Wednesday, November 7, 2007

She came this close to commanding an Entreprise

I had no idea how really interesting Genevieve Bujold's life has been. Her Catholic school education, her temper on the set, and this: In 1994, she signed on to play the lead character, Captain Nicole Janeway, in the American television series Star Trek: Voyager. However she dropped out after filming just a few scenes of the series' first episode, stating that a TV series work schedule was too demanding.

Go here to read more about her.

She has a co-starring part in a movie that's on the tube at the moment, Delivrez-moi, which is one of those hard-hitting made-in-Quebec films. One of those really depressing movies.

I've always thougth she was a cool chickie. And I always pointed out Bujold to my Teen as an example of an actor who can really act. This woman has more talent in her little finger than 10 (insert name here: who? um... Andie McDowell, Julia Roberts, and a few blondes I won't even mention.)

She was in Dead Ringers with Jeremy Irons, among other roles.


dj said...

Wow - I didn't know that there was anyone else considered for that part. I really can't imagine anyone playing it any better than Kate Mulgrew though. She was fabulous. Voyager is probably my favorite Star Trek series.

lattégirl said...

Of course NOW we can't imagine anyone other than Mulgrew. But Bujold has real presence - she would have been good in the part!

Not Afraid to Use It said...

What a perfect post this is! I came here to tag you with a meme, and one of MY meme answers is about Janeway! Just goes to show how the universe is in perfect harmony! LOL So, tag, you are it. If you want to be!

Fowl Ideas said...

Fire all phasers.

I watched the original series when it was actually on the air.