Star Trek 45th Anniversary: A Conversation with Nana Visitor - Page 5
The cast boasts some of the most powerful characters actors in the industry, they added dimension to these characters and pumped life into DS9 each and every single week.
Nana used her eyes to convey a barrage of emotions at any one time, ranging from fear and sadness to anger and merciless intensity. She talked about her approach to playing a character on a week-to-week basis.
“Well, when you’re on a series you’re already half in that role as you’re walking around especially since I spent more time as Major Kira than Nana. It was like, what situation am I in now? So it was pretty easy. Really my approach is to tell my truth and to not plan what is going to happen, just let it happen in the moment in the air between the actors. It’s almost like being out of control; you just kind of let the control of your personality turn off so that the character does things that sometimes surprises you.”
Nana reflects fondly and enthusiastically when discussing her approach to being in Savannah. It’s really quite a beautiful thing. In DS9, Kira had a big, bright and beautiful smile that would change the inflection of her voice. That is a characteristic of Nana, on the phone her smile is electric, and it can be heard. That too, is a beautiful thing.
We will continue to see Nana guest star on different programs. She has lent her voice to Family Guy in a number of episodes and showing off her excellent comedic timing, she also has appeared on Torchwood as Olivia Colasanto. Also, be sure to look for Nana’s guest appearance in the upcoming television series Grim this fall.
Nana is ready for a new television series, if this happens soon then we will be richer for the experience of being able to watch her display her ability to bring a character to life. To watch Nana is a real treat.
Between jobs, Nana finds great solace in being a great mom (unlike her character of Norma Ritter in Wildfire) to her 14 year old son Django. Nana has been married to her husband Matthew Rimmer for 8 years.
“Family is everything. It’s all knit together. Strangely my 14 year old son, Django, was born during and because of Star Trek.”Continued on the next page