Chat: Virginia Hey
Chat: Virginia Hey
Moderator: Welcome to tonights chat with Virginia Hey. We all know her as the esquisite Delvian Priestess 'Zhann' on Fascape.
VirginiaHey: Hello everyone. I'm sending a big kiss to you all. I'm so excited to have a chance to speak with you today. Before we get started I wanted to say hi to a list of special friends:
Moderator: <Enigma> to <Moderator>: Virginia, when did you start acting?
VirginiaHey: I started acting in 1982. I did a film called Mad Max: The Road Warriror, with Mel Gibson.
Moderator: <slidecat> to <Moderator>: What is it like playing on one of the greatest show's on the air? (IMHO)
VirginiaHey: It's a dream come true.
Moderator: <ChaoticDreamer> to <Moderator>: What would you say has been the most challenging aspect of Zhaan's character
VirginiaHey: The most challenging aspect by far has been to portray the conflict between the dark side and her struggle to stay in the light.
Moderator: <truthseekr> to <Moderator>: Which part of Zhann's character do most easily identify with?
VirginiaHey: I think the spiritual side of Zhaan. I find the depths and dimensions in Zhaan fascinating, but personally -- as Virginia -- I can relate to her more spiritual aspects.
Moderator: <slidecat> to <Moderator>: What is it like off set with the rest cast and crew?
VirginiaHey: It's a very happy team, and everyone who works on Farscape is extremely dedicated, and very focused in on making the show the greatest it can be.
Moderator: <A1ZHAAN> to <Moderator>: Virginia , what do you think of your characters popularity?
VirginiaHey: That's a difficult question for me to answer because I'm so far removed from Farscape friends' response here in Australia. It's not on TV here as yet.
Moderator: <Farscape1> to <Moderator>: Did you think that when you began Farscape, it would be as popular as it is now?
VirginiaHey: We all hoped it would be this popular, but we could never have dreamed that it could've shot through the roof the way it has.
Moderator: <playborg> to <Moderator>: Are you and have you always been a sci fi fan? any favorites?
VirginiaHey: Yes, I've always been a sci-fi fan. By far, my favorite science fiction film has got to be the old classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Moderator: <Cassiel> to <Moderator>: How important is the Farscape BBoard & newsgroups for getting feedback on shows...characters...etc?
VirginiaHey: It's absolutely crucial for me, as it is the only place where I can see and read the thoughts of all of our Farscape friends.
Moderator: <Bladerunner> to <Moderator>: How did you come about being on Farscape?
VirginiaHey: My agent contacted me at the beginning of last year and told me that there was a show starting to cast for characters, it was an new show called:
Moderator: <Gmmas> to <Moderator>: Virginia - Your appearance as Zhaan is beautiful, but we always wonder does it irritate your skin? Please tell us more about your makeup.
VirginiaHey: We do all that we can to prevent any adverse reactions to my skin and body due to the paint.
Moderator: <Jenimer> to <Moderator>: I heard you had to shave your head for the part of Zhaan, I was wondering what your family and friend's initial reaction was, and how you feel about it now?
Moderator: <D`Argo> to <Moderator>: Virginia.... what does it feel like to interact with the puppets on a daily bassis????
Moderator: <RichardVaughan> to <Moderator>: My question is. Is Chiana a new cast member?
VirginiaHey: Yes, she's a new character and she's an absolute delight to work with. I'm not going to give away much more -- you'll just have to wait and see what her participation is.
Moderator: <Myrl> to <Moderator>: have any of you ever hazed Ben for being the only american in the group.
VirginiaHey: No, we would never do that. We love Ben, and we love the fact that he's from America. But I must admit that Anthony and Ben do send each other up constantly, they're very very close friends and they're like a comedy duo. Very funny to watch.
Moderator: <dude-number-1> to <Moderator>: the character zhaan has been explored more in depth, it seems, than most of the other cast members, what parts of zhaan came from your input and will we find out more about her?
VirginiaHey: The writers and the actors spend a lot of time discussing the characters.
Moderator: <AerynFan> to <Moderator>: Does a FarScape "Bloopers" tape exist?
VirginiaHey: Yes it does.
Moderator: <venomsoup> to <Moderator>: are you doing any other projects other than farscape?
VirginiaHey: Not at the moment. There's not any time. But when I come back from holidays in 2 weeks time, I might throw myself into a quick project.
Moderator: <UniCoastie> to <Moderator>: Is the show a lot different now from when it was first conceived? Besides the name changes?
VirginiaHey: No, the show is not different as such. The show has evolved the same way a child would grow through adolescence into adulthood.
Moderator: <Solanio> to <Moderator>: Given that you'd played Zhaan as being compassionate and spiritual heretofore - was the darker aspects in DNA Mad Scientist hard for you to portray?
VirginiaHey: Yes, it was very hard for me to portray. At first, it really did break my heart and they were real tears. I can't bear any form of cruelty whatsoever in my own life, and it was very difficult for me to portray cruelty as an actress.
Moderator: <dude-number-1> to <Moderator>: just went to your page virginia, you look even more beautiful w/o your makeup!!!!!!!
VirginiaHey: ha ha ha. :)
Moderator: <CrowTS> to <Moderator>: What would you like to do after Farscape?
VirginiaHey: Grow my hair!!!!!
Moderator: <MoyasPilot> to <Moderator>: Are you enjoying your time off, and are you going to make any appearances in the US soon? :)
VirginiaHey: I'm loving my time off. I'm reading lots of books and spending time with my beautiful pets.
Moderator: <Ooshati> to <Moderator>: Everyone is set on John and Aeryn getting together. Do you see Zhaan having a romance?
VirginiaHey: I'd love to see Zhaan in a romance, but we'll have to wait and see what the writers invent for me.
Moderator: <Persona> to <Moderator>: While we've been waiting during the chat...I've been checking out your site. It looks really great! Did you work on the site all by yourself? (Besides writing all the great text?)
VirginiaHey: No, I'm glad you mentioned that.
Moderator: <crowman186> to <Moderator>: What does solar flares really feel like to you?
Moderator: <elhaym> to <Moderator>: Any big plot twists involving Zhaan this season?
VirginiaHey: You'll have to wait and see what sprouts up. Yes, there are some fantastic twists and turns for Zhaan.
Moderator: <crowman186> to <Moderator>: Do you think aliens exist outside of our solar system and if so what do you think they would be like?
VirginiaHey: I definitely believe that alien life exists, not only in the universe but definitely in our solar system.
Moderator: <Ricks8> to <Moderator>: What are your favorite episodes?
VirginiaHey: That Old Black Magic, DNA Mad Scientist, Rhapsody In Blue...
Moderator: <Fox-Mulder1013> to <Moderator>: where can I get an autographed pic?
VirginiaHey: That's a very good question.
Moderator: <Solanio> to <Moderator>: What challenges are you interested in seeing Zhaan face in the future that she's not had a chance to face as yet?
VirginiaHey: I think the ongoing battle with Zhaan's dark side is very exciting for me to play.
Moderator: <Myrl> to <Moderator>: will you give any spoilers to your fans about the upcoming season?
VirginiaHey: I wish I could but I really can't because I'd be strangled.
Moderator: <Ig0r> to <Moderator>: Do you think that Farscape will have a long future ahead of it?
Moderator: <JohnCrichtonIASA> to <Moderator>: Any plans for a Farscape movie?
VirginiaHey: Wouldn't that be great!?! I'd definitely be up for that.
Moderator: <PhantomComputer> to <Moderator>: ... What was your favorite scene from Farscape ... that ended up being cut from the episode?
VirginiaHey: I'm not aware of any of my favorite scenes being cut.
Moderator: <dna> to <Moderator>: How does watching and episode compare to making an episode?
VirginiaHey: That's a very good question. It's often hard to sit back and watch an episode as though it's the first time I've ever seen it.
Moderator: Final question for Virginia.
VirginiaHey: Yes, I've done a little bit of theatre. It was a musical so it can't compare to television, but I love the opportunity of making a fool of myself LIVE.
Moderator: This is defineatly the final question for Virginia.
VirginiaHey: That's a very good question.
Moderator: Thank you Virginia Hey for joing us tonight. Do you have any final words for our chatters tonight?
VirginiaHey: Thank you all for coming to chat with me.
Moderator: Thank you all for coming to tonight's chat. I will make the the room unmoderated now.