This interview with Jeri Ryan and Helix’s exec producer/showrunner Steve Maeda was published while I was in the hospital, so I’m a bit late posting it but better late than never!
Syfy hosted a Q&A with “Helix” guest star Jeri Ryan and exec producer/showrunner Steve Maeda last week, and they revealed quite a bit about what’s ahead now that Constance Sutton (Ryan) has arrived in the Arctic.
Things kick off with some discussion about Sutton, who she really is and her motives, and then we hear about topics ranging from the likelihood of a second season, Jeri’s love of gore, how long they can keep up the series’ intensity, Hatake’s obsession with Walker, the current state of genre TV, and much, much more.
If you’re a fan of the show and/or Ryan (whose appearance as Ilaria’s corporate “face” first occurred this past Friday night in Episode 1.07, “Survivor Zero,” and will continue in future eps), you’ll want to grab your morning coffee or tea and settle in for a bit.
It’s President’s Day; you don’t have to work anyway, right? There’s a lot of good stuff here!
Q: When we first see Sutton, she pretends to be this nice woman who’s there to help, and we learn pretty quickly that’s not true. Can you talk about playing the more cold, calculated side of the character?
Jeri Ryan: She was just fun. This was a really fun role to play because it’s… she’s kind of out there. You know, she’s not subtle, which I love. So it was fun to just sort of let go and just really play and let her go to those places… that was a treat as an actor.
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Jeri has an Instagram account now: http://instagram.com/JeriLRyan#
@JeriLRyan Jan 19
Oh, and I finally set up an Instagram account! Yeah, I know. I’m on the cutting edge. What can I say? Follow me there: JeriLRyan 🙂
I haven’t seen any official news anywhere yet but IMBD lists Jeri Ryan in credits for the episodes 1.07 Survivor Zero and 1.08 Ultra but this is still early information. epguides.com lists 1.08 episode title as “Bloodlines” and doesn’t list an episode named “Ultra” at all.
EDIT: Jeri confirmed to me on Twitter that she did episodes 7 and 8.
I’ve added the two episode stills that accompany the article below about Jeri’s guest-star spot on Major Crimes episode 2.19 Return To Sender, Part 2. The episode will air on Monday, January 13th.
As if the Major Crimes team hasn’t had a hard enough time making the loathsome Phillip Stroh finally pay for his transgressions, now they’ve got onetime Leverage schemer Jeri Ryan to deal with — and TVLine has a first look at the fierce new courtroom foe.
In the TNT drama’s Season 2 finale, airing Monday, Jan. 13, at 9/8c, Rusty already is facing his greatest challenge yet when he takes the stand to testify against serial rapist/murderer Phillip Stroh. But complicating the case even further, the D.A.’s office must go head-to-head with Ryan’s character Linda Rothman, a tough, powerful attorney who doesn’t let morals stand in her way of winning a case. (Gee, wonder why Stroh picked her.)
The Closer vet Jon Tenney also appears in the episode, as Fritz Howard aka the husband of Stroh’s longtime adversary, former MCD boss lady Brenda Leigh Johnson.
Ryan’s TV credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, Shark and Body of Proof. She next can be seen on Syfy’s Helix.
You can see Jeri very very briefly in this trailer.