Claudia's Head (02-82)
INSIDE THE HEAD OF CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN
Introduction With the help of a very special personal assistant, (waves to Holly,) we are all lucky enough to get this interview from a very busy person. Claudia acts, directs, writes, creates, cooks, etc. This headshot was brief, but a few answers will make people Thud! The Taboo video alone will melt your butter, and Hourglass will be a fan's dream come true. Alex Tydings and Claudia Christian together! WOW!
I hope she'll autograph this scroll for me!
 Why did you start acting?
 I had no choice, it was in my blood.
 If you had to do it all over, would you be an actor?
 Give us a brief day in the life of Claudia.
 1) have tea, 2) workout, 3) swim, 4) books, 5) cook, 6) more phone hustling, 7) phone calls, 8) read more, 9) auditions.
 How do you handle stress?
 I remind myself how lucky I am.
 Years from now, how would you want to be remembered?
 As a philanthropist.
 What is your pet peeve?
 Cheap people, mean people, gossip, and long phone messages from people I'm not sleeping with.
 Who is Claudia?
 The Lion who Roared.
 What is the most sensitive part on your body?
 My G spot, of course.
 What do you see yourself doing in the future? Future projects?
 Directing, writing, loving, living, acting. Ending communism - oh yeah - that's taken care of.
 How do you handle depression?
 Wine. Lots and lots of good, expensive red wine.
 What advice can you give to future actors?
 If you're not made of steel, choose another vocation.
 What are your dreams? Hopes? Wishes?
 To give things to people who lack.
 Whom do you trust?
 Myself - implicitly.
 If you are/were a parent, what is the greatest wish you have for your child?
 Happiness and health.
 What would you say every actor needs?
 Do you believe in prayer? Explain.
 Yes, it's a private matter.
 What makes your best friend you best friend?
Claudia, about to pounce
 The ability to make me miss them.
 What is the most romantic thing anyone has done for you?
 I am still waiting …
 What theme would you like to tackle in your next work?
 What was the last thing that made you smile recently?
 The cute waiter.
 What made you angry?
 A woman.
 You now have absolute authority over the world. Omnipotent in all areas. What is your first move?
 Remove Bush from office.
 Do you have stalkers? If so, how have you handled them?
 Don't want to talk about it. Bad Karma.
 How would you categorize your best acting?
 What stupid thing did you do as a teen?
 Wear a mini skirt.
 What, if anything, can stop you from acting?
Claudia, in character
 A loving, supportive, incredibly wealthy partner. Then I'll just write and direct. Just kidding - Nothing!!!!!
 In your opinion, do you fit you astrological sign?
 Leo to the max.
 What to you is the worst feeling in the world?
 Being lied to by a loved one.
 The best feeling in the world?
 Scoring a job.
 Favorite song of the moment?
 Faure's Requiem.
 What is the first thing you think of in the morning?
 How happy I am.
 Is there one part of the acting process where you usually get stuck?
 Does the best acting flow for you, or does it come from retakes?
 I get it on the first or second take.
 Which part of acting do you enjoy most and why?
Claudia, blow dried
 Travel, challenge, creation.
 When someone walks into your bedroom, what are the first five things that they are likely to notice?
 The leather gurney, dentist's chair, foot stirrups, solid brass bed, and jacuzzi. Just kidding.
 Do you feel in control of your acting, or do you get carried away by your inspiration or characters?
 I sometimes lose myself and I love that.
 If you consider yourself to have a muse, what exactly do you mean?
 My inner being talks a lot. I wish she would shut up sometimes.
 Tell the truth - are you your favorite actor, or in your own top five?
 Why or why not?
 Because I'm under-rated and capable of genius.
 Would the world be a better place if women ran it or would it be basically the same?
 Depends on which woman.
 What is your favorite spot where you live now?
 My library and bed.
Her latest CD
Order it at CDBaby.com, NOW!
Online LifeClaudia's Website
Claudia's e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia's New Project
Claudia's mailing list
Taboo Video: Staring, Claudia Christian and Alexandra Tydings ; directed by Claire Stansfield.
Hourglass mailing list
Whoosh's Hourglass mailing list
Tell us about Hourglass, please? (From the Alexandra Tydings interview)
Hourglass is a television series that Claudia Christian (Ivanova of Babylon Five) and I have created. It is a sexy, funny, phenomenally cool female buddy action show based in history and it is going to kick *ss. Sword fights, tae kwon do, funny accents, me and CC in corsets... you can check it out here --shameless plug I know, but someone's got to do it! It has been an exciting process, from the very beginning. Claudia and I met doing conventions, and started talking about what we would want to do in an ideal world. I studied film at school, and she's about to direct her first feature, so we both have always expected to get behind the scenes sooner or later. We talked about what we would enjoy doing, what our talents are, what we would feel proud of, what would be fun... we held online chats and talked to fans about what they would want to see, and we came up with an idea called Hourglass which has taken on a life of its own. Strong women in history, Celtic mysticism, quantum physics, and a story that we both feel passionately about. It is so exciting.
Birth name: Claudia Ann Christian
Date of birth (location): 10 August 1965, Glendale, California, USA
Actor - filmography (from IMdB)Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal (2001) (VG) (voice)
Never Die Twice (2001)
Quiet Kill (2001) .... Amy Martin
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (voice) .... Helga Katrina Sinclair
True Rights (2000) .... Elaine Kilgore
Love & Sex (2000)
"First Frontier" (1999) TV Series .... Ilona Jones
Running Home (1999) .... Jules Daniels
Haunting of Hell House, The (1999) .... Lucy
... aka Ghostly Rental, The (1999) (USA)
Final Voyage (1999) .... Max
"Freaks and Geeks" (1999) TV Series .... Gloria Haverchuck
Substitute 3: Winner Takes All, The (1999) (TV) .... Andy
Snide and Prejudice (1998) .... Renate Muller
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998) (TV) .... Susan Ivanova
... aka Thirdspace (1998) (TV) (USA)
... aka Thirdspace: A Babylon 5 Adventure (1998) (TV) (USA: promotional title)
Wing and a Prayer, A (1998) (TV) .... Shelley Lowe
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998) (TV) (uncredited) .... Susan Ivanova
... aka In the Beginning (1998) (TV)
Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997) .... Katherine Shelley
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1997) (TV) .... Patricia Van Lier
... aka Thick and Thin (1997) (TV) (USA)
Journey Beneath the Sea (1997) (V) (voice) .... Queen Aquareine
Solar Eclipse (1995) (VG) .... Raven - Maj. Delany Kelt
Chase, The (1994) .... Yvonne Voss
"Babylon 5" (1994) TV Series .... Lt. Commander/Commander/Captain Susan Ivanova (1994-1997)
... aka "B5" (1994) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
Hexed (1993) .... Hexina
Columbo: It's All In the Game (1993) (TV) .... Lisa
Relentless: Mind of a Killer (1993) (TV) .... Leeann Hardy
Itsy Bitsy Spider, The (1992)
Gnome Named Gnorm, A (1992) .... Samantha
... aka Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm, The (1992)
... aka Upworld (1992)
Arena (1991) .... Quinn
Strays (1991) (TV) .... Claire Lederer
Woman Who Sinned, The (1991) (TV) .... Judy Reinhardt
Lies of the Twins (1991) (TV) .... Felice
Dark Backward, The (1991) .... Kitty
"My Life and Times" (1991) TV Series .... Jessie (young)
Mom (1990) (uncredited) .... Virginia Monroe
Think Big (1990) .... Dr. Irene Marsh
Kaleidoscope (1990) (TV) .... Meagan
... aka Danielle Steel's 'Kaleidoscope' (1990) (TV)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) .... Susan Riley
Tale of Two Sisters (1989) .... Elizabeth 'Liz'
Shannon's Deal (1989) (TV)
Clean and Sober (1988) .... Iris
Mad About You (1988) .... Casey Harris
Never on Tuesday (1988) .... Tuesday
Police Story: Monster Manor (1988) (TV) .... Officer Babs Altoon
Hidden, The (1987) .... Brenda Lee Van Buren
Highwayman, The (1987) (TV) .... Dawn
... aka Terror on the Blacktop (1987) (TV)
Blacke's Magic (1986) (TV) .... Laurie
Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986) (TV)
... aka Gone to Texas (1986) (TV)
Masterpiece of Murder, A (1986) (TV) .... Julia Forsythe
"Berrenger's" (1985) TV Series .... Melody Hughes
Calendar Girl Murders (1984) (TV) .... Kara
... aka Insatiable (1984) (TV) ... aka Victimized (1984/I) (TV)
TV guest appearances (from IMdB)"Big Breakfast, The" (1992) playing "Herself" 8/22/2001
"Freaks and Geeks" (1999) playing "Gloria Haverchuck" in episode: "Chokin' and Tokin'" (episode # 1.13) 3/20/2000
"Babylon 5" (1994) playing "Susan Ivanova" in episode: "Sleeping in Light" (episode # 5.22) 11/25/1998
"Kelly Kelly" (1998) playing "Anya" in episode: "Doodler" (episode # 6) 5/31/1998
"Highlander" (1992) playing "Katherine" in episode: "Two of Hearts" (episode # 6.10) 2/2/1998
"Total Security" (1997) playing "Cheryl Bankston" in episode: "Pilot" (episode # 1.1) 9/27/1997
"Space Cadets" (1997) playing "Herself"(episode # 1.9) 9/9/1997
"Space Cadets" (1997) playing "Herself"(episode # 1.2) 7/22/1997
"Space Rangers" (1993) playing "Marla Baker" in episode: "Death Before Dishonor" (episode # 1.4) 1/20/1993
"Dark Justice" (1991) playing "Dana Hollister Harrison" 7/5/1991
"L.A. Law" (1986) playing "Susan Convers" in episode: "Speak, Lawyers, for Me" (episode # 5.19) 4/25/1991
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984) playing "Bonnie Jenks Hastings" in episode: "Prodigal Father, The" (episode # 7.17) 3/10/1991
"Matlock" (1986) playing "Mickey Alder" in episode: "Blackmailer, The" (episode # 4.22) 5/1/1990
"Jake and the Fatman" (1987) playing "Sgt. Alex Walker" in episode: "Easy to Love" (episode # 3.3) 10/4/1989
"Quantum Leap" (1989) playing "Allison" in episode: "Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953" (episode # 1.8) 5/17/1989
"It's Garry Shandling's Show" (1986) playing "Sylvia" in episode: "Dial L for Laundry" (episode # 1.14) 3/20/1987
"Outlaws" (1986) in episode: "Madril" (episode # 1.6) 2/7/1987
"Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" (1984) in episode: "Elegy for a Tramp" 1987
"Hunter" (1984) playing "Roxanne Hoffmeyer" in episode: "Love, Hate, and Sporty James" (episode # 3.8) 12/6/1986
"A-Team, The" (1983) playing "Cathy Rogers" in episode: "Trouble Brewing" (episode # 3.24) 5/7/1985
"Riptide" (1984) playing "Marion Gordon" in episode: "Where The Girls Are" (episode # 2.1) 10/2/1984
"Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" (1984) playing "Elyse" in episode: "Shots in the Dark" 3/3/1984
"Falcon Crest" (1981) playing "Kate Mars" in episode: "Tests Of Faith" (episode # 3.20) 2/24/1984
"Dallas" (1978) in episode: "Some Do...Some Don't" (episode # 7.16) 1/20/1984
"T.J. Hooker" (1982) playing "Betty MacRae" in episode: "Lipstick Killer, The" (episode # 3.40) 1/7/1984
Thanks to the Bardic Circle for a few of the questions. Thanks to Kamouraskan for the beta. Special huge thanks goes to Holly! She's the personal assistant who was a dream to pester! Thank you for all your help!
L. J. Maas and Murphy Wilson [Amy Murphy]. One Step Beyond ... Uber, That Is. WHOOSH #49 (October 2000)
The "Inside the Head of…" series in Whoosh issues #58, 61-
Twenty-nine-year-old Amy Murphy resides in Indiana, and is an avid reader of Xena: Warrior Princess Fan Fiction. If it exists in the Xenaverse, chances are she's read it! Murphy has also tried her hand at writing FF, turning out two very nice pieces that reside on a couple of web sites throughout the Xenaverse.
Favorite episode: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE
Favorite line: "I have many skills" (various episodes)
First episode seen: THE TITANS (07/107)
Least favorite episode: LYRE, LYRE HEARTS ON FIRE (100/510)