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Orion Slave Girl Actress Loved Getting Into Costume

By Kristine
September 16, 2004 - 7:07 PM

See Also: 'Borderland' Episode Guide

"It's not easy being green, but it's really easy being on Star Trek,"Bobbi Sue Luther, who plays an Orion slave girl in the upcoming Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland" mused.

According to Sci Fi Wire, the actress enjoyed portraying a member of an alien species first seen in the original Star Trek series. "I felt really honored to be on the set that day," Luther said. "And everybody really gave me props because it was the first time in 30 years that they've seen a girl like me. So everyone was really excited about that."

Luther provided insight into the Orion race. She described her character as extremely sexual in nature: "[The producers] wanted the original feel to my character. That kind of animalistic, predatory nature. I feed off of men." The Orion men are quite large and imposing. "Orion males are slave traders," she commented. "They're green and they're huge and they've got piercings. They're really magnificent-looking creatures. There was The Big Show [aka Paul Wight], a wrestler. These guys are six, seven feet tall. They're just enormous. And then you have little me next to them."

The intensive make-up was no sweat for Luther, who says she's done it all before. "My fiance is a creature effects guy, so he's made me up before," she noted. "A lot of people on the set were like, 'Oh, this must be new to you.' And it wasn't. So that was cool. I'm familiar with the process of airbrushing and prosthetics and things like that. I had no prosthetics on, myself. I was wigged, I had beauty makeup on and a lot of green makeup on my body."

Luther, a former model, also appeared in the show Scrapheap. She especially enjoyed being on Enterprise and found the cast and crew warm and friendly. "I just want to thank all the cast members and crew members who were on the set that day for all their support and the things they taught me and how wonderful it was," she said.

To read the complete interview, please visit Sci Fi Wire.

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