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Chat: Gigi Edgley

Subject(s): Gigi Edgley, Farscape Actor
Dated: May 03, 2001
Source: Lycos


Moderator: Lets welcome Gigi Edgley to this Live Event. What's up this evening, Gigi?

Gigi_Edgley: Hi guys thank you so much for coming and I have the coffee brewing and lots of late night snacks to keep us giggling and chatting!

cyradis69: here's my question...hi gigi! chiana is a chancetaking kind of girl. any chance we'll see a triangle between d'argo, chiana, and jool? :)

Gigi_Edgley: LOL What are you guys is there a writer in the room?? Hopefully D'Argo will be included in the triangle *giggle giggle*

TrueBlueZhaanFan: DId it take a lot of practice to get your FS accent down pat?

Gigi_Edgley: Is it down pat yet??

Makalia: Most definately Gigi

Gigi_Edgley: I kept trying a conciense effort to keep Chiana's accent mid atlantic/alien
Gigi_Edgley: It was funny when I went in to do the audition and I asked them what accent to use and it seemed all american producers have met only american aliens and australian producers have met only australian aliens.
Gigi_Edgley: So throughout series 1 she swung from polar opposites.
Gigi_Edgley: And now she tends to be more mid atlantic. With Nebari characteristics creeping in here and there.

Lanikfs: Gigi, you do a great job of working the chemistry with Ben and Anthony. What aspects of Chiana's character come from you?

Gigi_Edgley: She is a lot braver then I am. And after 3 hours makeup the courage builds inside to go and play on the set with masters of the art from all departments.
Gigi_Edgley: There is a fantastic chemistry on set that is really quite edible between the cast and the crew which helps create a really comfortable workplace.
Gigi_Edgley: To let the instincts come out and play

Grackene: HI Gigi I am a really big fan of yours. Do you have any other projects going besides Farscape we might see you in?

Gigi_Edgley: At the moment I am truly Farscaped.
Gigi_Edgley: But there are a few up and coming projects its tricky becuase in the hiatus I have to decide whether to come and play with you guys or go and work on new projects
Gigi_Edgley: You guys are too tempting! *giggle*

Panzer8888: Gigi, I have talked to Anthony many times & he is a really nice guy, is he really the jokster on the cast with Ben?

Gigi_Edgley: Yes!!! LOL
Gigi_Edgley: You have to be ready and willing to surrender to the boys humour at every and all times!
Gigi_Edgley: The other day I was preparing on set and the boys were having a giggle at me doing my alien moves I said shush guys I am trying to be professional.
Gigi_Edgley: And they just laughed and said Oh Gigi you are just too young for that!

Akula18: Question for ya Gi - Do you see Chiana getting to be friends or enemies with Jool??

Gigi_Edgley: I think we are all intending to leave the relationship between Jool and Chiana as a bit of a wildcard.
Gigi_Edgley: Tammy and I are trying to avoid the usual sort of female against female in an inclosed space in a a relationship.
Gigi_Edgley: To our experiments we have come up with some interesting alternative choices some of them didnt make the cut!

xakilia: hi Gigi! does the make-up come off easily? wot time do u have to start in the morning and how late @ nite?

Gigi_Edgley: The make up is still on it stays on 24 hours its easier that way!! LOL
Gigi_Edgley: No just kidding
Gigi_Edgley: The makeup has gone down from 5 hours to 2 1/2 hours with 2 makeup artists working on me each day.
Gigi_Edgley: Then the shoot day roughly goes anywhere from 6 hours to 16 hours.
Gigi_Edgley: And it take about 45 minutes to wrap up
Gigi_Edgley: In series 1 and 2, I was picked up roughly around 4 am and got home about 8 pm each night.
Gigi_Edgley: But now I get picked up around 5 am Yay!!! sleepin!!! LOL

LyingBastardSean: What is your favorite quote from Chiana so far?

Gigi_Edgley: That have or havent made the cut?? LOL
Gigi_Edgley: Let me think on that one....
Gigi_Edgley: When Salis said "Have you ever been stung by Watruka plant?" they to present an intriguing exterior

pyrite_tackyfringe: what is it like working with puppets? pilot.....

Gigi_Edgley: Its amazing working with the puppets.
Gigi_Edgley: Rarely do you think of them as puppets
Gigi_Edgley: In some of my scenes with Rygel, after the scene is finished I'll look straight at him and ask him how he thought the scene went and then I realize that I should be addressing the 3 puppeteers.
Gigi_Edgley: Its phenomenal when you walk on set.
Gigi_Edgley: And you see creatures with 3 heads and 2 noses.
Gigi_Edgley: And lots of tentacles.
Gigi_Edgley: All waiting to play!
Gigi_Edgley: The lunchroom can be quite amusing at times too!

stonefree_alt: Gigi, I have to ask because everyone is wanting to, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ZAHN??!!??

Gigi_Edgley: She's always in our hearts!
Gigi_Edgley: Our minds, and our souls also.
Gigi_Edgley: Wether she be before us or worlds away

KatzHouse1: Hi, Gigi! How many adlibs make it into the episodes?

Gigi_Edgley: How many writers lines make into the episode??? LOL
Gigi_Edgley: Just teasing!! LOL
Gigi_Edgley: We get to sit every morning and will start working on a scene and if the scene doesn't sit right in our bellies we will full around with it til it does.
Gigi_Edgley: There have been lots of beautful moments created by the instincts of the cast that have made the cut.
Gigi_Edgley: And maybe even teh episode!

kelley102673: hey gigi.. i truly admire your abilities!! my question is this..are you really into aerobics/exercise in order to be able to move and flex your body that way?

Gigi_Edgley: Whats that??? LOL
Gigi_Edgley: I am into chocolate swirlycake, and cappucinos in the mornings.
Gigi_Edgley: I think the work on the set keeps me in shape thank goodness!
Gigi_Edgley: Its a fantastic character to play to explore your flexibility in many arenas as an actor.
Gigi_Edgley: :::As she munches into her chocolate swirlycake::: hehehe
Gigi_Edgley: Originally there was no direction with character movement or alient characteristics after I saw the time and energy that was being put into the look of Chiana,
Gigi_Edgley: I figured she would be a fun character to explore experiment at movements and breathwork.
Gigi_Edgley: After episode 15, Durka Returns, David kemper gave me a phonecall and said "I dont know what the hell you are going out there but we love it!"
Gigi_Edgley: I figured I was heading into the right direction.

Travis41: Ms. Eldgley do you see farscape going on for years like star trek did here in the us

Gigi_Edgley: It's hard to say one day you go to work and it could be all over within a blink of an eye.
Gigi_Edgley: And the next day we are making history
Gigi_Edgley: to live in this dream for only a moment is enough for me!
Gigi_Edgley: Although it would be absolutely awesome if I was allowed to play in the unchartered territories for the rest of my solar days.

[various scapers express their appreciation to Gigi]

Gigi_Edgley: I thank you so much guys for coming and playing! Hope I didn't keep you up to late! If you want to come hang out in my site you are very welcome!
Gigi_Edgley: GigiEdgley.com
Gigi_Edgley: I will keep you updated on projects that are coming up
Gigi_Edgley: Hopefully some funky beats!
Gigi_Edgley: I have been working on
Gigi_Edgley: Thank to the twinkly stars and the heavens hiding out in tier six waiting for you to come and play.
Gigi_Edgley: Love Chi, or is it G??? LOL