Fired up about reboot
FIREFLY and Serenity actress Summer Glau might have her hands full with two young children, but it will not keep her away from her Perth fans.
The sci-fi celebrity will return to Australia as part of comic and gaming convention Supanova, which will be in Perth from June 22 to 24.
When Glau spoke with Community News in May from her Texas home, it was bedtime for her two daughters Milena and Isabou.
“My first time in Australia I had a new baby, Milena; she is the older one and she came with me,” she said.
It seems sci-fi was destined to be Glau’s path in the entertainment industry.
“I have been a sci-fi fan since I was a little girl,” she said.
“I had health problems as a child; I had severe asthma and so I was home-schooled and we were always reading, my sisters and I.
“I loved sci-fi books (and) I think it had a hand in shaping my imagination.”
Glau said she would be keen to revisit the role that secured her place in conventions – the compassionate but lethal River Tam in short-lived cult favourite Firefly.
“Reboots are huge at the moment and I am often asked (about this) and I have been talking about it for so long, so I am surprised it hasn’t happened yet,” she said.
Exploring the world with her kids is a passion for Summer Glau.