Stop, in the name of female science fiction! Before you cast your next vote for your Favorite Sci-Fi TV Actress, it’s your duty as a pop culture taste-maker to learn just a little bit more about all of our amazingly talented nominees. Here are a few fun facts about your favorite female television actresses!
Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke
1. Clarke is nicknamed “Milly” and owns a dog named Roxy. [Emilia-Clarke.net]
2. Was cast as Holly Golightly in the Broadway rendition of the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
3. Clarke’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s co-star, a cat named Montie, was fired from the show for alleged “unruly” behavior, and the inability to act like a normal cat. Montie, who was an understudy for the top-billed feline star Vito Vincent, was replaced by a cat named Moo. [The Inquisitr]
If I had a nickel for every time I was fired for lacking the ability to act like a normal cat, I would have $3.45.
Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin
1. Goodwin has been friends with frequent co-star Justin Long for 13 years and admitted that their romantic scene from He’s Just Not That Into You was difficult to get through. “When it came time for us to be intimate in the film, I think our bodies both rebelled.” [People]
2. Once voiced a mermaid on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. [Buddy TV]
3. Goodwin attended and failed clown school. [IMDB]
From clown school failure to television princess! Dreams can come true!
Beauty and the Beast’s Kristin Kreuk
1. Gesundheit! Kreuk is allergic to Indian food. [Tv.com]
2. At one point, Kruek wanted to be a forensic scientist. “It’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, said Kreuk. “Solving mysteries seemed like it would be fun, scary and exciting all at the same time.” [BuddyTV]
3. Kruek was a gymnast in high school, but eventually had to quit because she developed scoliosis (curvature of the spine). [Tv.com]
The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev
1. Dobrev makes custom jewelry for herself as well as her friends. [Kidz World]
2. Dobrev enjoys playing Rock Band and engages in water sports including swimming, windsurfing, wake boarding, and scuba diving. [IMDB]
3. Dressed up as the Netflix series House of Cards for Halloween this year.
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany
1. Maslany was a member of the General Fools Improvisational Theatre. She got her start in improv with the Canadian Improv Games before eventually becoming a certified trainer with the CIG. [Generalfools.com]
2. Maslany is the eldest child. She has two younger brothers named Daniel and Michael. [IMDB]
3. Maslany has the Vanilla Ice classic “Go Ninja, Go Ninja Go” on her iTunes.
Who do you think will take home the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress?