Jeri Ryan has worked constantly since her time as 7 of 9 on Star Trek Voyager, including her recent stint on the heist show Leverage. But in a interview promoting the Leverage season 2 DVD set, Ryan admitted she still gets more fan mail for her work on Star Trek.
Ryan on Seven
Ryan was interviewed by TV Squad, mostly focusing on her work on Season 2 of Leverage, but the conversation also turned to Star Trek. Here are some excerpts:
What’s been your experience as a veteran of a ‘Star Trek’ series. Are you still invited to conventions?
Oh, absolutely. I still get more fan mail from ‘Star Trek’ than from any other job I’ve ever had. There is no fan base like the Trek people. They are incredibly passionate, incredibly loyal. They’re a pretty amazing group of people. I actually did my first convention in five or six years just this past year and it was fun just to reconnect with them. It was fun to revisit those times.
What was it about Seven of Nine that made her such a unique character?
It was part of watching her looking at humanity from a different, outside perspective. She was trying to regain her humanity and relearn it, so she was very child-like in a way. That was why I used my son, who was two-and-a-half years old at the time, as a model for the character. She was like a child, watching things, and when I watched the baby, I saw he did the same thing. His reactions were new, like hers. It’s an interesting thing to see ourselves from a different perspective and not somebody who’s just a different species who’s commenting on humanity. She was somebody who had to learn to embrace it herself and learn all the nuances of it.
Read the rest at TV Squad.
Ryan on Leverage
Leverage: The Complete Second Season is available now on DVD.