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Interviews | Marina Sirtis
In Film

On how her parts in the films can be surprising

Picture In the films, although my parts haven't been excessively large, they've been interesting, too, because they've managed to give me new things to do that I never thought Troi would do. In First Contact, Troi was the comedy and that was extraordinary to me, because every time I tried to make Troi funny in the series, it never worked, I was actually convinced that although Marina was quite funny, Troi had no comic timing at all. And I would try to do something and John would say, 'Oh no, no, don't do that, she's not funny .' Somehow, the writers did it because the writers want to be interested, and the producers, everyone wants to do something fresh. It's a great opportunity to really delve into a character, and get all the nooks and crannies - the different emotions and different reactions - and build up a history for her.

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