I'm not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.— Jeri Ryan
The most eye-opening Jeri Ryan quotes that are little-known but priceless
I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11.
I don't necessarily believe in aliens coming to the States, and I don't buy into the government cover-up.
This was truly guerilla filmmaking. We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats, where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don't have a problem with it because of the way this character's been written.
I get to pretend I'm flying into space, and hang out with my friends. That's what I do for a living.
I think the more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes.
The whole sex symbol or babe thing doesn't bother me.
West Hollywood is predominantly gay, so every man that came into the grocery store was shopping for his boyfriend.
I've always wanted to do this, so it really is a dream come true.
His background and knowledge can't be transplanted overnight, .
.. I'd make a point that unless you sat on the throne, you don't know what it's like to be king. In reality there are a lot of things that you do and people you influence that other people don't see and that impact is there for the city.
My background has been very helpful for this experience.
But everyone was so accommodating because they knew it's not the most comfortable position to be the new kid.
I loved working with Eric Close and J T Walsh.
You can't really prepare yourself for being greeted by a dozen Klingons drinking blood wine. So, it can be a bit off-putting coming in from the outside. But it's great fun and there are no fans like Star Trek fans.
I've loved the escapism of being another person, slipping into another character for a little while.
I'm not so widely known that I'm going to be pigeonholed.
They said that Seven was a former Borg who had been human and had been assimilated. She was regaining her humanity. I had no interest in this character.
It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way, and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because we wanted the chance to work together.
I have no specific ideas in mind of what I will or won't do; it's all about the roles.
We haven't done such a great job, so I don't know why God couldn't have started over somewhere else. I don't necessarily believe in aliens coming to the States, and I don't buy into the government cover-up.
Cheating is often more efficient.
That's what makes a character interesting from an actor's perspective - the more screwed up, the better.
I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary so I knew what I was talking about, but you can't do that because they talk in circles, and half of it doesn't make sense, so you'll just end up driving yourself more insane.
The entire season, the show had never been aired for more than three weeks.
You can't get an audience that way. They would never promo the show for the next week.
I could do without the Bubonic Plague.
My husband is someone who's in the real world.
It's a big help that I don't have both feet in Hollywood.
It's supposed to be entertainment. It's not supposed to be a documentary.
There is a very large chunk of our population who firmly believe in extraterrestrials.
I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven's wonderful.
Sorry, I get a little excited when I talk about firearms.
It might be arrogant to think that we're the only living creations in all of the solar systems that there are. Space is so vast.
I was always a fan of horror films as a kid.
It doesn't bother me that Seven has such an overtly sexual presence, because she has no concept of what effect that physical package would have on some male member of the crew. That's what's fun, her innocence.
I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed character than Seven of Nine.
I have a lot of fun with guns, especially the M-16, but my favourite is my little .22. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. I do limit myself to blanks.
No doubt that he will make an excellent senator.
My husband travels a lot with his job, so we have a lot of frequent flyer miles so we can hop on a plane with no notice. That's a nice luxury and he is very supportive.