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By Suzanne

Jeri Ryan and Eddie McClintock on "Warehouse 13"

Interview with Jeri Ryan of "Warehouse 13" on Syfy 7/28/11.

I was so thrilled to speak with Jeri Ryan. I've been a Trekkie since the original show in the 1960's. I've seen all of the Star Trek episodes, including all of the Star Trek: Voyager episodes starring Jeri Ryan. Also, I have watched her on other shows, including her current regular series "Body of Proof" on ABC.  She is a really great and versatile actress, aside from being so beautiful.

She was very nice and interesting on the call. I enjoyed asking her questions and listening to her talk to the others.  I know you will find this call fascinating like I did.

She guest-starred on "Warehouse 13" and that is primarily what this call was about.

Syfy Conference Call
Warehouse 13
Jeri Ryan
July 28, 2011
2:30 pm CT

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. And welcome to the Syfy Warehouse 13 featuring Jeri Ryan.

During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduct a Q & A session. At that time, if you do have questions, you may press the 1 followed by the 4.

If at any time during the conference you need to reach an operator, please press star 0. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Thursday, July 28, 2011.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Gary Morgenstein.

Gary Morgenstein: Welcome everyone. Iíd like to introduce Jeri Ryan who will be guest starring...

Jeri Ryan: Hi, guys.

Gary Morgenstein: Hey. Warehouse 13, Monday, August 1. So (unintelligible), you can put forward the first question.

Operator: Perfect. Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to register your question, please press the 1 followed by the 4.

Weíll begin with Michael Hinman from AirlockAlpha. You may proceed.

Michael Hinman: Hey. I get to be the first question. This is great.


Jeri Ryan: You just got a lottery ticket today.

Michael Hinman: Yes, I know. I think Iím going to go do that next. Weíre very excited to have you on Warehouse 13.

Jeri Ryan: Good.

Michael Hinman: I know that Eddie McClintock was also very excited on his Twitter account talking about it quite a bit. I was just wondering, Kate Mulgrew is also going to be guest starring in some episodes. Are you sharing any episodes with her?

Jeri Ryan: No.


Michael Hinman: Would you like to have? And what would that be like having you two working together again?

Jeri Ryan: Yes, itíd be nice to see her. Itís been a long time so itíd be funny.

Michael Hinman: I bet.

Jeri Ryan: Especially in a different context.

Michael Hinman: Iím sorry?

Jeri Ryan: Did we just black out there? I said no, it would be funny...

Michael Hinman: Yes, I think so. Iím sorry.

Jeri Ryan: ...especially in a different context.

Michael Hinman: I guess this is kind of like your first trip back into science fiction in a way, you know, since Voyager. Whatís it been like to do that? Whatís it like to kind of return to that genre?

Jeri Ryan: Well, I mean Iíd be eager to do a lot of stuff in that genre that you donít really get to do in typical drama or comedy which is one of the reasons you become an actor is to do as many different things as you can and live as many different lives as you can. And itís fun to do a role where you can really kind of suspend reality a bit. Itís a good time. And itís a great...

Michael Hinman: Excellent.


Jeri Ryan: ...thing, too. Itís just a great group of people and Eddie and I had a ball working together especially.

Michael Hinman: Thatís what it sounds like. So I canít wait to see that.

Jeri Ryan: Thanks.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Pattye Grippo from Pazsaz Entertainment Network. You may proceed.

Pattye Grippo: Hi, Jeri. Thanks for talking with us today.

Jeri Ryan: Hi. Thank you.

Pattye Grippo: Thank you. Let me ask you this. What was your most memorable moment working on the show?

Jeri Ryan: Wow. The most memorable moment. Thatís a good question. I donít know that thereís one specific moment, but Eddie and I -- and I donít want to give too much away with the story -- but there were some...

Pattye Grippo: Right.

Jeri Ryan: ...a couple of really, really nice sort of emotional scenes that Eddie and I got to play together. It was just really fun connecting with him. Heís a great actor. Heís a funny, funny guy. But heís also just a really good actor. So that was a lot of fun.

Pattye Grippo: Okay. Well let me ask you then. What would you say is the most important thing that you learned from your time spent on the show?

Jeri Ryan: I donít think I learned anything particularly except how much fun Eddie is. That was my big surprise. But yes, it wasnít like, a huge educational experience in my acting career. But it was great. It was a fun show to do. I really enjoyed it.

Pattye Grippo: Okay. Well let me end with this one. Maybe you got an answer for this. How about whatís next for you?

Jeri Ryan: Well right now Iím shooting Body of Proof. We just started shooting Season 2.

Pattye Grippo: Right.

Jeri Ryan: And we actually are shooting our second episode today so.

Pattye Grippo: Oh, okay.

Jeri Ryan: Thatís a full-time gig right now.

Pattye Grippo: Okay. Well thank you very much.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Joshua Maloni from Niagara Frontier. You may proceed.

Joshua Maloni: Hi, Jeri. Thanks for your time today.

Jeri Ryan: Hi. Thank you.

Joshua Maloni: So as you said a minute ago, you do have a full-time gig right now. So what attracted you to this particular acting opportunity?

Jeri Ryan: Well, it just seemed like a lot of fun. And, the show runner is a friend of a friend and heís a great guy and the offer came up and it seemed like an interesting role and an interesting story line and it looked like a lot of fun to do. And it was, I had a ball. And my husband and my daughter came up with me and so we had a good time.

Joshua Maloni: Cool.

Jeri Ryan: A little family get away.

Joshua Maloni: Oh, thatís nice. What can you tell us about the character Amanda?

Jeri Ryan: Sheís a Marine. She is Eddieís ex-wife...

Joshua Maloni: Oh.

Jeri Ryan: ...which is a bit of a surprise to everyone else at the warehouse. And she is getting remarried and things sort of take a bit of a turn without giving away too much of the story. And she sort of needs Eddieís help to get out of a bit of a problem.

Joshua Maloni: All right. And did you know Eddie beforehand or was this the first time...

Jeri Ryan: No...

Joshua Maloni: guys got to meet?

Jeri Ryan: Weíd never met.

Joshua Maloni: All right.

Jeri Ryan: So it was fun. I mean everybodyís great, but he was really a pleasant surprise because heís just so much fun in real life...

Joshua Maloni: Right.

Jeri Ryan: Heís just a great guy.

Joshua Maloni: All right. Looking forward to seeing it. Thank you.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Jamie Ruby from Sci Fi Vision. You may proceed.

Jamie Ruby: Hi. Thanks so much for talking to us today.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Jamie Ruby: Well so since all my questions just were taken by the last caller. You said obviously you had a lot of fun on the show, but was there anything you found challenging about the role?

Jeri Ryan: Always with comedy in general and especially comedy that sort of is in the Syfy genre so then youíre really (spinning) this belief. You always have to sort of find that line between playing the comedy, but playing the realism too. And thatís always a bit of a balance act. But itís fun. And again the people in the show, theyíre pros and this is what they do. That sort of fine line is where they walk all the time so. There is no better training ground for that. I mean, it was a lot of fun.

Jamie Ruby: Great. What would be like your ultimate dream role? Or is there someone you still want to work with that you havenít?

Jeri Ryan: Oh, thereís tons of people Iíd love to work with that I havenít. But oh, I used to say Hamlet was my ultimate dream role and it still is an amazing role and I would love to play it. But yes, thereís so many actors I would love to work with.

Iíd love to work with Clint Eastwood as a director especially. Iíd love to work with Sidney Poitier because heís the reason that I became an actor in the first place. Meryl Streep is everyoneís dream because sheís the greatest living actor of our time. Thereís a lot of just amazing talents that I would love to work with at some point.

Jamie Ruby: Okay, great. And last, can you talk about how you got started in acting?

Jeri Ryan: Well, itís what I always wanted to do. When I was kid, it was always, you know, an actress or something else. So, an actress or a veterinarian or when I was in high school I had to decide what I was going to major in college. And my decision was between majoring in theater and majoring in biomedical engineering. And I had an incredibly practical nature. So but acting could be a better idea. And I did a lot of community theater when I was growing up when I was a kid and things like that and moved out to LA after I graduated from Northwestern. And I was really lucky. I sort of worked steadily every since.

Jamie Ruby: Okay, great. Thanks so much.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Deyvid Hocklin from the Outhouse. You may proceed.

Deyvid Hocklin: Hi, Jeri. Thanks for taking the time out of your...

Jeri Ryan: Hi.

Deyvid Hocklin: ...schedule to do this.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.


Deyvid Hocklin: Öfollow you on Twitter. Youíve done Syfy with Trek, Dark Skies, and now Warehouse 13. Youíve done horror with Dracula 2000. Youíve obviously done comedy and drama. Is there any genres that you havenít done yet or that you would like to do more of?

Jeri Ryan: Iíd like to do action like Mortal Kombat Legacy.

Deyvid Hocklin: Oh, definitely. I was going to get to that.

Jeri Ryan: Thatís sort of action fantasy.

Deyvid Hocklin: Yes.

Jeri Ryan: No, I mean I think Iíve done all the genre, there are not too many that I havenít done with the exception of maybe porn which Iím not really interested in.

Deyvid Hocklin: Thatís also fantasy.

Jeri Ryan: But I would to do more comedy because itís fun and thatís, you know, an escape. Thatís just a very light environment to work. But I like being able to jump around and do all kinds of things.

Deyvid Hocklin: Yes. And you do it all pretty well. Speaking of Mortal Kombat Legacy, we saw that you joined the panel at Comic-Con via Skype and weíre glad to hearÖ


Deyvid Hocklin: ,,,in the Comic-Con (unintelligible) experience. Is there any progress on a second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy and would you beÖ


Jeri Ryan: I havenít heard anything. I havenít heard anything yet. But hopefully weíll get some news before too long.

Deyvid Hocklin: Okay, cool. Hopefully weíll get to see that.


Jeri Ryan: We all had a ball doing it.

Deyvid Hocklin: Oh, yes definitely. Going back to Twitter, I remember reading that you had took Tango lessons recently for shooting and you enjoyed it. Is that something that you would continue or have continued as a personal hobby?

Jeri Ryan: Yes, I did that for an episode of Leverage. No, I would love to continue it. The question of having the time and my husband having the time and the interest to take Tango lessons with me. But yes, no I loved it. It was a lot of fun. But Iíve always loved dancing.

Deyvid Hocklin: So you took to it very well or did you have injuries or how did that go?

Jeri Ryan: No, I didnít have any injuries. But, I think if I had more time to do it Iíd be able to do it really well. Two or three lessons in the course of a week thereís really not much you can learn. It was a lot of fun. I loved it. So yes, Iíd love to do more of it.

Deyvid Hocklin: Okay.

Jeri Ryan: And no that does not mean I want to be on Dancing with the Stars which is what everybody asks me.

Deyvid Hocklin: Yes, definitely. Okay. Thank you.

Jeri Ryan: Thanks.

Operator: Our next question from the line of Lance Carter from the Daily Actor. You may proceed.

Lance Carter: Hey, Jeri.

Jeri Ryan: Hi.

Lance Carter: Hey. So a couple of my questions were already asked, but Iíll ask this one. Just in general, whatís your advice to actors?

Jeri Ryan: Boy, itís kind of twofold. If thereís anything else -- for the people who are just starting out -- if thereís anything else that would make you happy doing besides acting, then you should do that. Because this is a very difficult business and thereís a lot of rejection. So itís hard and everybodyís sort of emotional - everyoneís psyche canít really take all of that rejection and thatís not the best thing for everyone.

If this is all that will really fulfill you and make you happy, then do it. If youíre going to do it, you have to completely do it and youíve got to be incredibly persistent and not give up and not take no for an answer and just keep going. And itís a numbers game for everyone when youíre starting out. The more auditions you can go to, the better your chances of getting a job.

Because thereís a lot of rejection and itís usually not anything to do with your acting ability, especially in Hollywood as opposed to the theater. Youíre too blonde, youíre not blonde enough, youíre too tall, youíre not tall enough, youíre too pretty, youíre not pretty enough. Itís that kind of sort of physical stuff even more than your acting ability for a lot of jobs when youíre just starting out. And you have to learn not to take things personally and get a really thick skin. But youíve got to be prepared. Thatís my other piece of advice. Be prepared. Be ready.

So when that opportunity comes because it will, but you have to be ready for it because it may not come again - your big break or your big chance. So be trained. Get in class. Be ready so when that chance comes, you donít screw it up.

Lance Carter: Thatís awesome. Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Ian Cullen from SciFiPulse. You may proceed.

Ian Cullen: Hey, Jeri. How you doing?

Jeri Ryan: Hi. Iím good. How are you?

Ian Cullen: Iím good. Iíve got a couple of questions. The first one is using Mortal Kombat which was specifically done as a web series - I meanÖ


Ian Cullen: Ösort of thing. Can you see yourself ever doing something like that again when youíre further down the road with, you know? And how different was the production site than from say doing it for the web?

Jeri Ryan: Production wise, there wasnít a huge difference once we were shooting. If anything, we actually had a little more time than we do shooting a TV series - a network TV series -- because we have seven days to shoot a one hour or basically 40-minute episode for TV. For this, our episodes were like six to - I think the longest one was 12 or 15 minutes. So we could take a little more time when we were actually shooting it.

Itís a big difference within the prep; there was none. So I think I had three days notice of the offer coming through, making the deal, and getting on a plan to fly to Vancouver to start shooting. So...

Ian Cullen: Wow.

Jeri Ryan: ...the difficulty there for me was no time for fight training. So I think most of the other actors if not all of them are trained fighters. So for them just going in and learning a big fight scene is just a matter of choreography. For me, itís not. So that was hard. I would have loved to have had, you know, at least a couple of weeks to get in some fight training and really be able to make a more involved fight scene. But that was the only big difference.

But yes, I certainly think weíll all be doing a lot of more of that in the future because I think thatís sort of where the business is heading eventually.

Ian Cullen: Another question is Iíve seen you as Tara Cole in Leverage quite recently actually last year here in the UK and I really enjoyed the way you just seemed to blend in with that group quite easily. Itís almost like youíd been there all along when I was watching the show.

Jeri Ryan: Thanks.

Ian Cullen: You just fitted right in there right away. Iím just wondering what was that series like for you working with that cast? Could you see yourself ever returning to do a guest shot on Leverage in the future

Jeri Ryan: Well, I actually just did one for this season. And I would have loved to have come back for more, but I couldnít get the release - the approval - from the network from the show that Iím on now. But yes. That I have to say was one of my best work experiences my entire career. The most fun Iíve ever had on a set with Leverage and Boston Public. Those are my two that just stick out as the sort of perfect crystalline experiences.

That group of people, that entire cast, that entire crew is - well first of all, theyíre all insane. They are. But just the best, funniest, just most absolutely enjoyable group of people that you could ever have the luck to work with. And theyíre my dear friends and I love them all and I would love to work with them together. So yes, I had a ball. And I love that character. That was so much fun.

It was fun to play somebody who was light and tough and to get to play a completely different character every week on that show was a real treat as an actor.

Ian Cullen: Yes. I actually spoke to John Rogers and so I know how...


Ian Cullen: Öheís a great actor. My final question really is Warehouse 13, you just mentioned that you play Eddie McClintock's, you know, character's ex-wife, Peteís ex-wife in the show. Can you see yourself returning to that show?

Jeri Ryan: I would love to. Yes, I think they certainly left the door open if she needs to come back again for some reason to get Eddieís help again or get Peteís help again. But yes, I would love to go back. I had a great time working there. Itíd be fun to go back again.


Ian Cullen: Okay. Well thanks a lot Jeri for your time. Itís been lovely speaking to you and wish you all the best with (unintelligible).

Jeri Ryan: Thank you so much.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Suzanne Lanoue from TV Megasite. You may proceed.

Suzanne Lanoue: Hi, Jeri. Thanks for taking our call.

Jeri Ryan: Hi. Thank you.

Suzanne Lanoue: I was wondering is there anything more you can tell us about your character on Warehouse 13? The press release showed you with glasses and (unintelligible) and there wasnít much else.

Jeri Ryan: I donít know how much I can tell you without giving away any story secrets. She is a Marine and thatís I guess how she and Pete had met originally as they served together. She is getting married and she needs his help to solve a problem which he sort of I guess kind of inadvertently causes in the first place. So itís fun. Itís gets into some interesting situations. Iím sorry, my daughter is sitting in my lap while I'm doing the call.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. Oh. So all right. I was going to ask you also about Body of Proof. It seemed to me that they had thrown together your character and Dana Delaneyís ex-husband's character. Do you think thereíll be more of that in the coming season?

Jeri Ryan: Yes.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay.

Jeri Ryan: That relationship definitely continues. Weíre just starting today actually shooting the second episode of the second season. So yes that relationship does continue.

Suzanne Lanoue: And is it very different...

Jeri Ryan: And all the evening drama that that brings into the office.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay. Was there any difficulty in changing where you were shooting? I saw that you were going to shoot in Rhode Island and then they moved to LA.

Jeri Ryan: Oh, God. That was heaven. Are you kidding me? That was better than having to move across country and commute every week. That was difficult because I...


Jeri Ryan: ...flew between Providence, Rhode Island and LA every week and that was brutal. So being home and being able to work in town and come home at the end of the day like a normal person after work is amazing and itís absolutely heaven.

Suzanne Lanoue: Okay, great. And a last question is youíve been on a lot of different series and youíre talking about having to have a thick skin and everything so you had a lot of experience with that. Do you still have to audition for roles in television or do they pretty much know who you are now and they just kind ofÖ


Jeri Ryan: ÖI do have to audition for some things. For television for the most part, itís mostly offers. But, thereís certain things that I still have to audition for. And I had to say in the last three years or four years, the business has completely changed anyway because now TV and film used to be sort of very separate kind of worlds.

If you were in the TV world, you sort of stayed in the TV world. And if you were in the film world, you sort of for the most part stayed in the film world. Well, itís not the case anymore and thereís a lot more interesting roles now on television and a lot of film actors who traditionally who have never ever done a series are now doing TV series. So it is a very different ballgame than it used to be.

So yes everybody is kind of in a different position because producers, studios, and networks can be in a position where everybody ought to read for something because they have so many actors now to choose from.

Suzanne Lanoue: So does that make it more difficult than for roles on television? Or is it...

Jeri Ryan: Oh, of course.


Suzanne Lanoue: ...the other way. Does it make it easier for TV actors to go into movies or not?

Jeri Ryan: No, it makes it, I mean more difficult to get roles because there arenít as many to go around. I mean as many shows...

Suzanne Lanoue: Right.

Jeri Ryan: ...arenít being made as they used to make to begin with because everybodyís trying to cut down their budget and all of that. But also, now youíve got a whole other group of actors that are coming in to do television as well. So yes, itís much more difficult. Itís much more competitive to get roles. There are fewer to go around. Itís a very different business.

Suzanne Lanoue: All right. Well thank you very much and good luck and I hope...


Jeri Ryan: And youíre speaking to someone who despises the audition process.

Suzanne Lanoue: Well I donít know many actors who would probably like itÖ


Jeri Ryan: Right.


Suzanne Lanoue: Öbeing turned down and after to go to job interviews and all other, yuck. Okay. Well thank you very much.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Janel Segal from You may proceed.

Janel Segal: Hi, Jeri. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us today.

Jeri Ryan: Hi. Sure. Thank you.

Janel Segal: I was wondering is there a certain part of your character in Warehouse 13 that you can personally relate to or any of your characters in the Syfy genre that youíve played?

Jeri Ryan: Yes. I can certainly relate to part to this character especially because I mean this one is human so.

Janel Segal: Right.

Jeri Ryan: A little closer to my own reality...

Janel Segal: Right.

Jeri Ryan: ...than other Syfy characters Iíve played in the past. Thereís a few more parallels in life than maybe with 7 of 9. But yes. Sheís a smart cookie and she doesnít take crap and I like that about her. And sheís getting remarried and Iíve been in that situation and yes there are a few parallels. And my dad was in the military so itís nice - my dad was in the Army for 28 years so I was going through putting on a Marine uniform and heís looking forward to seeing that.

Janel Segal: Wow. And one last question. What do you enjoy filming more television or films?

Jeri Ryan: Personally I like TV better. The pace is very, very different between TV and films. On TV, weíll do between six and sometimes weíve even done eight pages in a day of script. So thatís, six or seven scenes sometimes.

In film, you shoot like two pages a day. So youíre shooting the same scene all day long.

Janel Segal: Oh.

Jeri Ryan: And that to me is a bit mind numbing.

Janel Segal: Right.

Jeri Ryan: And I donít know how they do it. I was working on a movie called Dam of Love and I was sitting on the set between shots with Renee Zellweger and I asked her I said, ďHow do you do this? If you got a big emotional scene how do you do this?Ē And she said, ďYou just have to live in it all day.Ē You donít have lunch with the crew, you donít hang out between shots. You sit in your trailer and you just stay in that emotional place all day because you have to.

Janel Segal: Yes.

Jeri Ryan: And I just donít know how you could get your sanity doing that and go home to your family at the end of the night and not be just insane.

Janel Segal: Yes.

Jeri Ryan: That seems like a tough one for me. I like the pace of TV. I like keeping it moving and having a different story to play. But thatís also been what most of my experience is so thatís more comfortable for me. Thatís my comfort zone.

Janel Segal: Awesome. Well, I look forward to seeing you in Warehouse 13 as well as your other project.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Janel Segal: And thank you so much.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of Troy Rogers from

Troy Rogers: Hi, Jeri.

Jeri Ryan: Hi. How are you?

Troy Rogers: Not too bad. Thanks for taking the time.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Troy Rogers: How difficult was it to keep a straight face working with Eddie?

Jeri Ryan: Oh, gee. Have you met him?

Troy Rogers: No.

Jeri Ryan: Not easy.

Troy Rogers: Iíve spoken to him a few times.

Jeri Ryan: No, we laughed a lot. We had a lot of fun. Heís a complete goofball.

Troy Rogers: I also was wondering did you speak with Kate about both of you starring on Warehouse 13?

Jeri Ryan: No, no.

Troy Rogers: Not at all?

Jeri Ryan: Nope, I havenít spoken to her.

Troy Rogers: Okay. Well what is about it Syfy genre that you enjoy?

Jeri Ryan: I think I already answered a version of that earlier. I like that it gives you a little more freedom to play period. I mean, itís not so stuck in reality obviously. You can really suspend disbelief and suspend reality and do things that you donít get to do in ordinary life. So itís fun.

Troy Rogers: Okay. Well aside from Warehouse 13, is there any talk on doing more of the Mortal Kombat series?

Jeri Ryan: We would have loved to do more of it. Weíre just waiting for word if itís going to continue, if weíre going to get Season 2 or whatís going to happen. So yes. We had a ball doing it. Everyone involved and weíre all very proud of it. And Kevin, the Director, his vision is incredible for this and weíd love to continue and see where he takes us.

Troy Rogers: Thanks again.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: Our next question is from the line of April Decheine from Blog Critics. You may proceed.

April Decheine: Hi. Letís see what - I loved you on Shark. I donít think...

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

April Decheine: ...youíve talked about that. How is it working with James Woods?

Jeri Ryan: He is a character. He is an amazing, amazing actor. Amazing, of course, as we all know. So I was very excited when that offer came through in the beginning with the pilot that it was going to be working with him, because thatís another example of a person who traditionally has only done films coming in and doing TV. So that was a pretty amazing opportunity to get to work with him.

April Decheine: Yes, Iíve seen you in some interviews with him and I just laughed the whole time. Heís hilarious with you so. And then you have two children.


Jeri Ryan: Yes.

April Decheine: How do you stay in shape? You are in incredible shape.

Jeri Ryan: Oh, youíre very sweet. And you obviously have only seen me dressed. No, I chase a toddler. Thatís what I do to stay in shape and I garden. Thatís pretty much it. But Iím at a point in my life when I know that Iíve got to start working on this, got to start actually working at which sucks. I do.

April Decheine: Yes. Iím around your age I think and gardening right now is something that okay, I got you so. All right. Thatís it for me. Youíve answered everything I have.

Operator: We do have a follow-up question from the line of Jamie Ruby from Sci Fi Vision. You may proceed.

Jamie Ruby: Hello again.

Jeri Ryan: Hi.

Jamie Ruby: So youíve obviously acted in a lot of different genres and everything. Would you ever be interested in writing or directing or something like that?

Jeri Ryan: Oh, God no. Oh, God no. No, I know where my talents lie and that ainít it.

Jamie Ruby: Okay. That's an easy answer.

Jeri Ryan: No way.

Jamie Ruby: Is there something about you that your fans would be surprised to know that you can tell us?

Jeri Ryan: I will say pre-Twitter they would have probably been surprised. But if any of them follow me on Twitter, I donít think anything would surprise them at this point. But yes. Iím a big old science nerd from way back.

Jamie Ruby: Okay.


Jeri Ryan: No science fiction per se. I never really watched that genre when I was growing up, but the actual science. Oh, yes. I love it. So thatís my favorite...

Jamie Ruby: Okay good.

Jeri Ryan: ...thing about the role that Iím playing now on Body of Proof is that I get to play medical examiner which means I got to observe autopsies and that for me was just incredible.

Jamie Ruby: Great, cool. One last questions since youíre on Warehouse 13. What would kind of be your ultimate artifact that youíd like to save if you were ever on the show again?

Jeri Ryan: Thatís a good one. My artifact. I donít know. Iíd want to see something from Shakespeare. I donít know what specifically it would be, but Iíd want something from his life.

Jamie Ruby: All right. Cool. Well thank you very much.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Operator: We have a follow-up question from Deyvid Hocklin from the Outhouse. You may proceed.

Deyvid Hocklin: Hi. You mentioned staying fit and I just wondered, your husbandís restaurant is based in French cuisine. Is there any health-related or like organic or vegetarian type dishes on the menu? And then have you contributed to the menu at all?

Jeri Ryan: Weíve actually Ortolan is closed. We closed that in January so heís gearing...

Deyvid Hocklin: Oh.

Jeri Ryan: ...up to open a new restaurant now that will be more casual. So yes that will probably have a heavier emphasis on organic produce and seasonal produce and some healthier options. The original restaurant was very much fine dining. And no I didnít really contribute in that. But now heís a father. Weíve got our 3-year-old and your whole way of looking at a lot of things sort of changes when you have a child. And for him, I think heís much more health conscious than he ever was before specifically now that heís feeding this little, pure perfect little body. So yes, itíll be interesting to see how that menu develops.

Deyvid Hocklin: Where would that be based at? And would there be possibilities for more opening up after that?

Jeri Ryan: Well thatís always the hope. Yes, itíll be in a LA. But yes definitely he would like to expand and start opening some things in different cities whether it would be the same restaurant or, you know, different restaurants in different cities. That would be great eventually.

Deyvid Hocklin: Okay. Thatís good to hear. And then one last question. We definitely love seeing you in all these different roles, all the different genres, but obviously for a lot of fans the iconic role will be 7 of 9 and just to follow up with that. The character has had a large impact and itís actually played a significant role in the fiction leading up into the Star Trek online massively multi-player game and even featured prominently in the novel based on that game - the needs of the many - would you be interested in like reprising that role in voice over for that game if they contacted you at all for that?

Jeri Ryan: Yes possibly that could be - yes thatís definitely something I would look at. Voice over, yes thatís a lot easier to reprise than squeezing into that corset and (unintelligible). But yes voice over is something that Iíd definitely consider.

Deyvid Hocklin: The players and the fans in that game would definitely love to see you, and theyíve gotten a handful of some Trek alumnis. And there are rumors that the board will be playing a big part coming up soon, so maybe thereíll be that avenue for you.

Jeri Ryan: Yes.


Jeri Ryan: That would be interesting.

Deyvid Hocklin: Thank you very much.

Operator: Mr. Morgenstein, we have no further questions at this time. Back to you, sir.

Gary Morgenstein: Thank you all very much. Jeri, thanks again for taking the time.

Jeri Ryan: Thank you.

Gary Morgenstein: Jeri Ryan, Warehouse 13 this Monday, August 1 at 9:00. Thanks everyone.

Jeri Ryan: Thanks, guys. Take care.

Gary Morgenstein: Bye bye.

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