Winn: Space Pope

[Winn] wanted power and she was ambitious. She was sort of a Margaret Thatcher in space, or, as I used to say, I was the Pope in space. People would say, ‘Oh, you’re doing Star Trek. Who are you playing?’ I’d say, ‘Think the Pope in space, except she’s like an ancient Pope, from the old days when Popes were ruthless and powerful and exerted their powers and fought wars and did all kinds of naughty things.

Louise Fletcher on playing Winn Adami on Star Trek: DS9 (source)

Wishing Louise Fletcher a happy 81st birthday today (July 22, 2015)!

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