Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff Goes Into Beast Mode For Shirtless Handstand Challenge

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If you are already basking in the great news that Battlestar Galactica is streaming for free, prepare for more good tidings. Katee Sackhoff, who played Starbuck in the reboot, is one of the latest celebrities to get caught up in the newest craze to sweep the internet: shirtless handstand challenge!

For the uninitiated, the challenge involves someone doing a handstand against a wall, while they try to put a shirt on. Hence, the shirtless part. Katee Sackhoff was challenged by Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort to do it after Vandervoort completed it. Check out the Battlestar Galactica actress’s impressive execution of it on Instagram below:

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I am impressed! Was this her first attempt? Katee Sackhoff’s shirtless handstand challenge sets the bar pretty high. Sackhoff’s Instagram is filled with images of her working on staying fit, and it seems to have paid off. Her caption says that she was breathing heavily, but I think she is being pretty self-effacing about the whole thing.

That was a rough dismount, but ever the pro, Katee Sackhoff just smiled and laughed. Sackhoff returned the favor of being nominated to complete the shirtless handstand challenge by choosing a few others, including her Battlestar Galactica co-star Tricia Helfer. Another thing to keep the show alive, since that upcoming reboot is not actually a reboot. The universe will be making a comeback, though, so there is that.

Ever the good sport, Katee Sackhoff followed in the footsteps of the MCU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland. Holland recently did the shirtless handstand challenge and challenged Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds to follow suit. Unless I am missing something, neither Gyllenhaal nor Reynolds have posted a video of themselves doing it.

Ryan Reynolds has given fans a lot of laughs, so it is impossible to be upset. Katee Sackhoff has done her part and tagged Jake Gyllenhaal in her post. Hopefully, he and Reynolds end up doing it. I wonder how many of Sackhoff’s former co-stars from Battlestar Galactica and The Flash will participate in the shirtless handstand challenge?

I have to give huge props to Katee Sackhoff for going through with this and posting the video. The actress has stayed busy since Battlestar Galactica. She starred on The Flash back in Season 4 as the Joker-adjacent Amunet Black, and before that, starred on Longmire. Sackhoff is popular among television fans, and videos like this are one of the many reasons why.

Katee Sackhoff took on the internet’s latest crazy challenge. What will she do next? Stay tuned. Catch up on Battlestar Galactica on, and you can also watch Katee Sackhoff in Another Life on Netflix. It is streaming along with lots of new 2020 content. If you need some more viewing options, there are always this spring’s premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.