Ryan Keen To Express Emotion On 'Boston Public'

By Caillan
October 23, 2001 - 11:39 AM

Jeri Ryan photo - copyright Fox Television

After playing a stoic ex-Borg for four years, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) is looking forward to loosening up a bit on her new show, Boston Public.

The actress recently talked to the Philadelphia Daily News about the differences between the two roles. "Seven of Nine had every human emotion because she was human before she was a - no, now we're getting into that again - before she was assimilated into the collective," Ryan said. "So she had all of these emotions. She just wasn't comfortable expressing them, and didn't really know how to express them."

Ryan jumped at the chance to play an entirely different character on Boston Public. "Ronnie, my character on 'Boston Public,' is quite comfortable expressing [emotions], and fairly free with her expressions, I think. So it's going to be a lot of fun. It's going to be much more free, as far as the acting style."

Jeri Ryan photo - copyright Fox Television This is the third time the actress has been a late addition to a series, after Voyager and Dark Skies. "It's not the easiest situation," Ryan said. "It's always going to be a little awkward at best when you begin. But these are really warm, wonderful people who are very welcoming and everybody understands the situation that you're in when you're the new kid."

For the full interview with Ryan, head over to the Philadelphia Daily News. Further photos of from the new season of Boston Public are available here. Additionally, the actress is featured in this week's edition of TV Guide, on newsstands now. She will also be appearing on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn on November 1.

Boston Public's second season premieres on Monday October 29.

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