Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stargate Universe - SciFi Wire: Ming-Na Interview

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Why SGU's Ming-Na was surprised to play Stargate's first lesbian

By Kathie Huddleston
ON 12/29/09

Actress Ming-Na's character, Camile Wray, seemed destined to be little more than an underused troublemaker on Stargate Universe. Then, in a pivotal episode, "Life," we discovered that she is a lesbian who has an awful lot to lose by being stuck on the Destiny with no way back to Earth. Ming-Na's character suddenly had depth and was far more than a recurring IOA bitch.

That episode was followed up by "Justice," which left Camile in charge of the ship when Col. Young was accused of murder. "It seemed in the beginning they had her a little bit ambiguous, not certain what her intentions are ... Is she one of the good guys? Bad guys? I think it was a lovely way to slowly reveal a character. For me it was a joy to discover all those elements about her. It's almost just like reading a good novel," said Ming-Na (Mulan, ER).

That novel is unfolding in the most interesting ways, especially when it comes to her character's revelation that Camile's long-time partner on Earth, Sharon (Reiko Aylesworth), is obviously the love of her life...

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