Park: 'Enterprise' Is About Relationships

By Caillan
November 22, 2001 - 1:18 PM

There are many things that might attract an actor to a major science fiction series, but Linda Park (Hoshi Sato) says it was the characters that drew her to Enterprise.

"The 'Broken Bow' script was really well written," the actress told Ian Spelling at Inside Trek. "The characters were so well fleshed out. The personal relationships, I could see so much promise for what was going to happen. I could see the complexities that could develop between the characters. I was so excited by what I read that the whole fear of it being an external, reactive SF show totally vanished."

There's much more to Enterprise than flashy special effects, according to Park. "Whatever happens out there - whatever planets we come across, whatever aliens and other things we have to deal with - they're just catalysts for the relationships," she said. "Enterprise is really about the interpersonal relationships between these people who are setting out on this journey together."

The actress is particularly looking forward to fleshing out the character of linguist Hoshi Sato. "She's on a journey of overcoming her fears. In 'Fight or Flight' I was very close to leaving and going back to the university, but I decided to stay because my love of languages was so strong and because I did finally find a sense of purpose on the ship. I realized I wasn't a weak link.

"I'm so excited about developing Hoshi, because I really love her and I think she has a lot of places to go. Her life is kind of parallel to my life, and it's always exciting when you can relate a role back to yourself."

The full interview, in which Park also talked about her Trek history, can be found here at Inside Trek.

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