Mulgrew 'Thrilled' By Support For 'Tea At Five'

By Caillan
February 9, 2002 - 8:53 AM

Star Trek fans have rushed to book tickets for Kate Mulgrew's (Kathryn Janeway) new play 'Tea at Five,' and the actress says she couldn't be more grateful for the support.

"[Star Trek fans] are devoted," Mulgrew told Pat Seremet at the Hartford Courant. "It's almost unconditional support that continues to dazzle and daunt and thrill me. Trekkies are very smart, science-minded, but liberal. You don't come from Australia and Germany because you have some small mystical interest."

And they are coming in droves to see Mulgrew portray screen legend Katharine Hepburn in the play. According to the newspaper, the Hartford Stage has received unprecedented ticket orders from thirty-one U.S. states and countries such as Slovenia, Israel and the Netherlands.

But those hoping to see Mulgrew as Janeway again won't have to travel much further than their local cinema, as the actress recently filmed a cameo appearance in the upcoming feature film 'Star Trek: Nemesis.' This time, Janeway will be an admiral, something Mulgrew had experience with in the Voyager finale, 'Endgame.'

"That was like slipping into a very easy skin, playing the admiral," she said during a Lite 100.5 WRCH radio broadcast. "But, 'Nemesis' which is the new movie, oh God did I say something I wasn't supposed to say? I live in constant peril of my life that Paramount - can I say something? Can I say hello?" Blowing a kiss to Paramount, Mulgrew added, "love you all out there."

Although it was only a small part, Mulgrew enjoyed her 'Nemesis' experience. "It was very fast, but Patrick Stewart, God bless him, came in quite early to do his off camera for me. Rick Berman came down from his office. It was extremely pleasant, I must say."

The original Hartford Courant article can be found here, while the radio transcript is available at Totally Kate, which also has a special 'Tea at Five' page full of relevant links. Thanks to 'Molpal' for this!

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