The Best Of Af­ter­life

Great­est mo­ments from the last 100 is­sues

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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

role!

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?

Star Trek

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…

Erin Gray

Michael Biehn

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