Marina Sirtis played the beloved Deanna Troi in the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. She starred alongside legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc, in the hit series.
The 66-year-old has now made a candid statement about the show’s production company, stating what they would have hated about the cast members.
Marina explained that she is still in contact with all of the Star Trek cast, including Denise Crosby (who played Tasha Yar), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) and Gates McFadden (Dr Beverley Crusher).
The Tottenham Hotspur supporter claimed bosses “hated” actors getting along off-screen.
âBelieve me, producers don’t want actors to get along,â Marina remarked.
READ MORE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a “difficult road”
âThey hate when actors love each other because they talk. Producers don’t want you to talk.
“They want us all to hate each other and compete with each other, so they can lie to you.”
Marina admitted that her fellow co-stars would often talk to each other about any change in show.
She continued, “They couldn’t lie to us because they were telling me something and I would pick up the phone at Michael Dorn. [Klingon Worf] and say, ‘Dorney, is this happening?’
“On the day of his death, Lavar Burton [La Forge], Brent Spiner [android Data] and Michel [Dorn], everything came. Gates was awesome. “
She continued, âIt was interesting because I realized that when Michael died there were people who said they loved me and people who really loved me.
âMy actors didn’t just say the words, they came for me. They were brilliant.â
Marina’s husband, Michael, was an American rock guitarist and musician who played an acamar picker in the Star Trek franchise.
The couple have been married for almost three decades, getting married in 1992.
Michael passed away at the age of 61 in 2019, so Marina made the decision to return to the UK.
About her move, Marina explained: “My husband’s death has a lot to do with it.
âWe have been together for 31 years and married for 27 years. It was just too painful to stay [in the United States]. Too many souvenirs.”