We’ve been wondering what Nana was up to lately, although her Twitter feed reveals that she’s been enjoying the cultural attractions in New York City. Now Nana is back in Los Angeles for a few days to film a role in the upcoming movie Ted 2, the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 blockbuster adult comedy, Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg. Nana tweeted a photo of herself on the FOX lot on her way to a wardrobe fitting:
Details about the movie’s plot, and Nana’s role, are scarce, but we do know that the film will be released June 26, 2015. Also of note, fellow Trekker Michael Dorn is in the movie; will he and Nana interact on screen? Only time will tell!
Nana Visitor stars in a new independent film about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy called Hell of a View, and thanks to StarTrek.com, we have some photos of Nana to share.
The movie has a personal connection for Nana, who was in Manhattan during the storm last year.
“I saw the Harbor and the East River smash together in the streets underneath my window,” she recalls. “Funnily enough, as my husband and I crept out of our building to survey the damage the next morning, a woman asked me to tell her my experience of the previous night. After she thanked me is when my myopic eyes saw the “AP” (as in Associated Press) on her jacket. People from literally all over the world called me in the next few days to tell me they’d seen me on their news station. Why didn’t I wear makeup!”
Nana took part in the DS9 20th anniversary reunion panel at Creation's Las Vegas convention last week. Beth Madison was also at the panel and shared her gorgeous photos of Nana with us. See tons more of Beth's photos from the weekend, including the whole DS9 cast, on Flickr.
Star Trek fan Sophia wrote a stirring tribute to the importance of Kira Nerys in science fiction and on television that every Nana Visitor fan should read:
And that gift of Nana’s for a controlled performance of wild, complicated, sometimes self-contradicting emotion is what makes Kira Nerys as important as she is.
And Kira Nerys is important because she breaks the mold in which Ro Laren is stuck. Kira Nerys is a Tough Girl who shoots first and asks questions later, who’s all instinct, all impulse, and who is also entirely, availably emotional. And that part of her, the part of her that’s all feeling, is seen by the other characters and by the frame of the show as her strength. ‘Her presence,’ as Terry Farrell put it, ‘is her strength.’ You just do not see that on TV, that combination of toughness with feeling. (The sole other example I can think of is late-series Gabrielle of Xena: Warrior Princess.)
A couple of years ago, a fan from Australia asked Nana for a recipe for guacamole. Rather than type out a recipe, Nana decided to film herself preparing the simple dip (son Django was the camera man). Her sister saw it and proposed a series of cooking videos, and Kitchen Witches was born! This week we're featuring the video with just Nana, then in future weeks we'll continue with the entire series.
Nana was guest at DeepCon in Italy March 14-17, 2013. A kind soul recorded her Q&A session and posted it on YouTube for us to enjoy. In the final video of this series, part 6, Nana addresses the DS9/Babylon 5 feud, working with Sandra Bullock in the TV version of Working Girl, and her cooking career with her sister: