When it comes to visiting Australia, actress Morena Baccarin has been a victim of her own ever increasing popularity. The talented, sought-after performer planned to come to Australia for the Supanova Expo on at least four prior occasions, but had to cancel each time due to last-minute casting or scheduling changes. Happily for her fans however, they’ll soon be able to meet her in person at the Melbourne and Gold Coast Supanova Pop Culture Expos.
Morena first caught geek and genre TV fans’ attention in Joss Whedon’s ‘space western’ series Firefly and its spin-off movie, Serenity, in which she appeared as the beguiling ‘Inara’. Her profession and high level of education was a benefit to her onscreen shipmates and was appreciated for it’s depth and complexity by viewers.
Morena went on to achieve further sci-fi celebrity in Stargate: The Ark of Truth, then as the reptilian alien queen in the creepy series reinvention of V. She has also delved into the world of voice acting, lending her voice to the fan favourite ‘Black Canary’ in the Justice League Unlimited animated series, a well as the character of ‘Cheetah’ in Batman: Brave and the Bold.
Currently she is appearing in Showtime’s intellectual thriller Homeland. As the wife of returned U.S. marine and P.O.W Nicholas Brody, Morena brought complexity, gravitas and sensuality to her role. Series one of Homeland is currently airing on Australia’s Ten Network.
And in sad news for ‘Buck Rogers’ fans, Gil Gerard can no longer attend the April tour after being signed to appear in a theatrical production. Fortunately for Stargate fans not only is Morena now attending; Gil’s replacement is Stargate Atlantis actor, Rainbow Sun Francks, whose other credits include Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem and the TV series, The Listener.
So if you’re listening closely, fans of ours, there’s a lot to be excited about!