In preparation of her appearance at this years Comic Con in Paris, Summer did a short interview with the french website Tele 7 jours. She does talk a little bit about a possible Firefly reboot, her love for France and her new project which is going to be in the sci-fi genre. You can check out the full interview here (in french), and a short translated part below. I did use google translate so it might not be perfect, but you should get the idea. 🙂
Is it [Sci-Fi] a genre you like yourself as a spectator?
I am often asked this question. In a sense, I’ve always been a fan of science fiction and fantasy. When I was a child, my mother read The Hobbit and the works of CS Lewis to me and my sisters. It shaped my imagination. Later, when I started acting in Los Angeles, I realized that this genre offered women powerful roles never seen elsewhere.
It is rumored that a reboot of Firefly could see the day …
I heard that it was considered. Firefly never followed the rules, if only when the movie Serenity concluded the plot after its cancellation, after a single season. I would not be surprised.
Can we say that River was an early feminist, like Buffy ?
Absolutely. I consider that to be a feminist, to be a strong woman, is to affirm who we are. That’s what I liked about River, and the others that I had the opportunity to play later in science fiction. Because women are their own heroes. I particularly like the way Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the vampire slayer and Firefly , ed) writes his feminine characters, who are full of nuances. They are funny, vulnerable, strong, intelligent and the same time.
Do you have new projects?
I’m starting to get back to work after taking a break in my career to take care of my two little girls. I’m shooting next month in a new science fiction program. It’s a small role, but I can not tell you more …
Do you like coming to France?
I just love it ! I would settle in Paris in the blink of an eye if I had the opportunity. It’s a magical city. And the French are very welcoming.