Nana Visitor on Kira’s Emotionality

That rawness of emotion Kira displayed [in ‘Battlelines’] made many people uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable for me to watch. Yet, there’s something I delight in about displaying those emotions. Taking my clothes off for a scene, to me, isn’t challenging. What is challenging, and what I don’t mind using to make people feel uncomfortable, is displaying raw emotion.

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I’ve gotten letters from women who have said that Kira means a lot to them because they themselves never felt like they could reach their feelings. Through Kira they’ve said to themselves, ‘It’s OK to have feelings, to express them’ or ‘It’s OK to cry, to feel anger.’

We always think it’s the men in society who have trouble expressing themselves, but through the letters I’m realizing there are many women who feel that way, too. I never expected to get into areas like this through a role I play. So, I’m incredibly gratified that women can learn about themselves through Kira. Frankly, I’m learning through Kira as well.

Nana Visitor in “Major Player”, 1994 issue of Starlog.

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