In trivia that’s equal parts aca-awesome and aca-heartbreaking, Katee Sackhoff revealed she had a small part in last year’s pitch-slapping film Pitch Perfect, but her role ended up on the cutting room floor.
The star of Longmire, Battlestar Galactica, and this week’s Riddick said she won the cameo while visiting her fiancé Scott Niemeyer, a producer for the film, on set. The film needed someone to play a DJ (no, not a Deaf Jew), and Sackhoff volunteered.
“The guy that Beca was dating was dating the DJ, and they said, ‘Katee, wouldn’t it be really funny if you threw a brown wig on and played the DJ?’ And I was like, ‘Perfect, I’ll do it,’” she tells Collider. “So I was actually in the movie, but not in the movie.”
Though Sackhoff didn’t appear in the final cut, Pitch Perfect producer and co-star Elizabeth Banks gave fans a glimpse of Sackhoff in her DJ wig when she posted a photo from set in 2011:
Even so, Sackhoff says she still receives residuals from the hit film (“I think I made like 14 cents the other day,” she says) and will have plenty of opportunities to appear on screen.
“I produce with Tricia [Helfer] and I’ve got a bunch of projects in the works,” she says. “I mean, listen, if I could go back, like two years, and kick [my fiancé's] ass to be in Pitch Perfect, I probably would.”
And fans know Sackhoff has no trouble kicking ass.