She said she could see what a good show it had been, that it still held up and she left feeling very proud to be a part of it. Oh! I wish I’d been there! Afterwards the guy who hold the rights to the series said that negotiations were still taking place with the US of A re: a re-make with a new, young cast. Mind you that rumour has been flying around for years and I so wish it would happen and with the amount of interest the show still generates, why not for heaven’s sake? It would certainly be good for the original cast, lots of conventions in America which I would be more than happy to attend; they take place over a weekend so I would only have to be away from the canines for a few days, and I think we all might to be able to handle that! Just! Ah… what does the future hold, I ask myself.
I quite fancy the idea of putting on something glam which there isn’t a great deal of call for in the bush and being an actress again for a few days, and seeing the other cast members. It would be great fun and I’d arrive home with a few shekels in the handbag which would of course be rather useful. What I do know beyond any shadow of a doubt is that we haven’t heard the last of ‘Blakes 7’, not by a long shot. How extraordinary: that a show I joined for one episode well over 35 years ago should still have such an influence on my life.
I enjoyed playing Servalan: taking words on a page and bringing them to life. She was such a joy to play, but then psychopaths always are; there are no rules with psychopaths and such are their skills that they can easily pass for ‘normal’, blend in with the community until they expose themselves by going on a gun rampage and shooting up half the neighbourhood. Except in the aftermath: the neighbours always describe he/she as a loner, someone who always kept themselves to themselves, had done nothing to attract undue attention but after massacring numerous worthy citizens were found to have an arsenal of weapons in their bedroom and directions for making bombs littered around their apartments. Gosh!!!
So if I am ever remembered for anything professionally it will be for playing with total conviction a psychopath who really should have been put down at birth for the greater good of her fellow man. Quite what that says about me, I’m not too sure and hesitate to explore further….
But it was fun and I loved it and look forward to wherever it takes me in the future. I LOVE the unexpected!
The weather continues to be v hot but with my trusty table fan I’m coping extremely well and have no complaints whatsoever!
I trust you’re all as well as we are and send love and hugs from us all, xxxxxxx