Jeri Ryan, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Seven of Nine, found that her work on Voyager has helped her in learning her lines for her newest role.
Ryan, who plays Dr. Kate Murphy on ABC’s Body of Proof, now has to learn complicated medical jargon for her role as the boss of medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany).
“I haven’t had so much of that [medical dialogue] but it’s not that difficult,” said Ryan. “I did four years on Star Trek. I did technobabble for years, so if I can do technobabble I’m not that concerned about the medical stuff!”
Ryan is unconcerned about the science as well, having confidence in the real-life medical examiners that are on the set to advise and make sure that the show is authentic. “We’ve got technical advisers that will be with us on set,” Ryan explained, “so we can keep all of [the science] realistic.”
Body of Proof debuts on ABC this fall on Fridays at 9 PM.