I had the pleasure to meet her 2 years ago at a convention and chat a bit with her afterwards. She is incredibly friendly and lively and jumps from one topic to the next like a grasshopper
One of the questions asked was how she got into the character for each scene and she admitted that she always finds it extremely difficult to switch from herself to the character, hence she prefers to stay in character all day. That means while she waits for the next take, she's "Major Kira, waiting".
That's quite interesting since most actors prefer to slip out of character while they have a break.
The complete panel can be streamed or downloaded here (flash plyer required) : ftp://downloads.scifinews.de/pub/135...al01_0480p.wmv
Filesize: a bit more than 1/2 GB. Might take long to load