On Firefly she spoke about getting the part. She was new to LA, working as a tango dancer, and had no acting experience.
“My resume was pretty much made up. Joss was the first person to take a chance on me. ” [...]
When asked if she felt the show concluded to her satisfaction she said:
I think we needed about 9 or 10 more seasons, so no” [...]
Summer is shy with a charming vulnerability and it’s not so hard to believe that she had to conquer a fear of public speaking. Her performance anxiety continues though, and in Terminator she was embarrassed about running scenes.
“I’m a very awkward runner. I tried to convince directors that Cameron doesn’t run. She walks ominously.”[...]
She loves the part of River that gets to pound on Reavers and being a cyborg.
“When you’re a terminator you get to smash things. There’s a lot of satisfaction in that. ” [...]
Summer’s feelings for the early demise of the show [TSCC].
“It was the longest running series I was on so it was very hard to let go. ”[...]
She makes no effort to hide that dancing is at her core and she both enjoys and feels the pressure that so many of her characters danced on screen.
“It’s a piece of my heart. It’s a piece of the fabric of who I am. ”
When you’re not incorporeally possessing a spaceship, what kind of cooking and food do you like?
“My favorite meal is any kind of pasta,” said Summer. “If I’m ever in prison that would be my last meal.”