Kate Mulgrew

You may know her from the wildly popular Star Trek: Voyager, or perhaps from her numerous works on the Broadway stage or maybe, just maybe, through her philanthropic efforts. Either way, you’ve probably heard of esteemed actress Kate Mulgrew. Recently we got the opportunity to interview Mrs. Mulgrew and jumped at the chance!

Aaron M.K.: Hello Mrs. Mulgrew. How are you today?

Kate Mulgrew: I’m well, how are you?

Aaron M.K.: Oh I’m fine, thank you.

Kate Mulgrew: Good.

Aaron M.K.: You’ve been a big part of the science fiction scene for quite a while now. How do you feel about the science fiction genre as an actor?

Kate Mulgrew: Increasingly honored and interested because, as is true of all things that capture our imagination, I have learned about science through science fiction. And I know that they are joined, they are allied. And that alliance has given me a great deal of intellectual foresight. And I’m learning that this fan base, which is almost inestimable, is very smart. And what they’re interested in is the metaphor of the starship and their personal experience and journey through life. So I’m drawing these parallels, I’m learning about the metaphors and I’m having an open conversation with these fans. And it is always fascinating to me.

Aaron M.K.: Not many people know that aside from your acting in the theater and on television, you do a lot of voice acting for video games.

Kate Mulgrew: Mm-hmm.

Aaron M.K.: How do you feel about voice acting? Is it something you plan on doing again in the future?

Kate Mulgrew: I love it, it’s a pleasure! It’s a pleasure because it’s so easy; there’s no camera, I don’t have to get camera ready, I don’t have to be on point that way. I’m in a booth with the engineer and the producer and the microphone. And it’s freedom. It’s freedom and I get to use my voice, which I like to play around with. And it’s just great, great, great fun.

Aaron M.K.: A lot of our readers are big fans of your work; do you have any other active projects that you’ve been working on? Anything you’d like to share with us?

Kate Mulgrew: Well I’m doing Warehouse 13 for the SyFy channel and I have another series called NTSF:SD:SUV:: on Adult Swim- that’s on the air right now. I have a play in the works in New York called ‘Somewhere Fun’. And that’s a lot. I’ve been working at quite a clip for about seven months and I just got back from Australia where I did two conventions and I’m on my way to Atlanta to do another one and then Germany and then the Czech Republic. So the beat goes on. You know the world of science fiction is a big one and a broad one.

Aaron M.K.: Thank you for your time! You have a nice day Mrs. Mulgrew.

Kate Mulgrew: Thank you, you too!

Be sure to check Kate Mulgrew out in William Shatner’s critically acclaimed documentary The Captains, and her ongoing role on NTSF:SD:SUV.

Now, I’d like to take a moment at the request of Mrs. Mulgrew and introduce you to a cause that is very dear to her heart; the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that usually appears after the age of 60, though it can occur much earlier. Much is unknown about the disease; including how to treat or cure it, but by the year 2050 the disease will occur in one person out of every eighty-five. Please take the time today to learn about what the Alzheimer’s Association is doing to combat the deadly disease today by going to www.alz.org. I, and Mrs. Mulgrew, thank you for your time.

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