Whoosh! Issue 74 - December 2002

INSIDE THE HEAD OF MARJEAN HOLDEN
By Amy Murphy
Content © 2002 held by author
WHOOSH! Edition © 2002 held by WHOOSH
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Introduction (01-02)
Marjean's Head (03-98)
Marjean's Résumé
Acknowledgments
Articles
Biography



INSIDE THE HEAD OF MARJEAN HOLDEN







Introduction



If anyone says UberXena, they're dead

Marjean Holden


[01] This actor was a blast to talk to. Looking at all the things she's has acting in. WOW! Fun, smart, down right cool to chat with. People/fans will see this when you read the interview.

[02] Thank you for the cool interview and now let's get to know this fun and talented actress.



Marjean's Head


Interviewer:
[03] Tell us please, what you are up to now?

Holden:
[04] I am in the process of adapting a trilogy of fantasy novels into a television series. Stay tuned for details!

Interviewer:
[05] What was your most favorite project to work on?

Holden:
[06] My favorite project to date has been John Carpenter's Vampires! Playing a Vampire was very liberating! It really felt like I was a Vampire!

Interviewer:
[07] What happened the last time you got sick?

Holden:
[08] I turned into a little baby! I don't like to be sick! But I did have someone taking care of me, so it was ok!

Interviewer:
[09] How has September 11th affected you?

Holden:
[10] I was out of the country when it happened, and it devastated me. I was in a fog for so long, and everyone in Australia would just look at me and not know what to say. It was just a reminder that life is short and unpredictable ... make the best of each moment!

Interviewer:
[11] Where is the place you feel most relaxed at?

Holden:
[12] The place I feel most relaxed is in my home, cuddled up on the couch with a cup of tea and my kitty!

Interviewer:
[13] What opportunity are you most happy that you seized?

Holden:
[14] The chance to work in Australia on the show Beastmaster! Although we didn't get renewed for season 4, the 2 seasons that I did were amazing. It has made me decide to live in Australia for a while!



Throw another harpy on the barbie, mate!

Hanging with some Nords on Beastmaster


Interviewer:
[15] What is your footwear of choice?

Holden:
[16] I love to just slip on a pair of cute spongy sandals!

Interviewer:
[17] What do you think of Shakespeare's work?

Holden:
[18] Truly inspirational. He set the precedence for modern theatre arts! HE was a man of great passion, and through his works, he has inspired million upon millions, and brought joy to the world many times over!

Interviewer:
[19] What advice can you give to future actors?

Holden:
[20] Patience is a virtue!

Interviewer:
[21] What is the hardest thing to learn about acting?

Holden:
[22] Not to act.

Interviewer:
[23] What is the easiest?

Holden:
[24] That it is fun.

Interviewer:
[25] If you had to do it all over, would you act?

Holden:
[26] Yes.

Interviewer:
[27] Is it harder for women in the acting world?

Holden:
[28] It depends on what context you are talking about. Acting is the same for everyone.

Interviewer:
[29] Is the glass half full or half empty?

Holden:
[30] What's in the glass?!

Interviewer:
[31] What is your pet peeve?

Holden:
[32] Hmmm, I have to think about that one! I'm not sure!

Interviewer:
[33] Who is Marjean?

Holden:
[34] Who I am is the possibility of Global Inspiration!

Interviewer:
[35] Give us a brief day in the life of Marjean.

Holden:
[36] They vary so much I couldn't even begin to write it all down!

Interviewer:
[37] What household chore do you detest?

Holden:
[38] Cleaning the toilet!

Interviewer:
[39] What is your favorite lighting?

Holden:
[40] Mood.

Interviewer:
[41] What is your favorite meal to prepare for someone special?

Holden:
[42] I love to bake, so I would have to say my secret fruit pie. It is out of this world!

Interviewer:
[43] What is the worst feeling in the world?

Holden:
[44] Feeling unloved.

Interviewer:
[45] What attracts you to a mate? Humor or looks?

Holden:
[46] The entire package. But I really love to laugh, so a sense of humor is a must!

Interviewer:
[47] Do fans expect too much from stars?

Holden:
[48] I think sometimes they do, because stars seem to be bigger than life. But what most people don't realize is that they are real people with real problems. Possibly not the same problems as others, but problems that are relative to them!

Interviewer:
[49] How can an actor stay grounded without letting the glitz and glamour get to their head?

Holden:
[50] Not take it too seriously!

Interviewer:
[51] What would you like to be doing 15 years from now?

Holden:
[52] Fifteen years from now I would like to be sitting on a beach in my down time listening to the waves, and my up time I will be producing and directing and inspiring people through my work!

Interviewer:
[53] They way the world is today, are you afraid of bringing a child into this world?

Holden:
[54] Not afraid, just not ready.

Interviewer:
[55] Is working in Sci-Fi a death wish on an acting career?

Holden:
[56] Not from where I'm standing! I don't think so!

Interviewer:
[57] What would you say every actor needs?

Holden:
[58] True friends and a loving family to help them through the tough times.

Interviewer:
[59] What stupid thing did you do as a teen?

Holden:
[60] Ha ha! Nice try! Not gonna get that one outta me!

Interviewer:
[61] Why did you start acting?

Holden:
[62] Because I wanted people to look at me of course!

Interviewer:
[63] What do you find most satisfying about your job?

Holden:
[64] That I get to work with so many great people from all over the world!

Interviewer:
[65] Do fans matter?

Holden:
[66] They are the only thing that matters in this business!

Interviewer:
[67] What would you best friend say is your worst trait?

Holden:
[68] That I focus too much on other people's needs and not enough on my own!

Interviewer:
[69] What's your idea of a perfect world?

Holden:
[70] One in which no one would judge or criticize others ... we would all just get along!

Interviewer:
[71] What would be your dream role?

Holden:
[72] Being a person in life who inspired generations.

Interviewer:
[73] Who do you admire?

Holden:
[74] Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mother Theresa. Now these people have taken a stand for something greater than themselves!

Interviewer:
[75] Do you believe in prayer?

Holden:
[76] I pray every day.

Interviewer:
[77] What does the word 'family' mean to you?

Holden:
[78] It means that if you need me, I'll be there no matter what.

Interviewer:
[79] What does the word 'friend' mean to you?

Holden:
[80] That if you need me I'll be there. The same as family, because family and friends are the most important.

Interviewer:
[81] What's your favorite song of the moment?

Holden:
[82] Hmmm, that's a tough one. So many out there to chose from!

Interviewer:
[83] If God gave you the ability to cure one disease, what would it be and why?

Holden:
[84] I would cure loneliness because there is too much of it in the world.

Interviewer:
[85] Who was your favorite person to work with?

Holden:
[86] John Carpenter and Sandy King.

Interviewer:
[87] Who was your least favorite?

Holden:
[88] Ha ha! Can't go there!

Interviewer:
[89] Why do fools fall in love?

Holden:
[90] Because it feels good!

Interviewer:
[91] Do you write or direct at all? If so what?

Holden:
[92] I do write, and am planning on directing. I have written screenplays, and am adapting some fantasy novels at the moment for a series.

Interviewer:
[93] If a person was to walk into your bedroom. What would be the first five things they would notice?

Holden:
[94] That it is empty! I am in the process of moving!

Interviewer:
[95] What are dreams for?

Holden:
[96] For creating a brighter future!

Interviewer:
[97] What questions should I have asked, then answer please.

Holden:
[98] I think you pretty much covered them all!



After the photo session, they all wandered to Starbucks and ordered 
Tall mocha double white chocolate espressos.

She was even on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine






Marjean's Résumé

Marjean Holden's website: http://www.marjeanholden.com/


Filmography - Actress

2001
Ghosts of Mars aka John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (USA: complete title)
Role: Young Woman
Code Red (TV) aka Code Red: The Rubicon Conspiracy (TV) (USA)

1999
BeastMaster TV Series
Role: Arina (1999 - 2000)
Crusade TV Series
Role: Earthforce Medical Officer Sarah Chambers, M.D.
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (TV) aka Call to Arms, A (TV)
Role: Earthforce Navigator

1998
Thursday
Role: Pregnant Woman
Vampires
aka John Carpenter's Vampires (USA: complete title)
aka Vampire$ (USA)
Role: Female Master #6

1997
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation aka Mortal Kombat
Role: Sheeva
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The
Role: Screamer

1995
Ballistic aka Fist of Justice (USA)
Role: Jesse

1994
Automatic
Role: Epsilon Leader
One Woman's Courage (TV)
Role: Sandra Widdoes
Bold and the Beautiful, The TV Series
Role: Michelle (1987 - 1994)

1993
Philadelphia Experiment II
Role: Jess
Nemesis
Role: Pam

1992
Sweet Justice
Role: M.J.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Role: Stewardess

1990
Secret Agent OO Soul aka Secret Agent Double-O Soul
Role: Limousine Driver
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
aka Bugs (UK)
aka Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night (USA)
Role: Jane

1989
Dr. Caligari
Role: Patient in Bed
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Role: Student Speaker
Stripped to Kill II aka Live Girls
Role: Something Else

1988
Glitch! aka Glamour
Role: Kathy

1985
Declic, Le aka Turn-On, The
Role: Voodoo Priestess (uncredited)


Filmography - Stunts

1998
Blade

1997
Melting Pot aka Race
Speed 2: Cruise Control

1996
Bulletproof
Bordello of Blood aka Tales from the Crypt Presents:Bordello of Blood

1993
Oink!


Filmography - TV

1999
BeastMaster
Role: Arina in:
"Orpheo" (episode # 2.4) 10/23/2000
"Seer" (episode # 2.3) 10/16/2000
"Manlinks" (episode # 2.1) 10/2/2000

1997
Nikita
Role: Aurora in "Hand to Hand" (episode # 3.14) 6/20/1999
Steve Harvey Show, The
Role: Maxine in "Just My Imagination" (episode # 2.16) 2/11/1998

1996
Pacific Blue
Role: Biggs in "Only in America" (episode # 3.10) 11/9/1997
Suddenly Susan
Role: Wendy in "Hoop Dreams" (episode # 1.5) 10/17/1996

1995
JAG
Role: Lt. Sanford, M.D. in "Brotherhood, The" (episode # 1.12) 2/3/1996
In the House
Role: Regina in "Birthday Presence" (episode # 1.3) 4/24/1995
Pointman
Role: Shanda in "Everything in the World" (episode # 1.4) 2/13/1995

1993
Sinbad Show, The
Role: Gillian in "Dog Episode, The" (episode # 1.14) 1/20/1994

1992
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Role: Doreen in "Hero" (episode # 3.18) 2/17/1995
Renegade
"Fighting Cage (Part 1)" (episode # 1.21) 5/10/1993

1990
Wings
Role: Marjean in "Exclusively Yours" (episode # 5.17) 2/14/1994
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The
Role: Shantay in "Bundle of Joy" (episode # 3.16) 1/25/1993

1989
Tales from the Crypt
"Pit, The" (episode # 6.7) 11/30/1994

1987
Jake and the Fatman
Role: Sarah Fox in "You Took Advantage of Me" (episode # 3.23) 4/25/1990
Different World, A
Role: "Nikki" in:
"Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet" (episode # 3.19) 3/8/90
"Great Expectations" (episode # 3.8) 11/30/1989



Acknowledgments

Thanks to Kamouraskan for the beta.





Articles

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, 61-66,68-74





Biography

a woman of mystery Amy Murphy
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 has read it! Murphy has also tried her hand at writing fan fiction, 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 (24/124)
Favorite line: "I Have Many Skills" Various episodes
First episode seen: TITANS (07/107)
Least favorite episode: LYRE, LYRE HEARTS ON FIRE (100/510)

 

 

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