Park Was Not Surprised By Cancellation

By Michelle
April 27, 2005 - 10:04 PM

Linda Park was afraid that she was in trouble with the producers of Star Trek: Enterprise when she received messages to call them on the day the show was cancelled, she revealed.

"I was in hair and make-up here at the studio and I got a message from an assistant director. 'Brannon wants you to call him.' Then I got another message. 'Rick Berman wants you to call him.' And I thought, 'Oh God, am I in trouble?'" admitted Park to Ian Spelling at Starburst. "Of course, being the bad kid, I still waited to get out of hair and make-up to call them back," added the actress who plays Hoshi Sato on the soon-to-depart fifth Star Trek series.

When she spoke to executive producer Brannon Braga, he broke the bad news. "They told me, 'We wanted to let you know as soon as possible. We tried to talk to you earlier,'" she recalled. "But I think we all knew it was coming. Talking to Rick and Brannon, that just made it official."

Park said that returning to work after the cancellation was not terribly difficult for her, though others have said that the mood on the set was glum. "I think that people here knew it was coming," she observed. "And, to be honest, there were split feelings. Some people were upset about it and other people were ready to move on." She said that she was happy to be leaving on a high note, based on the quality of the fourth season, and said that despite the tears she believed the friendships would continue.

The original interview may be found in Starburst Special #69, available on newsstands. These excerpts are at Starburst online.

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