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Mira Furlan - sounds

source: berry & ern

nexus_mira01.mp3

length: 27s | size: 0.45 MB

Mira Furlan: It was a great thing. It was a good thing. And we're all keeping in touch, which is really unbelievable, and I have had never had that experience with my colleagues. But the cast was incredible, in Babylon. And somehow, I talk to Peter, although he moved, I talk to Billy, and I talk to Andreas, and Bruce, and Claudia, and it's just. . . it's . . . that's great . . . That's the best thing.

nexus_mira02.mp3

length: 52s | size: 0.85 MB

Mira Furlan: What else? This is my first time in Berlin. I haven't seen much of the city. We tried to do some sightseeing, but it is incredibly hard to do anything with a baby, who is now at his wildest and whiniest, which is kind of a nightmare for his parents. But anyway, we took a walk from our hotel, which supposed to be like three minutes from Potsdamer Platz. And it took us, I think, three hours to get to Potsdamer Platz instead of three minutes. And then we were so exhausted that we didn't do anything else. We returned to the hotel and tried to calm down this little child. Anyway, I'm staying here on Monday and Tuesday, and I hope there'll be a chance to see some of the city, because I've always, always wanted to come to Berlin.

nexus_mira03.mp3

length: 48s | size: 0.78 MB

Mira Furlan: I was taught German by my grandmother when I was a child, so it's my first... I mean, my first language is Croatian, but my first second language was German. And it's in my head, and it will never disappear, although I almost never speak it. I never have the possiblity to.. to... eine Moeglichkeit zu ueben <a chance to practice>. Und es ist sehr selten, das ich Deutsch spreche. <And it is very seldom that I speak German.> Unfortunately. Aber das war... dieses Panel will be ein bisschen deutsch... ein bisschen englisch. <But that was... this panel will be a little bit German, a little bit English.>

nexus_mira04.mp3

length: 1 min 19 | size: 1.28 MB

Mira Furlan: Und ich glaube, ich kann mich erinnern, an alle der Details aus der Serie. Nein, es war wirklich eine wunderbare Erfahrung. Erfahrung? Ist das richtig? Ich bewundere, dass ich überhaupt etwas sagen kann. Danke, danke. Es ist auch schwer.. ich finde, dass es sehr schwer die Sprachen zu wechseln ist. Also, wenn ich nur kroatisch mit meinem Mann spreche, wir kommunizieren nicht mit Menschen die Englisch sprechen. Es ist so schwer, auf einmal kommen die Wörter nicht und so weiter. Und jetzt, natürlich, ich spreche Englisch fast die ganze Zeit und dann Deutsch klingt so komisch. Und ich kann mich nicht erinnern, es ist sehr frustrierend - Weil ich sprach Deutsch gut, aber jetzt... jetzt ist es nicht so gut. Very good?

<And I believe, that I can remember all the details from the show. No, it was really a wonderful experience. Experience? Is that right? I wonder, that I can say anything at all. Thanks, thanks. It is also hard... I find, that it is very hard to change the languages. So, if I speak Croatian with my husband, we don't communicate with people who speak English. It is so hard, all of a sudden, the words don't come and so forth. And now, naturally, I speak English almost the whole time, and German sounds so funny. And I can't remember, it is very frustrating - because I spoke German well, but now... now it isn't so good. Very good?>

nexus_mira05.mp3

length: 44s | size: 0.73 MB

Mira Furlan: Und... und dann kam die Maske, und es war ganz verschieden aus meine Maske in der Serie... meine Maske in dem Pilot. War... androgyn, ja. Ich was sehr unglücklich mit der Maske, sehr unglücklich, und ich dachte, wenn ich mich in dem Spiegel sah, oh, ich dachte, also das ist die Ende, das ist die absolute Ende von meine Karriere. Das... Ich meine, das war nicht mein Ziel, so... so total bedeckt von der Maske zu sein.

<And... and then came the mask, and it was quite different from my mask in the series... my mask in the pilot. It was androgynous. I was very unhappy with the mask, very unhappy, and I thought, when I saw myself in the mirror, oh, I thought, so that is the end... that is the absolute end of my career. That... I mean, that wasn't my goal, to be so completely covered by the mask.>

nexus_mira06.mp3

length: 36s | size: 0.59 MB

Mira Furlan: Andreas ist wirklich... er war, durch die ganze Zeit des Filmens von dieser Serie, er war mein Idol. Und er hat keine Probleme, wie ich. Ich meine, er war... es machte ihm Spaß. Ich hab' ihn nie, nie, nie, nie gehört... Um zu, wie sagt man das? Zu sagen, ohhh, wie heiß, wie schrecklich, alles beschwitzt... beschlagen... beklagt. Er hat sich nie beklagt. Ich kann das nicht sagen für mich.

<Andreas was really... through the whole time of filming this series, he was my idol. And he had no problems, like me. I mean, he was... it was fun for him. I mean, I never, never, never, never heard him... Um, how does one say it? I never heard him say, ohh, how hot, how terrible, everything sweaty, steamed up, complain. He never let himself complain. I can't say that for myself.>

nexus_mira07.mp3

length: 51s | size: 0.84 MB

Mira Furlan: Einmal, einmal war auch eine unglaubliche Hitze. Er war ganz, ganz, ganz bedeckt mit diesem Makeup, und er had gesagt, "Nein, eigentlich, es ist wunderbar. Es ist wie in der alten... in the old country, meaning former Yugoslavia, Balkans, Greece, because he is from Greece, his parents are from Greece." He said, "It's like in the old country, when people... when old ladies covered themselves with black scarves and... and, you know, everything is black and incredibly hot. And then, somehow, the black clothes produced so much sweat that it cools you off. And I was thinking, "No, no, that's so far from my ideal. I don't want to be cooled off by sweaty clothing, you know."

<Once, once it was so incredibly hot... He was quite, quite, quite covered with this makeup, and he had said, "No, really, this is wonderful. It's like in the old... in the old country, meaning former Yugoslavia, Balkans, Greece, because he is from Greece, his parents are from Greece." He said, "It's like in the old country, when people... when old ladies covered themselves with black scarves and... and, you know, everything is black and incredibly hot. And then, somehow, the black clothes produced so much sweat that it cools you off. And I was thinking, "No, no, that's so far from my ideal. I don't want to be cooled off by sweaty clothing, you know.">

nexus_mira08.mp3

length: 66s | size: 0.40 MB

Mira Furlan: But no, but he was really someone to look up to, you know. And he said to me at the beginning of the series, he said, "Just think of how all acting began - With masks." And that's true. Greek tragedies, Greek comedies, Greek theater had masks, and that's how it all began. And somehow, it's going back. And he always said to me, "This is, I mean it's like a horrible prison, you know. It's a frame that you get. But on the other side, on the other hand, this frame can free you." And you really see then his acting, as G'Kar. I mean, he's so free. I admire him as an actor.

nexus_mira09.mp3

length: 41s | size: 0.67 MB

Mira Furlan: No, no, it's hard, you know. In order to do this job, you have to be excited. And when you do something for such a long time, the excitement is kind of gone. And that's a problem. I think it's a big problem for people... I mean, I admire people who do one job for ten years, fifteen years, and then there are these long-running things. But then, you know, then... I don't know really who told me that, but I had a problem of that kind. Okay, I'll tell you. No, you have to guess. An actor from Babylon told me, "Just visualize the check." <laughter> Who was it?
berry: Jerry Doyle.
Mira Furlan: Excellent!

nexus_mira10.mp3

length: 45s | size: 0.74 MB

Mira Furlan: Sheridan and Delenn? Somebody said Sheridan and Delenn. You mean their love story and the whole thing? Yeah, it was nice. Yes, it was. Although... You know, Bruce and I very often complained, saying that Joe has this very infantile kind of attitude towards adult love relation. And there was this, like, you know, silly, kind of flirty kind of thing happening, and we thought, God, I mean, is he in first grade? Elementary school kind of thing? But there were also some wonderful scenes that he wrote, and he's just... he's an incredible writer. As you well know.

nexus_mira11.mp3

length: 1 min 24 | size: 1.36 MB

Mira Furlan: Jetzt haben wir eine andere lullaby eigentlich, die ich zu meinem Sohn singe. Und er liebt es, und wir singen es zusammen, und er . . . er . . . mag gerne singen. Und eigentlich ist es ein . . . Irischer? sagt man? . . . Irish? . . .Irischer. Irischer. Unglaublich. Es ist einer aus Irland. Eine lullaby I'll try to sing it. It goes like this. <sings> Mein Gott.

<Now we have another lullaby, that I sing to my son. And he loves it, and we sing it together, and he . . . he . . . likes to sing. And really it is a . . . does one say "Irischer"? Irish? "Irischer. Irischer." Unbelievable. It's one from Ireland. A lullaby. I'll try to sing it. It goes like this. <sings> My God.>



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