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TrekToday November 7 2008 06:30 AM

Mulgrew On Janeway
 
For <font color=yellow>Kate Mulgrew</font>, playing a female captain was tough enough, but being under constant scrutiny and pressure by studio execs made her job that much harder. <p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.myfoxny.com">New York Fox 5</A>, Mulgrew found the first season of <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i> to be "nerve-wracking." "There were fifty 'suits' watching me for the first season," she said. "Just watching to see. Because that franchise was a big deal and to have put a lady in the suit meant shaking up that demographic which had a very sure thing for them."<p><A class="link" HREF="http://womenandhollywood.blogspot.com">Women and Hollywood</A> reports that as if that wasn't enough, there was the desire on her part to avoid the usual leading lady snare of becoming a merely a sexual object. "I learned something about the male demographic when I played Captain Janeway," said Mulgrew. "They were quaking in their boots to put a woman in the [captain's] seat. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out it's about sex. I didn't want her to look like someone they wanted to have sex with. I argued the fact that I didn't want her to have any sex as the first female captain because I was not going to run the risk of walking down the path that leading ladies have taken before, to become a sexual object. I said I'm not going to do that because if I can't win them with my command, then I'm not the actress I think I am. But they allowed it."<p>Just because she didn't become a sexual object on <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i> didn't mean that there weren't those fans who wished to see Captain Janeway hooked up with someone. "...the first question I am asked at every event is why didn't you have a love affair with Chakotay," she said.<p>To read more, head to the article and video located <A class="link" HREF="http://womenandhollywood.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-magazines-women-in-hollywood.html">here</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=0A54F530846913DACA391A21F265BBF7 ?contentId=7739314&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1">here</A>. Thanks to TrekWeb and TotallyKate.com for the news tips.<center></center>

Finnegan November 15 2008 09:45 PM

Re: Mulgrew On Janeway
 
Mulgrew is a class act. I'd follow her Janeway into battle anytime.


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