It seems Summer was busy giving interviews at Supanova Perth. Besides talking with AccessReel and 6PR, she also took the time to sit down with House of Geekery to talk about the characters she played, her fans and more. You can read an excerpt from the interview below.
GF: You were the star of Firefly, Terminator, Dollhouse, The 4400, The ‘Arrowverse’…with all those shows you have, without a doubt, the longest line of fans waiting to see you. What attracts you to these ‘geeky’ projects?
SG: (Laughs) The roles! The roles, the roles! You know, when I first came to L.A. I was not afraid to just wait for the right thing for me. I can read something and sometimes it’s a great job but it’s not right for me. I don’t know if I would bring something to it that would work creatively, that it would inspire me. Science fiction and genre is a great fit for me. I like that the characters can be unexpected, kinda quirky…that’s how I am. I’m a bit nerdy myself and a bit ‘off’ a little bit. I don’t know I’ve found a great home here.
GF: Your first appearance on TV was in Angel, how did that go to one of the starring roles in Firefly? SG: A little miracle, I guess. I hadn’t ever tested for a series regular on a network show before. I was lucky to have worked with Joss right before he started casting Firefly and I guess he thought of me, thought “maybe she’d be right”. I feel like it was the perfect role for me in my life at that moment. River was…a little removed, a little out of her element, vulnerable, a little of a live wire…I was able to experiment in that role and Joss and the rest of the cast gave me a very safe place to experiment, take risks, make mistakes. It really was a perfect fit for me.
GF: That’s really cool. Before we wrap up we have one question we like to ask everybody. You’re very well known for particular roles – playing a Terminator, playing River – is there a role or a project from the past or upcoming that you want people to be more aware of? SG: Oh…well, hopefully something upcoming when the time is right. I wouldn’t say other roles. I love River, I love Firefly…she’s been an incredible addition to my life, she took me on this incredible ride and I also love that she’s been there for certain people. People come up to me in line and they say, “River really inspired me”, or “she was there during a dark period of my life”. That is incredible to have been the one to serve in that story in that way.
Head over to House of Geekery for the full interview and the audio.