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Interviews | Marina Sirtis
Cerebral, Kind and Nurturing

What did you expect from your part?

Picture I don't think I had any expectations about my part. I'd never been in a situation where I was going to get a chance to develop a character over such a long length of time. And so I didn't look at it in that way. if I had it would have been absolutely terrifying. I just took one episode at a time and dealt with it in that way dealt with that story, that week.

The challenge that that I found was to stay true to the character, because she was so unlike me. I'm much more brash and loud and a bit obnoxious sometimes, to be honest. She was so cerebral and kind and nurturing and all those things. I'm not saying that I don't have those things in my personality, but they're certainly not on the outside. And the challenge was to not inject Marina into Councillor Troi, but to keep Councillor Troi true to who she was.

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