk about Jordan a lot when they're alone

TraciLords: She doesn't come between them at all

TraciLords: GA

TraciLords: I'm very curious about conventions and the fans of the show

Moderator: <FWHQ-Robzilla> to <Moderator>: Traci, would you be interested in attending WaveCon, a First Wave mini-con in

Toronto this summer?

TraciLords: I will absolutely consider visiting conventions

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <drgorman> to <Moderator>: Traci, when you were asked for the role in First Wave, were did you have to change

anything on your body (ex. hair)

TraciLords: No, when I auditioned I didn't change anything

TraciLords: But I'd been a redhead for awhile

TraciLords: I noticed that Chris using the hair color in inside joke

TraciLords: I don't think there was a "type" for Jordan

TraciLords: More of a sensibility

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <red2venus> to <Moderator>: Do you ever surf the net and look at all the page about First Wave and you, or do read

the bulletin boards?

TraciLords: I haven't read the boards in a while

TraciLords: I know that the fans are very curious

TraciLords: I never figure outw where some of the material comes form

TraciLords: The fans have been very flattering I think

TraciLords: and where do they get all those stills from the show?

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <MaryFX> to <Moderator>: Traci, what initially interested you in applying for this role?

TraciLords: Chri's words

TraciLords: The pages themselves

TraciLords: I didn't know anything about the show

TraciLords: But Jordan had so many levels and layers

TraciLords: The words that Chris wrote blew my mind and I wanted to be the woman on the page

TraciLords: GA


Moderator: Just a reminder..We're chatting with the multi-talented Traci Lords. If you have a question for our guest, please send

it to me, Moderator, as a private message. .(To send a private message, either double-click on my name or type "/msg Moderator"

on the command line - only without the quotes.)

Moderator: SubZer0> to <Moderator>: Traci I noticed you've landed a part in Blade 2, will your part in this one be larger?

TraciLords: First of all, it's not true

TraciLords: Yes, I was asked to do Blade 2

TraciLords: And the part was larger

TraciLords: But for a lot of reasons it wasn't something that I wanted to do

TraciLords: I would have basically been playing my twin sister

TraciLords: But I want to record a record this year instead

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: I heard you were doing a movie with Jet Li. Do you get to do any butt-kicking

in that movie, like you get to do in First Wave?

TraciLords: Well, it's true that I did a sequel to Black MAsk, called Black MAsk 2... But Jet Li isn't in the movie

TraciLords: There is a lot of action in it, and I think it'll be a great little movie

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <lycant> to <Moderator>: traci was that you who sang on the manic street preachers first album, and what direction

will your new record be

TraciLords: I did record a song called Little Baby Nothing with the Street Preachers

TraciLords: It was before my first record

TraciLords: I feel really inmterested in stripped down instuments in my new record

TraciLords: Ltrics and stripped down beats

TraciLords: Almost an acoustic-techno sound

TraciLords: And I'm not sure how I'll do it yet

TraciLords: I know they'll think I'm crazy for that

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <MaryFX> to <Moderator>: Traci, you seem to be very busy going back and forth between television and movie

commitments. Is your schedule always hectic or sporatically so depending on your projects?

TraciLords: My schedule is always kind of crazy

TraciLords: I have a lot of energy and I love my work

TraciLords: I consider myself REALLY lucky

TraciLords: 95% of the time I'm happy doing what I do 24/7

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, Do you have any advice for young teens or maybe anyone who wants

to take up acting as a career?

TraciLords: I think that anyone who wants to get into acting had better absolutely 100% want it

TraciLords: It's a brutal business

TraciLords: It's so much easier to do almost anything else

TraciLords: Not to be negative

TraciLords: And that's especially true if your young

TraciLords: Have a backup plan

TraciLords: Don't go to LA looking for the golden dream, it doesn't exist

TraciLords: GAS

Moderator: <drgorman> to <Moderator>: Traci, was it hard to find any work after they cancelled Profiler?

TraciLords: I was already off the show, so I was doing other things by then

TraciLords: I think they did one more season after I left

TraciLords: I thought it was a very good show, but I was off on other missions

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <hld3> to <Moderator>: I loved Crybaby, do you have any other plans to work with John Waters?

TraciLords: I would work with John Waters on just about anything

TraciLords: He has so inspired me

TraciLords: He started in an alley with an 8mm camera

TraciLords: He didn't say this is what I wantt o do..

TraciLords: He did it

TraciLords: He's a genius

TraciLords: You can do anything if you are will to risk everything

TraciLords: GA

TraciLords: I started with Roger Corman by the way, another great indy producer director

Moderator: <Bruiser> to <Moderator>: do you have any plans or interests in being in a sci-fi movie?

TraciLords: I'd love to be in a big budget scifi movie

TraciLords: So many people get to see it

TraciLords: Any actor loves to be seen

TraciLords: At the same time it would have to be an interesting project

TraciLords: Small, interesting projects keep me excited

TraciLords: GA


Moderator: Just a reminder..We're chatting with the multi-talented Traci Lords. If you have a question for our guest, please send

it to me, Moderator, as a private message. . (To send a private message, either double-click on my name or type "/msg Moderator"

on the command line - only without the quotes.)

Moderator: Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, I heard you like to write, do you think you would ever write an episode

of First Wave?

TraciLords: I would absolutely love to write an episode for First Wave or another show that I appear in

TraciLords: Just don't know if I have the chops

TraciLords: It keeps me humble

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <drgorman> to <Moderator>: Traci, I have seen you work with Bruce Campbell a few times. What was it like working

with him?

TraciLords: I love him

TraciLords: I met him maybe eight years ago when I auditioned for Army of Darkness

TraciLords: I didn't get the part

TraciLords: but I clicked with Bruce

TraciLords: On Hercules he and I has such a great time

TraciLords: And I'd love to work with him again

TraciLords: GA

TraciLords: I think that people don't realize how talented Bruce is as a writer too, by the way

TraciLords: I would have to say, seriously, that playing Jordan has been my favorire role to date

TraciLords: It's been such a learning experience

TraciLords: The way that Jordan and Cade infiltrate organizations, I've played a dozen roles inside of Jordan

TraciLords: It's so cool

TraciLords: There's even comedy with in the role

TraciLords: And so I think that Jordan by far is my favorite

TraciLords: We stopped shooting five weeks ago, and I miss her!

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <MaryFX> to <Moderator>: Traci, do you find the collaboration between actors and writers on First Wave different than

from other acting experiences you've had?

TraciLords: First Wave was the first time that I felt that the actors had real input with the writers

TraciLords: That never happens on a network show

TraciLords: Normally the writers say, Thiis is oyur show

TraciLords: Do your job

TraciLords: But on First Wave the actors really love their characters and the writers know that and appreciate it

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Sebastians-Goddess> to <Moderator>: Traci, have you ever thought about directing or producting?

TraciLords: Yes and yes

TraciLords: Particularly producing

TraciLords: I'm a bit of a control freak

TraciLords: I love the control of seeing a project all the way through

TraciLords: The hardest thing for me being an actress is surrendering that

TraciLords: That's why I produced Extramartial

TraciLords: And I'd love to do more of that

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Quinn> to <Moderator>: Tracie, did you think you made an impact on any of the callers on LoveLine when you were a


TraciLords: I think it's a very good show

TraciLords: Dr Drew is a smart man

TraciLords: But the kids horrified me

TraciLords: They're so young

TraciLords: And they have such explocit sexual problems

TraciLords: I can't imagine being 13 and pregnant

TraciLords: That's heavy stuff to give advice on

TraciLords: One of the things that really interests me is working with kids

TraciLords: If I'd had better guidance as a kid I could have used it

TraciLords: When your 13 you don't always want to listen

TraciLords: I hope I made an impact...

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Bruiser> to <Moderator>: Do you have any upcoming movies that we should be aware of?

TraciLords: City of Masks Black MAsk 2

TraciLords: And Chump Change, which just showed at Sundance

TraciLords: It's a sweet little comedy

TraciLords: The critcis compare it to a Johnm Waters film, though I don't see that

TraciLords: And the character, SAm is so different from Jordan

TraciLords: GA

Moderator: <Laura> to <Moderator>: do you think that Jordan is truly good or just fighting back bc of what happened to family....?

Moderator: This will be our final question

TraciLords: A lot of people have commented that Jordan is brutal

TraciLords: The beauty for me is that as angry and hostile as Jordan is, she's also so innocent, lovely, sweet, and wounded

TraciLords: I wantt o thank you all for coming

TraciLords: And check out the website on SCIFI

TraciLords: And I'll have my own site up in a few months

TraciLords: Good night