TrekCore has a terrific new interview with Nana Visitor in advance of her appearance at Destination London this weekend. Here’s an excerpt:
TrekCore: What are your honest thoughts about the Kira/Odo relationship. How did you feel when you first found out where the writers were going to go with it?
Nana Visitor: Well, you know – honestly – I was disappointed. I thought it was so great to have a deep friendship between people who worked together that wasn’t romantic. I thought “Oh, here we go, the moonlighting thing – everyone always has to end up in a romance.” But then I had a very deep friendship with Alexander Siddig that ended up with a baby, so I had to go “Well, you know what? This is truthful! It happens!”
TrekCore: Art imitating life
Nana Visitor: Yes, exactly! Laughs
TrekCore: Were you pleased with how Kira and Odo turned out in the end, did it come around for you?
Nana Visitor: Oh it absolutely came around for me. I thought it was a beautiful love story, and a real love story that they both understood that he had to go back to the soup. Laughs
TrekCore: You and René had such an awesome chemistry on screen, does that transcend into a good friendship offscreen?
Nana Visitor: Oh absolutely! We have plans to have dinner Friday night in London. I can’t wait to see him, he’s one of my favorite people.
Nana Visitor was in Germany for a convention a couple of years ago, and German site SciFi News sat down with her for a 15-minute chat about her role as Freddy’s mother in the Friday the 13th remake, cooking, living in New Mexico, working with Seth MacFarlane, and much more. Although this was recorded in September 2010, it seems that they’ve just released the the video on YouTube, which is great for those of us who haven’t seen it yet!
If there’s one shared mythology in this civilization, it would arguably be the pantheon of Star Trek. Among the many inspiring and bold characters that have graced the screen (whether it be in the original series, the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine or Voyager), most would argue that Major Kira, for many the first taste of the bajoran temperment, struck a nerve as a strong, capable and downright heroic personality. Nana Visitor, the woman who portrays Kira, is not unlike that herself. Articulate and focused, Visitor has been steeped in the world of show business from infancy (her father was a Broadway choreographer and her mother taught ballet and ran a dance studio)… and in a recent phone conference, MacGamer had an opportunity to ask her about what might be her most unique role ever; that of computer gamer heroine (with a bunch of other web site reporters… not all the questions below are mine).
TV ZONE visits the set of Deep Space Nine, and finds Nana Visitor preparing to say her farewells…
The view is stunning. We’re standing on the upper level of the Deep Space Nine promenade, looking through the vast window to the stars of the Bajoran system. Below us, crowds of people are going about their daily business. It could all be real, but, of course, it’s not: the set on the soundstage at Paramount studios is a solid, beautifully crafted piece of architecture. Totally enclosed, it gives one the impression that you’ve arrived in a tangible alien culture.
“I never, ever thought we’d go this long.” Nana Visitor muses as she relaxes in her trailer on the Paramount Pictures lot, her home away from home for the past seven years she has spent playing Major Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.