Kate Mulgrew Confirmed For 'Nemesis'By Caillan
November 19, 2001 - 2:41 PM
Kate Mulgrew last weekend confirmed that she would be appearing as Kathryn Janeway in the next Trek feature film, 'Nemesis.'
Appearing at the Philadelphia Slanted Fedora convention, Mulgrew told the audience that she would be "ordering Picard around" in the film, according to a report by Doug Wilson. The actress added that her part would require four days of shooting.
Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher) took the stage at the convention and provided a few 'Nemesis' tidbits for the audience. The actress said that "my son has a small part in the film," most likely a reference to her on-screen son Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), who recently announced that he had been cast in the film (story).
In addition to Mulgrew and Wheaton, McFadden said that there was one more cameo in the film, though she remained tight-lipped about what it would be. This could possibly be Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role as Guinan; LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) stated in September that she had been asked to appear in the film (story).
There will be no uniform changes in the film, the actress said, but Dr. Crusher could possibly get a new hairstyle. Marina Sirtis will appear in a "new, flowing, lovely gown." Mc Fadden quickly added "but I'm not jealous!" Data is also set to get a makeover; Brent Spiner was unable to attend the convention because he was working on a new look for the android towards the end of the film. Finally, McFadden said that 'Nemesis' would begin shooting at Palmdale today - she had a 4 a.m. call.
Former TNG actress Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) was also in attendance. Asked whether she would have a cameo as Sela in 'Nemesis' because of the Romulan connection, Crosby said that she had talked with Rick Berman about an appearance. However, the film is apparently "not a Romulan movie," suggesting that the film only deals with Romulus's sister world, Remus. Finally, Crosby said that she'd been told 'Nemesis' would feature a clone of Picard.
Many thanks to Doug Wilson for sending in this report!