Afterlife 99 Gigi Edgley
Chiana in Farscape
MAustralian actress Gigi Edgley ( www. gigiedgley. com) is a woman of many abilities: dancer, recording artist and proficient fire- twirler. But she’s still probably best known for her role as Chiana, monochrome- skinned Moya crew member, across all four seasons of Farscape ( and the Peacekeeper Wars mini- series). She recently hosted reality series Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on Syfy. Next up, she’s set to play X, an online celebrity lost in a world of modern technology, in Hashtag, a thought- provoking crowd- funded short film.
Would you like to play Chiana again?
Yes, absolutely. In a heartbeat. She was such an amazing character. I was a baby when they asked me to come onto the set of Farscape. I didn’t want to be a human wearing alien make- up, I wanted to create a character that fitted into the world of Jim Henson. So I went all out, made these crazy movements and really wanted to explore the alien side of life.
What’s the strangest request you’ve had from a fan?
I’ve never really had anything that odd. I get so excited half the time that I fan out more on them and they end up having to walk away from me, because I end up telling them my life story and they’re like, “Okay, we want to go see the Incredible Hulk now.”
I s there anything you think was unfinished about Chiana’s story?
When I was working on Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge Brian Henson showed me a yellow envelope and he said, “Guess what this is?” And I went, “What?” And he said, “The script for the Farscape movie.” And I went “[ gasp]! Give it to me now!” And he said, “No, it’s not finished.” So I do know it does exist. I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen, or who’s involved, but I did almost touch it!
Did you get any souvenirs from the set?
I got a set of the contact lenses and the furry boots that I wore in [ season four episode] “John Quixote”. I’ve had interesting things brought up to me at signings though, and I’m like, “Where on earth did you get that?”
What would i t say on Chiana’s gravestone?
I’m not dead yet!