Marina Sirtis in Star Trek: The Next Generation season three
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Marina Sirtis is best remembered for her leading role in the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The small-screen star revealed she prematurely turned down an offer to appear in a blockbuster movie.
The 66-year-old has enjoyed an illustrious career in both television and film, having appeared in Star Trek for three decades.
Marina admitted she didn’t want to take on any more sci-fi roles because she “had done it before”.
But unbeknownst to the Deanna Troi actress she had made a blunder after being offered two scripts.
The actress said she had turned down a meeting to star in the sci-fi action comedy Men In Black.
“There’s one thing I would like to go back on. After the Star Trek series finished and we had done the first movie, I was sent two scripts,” Marina recalled.
“One was an offer and the other I had to go into a meeting.”
She continued: “The meeting script was for a sci-fi film and the other offer was a movie about saving the rainforest.
“I said, ‘I don’t want to do sci-fi. I’ve done the sci-fi thing. I really want to do the movie about the rainforest.'”
Marina said: “I didn’t even go in on the meeting for the sci-fi film which was Men In Black.”
“So I want that back again,” she added.
Men In Black is a sci-fi comedy action film and starred Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organisation who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans.
The first film was released in 1997 and grossed over $589.3 million worldwide against a $90 million budget.
Zoe Henry talks ‘sad’ loss as Emmerdale star addresses tragic death[LATEST]
Helen Skelton showcases her blossoming bump after friend ‘lies’ to her[PICTURES]
Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis ‘ungracious’ reaction to reprising role[EXCLUSIVE]
The hit movie spawned two sequels, Men In Black II (2002) and Men In Black 3 (2012).
In 2019, the franchise had another spin-off film called Men In Black International.
Meanwhile, the Star Trek favourite explained that she went on to take part in the film about a rainforest but it had gone straight to DVD.
“Consequently, I can’t read a script. I don’t know a good script from a bad script so I say yes to everything now,” the actress remarked.
“I’m obviously rubbish at reading scripts.”
She continued: “The rainforest film was called Paradise Lost and it went straight to DVD. No one ever saw it.
“That was me making bad decisions but that’s fine.”
Marina added: “I don’t live in regret. If you live in regret it’s wasted energy. You can’t live in the past and dwell on it. I’m a person that lives in the moment.”
Source: Read Full Article