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More Mulgrew Q&A

By Amy
November 14, 2000 - 6:00 AM

The official site has posted the second half of their question and answer session with Kate Mulgrew (Janeway). This session sees Mulgrew answer questions on how Trek has affected her life, her character and how she'd like the series to end.

Amy S: Where you happy with the development of the character of Janeway and her portrayal as a female Federation captain?

KM: I've been alternatively happy and despairing. I think, initially, there was great concern about establishing Janeway's command, which in many ways imposed constraints on my performance. No one is to blame for this, that was sort of a done deal—let's get the command in place and then we'll see where we go from there. But I think that there has always been a little hesitation regarding the gender question and where possibly they could've taken that. Although I would have to say I was terribly pleased with a lot of Brannon Braga's work. I think he understood Janeway's edge. I think he had a handle on her humor and her humanity. It's been a struggle, but it's been a good struggle. These things always are. You have to fight for a character you love, if you want to own that character. Sometimes I've taken some pretty desperate measures, and sometimes so have they. So, fair game.

A. Dunne: If you could go back in time would you still have accepted the job as Janeway, knowing what an impact it had on your life?

KM: Yes, undoubtedly.

For the full Q&A session, please click here.

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