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Roxann Dawson Interview

By Amy
October 19, 2000 - 6:16 AM

Cinescape Online has posted a short interview with Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres), taken from their magazine of the same title. In the interview, Dawson talks about her work and what's she'd like to see happen to her character, in addition to giving a couple of spoilers on the upcoming episodes , 'Lineage', where B'Elanna learns that she's pregnant and then attempts to remove all Klingon DNA from the unborn child and 'Prophecy', which deals with the discovery of a Klingon generational ship.

Cinescape: Are there things you would like to see B'Elanna accomplish over the next 22 episodes? And are there facets of her character you wish had been explored more over the last six years?

Roxanne Dawson: There are so many layers to B'Elanna that the writers have allowed me to explore, and so many layers that they have explored for me that I have been allowed to do. But I think that there are so many layers, we'll never get to all of them. That's one of the reasons I wanted to do this character. I couldn't play her for seven years if I didn't feel that she was multifaceted, as B'Elanna is. I think there are many things I would love to see her deal with. I would like to see the relationship with Paris finally be addressed, which we will be doing. I am hearing rumors of some confrontations regarding the relationship in dealing with her past over our last year.

Cinescape: Looking back, you have had a lot of incredible things happen since becoming a Trek hero. You've written a series of novels [Entering Tenebrae, published by Simon & Shuster], you've directed an episode of the show, the birth of your daughter, Emma Rose. Can you put into words what the last six years of being on Voyager have meant to you?

Dawson: They have probably been the best six years of my life. Part of that I'm sure is due to Voyager, or it may just [be a coincidence], I don't know. But I was married shortly before getting Voyager, and as you said the birth of my daughter came about during our fourth season. Voyager has given me opportunities to do things that I otherwise would not have been able to do, such as the writing deal at Simon & Shuster. Being able to direct, these are all such wonderful doors that have been opened to me. I am and will be forever grateful for this job. I just think the last six years have been wonderful, and hopefully it will be a springboard to the next six wonderful years.

For more, drop off here at Cinescape Online or pick up the November/December edition of Cinescape magazine. Thanks go out to Section31 for the heads up!

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