Mulgrew To Play Katharine Hepburn On Stage

By Lisa
June 20, 2001 - 11:07 AM

Star Trek: Voyager's leading lady Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) isn't taking life after Voyager easy.

"I must say that I'm probably busier now than I was when I was doing the show," she told Sci Fi Wire. "And I don't have the regimented schedule we had on Voyager."

The actress' plans her next acting project to be a one-woman stage show. It will tell the story of screen legend Katharine Hepburn from age 33 to 76. Many have commented on the similarities between Mulgrew and Hepburn, with questions about whether the two are related cropping up regularly on fan message boards. The play will be entitled 'Tea at Five' and will open in February 2002 in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by a New York run.

Until the play's debut nears, Mulgrew will continue spending time with her family. She has been catching up with her sons, step-daughters and husband Tim Hagan; as well as making several appearances on the convention circuit.

Mulgrew was still immensely proud of Voyager and felt that the series' following would only be strengthened by repeat showings. "I think Star Trek series often garner more respect upon reflection," she said. "So I think that if viewers watch the reruns, they'll experience entirely different feelings than they did in the moment. In the moment, it's very competitive. People are more demanding. They're more relaxed upon reflection."

"[I] was proud of Voyager, in the moment. I never counted the numbers. That would have been very counterproductive. All I can say is that I gave Voyager everything I have, and I'm deeply proud of it."

You can read more from the actress in the original report on her comments here at the Sci Fi Wire.

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