The Best Of Afterlife
Greatest moments from the last 100 issues
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a fan?
A guy said at a convention that he’d named his son after me. I said “Mary?!” and he said, “No, Tamm – Tyler Aaron Michael Martin or something, and he said, “Because he’s named after you could I ask you to be his godmother?” I said, “No, I’m really sorry, because it means something to me to be a godmother” – it’s a religious ceremony, not something that’s just based on a name. So he looked a bit crestfallen. But you have to be firm!
Did you get any souvenirs from the BUFY set?
No, they wouldn’t let us take any of that stuff. I tried to take my clothes but then they chopped them into pieces and turned them into little bits on the turning cards! I do have the original outline for the last episode, which is kind of confidential. I don’t know what to do with it – it’s kinda clutter in my house.
Did you wish you’d had any of Wilma’s skils in real life?
At the time I was doing that character I was involved in a domestic violence situation at home. For me, going to work was putting on the cloak of being a powerful woman. She led the way.
What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever had from a fan?
I have been asked to kill some family members in the past. I still remember the first time I ever got that request. I presumed it was just a joke. So I laughed and looked up at the guy and said, “Okay, sure, we can manage that,” and he, um, wasn’t laughing back at me. He was totally serious. I have been asked this five times now. Each time I worry about the person who is asking me it.
What do you think it wo uld say on Countess Dracula’s tombstone?
“I am the greatest woman you could ever meet.” Think about it – she was quite sexy, wasn’t she? I was sexy too, of course. It was a great
Would you like to play Reese again?
No. I think I played as well as I possibly could. I worked a little bit on T2, and after that I became less interested. When Jonathan Mostow made three I didn’t see that. I started watching four, I was confused, it was too loud, everything was blowing up, I couldn’t even watch it.
Is there any technolo gy from you wish was real?
I want that thumb to be working… When I was getting on a plane recently someone in the queue said, “You could snap your fingers and get us here.” I told him: “The thumb doesn’t work on Sundays.”
Did you get any souvenirs from the BILL AND TED set?
I used to have my head from the second film as a doorstop in my house for years. And then it rotted so I had to throw it away.
What wo uld it say on Ace’s gravestone?
“I beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat.” Although actually I think that’s going to be on Sophie Aldred’s gravestone too…