Two New Movies Keep Sirtis BusyBy Kristine
November 26, 2003 - 10:05 PM
Marina Sirtis recently finished filming prominent roles in two upcoming feature films, one a drama and other other a teen film, as well as a guest spot on primetime television.
In an interview in the Star Trek Monthly magazine, Sirtis talked about the two movies, which she filmed back to back. The drama, Spectres, features Sirtis in the lead role as a woman who after her own death is possessed by another person. Sirtis found the role an exciting challenge. "It's such a great story and it was probably some of the most demanding work I've ever had to do emotionally."
Sirtis's other film, a movie she describes as a teen action flick, reunited her with her good friend and former Next Generation co-star, Michael Dorn (Worf). "I got Michael Dorn a part in it and then he proceeded to complain the whole time he was there," she said. In the movie, entitled Walking on Water, Sirtis plays the girlfriend of one of the main characters.
Sirtis also had a very timely role in the ABC drama Threat Matrix, playing the character of Dr. Germ, the scientist reponsible for biowarfare research in Iraq, in the series third episode. "She was one of the main players in the [Iraqi] regime. She actually surrendered a couple of months ago. We used the actual character, but created a story around it," Sirtis said. The episode aired in the U.S. on October 2nd.
Sirtis briefly touched on Nemesis, talking about coming to terms with the end of the TNG crew's sixteen year run. "It's been hard for me to let go and move on. Jonathan Frakes (William Riker) and I, if they'd wanted us, we'd still be there doing it. We loved TNG so much," she said.
For more of Sirtis's comments on her feature roles and TNG, check out Sci Fi Pulse for the complete interview.